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Bennington Township, Michigan
Location of Bennington Township within Shiawassee County, Michigan
Location of Bennington Township within Shiawassee County, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°55′10″N 84°13′4″W / 42.91944°N 84.21778°W / 42.91944; -84.21778
BENNINGTON TOWNSHIP MI Latitude and Longitude:

42°55′10″N 84°13′4″W / 42.91944°N 84.21778°W / 42.91944; -84.21778
CountryUnited States
State Michigan
County Shiawassee
Area
 • Total36.8 sq mi (95.3 km2)
 • Land36.5 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation
823 ft (251 m)
Population
( 2010)
 • Total3,168
 • Density82.7/sq mi (31.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 ( Eastern (EST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-07280 [1]
GNIS feature ID1625913 [2]

Bennington Township is a civil township of Shiawassee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 3,168. As of 2010, Michigan's center of population was located in the southeast corner of the township. [3]

Communities

History

Bennington Township was organized in 1838. [8] It was named after Bennington, Vermont the former home of first settlers. [9]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.8 square miles (95 km2), of which 36.5 square miles (95 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (0.87%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census [1] of 2010, there were 3,168 people, 1,252 households, and 906 families residing in the township. The population density was 82.7 per square mile (31.9/km²). There were 1,252 housing units at an average density of 30.4 per square mile (11.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.58% White, 0.17% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population.

There were 1,252 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.5% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.6% were non-families. 12.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $54,786, and the median income for a family was $60,609. Males had a median income of $40,465 versus $31,528 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,841. About 2.3% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bennington Township, Michigan
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2008-05-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title ( link)
  4. ^ "Ghost towns and post offices of Shiawassee County visited". The Argus-Press. October 2, 2000. p. 3. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pittsburg, Michigan
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bennington, Michigan
  7. ^ "Bennington, Michigan". Village and City Histories of Shiawassee County, Michigan. Archived from the original on 2005-03-22. Retrieved 2008-02-27.
  8. ^ Epstein, Michael (July 1, 1986). "County Also Marks 150". The Argus-Press. pp. F11. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Ghost towns and post offices of Shiawassee County". The Argus-Press. September 15, 2000. p. 3. Retrieved 30 April 2015.