Grand Rapids Charter Township, Michigan

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Grand Rapids Charter Township, Michigan
Charter township
Grand Rapids Charter Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Grand Rapids Charter Township, Michigan
Grand Rapids Charter Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°59′8″N 85°35′14″W / 42.98556°N 85.58722°W / 42.98556; -85.58722Coordinates: 42°59′8″N 85°35′14″W / 42.98556°N 85.58722°W / 42.98556; -85.58722
Country United States
State Michigan
County Kent
 • Total 15.6 sq mi (40.3 km2)
 • Land 15.4 sq mi (39.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 807 ft (246 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 16,661
 • Density 1,081.8/sq mi (417.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 616
FIPS code 26-34020[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626374[2]

Grand Rapids Charter Township is a charter township of Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 16,661 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.6 square miles (40 km2), of which, 15.4 square miles (40 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.96%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 14,056 people, 4,852 households, and 3,779 families residing in the township. The population density was 911.6 per square mile (351.9/km²). There were 5,000 housing units at an average density of 324.3 per square mile (125.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.80% White, 0.99% African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.44% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.

There were 4,852 households out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.4% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $66,250, and the median income for a family was $76,021. Males had a median income of $52,135 versus $36,011 for females. The per capita income for the township was $30,531. About 2.6% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.


  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: Grand Rapids Charter Township, Michigan

External links

  • Grand Rapids Charter Township official website
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