- Westphalia Township, Michigan
official_name = Westphalia Township, Michigan
settlement_type = Township
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Michigan
area_total_km2 = 92.1
area_land_km2 = 92.0
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 35.6
area_land_sq_mi = 35.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 2257
population_density_km2 = 24.5
population_density_sq_mi = 63.5
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 235
elevation_ft = 771
latd = 42 |latm = 53 |lats = 44 |latNS = N
longd = 84 |longm = 46 |longs = 16 |longEW = W
Westphalia Township is a
civil townshipof Clinton County in the U.S. stateof Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 2,257.
The Village of Westphalia is within the township.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.5 square miles (92.1 km²), of which, 35.5 square miles (92.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.08%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,257 people, 778 households, and 628 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 63.5 per square mile (24.5/km²). There were 790 housing units at an average density of 22.2/sq mi (8.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.98% White, 0.13% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.22% of the population.
There were 778 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.7% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.2% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the township the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.7 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $58,966, and the median income for a family was $61,993. Males had a median income of $46,094 versus $30,625 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $19,491. About 2.5% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.
*Daboll, Sherman B. assisted by Dean W. Kelley [http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=micounty;cc=micounty;q1=Westphalia;rgn=full%20text;idno=ARH7553.0001.001;didno=ARH7553.0001.001;view=image;seq=00000496 "Past and present of Clinton County, Michigan"] . Chicago: The S.J. Clarke publishing co., 1906. pp. 490-92
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