- Prairie Ronde Township, Michigan
official_name = Prairie Ronde Township, Michigan
settlement_type = Township
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Michigan
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 94.3
area_land_km2 = 92.7
area_water_km2 = 1.6
area_total_sq_mi = 36.4
area_land_sq_mi = 35.8
area_water_sq_mi = 0.6
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 2086
population_density_km2 = 22.5
population_density_sq_mi = 58.3
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 268
elevation_ft = 879
latd = 42 |latm = 6 |lats = 31 |latNS = N
longd = 85 |longm = 42 |longs = 9 |longEW = W
Prairie Ronde Township is a
civil townshipof Kalamazoo County in the U.S. stateof Michigan. The population was 2,086 at the 2000 census.
Prairie Ronde is the birthplace of the women's suffragist
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.4 square miles (94.3 km²), of which, 35.8 square miles (92.7 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (1.73%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,086 people, 707 households, and 601 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 58.3 per square mile (22.5/km²). There were 733 housing units at an average density of 20.5/sq mi (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.84% White, 0.29% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.
There were 707 households out of which 46.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.5% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.9% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the township the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 104.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $65,385, and the median income for a family was $67,458. Males had a median income of $48,074 versus $27,038 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $23,431. About 2.6% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.
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