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Algoma township, MI map Land area: 34.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population: 7,596 (12% urban, 88% rural)
Males: 3,762  (49.5%)
Females: 3,834  (50.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 7,596 (7,297 owner occupied, 299 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

4%
State:

26%


Races in Algoma township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.7%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 35.3
Median age of females: 35.4

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Average household size: 2.94

Algoma township:

2.9 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.20

Estimated median household income in 2009: $60,192 ($58,285 in 1999)
This township:

$60,192
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $520 (lower quartile is $517, upper quartile is $552)
Here:

$520
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $182,188 (it was $141,000 in 2000)
Algoma township:

$182,188
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $135,152 - $255,644

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $208,900
Here:

$208,900
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $18,304
Here:

$18,304
State:

$147,658

Mobile homes: $83,041
Here:

$83,041
State:

$39,606
Population density: 218 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.7%
Whole state:

10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

1.8%
Whole state:

4.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Algoma township: Rockford Rest Area (A), Sparta Moose Lodge Golf Course (B), Algoma Township Fire Department Station 2 (C), Algoma Township Fire Department Station 1 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Algoma township include: Algoma Church (A), Grace Evangelical Free Church (B), Cedar Creek Community Church (C), Camp Lake Baptist Church (D), North Kent Community Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Algoma Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Low Lake (A), Wallace Lake (B), Whit Lake (C), Nelson Lake (D), Indian Lakes (E), Hoskins Lake (F), High Lake (G), Meek Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Becker Creek (A), Stegman Creek (B), Shaw Creek (C), Cedar Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Algoma township: Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Culvert Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 144 (48% naturalized citizens)

Algoma township:  1.9%
State:  5.3%

58% of Algoma township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 76% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Michigan.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 6611
  • Northeast: 31
  • Midwest: 448
  • South: 229
  • West: 121

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $134,400

Algoma township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,314
  • One, attached: 5
  • Two: 42
  • Mobile homes: 331

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,300


Housing units in Algoma township with a mortgage: 1,411 (150 second mortgage, 223 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 419

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 154
  • 1995 to 1998: 535
  • 1990 to 1994: 324
  • 1980 to 1989: 365
  • 1970 to 1979: 504
  • 1960 to 1969: 194
  • 1950 to 1959: 233
  • 1940 to 1949: 124
  • 1939 or earlier: 259

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Algoma township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 37
  • 4 rooms: 157
  • 5 rooms: 520
  • 6 rooms: 582
  • 7 rooms: 405
  • 8 rooms: 325
  • 9 or more rooms: 439

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Algoma township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 23
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 10
  • 5 rooms: 36
  • 6 rooms: 15
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Algoma township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 28
  • 2 bedrooms: 447
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,345
  • 4 bedrooms: 509
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 152

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Algoma township:

  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 23
  • 2 bedrooms: 37
  • 3 bedrooms: 34
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Algoma township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 23
  • 1 vehicle: 481
  • 2 vehicles: 1,290
  • 3 vehicles: 434
  • 4 vehicles: 152
  • 5 or more vehicles: 101

Cars and other vehicles available in Algoma township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 22
  • 1 vehicle: 36
  • 2 vehicles: 23
  • 3 vehicles: 26
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (13%)
  • Machinery (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Algoma township:

  • Dutch (19.0%)
  • German (18.4%)
  • English (12.5%)
  • Polish (9.6%)
  • Irish (8.6%)
  • United States or American (6.9%)
  • Swedish (5.1%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Netherlands (16%)
  • Philippines (14%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • Hungary (9%)
  • Brazil (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Pakistan (7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,365 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 300 (8%)
  • Walked: 33 (1%)
  • Other means: 9 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 145 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Wood (2%)

97.7% of residents of Algoma township speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (76% speak English very well, 17% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,596
  • In family households: 7,073 (1,859 male householders, 320 female householders)
    1,940 spouses, 2,725 children (2,572 natural, 34 adopted, 119 stepchildren), 50 grandchildren, 26 brothers or sisters, 32 parents, 30 other relatives, 91 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 523 (168 male householders (138 living alone)), 249 female householders (197 living alone)), 106 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 813 2-persons, 446 3-persons, 531 4-persons, 258 5-persons, 104 6-persons, 27 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 335 1-person, 77 2-persons, 5 5-persons,

1,865 married couples with children.
299 single-parent households (93 men, 206 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 118
Here:

10.7%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 53
Here:

9.5%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

12.1%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Algoma township:

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