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Columbia township, MI map Land area: 36.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,419 (all rural)
Males: 706  (49.8%)
Females: 713  (50.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,407 (1,204 owner occupied, 203 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

26%


Races in Columbia township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 36.1
Median age of females: 37.0

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Average household size: 2.66

Columbia township:

2.7 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.11

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,893 ($39,375 in 1999)
This township:

$39,893
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $469 (lower quartile is $410, upper quartile is $509)
Here:

$469
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $88,409 (it was $74,700 in 2000)
Columbia township:

$88,409
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,522 - $117,393

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $113,440
Here:

$113,440
State:

$168,888

In 2-unit structures: $18,158
Here:

$18,158
State:

$101,322

Mobile homes: $59,450
Here:

$59,450
State:

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

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

10.5%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

3.7%
Whole state:

4.8%

Cities in this township include: Unionville.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Columbia township: Colling Station (A), Columbia Corners (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Columbia township include: Colling Nazarene Church (A), Colwood Church (B), Saint Peters Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Columbia Township Cemetery (1), Moravian Cemetery (2), Columbia Cemetery (3), Saint Peters Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Branch Wiscoggin Drain (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 21 (57% naturalized citizens)

Columbia township:  1.5%
State:  5.3%

71% of Columbia township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 1268
  • Northeast: 11
  • Midwest: 31
  • South: 41
  • West: 7

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,000

Columbia township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

8 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
3 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 517
  • Two: 13
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • 5 to 9: 11
  • Mobile homes: 21

Median worth of mobile homes: $18,500


Housing units in Columbia township with a mortgage: 209 (8 second mortgage, 20 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 149

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 11
  • 1990 to 1994: 23
  • 1980 to 1989: 15
  • 1970 to 1979: 58
  • 1960 to 1969: 45
  • 1950 to 1959: 58
  • 1940 to 1949: 64
  • 1939 or earlier: 292

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 10
  • 4 rooms: 23
  • 5 rooms: 94
  • 6 rooms: 123
  • 7 rooms: 85
  • 8 rooms: 68
  • 9 or more rooms: 54

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 13
  • 6 rooms: 14
  • 7 rooms: 12
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 7

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 82
  • 3 bedrooms: 256
  • 4 bedrooms: 79
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 30

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 19
  • 2 bedrooms: 18
  • 3 bedrooms: 25
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 17
  • 1 vehicle: 104
  • 2 vehicles: 231
  • 3 vehicles: 66
  • 4 vehicles: 37
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 31
  • 2 vehicles: 31
  • 3 vehicles: 7
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Transportation equipment (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Machinery (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (28%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Columbia township:

  • German (52.4%)
  • English (7.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (6.9%)
  • United States or American (6.4%)
  • Polish (5.9%)
  • French Canadian (2.8%)
  • Irish (2.1%)

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

  • Korea (38%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • Netherlands (14%)
  • Yugoslavia (14%)
  • Vietnam (10%)
  • Canada (10%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 499 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 67 (11%)
  • Walked: 8 (1%)
  • Other means: 3 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 37 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (1%)

8 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
3 people in nursing homes

95.9% of residents of Columbia township speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,385
  • In family households: 1,250 (361 male householders, 53 female householders)
    344 spouses, 450 children (415 natural, 6 adopted, 29 stepchildren), 20 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 1 parents, 9 other relatives, 8 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 135 (67 male householders (63 living alone)), 60 female householders (54 living alone)), 8 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 187 2-persons, 90 3-persons, 71 4-persons, 54 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 117 1-person, 10 2-persons,

286 married couples with children.
76 single-parent households (17 men, 59 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 33
Here:

19.2%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

3.9%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

8.5%
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 Columbia township:

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