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Columbus township, MI map Land area: 37.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 4,615 (all rural)
Males: 2,380  (51.6%)
Females: 2,235  (48.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 4,604 (4,397 owner occupied, 207 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

4%
State:

26%


Races in Columbus township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.6%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.3%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 34.2
Median age of females: 34.6

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Average household size: 3.00

Columbus township:

3.0 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.29

Estimated median household income in 2009: $59,828 ($61,063 in 1999)
This township:

$59,828
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $641 (lower quartile is $489, upper quartile is $670)
Here:

$641
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $171,255 (it was $150,200 in 2000)
Columbus township:

$171,255
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $122,311 - $242,630

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $242,937
Here:

$242,937
State:

$168,888

Mobile homes: $72,052
Here:

$72,052
State:

$39,606
Population density: 124 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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:

1.9%
Whole state:

4.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Columbus township: Columbus Station (A), Camp Hawthorn (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Columbus township include: Saint Phillip Church (A), Columbus Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Kittridge Cemetery (1), Columbus Cemetery (2), Williams Cemetery (3), Saint Philip Neri Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gillett Drain (A), Dawson Drain (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Columbus township: Belle River Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 185 (48% naturalized citizens)

Columbus township:  4.0%
State:  5.3%

57% of Columbus township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 3788
  • Northeast: 44
  • Midwest: 127
  • South: 165
  • West: 114

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $120,000

Columbus township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.2%

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

11 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,159
  • One, attached: 6
  • Mobile homes: 407

Median worth of mobile homes: $42,100


Housing units in Columbus township with a mortgage: 539 (26 second mortgage, 73 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 164

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 23
  • 1995 to 1998: 387
  • 1990 to 1994: 179
  • 1980 to 1989: 210
  • 1970 to 1979: 358
  • 1960 to 1969: 45
  • 1950 to 1959: 176
  • 1940 to 1949: 46
  • 1939 or earlier: 148

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 15
  • 4 rooms: 103
  • 5 rooms: 311
  • 6 rooms: 354
  • 7 rooms: 341
  • 8 rooms: 182
  • 9 or more rooms: 146

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 14
  • 6 rooms: 12
  • 7 rooms: 20
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 183
  • 3 bedrooms: 916
  • 4 bedrooms: 308
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 45

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbus township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 23
  • 3 bedrooms: 32
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 14
  • 1 vehicle: 185
  • 2 vehicles: 854
  • 3 vehicles: 277
  • 4 vehicles: 49
  • 5 or more vehicles: 73

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 24
  • 2 vehicles: 38
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Transportation equipment (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Machinery (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (11%)
  • Transportation equipment (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Columbus township:

  • German (28.1%)
  • Polish (16.8%)
  • Italian (9.5%)
  • Irish (9.0%)
  • English (7.6%)
  • United States or American (6.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.8%)

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

  • Canada (36%)
  • Mexico (26%)
  • Germany (17%)
  • Netherlands (8%)
  • Ireland (7%)
  • Other Northern Europe (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,846 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 212 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 42 (2%)
  • Other means: 9 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 49 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

11 people in homes for the mentally retarded

94.2% of residents of Columbus township speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 9% don't speak English at all).
3.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,500
  • In family households: 4,295 (1,135 male householders, 207 female householders)
    1,152 spouses, 1,555 children (1,404 natural, 42 adopted, 109 stepchildren), 37 grandchildren, 33 brothers or sisters, 50 parents, 38 other relatives, 88 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 205 (118 male householders (100 living alone)), 65 female householders (56 living alone)), 22 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 11 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 510 2-persons, 287 3-persons, 341 4-persons, 149 5-persons, 21 6-persons, 34 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 156 1-person, 27 2-persons,

1,140 married couples with children.
183 single-parent households (57 men, 126 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 178
Here:

26.1%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 31
Here:

11.0%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 29
Here:

27.6%
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 Columbus township:

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