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Denton township, MI map Land area: 26.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 9.6 sq. mi.
Population: 5,817 (67% urban, 33% rural)
Males: 2,822  (48.5%)
Females: 2,995  (51.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 5,804 (4,809 owner occupied, 995 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

26%


Races in Denton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.5%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.0%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 47.9
Median age of females: 48.0

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Average household size: 2.19

Denton township:

2.2 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.62

Estimated median household income in 2009: $29,783 ($29,397 in 1999)
This township:

$29,783
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $416 (lower quartile is $322, upper quartile is $497)
Here:

$416
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $107,312 (it was $82,700 in 2000)
Denton township:

$107,312
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $73,072 - $207,401

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $129,070
Here:

$129,070
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $209,348
Here:

$209,348
State:

$147,658

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $126,333
Here:

$126,333
State:

$144,298

Mobile homes: $101,301
Here:

$101,301
State:

$39,606
Population density: 221 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

10.2%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

4.3%
Whole state:

4.8%

Cities in this township include: Prudenville.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Denton township: Sandyoak RV Park (A), Camp Co Be Ac (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Denton township include: Pathway Southern Baptist Church (A), Houghton Lake Seventh Day Adventist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Co-Be-Ac (A), Ryan Lake (B), Lake James (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 103 (67% naturalized citizens)

Denton township:  1.8%
State:  5.3%

58% of Denton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 89% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 4852
  • Northeast: 76
  • Midwest: 317
  • South: 259
  • West: 166

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $86,300

Denton township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Denton township, Michigan:

  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,969
  • One, attached: 26
  • Two: 48
  • 3 or 4: 25
  • 5 to 9: 55
  • 10 to 19: 78
  • 20 to 49: 42
  • Mobile homes: 605
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 23

Median worth of mobile homes: $42,900


Housing units in Denton township with a mortgage: 941 (48 second mortgage, 170 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 805

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 95
  • 1995 to 1998: 373
  • 1990 to 1994: 456
  • 1980 to 1989: 766
  • 1970 to 1979: 945
  • 1960 to 1969: 903
  • 1950 to 1959: 668
  • 1940 to 1949: 454
  • 1939 or earlier: 211

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 21
  • 3 rooms: 95
  • 4 rooms: 291
  • 5 rooms: 639
  • 6 rooms: 535
  • 7 rooms: 305
  • 8 rooms: 142
  • 9 or more rooms: 127

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

  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 107
  • 4 rooms: 162
  • 5 rooms: 100
  • 6 rooms: 33
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 81
  • 2 bedrooms: 704
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,114
  • 4 bedrooms: 241
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 15

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Denton township:

  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 134
  • 2 bedrooms: 195
  • 3 bedrooms: 113
  • 4 bedrooms: 14
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 76
  • 1 vehicle: 800
  • 2 vehicles: 1,063
  • 3 vehicles: 200
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 73
  • 1 vehicle: 268
  • 2 vehicles: 118
  • 3 vehicles: 18
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Denton township:

  • German (23.7%)
  • English (15.9%)
  • Polish (10.2%)
  • United States or American (8.9%)
  • Irish (8.4%)
  • Italian (5.3%)
  • French (except Basque) (5.1%)

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

  • Canada (25%)
  • United Kingdom (20%)
  • Germany (18%)
  • Poland (14%)
  • Yugoslavia (8%)
  • Italy (7%)
  • Philippines (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,689 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 169 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (1%)
  • Walked: 58 (3%)
  • Other means: 21 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 57 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Denton township, Michigan:

  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

96.4% of residents of Denton township speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (40% speak English very well, 60% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,775
  • In family households: 4,865 (1,543 male householders, 306 female householders)
    1,524 spouses, 1,271 children (1,171 natural, 38 adopted, 62 stepchildren), 55 grandchildren, 16 brothers or sisters, 18 parents, 11 other relatives, 121 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 910 (358 male householders (293 living alone)), 460 female householders (427 living alone)), 92 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,195 2-persons, 346 3-persons, 185 4-persons, 89 5-persons, 34 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 720 1-person, 98 2-persons,

662 married couples with children.
373 single-parent households (98 men, 275 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 85
Here:

14.9%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15
Here:

4.4%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

5.0%
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 Denton township:

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