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Gaines township, MI map Land area: 35.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 6,491 (21% urban, 79% rural)
Males: 3,254  (50.1%)
Females: 3,237  (49.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 6,468 (6,132 owner occupied, 336 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

5%
State:

26%


Races in Gaines township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.3%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.3%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 37.9
Median age of females: 38.0

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Average household size: 2.85

Gaines township:

2.9 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.12

Estimated median household income in 2009: $65,389 ($66,289 in 1999)
This township:

$65,389
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $590 (lower quartile is $439, upper quartile is $763)
Here:

$590
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $159,588 (it was $135,300 in 2000)
Gaines township:

$159,588
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $106,355 - $188,658

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $211,078
Here:

$211,078
State:

$168,888

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $151,860
Here:

$151,860
State:

$133,558

Mobile homes: $135,101
Here:

$135,101
State:

$39,606
Population density: 184 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

3.6%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

1.9%
Whole state:

4.8%

Cities in this township include: Gaines.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Gaines township: Duffield Station (A), Gaines Township Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gaines township include: Swartz Creek Church of the Nazarene (A), Calvary Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Joseph Cemetery (1), Dart Family Cemetery (2), Chippewa Nation Indian Cemetery (3), Oakwood Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 80 (51% naturalized citizens)

Gaines township:  1.2%
State:  5.3%

67% of Gaines township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 5454
  • Northeast: 129
  • Midwest: 414
  • South: 328
  • West: 104

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $110,400

Gaines township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
11 people in other group homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,127
  • One, attached: 30
  • Two: 16
  • 3 or 4: 16
  • 5 to 9: 24
  • 10 to 19: 3
  • Mobile homes: 120

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,500


Housing units in Gaines township with a mortgage: 1,195 (77 second mortgage, 203 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 326

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 51
  • 1995 to 1998: 291
  • 1990 to 1994: 227
  • 1980 to 1989: 264
  • 1970 to 1979: 659
  • 1960 to 1969: 304
  • 1950 to 1959: 153
  • 1940 to 1949: 102
  • 1939 or earlier: 285

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 33
  • 4 rooms: 103
  • 5 rooms: 470
  • 6 rooms: 525
  • 7 rooms: 524
  • 8 rooms: 274
  • 9 or more rooms: 200

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

  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 28
  • 5 rooms: 31
  • 6 rooms: 34
  • 7 rooms: 17
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 50
  • 2 bedrooms: 247
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,317
  • 4 bedrooms: 462
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 62

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gaines township:

  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 21
  • 2 bedrooms: 51
  • 3 bedrooms: 47
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 25
  • 1 vehicle: 373
  • 2 vehicles: 955
  • 3 vehicles: 487
  • 4 vehicles: 248
  • 5 or more vehicles: 50

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

  • no vehicle: 20
  • 1 vehicle: 30
  • 2 vehicles: 69
  • 3 vehicles: 16
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (17%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Food (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Engineers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Gaines township:

  • German (22.4%)
  • English (14.8%)
  • United States or American (12.0%)
  • Irish (10.5%)
  • Polish (4.5%)
  • Dutch (3.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.1%)

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

  • Canada (59%)
  • United Kingdom (11%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • Other Northern Europe (9%)
  • Austria (9%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,094 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 304 (9%)
  • Walked: 12 (0%)
  • Other means: 9 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 81 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
11 people in other group homes

96.0% of residents of Gaines township speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 37% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,500
  • In family households: 5,925 (1,606 male householders, 227 female householders)
    1,621 spouses, 2,193 children (2,008 natural, 75 adopted, 110 stepchildren), 107 grandchildren, 22 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 40 other relatives, 109 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 575 (213 male householders (131 living alone)), 231 female householders (214 living alone)), 131 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 22 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 726 2-persons, 382 3-persons, 461 4-persons, 198 5-persons, 58 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 345 1-person, 67 2-persons, 13 3-persons, 19 4-persons,

1,384 married couples with children.
215 single-parent households (69 men, 146 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 55
Here:

7.3%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 59
Here:

10.6%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 36
Here:

11.7%
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 Gaines township:

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