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Hamilton township, MI map Land area: 35.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population: 1,988 (all rural)
Males: 1,007  (50.7%)
Females: 981  (49.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,981 (1,815 owner occupied, 166 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

26%


Races in Hamilton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.6%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.9%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 1.1%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 43.4
Median age of females: 42.9

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Average household size: 2.44

Hamilton township:

2.4 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.86

Estimated median household income in 2009: $26,566 ($26,221 in 1999)
This township:

$26,566
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $452 (lower quartile is $375, upper quartile is $508)
Here:

$452
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $75,208 (it was $62,200 in 2000)
Hamilton township:

$75,208
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,079 - $117,990

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $116,052
Here:

$116,052
State:

$168,888

Mobile homes: $99,651
Here:

$99,651
State:

$39,606
Population density: 55 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

23.3%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

9.9%
Whole state:

4.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Devil's Knob Golf Course (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Hamilton township include: Church of God in Christ (A), Saint Johns Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hamilton Cemetery (1), Cedar View Cemetery (2), Garrity Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Icehouse Lake (A), Howland Lake (B), Haven Lake (C), Drachenburg Lake (D), Dodge Lake (E), Decker Lake (F), Canada Lake (G), Boathouse Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: West Branch Cedar River (A), Cranberry Creek (B), Middle Branch Cedar River (C), Popple Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 47 (49% naturalized citizens)

Hamilton township:  2.4%
State:  5.3%

65% of Hamilton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% 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: 1680
  • Northeast: 19
  • Midwest: 108
  • South: 86
  • West: 45

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $58,800

Hamilton township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.6%

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

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Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,463
  • One, attached: 4
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • 5 to 9: 2
  • Mobile homes: 131
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 58

Median worth of mobile homes: $46,400


Housing units in Hamilton township with a mortgage: 272 (18 second mortgage, 28 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 210

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 22
  • 1995 to 1998: 92
  • 1990 to 1994: 108
  • 1980 to 1989: 141
  • 1970 to 1979: 385
  • 1960 to 1969: 506
  • 1950 to 1959: 286
  • 1940 to 1949: 55
  • 1939 or earlier: 67

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

  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 17
  • 3 rooms: 58
  • 4 rooms: 133
  • 5 rooms: 187
  • 6 rooms: 199
  • 7 rooms: 82
  • 8 rooms: 38
  • 9 or more rooms: 20

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 20
  • 5 rooms: 21
  • 6 rooms: 10
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 88
  • 2 bedrooms: 276
  • 3 bedrooms: 304
  • 4 bedrooms: 55
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hamilton township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 14
  • 2 bedrooms: 26
  • 3 bedrooms: 30
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 36
  • 1 vehicle: 245
  • 2 vehicles: 293
  • 3 vehicles: 119
  • 4 vehicles: 30
  • 5 or more vehicles: 15

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

  • no vehicle: 15
  • 1 vehicle: 37
  • 2 vehicles: 20
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (19%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Hamilton township:

  • United States or American (22.9%)
  • German (21.8%)
  • English (12.5%)
  • Irish (8.9%)
  • Polish (5.3%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.3%)
  • French Canadian (2.4%)

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

  • Canada (30%)
  • France (19%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (15%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Other Northern Africa (11%)
  • Australia (9%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 495 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 89 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 2 (0%)
  • Other means: 3 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 19 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (78%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

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97.1% of residents of Hamilton township speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 40% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,982
  • In family households: 1,721 (492 male householders, 88 female householders)
    467 spouses, 559 children (505 natural, 18 adopted, 36 stepchildren), 44 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 14 other relatives, 52 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 261 (104 male householders (91 living alone)), 114 female householders (104 living alone)), 43 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 311 2-persons, 124 3-persons, 76 4-persons, 39 5-persons, 21 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 195 1-person, 17 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 2 6-persons,

313 married couples with children.
108 single-parent households (30 men, 78 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

3.8%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

3.9%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

14.0%
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 Hamilton township:

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