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Osceola township, MI map Land area: 34.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 1,118 (all rural)
Males: 590  (52.8%)
Females: 528  (47.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,044 (887 owner occupied, 157 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

26%


Races in Osceola township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.9%
  • Black: 1.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.1%
  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%

Median age of males: 39.0
Median age of females: 40.4

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Average household size: 2.60

Osceola township:

2.6 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.96

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,824 ($36,346 in 1999)
This township:

$36,824
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $489 (lower quartile is $420, upper quartile is $525)
Here:

$489
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $99,937 (it was $78,900 in 2000)
Osceola township:

$99,937
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,220 - $167,478

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $137,496
Here:

$137,496
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $214,673
Here:

$214,673
State:

$147,658

Mobile homes: $100,627
Here:

$100,627
State:

$39,606

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $46,869
Here:

$46,869
State:

$95,296
Population density: 33 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

5.0%
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 Osceola township: Spring Hill Camp (A), River Country Campground (B), Michigan Department of Natural Resources Evart Field Office (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Osceola township include: Free Methodist Church (A), Kingdom Hall (B), Ogilvie Wesleyan Church (C), Sacred Heart Church (D), Evangelical Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Forest Hill Cemetery (1), German Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Myrtle Lake (A), Morgan Lake (B), Spring Lake (C), Decker Ponds (D), Shores Pond (E), The Bayou (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Thorn Creek (A), Chippewa Creek (B), Posted Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Osceola township: North Evart United Methodist Church Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 16 (81% naturalized citizens)

Osceola township:  1.4%
State:  5.3%

65% of Osceola township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 91% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 987
  • Northeast: 28
  • Midwest: 77
  • South: 36
  • West: 23

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $137,500

Osceola township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.5%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Osceola township, Michigan:

  • 25 people in halfway houses
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 386
  • One, attached: 4
  • Mobile homes: 166
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $45,600


Housing units in Osceola township with a mortgage: 67 (1 second mortgage, 4 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 68

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 12
  • 1995 to 1998: 65
  • 1990 to 1994: 34
  • 1980 to 1989: 84
  • 1970 to 1979: 129
  • 1960 to 1969: 90
  • 1950 to 1959: 37
  • 1940 to 1949: 15
  • 1939 or earlier: 96

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 51
  • 5 rooms: 111
  • 6 rooms: 73
  • 7 rooms: 46
  • 8 rooms: 29
  • 9 or more rooms: 48

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 11
  • 5 rooms: 21
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 10
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

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

  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 96
  • 3 bedrooms: 183
  • 4 bedrooms: 47
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 28

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Osceola township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 15
  • 3 bedrooms: 25
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 84
  • 2 vehicles: 186
  • 3 vehicles: 68
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 17

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 28
  • 2 vehicles: 18
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 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 (%):



  • Transportation equipment (21%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Transportation equipment (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Osceola township:

  • German (21.3%)
  • United States or American (13.4%)
  • Irish (12.9%)
  • French (except Basque) (7.6%)
  • English (7.0%)
  • Polish (5.2%)
  • Dutch (4.2%)

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

  • Korea (56%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (31%)
  • Japan (13%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 393 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 62 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (1%)
  • Walked: 15 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 12 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

People in group quarters in Osceola township, Michigan:

  • 25 people in halfway houses
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

97.0% of residents of Osceola township speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,110
  • In family households: 990 (283 male householders, 50 female householders)
    277 spouses, 306 children (275 natural, 12 adopted, 19 stepchildren), 17 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 7 parents, 12 other relatives, 36 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 120 (56 male householders (45 living alone)), 39 female householders (30 living alone)), 25 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 57 (37 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 166 2-persons, 62 3-persons, 58 4-persons, 30 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 75 1-person, 18 2-persons, 2 4-persons,

191 married couples with children.
53 single-parent households (26 men, 27 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 22
Here:

14.2%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 23
Here:

24.0%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

19.4%
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 Osceola township:

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