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Port Sheldon township, MI map Land area: 22.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 4,503 (0% urban, 100% rural)
Males: 2,338  (51.9%)
Females: 2,165  (48.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 4,481 (4,276 owner occupied, 205 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

5%
State:

26%


Races in Port Sheldon township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 90.8%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 35.8
Median age of females: 35.8

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Average household size: 2.85

Port Sheldon township:

2.9 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.16

Estimated median household income in 2009: $21,941 ($22,500 in 1999)
This township:

$21,941
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $282 (lower quartile is $261, upper quartile is $435)
Here:

$282
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $25,964 (it was $21,300 in 2000)
Port Sheldon township:

$25,964
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $18,347 - $53,820

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $44,831
Here:

$44,831
State:

$168,888

Mobile homes: $37,465
Here:

$37,465
State:

$39,606
Population density: 201 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

19.2%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

4.8%

Click to draw/clear Port Sheldon township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Port Sheldon township: West Olive Station (A), Wuskowhan Players Club (B), Port Sheldon Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Port Sheldon township include: Ottawa Reformed Church (A), West Olive Christian Reformed Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Pigeon Lake (A), Sloan Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Ten Hagen Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Port Sheldon township: Port Sheldon Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Beaches: Zwemer Beach (A), Rosabelle Beach (B), Mountain Beach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

56% of Port Sheldon township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 120
  • Northeast: 5
  • Midwest: 20
  • South: 9
  • West: 13
Port Sheldon township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 54
  • Mobile homes: 24

Median worth of mobile homes: $17,000


Housing units in Port Sheldon township with a mortgage: 16 (0 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 22

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 3
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 7
  • 1970 to 1979: 22
  • 1960 to 1969: 10
  • 1950 to 1959: 3
  • 1940 to 1949: 8
  • 1939 or earlier: 25

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Port Sheldon township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 11
  • 5 rooms: 13
  • 6 rooms: 16
  • 7 rooms: 12
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Port Sheldon township, Michigan:

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

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Port Sheldon township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 22
  • 3 bedrooms: 19
  • 4 bedrooms: 5
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 10

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Port Sheldon township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 23
  • 2 vehicles: 11
  • 3 vehicles: 21
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

Cars and other vehicles available in Port Sheldon township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 5
  • 2 vehicles: 0
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (44%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Pharmacies and drug stores (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (21%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (8%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (24%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (21%)
  • Business operations specialists (10%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Port Sheldon township:

  • German (47.3%)
  • United States or American (18.7%)
  • Norwegian (11.3%)
  • Irish (10.7%)
  • Danish (2.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.0%)
  • English (1.3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 62 (91%)
  • Carpooled: 6 (9%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (68%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Wood (3%)

16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

94.4% of residents of Port Sheldon township speak English at home.
5.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 167
  • In family households: 151 (38 male householders, 12 female householders)
    42 spouses, 50 children (50 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 3 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 16 (6 male householders (6 living alone)), 10 female householders (10 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 20 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 16 1-person,

1,065 married couples with children.
195 single-parent households (64 men, 131 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5
Here:

16.7%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Michigan:

8.7%

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 Port Sheldon township:

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