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Riga township, MI map Land area: 40.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,439 (all rural)
Males: 747  (51.9%)
Females: 692  (48.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,416 (1,279 owner occupied, 137 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

10%
State:

26%


Races in Riga township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.2%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%
  • Some other race: 0.3%

Median age of males: 39.2
Median age of females: 40.9

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Average household size: 2.75

Riga township:

2.8 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.17

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,258 ($50,368 in 1999)
This township:

$50,258
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $544 (lower quartile is $389, upper quartile is $630)
Here:

$544
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $148,974 (it was $121,000 in 2000)
Riga township:

$148,974
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,987 - $179,975

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $183,193
Here:

$183,193
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $154,284
Here:

$154,284
State:

$147,658
Population density: 35 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

5.2%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

2.9%
Whole state:

4.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Riga township: Mulberry Station (A), Riga Station (B), Riga Township Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Riga township include: Blessed Savior Lutheran Church (A), Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church (B), Trinity Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 16 (94% naturalized citizens)

Riga township:  1.1%
State:  5.3%

82% of Riga township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 21% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 518
  • Northeast: 25
  • Midwest: 776
  • South: 60
  • West: 4

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $112,500

Riga township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

23 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 525
  • One, attached: 5
  • Two: 3
  • Mobile homes: 1

Housing units in Riga township with a mortgage: 214 (16 second mortgage, 55 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 130

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 5
  • 1990 to 1994: 5
  • 1980 to 1989: 13
  • 1970 to 1979: 50
  • 1960 to 1969: 45
  • 1950 to 1959: 42
  • 1940 to 1949: 28
  • 1939 or earlier: 346

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 3
  • 4 rooms: 15
  • 5 rooms: 51
  • 6 rooms: 112
  • 7 rooms: 113
  • 8 rooms: 88
  • 9 or more rooms: 82

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 65
  • 3 bedrooms: 211
  • 4 bedrooms: 130
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 55

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Riga township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 9
  • 3 bedrooms: 13
  • 4 bedrooms: 11
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 105
  • 2 vehicles: 174
  • 3 vehicles: 116
  • 4 vehicles: 51
  • 5 or more vehicles: 13

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 5
  • 2 vehicles: 18
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 3

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (15%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Machinery (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Riga township:

  • German (49.4%)
  • English (9.4%)
  • United States or American (8.6%)
  • Irish (5.9%)
  • Polish (3.3%)
  • Belgian (2.6%)
  • Czech (2.0%)

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

  • Germany (38%)
  • Canada (25%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (19%)
  • Netherlands (13%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 592 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 57 (8%)
  • Walked: 2 (0%)
  • Other means: 1 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 39 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (59%)
  • Utility gas (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Wood (3%)

23 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

94.4% of residents of Riga township speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).
3.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,394
  • In family households: 1,272 (341 male householders, 44 female householders)
    344 spouses, 486 children (448 natural, 10 adopted, 28 stepchildren), 13 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 13 parents, 10 other relatives, 18 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 122 (38 male householders (30 living alone)), 68 female householders (68 living alone)), 16 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 145 2-persons, 90 3-persons, 86 4-persons, 43 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 98 1-person, 2 2-persons, 6 3-persons,

326 married couples with children.
37 single-parent households (25 men, 12 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 19
Here:

10.1%
Michigan:

11.2%

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

12.7%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12
Here:

21.1%
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 Riga township:

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