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Stanton township, MI map Land area: 122.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.2 sq. mi.
Population: 1,268 (all rural)
Males: 668  (52.7%)
Females: 600  (47.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,268 (1,140 owner occupied, 128 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

10%
State:

26%


Races in Stanton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.7%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%

Median age of males: 38.5
Median age of females: 38.3

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Average household size: 2.67

Stanton township:

2.7 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.36

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,702 ($38,200 in 1999)
This township:

$38,702
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $332 (lower quartile is $249, upper quartile is $447)
Here:

$332
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $105,829 (it was $80,700 in 2000)
Stanton township:

$105,829
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,900 - $176,661

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $164,220
Here:

$164,220
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $263,211
Here:

$263,211
State:

$147,658

In 2-unit structures: $156,502
Here:

$156,502
State:

$101,322

Mobile homes: $78,911
Here:

$78,911
State:

$39,606
Population density: 10 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

7.1%
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 Stanton township: Cole Creek Light (A), Toivola Volunteer Fire Department (B), Stanton Township Volunteer Fire Department Precinct 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Stanton township: Finnish Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Toivola Cemetery (1), Oskar Cemetery (2), Redridge Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Lily Pond (A), Obenhoff Lake (B), Tear Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Elm River (A), Graveraet River (B), Big Valley Creek (C), Keranen Creek (D), Obenhoff Creek (E), Schlot Creek (F), Cole Creek (G), Deer Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Beach: Agate Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 14 (100% naturalized citizens)

Stanton township:  1.1%
State:  5.3%

77% of Stanton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 1037
  • Northeast: 26
  • Midwest: 115
  • South: 33
  • West: 34

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $75,000

Stanton township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.3%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 568
  • One, attached: 8
  • Two: 4
  • 3 or 4: 3
  • Mobile homes: 97
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,200


Housing units in Stanton township with a mortgage: 85 (11 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 88

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 23
  • 1995 to 1998: 25
  • 1990 to 1994: 29
  • 1980 to 1989: 78
  • 1970 to 1979: 97
  • 1960 to 1969: 102
  • 1950 to 1959: 32
  • 1940 to 1949: 53
  • 1939 or earlier: 243

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 22
  • 4 rooms: 49
  • 5 rooms: 92
  • 6 rooms: 80
  • 7 rooms: 56
  • 8 rooms: 63
  • 9 or more rooms: 27

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 11
  • 4 rooms: 24
  • 5 rooms: 23
  • 6 rooms: 14
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 4

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 34
  • 2 bedrooms: 98
  • 3 bedrooms: 167
  • 4 bedrooms: 75
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 22

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Stanton township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 41
  • 3 bedrooms: 19
  • 4 bedrooms: 14
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 87
  • 2 vehicles: 201
  • 3 vehicles: 77
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 38
  • 2 vehicles: 28
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 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 (%):



  • Educational services (19%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Wood products (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (28%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Stanton township:

  • Finnish (59.5%)
  • German (5.6%)
  • English (4.5%)
  • United States or American (3.4%)
  • Irish (2.9%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.8%)
  • Italian (2.8%)

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

  • Other Northern Europe (21%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (21%)
  • Polynesia (21%)
  • Mexico (14%)
  • Canada (14%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 387 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 66 (14%)
  • Walked: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 21 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Wood (27%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

90.7% of residents of Stanton township speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
6.1% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,271
  • In family households: 1,126 (283 male householders, 53 female householders)
    278 spouses, 474 children (449 natural, 7 adopted, 18 stepchildren), 13 grandchildren, 10 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 15 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 145 (90 male householders (86 living alone)), 38 female householders (24 living alone)), 17 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 154 2-persons, 55 3-persons, 49 4-persons, 35 5-persons, 18 6-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 110 1-person, 16 2-persons, 2 3-persons,

317 married couples with children.
52 single-parent households (16 men, 36 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4
Here:

2.1%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

2.1%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

17.0%
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 Stanton township:

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