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Van Buren township, MI map Land area: 33.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.9 sq. mi.
Population: 23,559 (93% urban, 7% rural)
Males: 11,876  (50.4%)
Females: 11,683  (49.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 23,477 (15,917 owner occupied, 7,560 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

26%


Races in Van Buren township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 81.2%
  • Black: 12.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%
  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.2%
  • Two or more races: 2.1%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 32.1
Median age of females: 32.3

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Average household size: 2.38

Van Buren township:

2.4 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.96

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,002 ($38,438 in 1999)
This township:

$36,002
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $340 (lower quartile is $305, upper quartile is $483)
Here:

$340
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $89,339 (it was $86,900 in 2000)
Van Buren township:

$89,339
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,149 - $136,218

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $99,216
Here:

$99,216
State:

$168,888

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $394,555
Here:

$394,555
State:

$144,298

Mobile homes: $121,184
Here:

$121,184
State:

$39,606
Population density: 695 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

5.7%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

2.1%
Whole state:

4.8%

Click to draw/clear Van Buren township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Van Buren township: Belleville Rest Area (A), Woodlands Golf Course (B), Pine Creek Golf Course (C), Harbor Club Golf Course (D), Wayne County Fairground (E), Sandy's Marina (F), Van Buren Police Station (G), Van Buren Township Hall (H), Van Buren Township Fire Department Station 2 Headquarters (I), Van Buren Township Fire Department Station 1 (J), Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Fire Department Station 700 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Belleville Square Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Van Buren township include: Hope Chapel (A), Berean Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Otisville Cemetery (1), Tyler Cemetery (2), Denton Cemetery (3), Hillside Cemetery (4), Denton Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Susterka Lake (A), Belleville Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Throop Number Two Drain (A), Throop Number One Drain (B), Griggs Drain (C), Head Drain (D), Strong Drain (E), Horner Drain (F), Hubbard Drain (G), Willow Run (H), South Branch McKinstry Drain (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Van Buren township include: Belleville Pointe Park (1), Van Buren Township Park (2), Lower Huron Metropolitan Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

78% of Van Buren 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, 59% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 158
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 13
  • South: 0
  • West: 23

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 8.1%

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

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

People in group quarters in Van Buren township, Michigan:

  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 16 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 63
  • 5 to 9: 2
  • 10 to 19: 14
  • Mobile homes: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $37,500


Housing units in Van Buren township with a mortgage: 15 (4 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 20

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 7
  • 1995 to 1998: 7
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 13
  • 1970 to 1979: 29
  • 1960 to 1969: 7
  • 1950 to 1959: 2
  • 1940 to 1949: 7
  • 1939 or earlier: 13

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Van Buren township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 4
  • 5 rooms: 10
  • 6 rooms: 13
  • 7 rooms: 4
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 20

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Buren township, Michigan:

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

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Van Buren township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 8
  • 3 bedrooms: 26
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 10

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Buren township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 6
  • 3 bedrooms: 6
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 7
  • 1 vehicle: 4
  • 2 vehicles: 21
  • 3 vehicles: 17
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Van Buren township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 8
  • 2 vehicles: 5
  • 3 vehicles: 2
  • 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 (22%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Air transportation (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Air transportation (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Van Buren township:

  • German (39.5%)
  • Norwegian (32.3%)
  • Danish (5.4%)
  • Irish (5.4%)
  • United States or American (4.8%)
  • Italian (3.0%)
  • Swedish (2.4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 71 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 15 (15%)
  • Worked at home: 11 (11%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Wood (3%)

People in group quarters in Van Buren township, Michigan:

  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 16 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped

94.6% of residents of Van Buren township speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English well).
4.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 194
  • In family households: 164 (53 male householders, 0 female householders)
    58 spouses, 48 children (41 natural, 0 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 30 (13 male householders (10 living alone)), 8 female householders (8 living alone)), 9 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 29 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 9 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 18 1-person, 3 3-persons,

3,508 married couples with children.
1,599 single-parent households (367 men, 1,232 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Van Buren township:

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