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Encyclopedia > Meridian Charter Township, Michigan

Meridian Charter Township is a charter township in Ingham County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 39,116. Meridian Township is the local government unit that includes the unincorporated communities of Okemos and Haslett. A Charter Township is a form of local government in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Ingham County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Wolverine State or Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Official languages English de-facto Area 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 147,255 km²  - Water 103,687 km² (41. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Okemos is an unincorporated community located in Ingham County, Michigan. ... Haslett is an unincorporated community located in Ingham County, Michigan. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 82.3 km² (31.8 mi²). 80.3 km² (31.0 mi²) of it is land and 2.0 km² (0.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.42% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 39,116 people, 16,414 households, and 9,782 families residing in the township. The population density is 487.0/km² (1,261.2/mi²). There are 17,120 housing units at an average density of 213.2/km² (552.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 86.36% White, 4.05% African American, 0.32% Native American, 6.51% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 2.01% from two or more races. 2.53% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 16,414 households out of which 30.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% are married couples living together, 8.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% are non-families. 29.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.99. Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the township the population is spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 13.4% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.6 males.


The median income for a household in the township is $55,203, and the median income for a family is $80,114. Males have a median income of $55,705 versus $39,306 for females. The per capita income for the township is $32,190. 9.4% of the population and 4.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.9% of those under the age of 18 and 3.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Cities and communities of Ingham County, Michigan
Seal of Ingham County
County seat Mason
Cities East Lansing | Lansing | Leslie | Mason | Williamston
Villages Dansville | Stockbridge | Webberville
Townships Alaiedon Twp. | Aurelius Twp. | Bunker Hill Twp. | Ingham Twp. | Leroy Twp. | Leslie Twp. | Locke Twp. | Onondaga Twp. | Stockbridge Twp. | Vevay Twp. | Wheatfield Twp. | White Oak Twp. | Williamstown Twp.
Charter townships Delhi Twp. | Lansing Twp. | Meridian Twp.
Census-designated places Haslett | Holt | Okemos

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Meridian Charter Township, Michigan - definition of Meridian Charter Township, Michigan in Encyclopedia (386 words)
Meridian Charter Township is a charter township in Ingham County in the U.S. state of Michigan.
In the township the population is spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 13.4% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the township is $55,203, and the median income for a family is $80,114.
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