Park Township, Ottawa County, Michigan

Park Township, Michigan
Park Township, Michigan

Location within the state of Michigan

Coordinates: 42°47′54″N 86°10′47″W / 42.79833°N 86.17972°W / 42.79833; -86.17972Coordinates: 42°47′54″N 86°10′47″W / 42.79833°N 86.17972°W / 42.79833; -86.17972
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ottawa
  Total 21.3 sq mi (55.2 km2)
  Land 19.3 sq mi (49.9 km2)
  Water 2.0 sq mi (5.3 km2)
Elevation 610 ft (186 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 17,802
  Density 835.8/sq mi (322.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-62460[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626882[2]

Park Township is a civil township of Ottawa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 17,579. As of 2006 the population was 18,351.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.3 square miles (55 km2), of which 19.3 square miles (50 km2) is land and 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) (9.62%) is water. The southernmost part of the township is completely separated from the rest by Lake Macatawa.


Park Township was originally part of Holland Township. It was part of Holland Township in 1912.[5] Park Township was established in 1915.[6]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 17,579 people, 6,113 households, and 4,951 families residing in the township. The population density was 912.0 per square mile (352.0/km²). There were 6,926 housing units at an average density of 359.3 per square mile (138.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.55% White, 0.45% African American, 0.18% Native American, 2.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.18% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.46% of the population.

There were 6,113 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.2% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $65,328, and the median income for a family was $72,647. Males had a median income of $51,124 versus $31,486 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,777. About 1.4% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 0.6% of those age 65 or over.


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