- Hanover Township, Jackson County, Michigan
official_name = Hanover Township, Michigan
settlement_type = Township
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Michigan
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 92.6
area_land_km2 = 90.6
area_water_km2 = 2.0
area_total_sq_mi = 35.7
area_land_sq_mi = 35.0
area_water_sq_mi = 0.8
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 3792
population_density_km2 = 41.9
population_density_sq_mi = 108.4
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 332
elevation_ft = 1089
latd = 42 |latm = 6 |lats = 31 |latNS = N
longd = 84 |longm = 31 |longs = 38 |longEW = W
Hanover Township is a
civil townshipof Jackson County in the U.S. stateof Michigan. The population was 3,792 at the 2000 census.
*The village of Hanover is in the township.
*Farwell Lake is both a lake and the surrounding
unincorporated communityin the southeast corner of the township. The north branch of the Kalamazoo Riverrises near Farwell Lake.
*Horton is an unincorporated community in the northeast part of the township. [gnis|628637|Horton, Michigan]
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.6 km²), of which, 35.0 square miles (90.6 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) of it (2.13%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,792 people, 1,374 households, and 1,114 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 108.4 per square mile (41.9/km²). There were 1,490 housing units at an average density of 42.6/sq mi (16.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.05% White, 0.29% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.
There were 1,374 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% were non-families. 15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the township the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $49,966, and the median income for a family was $56,216. Males had a median income of $41,309 versus $26,797 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $22,648. About 3.5% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.
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