Ransom Township, Michigan

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Ransom Township is a township in Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 982.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 78.2 km² (30.2 mi²). 78.1 km² (30.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.20% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 982 people, 324 households, and 256 families residing in the township. The population density is 12.6/km² (32.6/mi²). There are 353 housing units at an average density of 4.5/km² (11.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 98.07% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. 1.43% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 324 households out of which 40.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% are married couples living together, 5.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% are non-families. 17.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.97 and the average family size is 3.34.

In the township the population is spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 110.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 106.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $40,069, and the median income for a family is $43,264. Males have a median income of $31,806 versus $22,438 for females. The per capita income for the township is $15,904. 13.4% of the population and 8.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.9% of those under the age of 18 and 7.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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