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Assyria Township, Michigan

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Assyria Township is a township located in Barry County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 1,912. The unincorporated community of Assyria is located on Michigan State Highway 66 in the south of the township.

Geography

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Location of Assyria, Michigan

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 94.2 km² (36.4 mi²). 93.4 km² (36.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.85% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,912 people, 714 households, and 564 families residing in the township. The population density is 20.5/km² (53.0/mi²). There are 744 housing units at an average density of 8.0/km² (20.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 97.65% White, 0.63% African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 714 households out of which 31.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.9% are married couples living together, 4.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% are non-families. 16.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.68 and the average family size is 3.02.

In the township the population is spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 105.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 106.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $50,192, and the median income for a family is $53,188. Males have a median income of $39,375 versus $26,012 for females. The per capita income for the township is $20,908. 2.8% of the population and 1.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 1.1% of those under the age of 18 and 6.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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