Ensley Township, Michigan

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Ensley Township, Michigan
Ensley Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Ensley Township, Michigan
Ensley Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°19′50″N 85°37′56″W / 43.33056°N 85.63222°W / 43.33056; -85.63222Coordinates: 43°19′50″N 85°37′56″W / 43.33056°N 85.63222°W / 43.33056; -85.63222
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.1 sq mi (93.5 km2)
 • Land35.7 sq mi (92.4 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
932 ft (284 m)
 • Total2,474
 • Density69.3/sq mi (26.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-26160[1]
GNIS feature ID1626243[2]

Ensley Township is a civil township of Newaygo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,474 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93 km2), of which 35.7 square miles (92 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (1.14%) is water.


Ensley Township was established in 1858.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,474 people, 841 households, and 686 families residing in the township. The population density was 69.3 per square mile (26.8/km²). There were 939 housing units at an average density of 26.3 per square mile (10.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.52% White, 0.28% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.93% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.02% of the population.

There were 841 households out of which 43.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the township the population was spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,993, and the median income for a family was $50,104. Males had a median income of $40,507 versus $22,317 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,845. About 7.5% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ensley Township, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig 1986, p. 185.


  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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