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Weesaw Township, Michigan
—  Township  —
Weesaw Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Weesaw Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 41°51′36″N 86°31′24″W / 41.86°N 86.52333°W / 41.86; -86.52333
Country United States
State Michigan
County Berrien
 - Total 35.6 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 - Land 35.5 sq mi (92.0 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 653 ft (199 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,065
 - Density 58.1/sq mi (22.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-85120[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627238[2]

Weesaw Township is a civil township of Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,065 at the 2000 census. The township was organized in 1837.




According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92.3 km²), of which, 35.5 square miles (92.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.28%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,065 people, 798 households, and 589 families residing in the township. The population density was 58.1 per square mile (22.4/km²). There were 886 housing units at an average density of 24.9/sq mi (9.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.72% White, 0.10% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 3.39% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.02% of the population.

There were 798 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,434, and the median income for a family was $45,511. Males had a median income of $34,625 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,159. About 5.0% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.




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