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Springport Township, Michigan
—  Township  —
Springport Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Springport Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°22′44″N 84°40′16″W / 42.37889°N 84.67111°W / 42.37889; -84.67111
Country United States
State Michigan
County Jackson
 - Total 36.3 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 - Land 36.1 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 948 ft (289 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,182
 - Density 60.4/sq mi (23.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49284
Area code(s) 517
FIPS code 26-75880[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627112[2]

Springport Township is a civil township of Jackson County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 2,182. The Village of Springport is within the township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94.1 km²), of which, 36.1 square miles (93.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (0.55%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,182 people, 770 households, and 586 families residing in the township. The population density was 60.4 per square mile (23.3/km²). There were 816 housing units at an average density of 22.6/sq mi (8.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.71% White, 0.27% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.

There were 770 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 106.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,344, and the median income for a family was $49,265. Males had a median income of $36,289 versus $24,464 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,417. About 5.5% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.




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