Easton Township, Michigan

Easton Township is a civil township of Ionia County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,835 at the 2000 census.

Easton Township, Michigan
Easton Township is located in Michigan
Easton Township
Easton Township
Easton Township is located in the United States
Easton Township
Easton Township
Coordinates: 42°59′41″N 85°7′46″W / 42.99472°N 85.12944°W / 42.99472; -85.12944Coordinates: 42°59′41″N 85°7′46″W / 42.99472°N 85.12944°W / 42.99472; -85.12944
CountryUnited States
 • Total28.6 sq mi (74.0 km2)
 • Land28.4 sq mi (73.6 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
837 ft (255 m)
 • Total2,835
 • Density99.8/sq mi (38.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-24220[1]
GNIS feature ID1626208[2]


Easton Township was established in 1843.[3]


  • Dildine is a hamlet in the township. It had a post office from 1899 until 1902.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 28.6 square miles (74 km2), of which 28.4 square miles (74 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.59%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,835 people, 1,097 households, and 796 families residing in the township. The population density was 99.8 per square mile (38.5/km²). There were 1,161 housing units at an average density of 40.9 per square mile (15.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.07% White, 0.25% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 1.09% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.57% of the population.

There were 1,097 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,493, and the median income for a family was $45,857. Males had a median income of $36,547 versus $26,198 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,942. About 7.8% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.



  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Easton Township, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig 1986, p. 171.
  4. ^ Romig 1986, p. 157.


  • 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 0-8143-1838-X.