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Demographics Analysis

The people of Big Prairie Township, Michigan give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Male:

Under 5 years : 162

5 to 9 years : 48

10 to 14 years : 75

15 to 17 years : 46

18 and 19 years : 12

20 years : 17

21 years : 15

22 to 24 years : 62

25 to 29 years : 72

30 to 34 years : 33

35 to 39 years : 66

40 to 44 years : 67

45 to 49 years : 166

50 to 54 years : 140

55 to 59 years : 64

60 and 61 years : 29

62 to 64 years : 54

65 and 66 years : 21

67 to 69 years : 54

70 to 74 years : 51

75 to 79 years : 20

80 to 84 years : 33

85 years and over : 16

Female:

Under 5 years : 45

5 to 9 years : 45

10 to 14 years : 54

15 to 17 years : 47

18 and 19 years : 24

20 years : 27

21 years : 66

22 to 24 years : 27

25 to 29 years : 31

30 to 34 years : 98

35 to 39 years : 79

40 to 44 years : 93

45 to 49 years : 135

50 to 54 years : 117

55 to 59 years : 77

60 and 61 years : 43

62 to 64 years : 49

65 and 66 years : 15

67 to 69 years : 49

70 to 74 years : 43

75 to 79 years : 55

80 to 84 years : 33

85 years and over : 29


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 1,282

Multiple ancestry : 942

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 13

Ancestry not reported : 367


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 2,561

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 23

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 13

Not a U.S. citizen : 7


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Total:

Under 5 years : 207

5 to 17 years : 315

18 to 24 years : 250

25 to 34 years : 234

35 to 44 years : 305

45 to 54 years : 558

55 to 59 years : 141

60 and 61 years : 72

62 to 64 years : 103

65 to 74 years : 233

75 years and over : 186

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 179

5 to 17 years : 284

18 to 24 years : 192

25 to 34 years : 223

35 to 44 years : 287

45 to 54 years : 492

55 to 59 years : 117

60 and 61 years : 43

62 to 64 years : 95

65 to 74 years : 184

75 years and over : 95

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 28

5 to 17 years : 31

18 to 24 years : 58

25 to 34 years : 11

35 to 44 years : 18

45 to 54 years : 50

55 to 59 years : 24

60 and 61 years : 12

62 to 64 years : 5

65 to 74 years : 42

75 years and over : 91

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 6

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 17

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 10

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 3

65 to 74 years : 7

75 years and over : 0


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 1,141

Female : 1,050

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 148

Female : 222

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 17

Female : 6

Foreign born:

Male : 17

Female : 3


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Born in state of residence : 2,043

Born in other state in the United States : 321

Native: born outside the United States : 23

Foreign born : 20


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 458

Now married, except separated : 903

Divorced : 272

Separated : 60

Widowed : 97

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 103

Now married, except separated : 188

Divorced : 19

Separated : 0

Widowed : 32

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 23

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 20

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Speak only English : 2,366

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 7

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Other West Germanic languages:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 6

Arabic:

Speak English "very well" : 12

Speak English less than "very well" : 6


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Big Prairie Township, Michigan

  • German: 540   (22.6%)
  • Dutch: 290   (12.1%)
  • English: 277   (11.6%)
  • Irish: 272   (11.4%)
  • Other Groups: 208   (8.7%)
  • United States Or American: 201   (8.4%)
  • French (except Basque): 150   (6.3%)
  • Polish: 116   (4.8%)
  • Swedish: 71   (3.0%)
  • Italian: 63   (2.6%)
  • French Canadian: 49   (2.0%)
  • Scottish: 29   (1.2%)
  • Scotch-irish: 22   (0.9%)
  • Russian: 18   (0.8%)
  • Norwegian: 16   (0.7%)
  • Danish: 14   (0.6%)
  • Lithuanian: 9   (0.4%)
  • Hungarian: 6   (0.3%)
  • European: 6   (0.3%)
  • Czech: 6   (0.3%)
  • Austrian: 5   (0.2%)
  • Canadian: 5   (0.2%)
  • Belgian: 3   (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 3   (0.1%)
  • Ukrainian: 2   (0.1%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 2   (0.1%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 2   (0.1%)
  • Australian: 2   (0.1%)
  • British: 2   (0.1%)
  • Welsh: 2   (0.1%)
  • Finnish: 1   (0.0%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Big Prairie Township, Michigan is 2,604



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Big Prairie Township, Michigan: 1,323
Female Population in Big Prairie Township, Michigan: 1,281


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Big Prairie Township, Michigan: 44.1
Median Female Resident Age in Big Prairie Township, Michigan: 45.2


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Michigan is 39


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Big Prairie Township, Michigan


White


Both sexes

43.5

Male

44.2

Female

43.0

Black or African American


Both sexes

35.0

Male

47.0

Female

31.5

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

22.5

Male

27.0

Female

18.5

Asian


Both sexes

64.0

Male

0.0

Female

64.0

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

Other


Both sexes

43.0

Male

43.5

Female

35.5

Two or More Races


Both sexes

13.8

Male

16.5

Female

12.5

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

27.0

Male

25.5

Female

27.5

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

44.0

Male

44.5

Female

43.3


(updated 2010)



Races in Big Prairie Township, Michigan


  • White: 2,407
  • African American: 0
  • American Indian: 105
  • Asian: 0
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 65
  • Two or More Races: 27



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Big Prairie Township, Michigan citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Big Prairie Township, Michigan

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 8   (0.9%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 9   (1.01%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 77   (8.66%)
  • 9th Grade: 37   (4.16%)
  • 10th Grade: 70   (7.87%)
  • 11th Grade: 39   (4.39%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 38   (4.27%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 345   (38.81%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 104   (11.7%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 108   (12.15%)
  • Associate Degree: 24   (2.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 21   (2.36%)
  • Master's Degree: 6   (0.67%)
  • Professional School Degree: 3   (0.34%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 2   (0.26%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 6   (0.77%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 22   (2.81%)
  • 9th Grade: 20   (2.55%)
  • 10th Grade: 62   (7.91%)
  • 11th Grade: 56   (7.14%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 20   (2.55%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 386   (49.23%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 56   (7.14%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 80   (10.2%)
  • Associate Degree: 35   (4.46%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 35   (4.46%)
  • Master's Degree: 0   (0%)
  • Professional School Degree: 4   (0.51%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Big Prairie Township, Michigan

  • Newaygo Public School District


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: P.o. Box 820, Newaygo, MI 49337, Phone: (231) 652-6984, Students: 2,112 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Big Prairie Township, Michigan

  • Newaygo Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: P.o. Box 820, Newaygo, MI 49337, Phone: (231) 652-1285, Students: 448 )

  • Velma Matson Upper Elem. School


    ( Grades: 3-5, Location: P.o. Box 820, Newaygo, MI 49337, Phone: (231) 652-2100, Students: 431 )

  • Vera Wilsie Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-2, Location: P.o. Box 820, Newaygo, MI 49337, Phone: (231) 652-6371, Students: 397 )

  • Learning Center East


    ( Grades: UG-UG, Location: P.o. Box 820, Newaygo, MI 49337, Phone: (231) 652-4000, Students: 156 )

  • Neway Center


    ( Grades: UG-UG, Location: 585 W. Fremont, Newaygo, MI 49337, Phone: (231) 652-1638, )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Big Prairie Township, Michigan

  • Newaygo High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: P.o. Box 820, Newaygo, MI 49337, Phone: (231) 652-1646, Students: 646 )

Public Libraries (Central) In Big Prairie Township, Michigan

  • Croton Township Library


    8260 South Croton-hardy Drive, Newaygo, MI 49337

  • Newaygo Area District Library


    44 North State Road, Newaygo, MI 49337

(updated 2012)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Big Prairie Township, Michigan affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Big Prairie Township, Michigan.

Area Features of Big Prairie Township, Michigan


Airport


(1) Bellamy Landing Strip   (2) Howe Airport  

Building


(1) Big Prairie Township Fire Department   (2) Croton Township Fire Department   (3) Life Emergency Medical Services Croton Station  

Cemetery


(1) Christian Plains Cemetery   (2) Croton Cemetery   (3) Gulp Cemetery   (4) North Ensley Cemetery   (5) Oak Grove Cemetery   (6) Prairie Cemetery   (7) Saint John Cemetery   (8) Saint Mary S Catholic Cemetery  

Church


(1) Big Prairie Community Church   (2) Bills Lake Baptist Church   (3) Croton Community Church   (4) Pine Grove Chapel   (5) Saint Marys Church   (6) Victory Fellowship Church   (7) Wayside Church  

Civil


(1) Township Of Big Prairie   (2) Township Of Brooks   (3) Township Of Croton  

Dam


(1) Croton Dam   (2) Hardy Dam  

Lake


(1) Abeys Lake   (2) Bills Lake   (3) Brooks Lake   (4) Crofoot Lake   (5) Emerald Lake   (6) John Ford Lake   (7) Little Lake Placid   (8) Moore Lake   (9) Pettit Lake   (10) Ransom Lake   (11) Sylvan Lake   (12) Toft Lake   (13) Tucker Lake   (14) Twinwood Lake   (15) Utley Lake  

Locale


(1) Croton Township Campground   (2) Drew Siding   (3) High Rollway Public Access   (4) Leisure Time Rv Park   (5) Newaygo State Park Rustic Campground   (6) Ottawa Boy Scott Camp   (7) Pine Avenue Public Access   (8) Sandy Beach Campground  

Park


(1) Big Bend Township Park   (2) Big Prairie Township Park   (3) Breezy Knoll Park   (4) Croton Township Park   (5) Hardy Dam County Park   (6) High Rollway Park   (7) Kimble County Park   (8) Mk Conklin Park   (9) Newaygo County Sports Park   (10) Newaygo Experimental Forest   (11) Newaygo State Park   (12) Sandy Beach County Park  

Populated Place


(1) Big Bend   (2) Big Prairie   (3) Croton   (4) Croton Heights   (5) Four Seasons Trailer Park   (6) Oxbow   (7) Oxbow Park   (8) Riverview   (9) Tift Corner  

Post Office


(1) Big Prairie Post Office Historical   (2) Croton Post Office Historical  

Reservoir


(1) Croton Dam Pond   (2) Hardy Dam Pond  

School


(1) Flowing Well School   (2) Hillman School   (3) Newaygo Middle School   (4) Oak Grove School   (5) Pine Grove Christian School   (6) Spring Valley School  

Stream


(1) Bigelow Creek   (2) Cold Creek   (3) Linn Creek   (4) Little Muskegon River   (5) Ransom Creek   (6) Tamarack Creek  

Swamp


(1) Anderson Bayou   (2) Schumaker Bayou  

Tower


(1) Croton Lookout Tower   (2) Newaygo Lakes Lookout Tower  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Big Prairie Township, Michigan

49337 (pop. 12,118)


Cities Nearby Big Prairie Township, Michigan

Everett Township, MI  (pop. 1,976) 6.0 Miles
Croton Township, MI  (pop. 3,381) 6.3 Miles
Goodwell Township, MI  (pop. 547) 6.5 Miles
White Cloud City, MI  (pop. 1,451) 7.7 Miles
Aetna Township, MI  (pop. 2,184) 7.9 Miles
Brooks Township, MI  (pop. 3,665) 8.6 Miles
Wilcox Township, MI  (pop. 1,104) 9.0 Miles
Morley Village, MI  (pop. 453) 9.3 Miles
Mecosta Township, MI  (pop. 2,542) 9.5 Miles
Stanwood Village, MI  (pop. 198) 10.1 Miles



Area Code(s) in Big Prairie Township, Michigan

231



Elevation in Big Prairie Township, Michigan is 784.0 ft. (239.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Big Prairie Township, Michigan

Lat: 43.511932 N        Long: -85.628298 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Big Prairie Township, Michigan need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Michigan

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.83 8.14 5.85 9.98 0.00 7.10
  Total Electric Industry 7.83 8.14 5.85 9.98 0.00 7.10
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.06 8.19 5.89 9.16 0.00 7.21
  Total Electric Industry 8.06 8.19 5.89 9.16 0.00 7.21
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.11 8.28 5.90 9.30 0.00 7.23
  Total Electric Industry 8.11 8.28 5.90 9.30 0.00 7.23
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.16 8.02 5.34 9.15 0.00 7.14
  Total Electric Industry 8.16 8.02 5.34 9.15 0.00 7.14
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.28 7.93 5.25 10.54 0.00 7.09
  Total Electric Industry 8.28 7.93 5.25 10.54 0.00 7.09
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.34 7.86 5.13 10.71 0.00 7.05
  Total Electric Industry 8.34 7.86 5.13 10.71 0.00 7.05
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.47 7.94 5.08 10.84 0.00 7.10
  Total Electric Industry 8.47 7.94 5.08 10.84 0.00 7.10
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.57 7.84 4.97 10.88 0.00 7.04
  Total Electric Industry 8.57 7.84 4.97 10.88 0.00 7.04
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.67 7.81 5.03 10.74 0.00 7.09
  Total Electric Industry 8.67 7.81 5.03 10.74 0.00 7.09
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.93 2.94 0.00 0.00 2.80
  Full-Service Providers 8.73 7.86 5.05 10.17 0.00 7.14
  Total Electric Industry 8.73 7.85 5.03 10.17 0.00 7.12
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 6.22 5.62 4.91 0.00 0.00 5.03
  Full-Service Providers 8.53 7.90 5.10 10.77 0.00 7.12
  Total Electric Industry 8.52 7.90 5.09 10.77 0.00 7.11
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.78 0.59 0.00 0.00 0.67
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 6.23 4.80 0.00 0.00 5.37
  Full-Service Providers 8.26 7.54 5.08 10.38 0.00 6.98
  Total Electric Industry 8.26 7.54 5.08 10.38 0.00 6.97
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.73 0.29 0.00 0.00 0.55
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 5.56 4.41 0.00 0.00 5.09
  Full-Service Providers 8.28 7.91 5.04 10.43 0.00 7.15
  Total Electric Industry 8.28 7.79 5.02 10.43 0.00 7.09
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.78 0.48 0.00 0.00 0.51
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 5.18 4.43 0.00 0.00 4.50
  Full-Service Providers 8.35 7.59 4.98 0.00 8.21 7.04
  Total Electric Industry 8.35 7.55 4.96 0.00 8.21 6.85
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 3.13 1.80 0.98 0.00 0.00 1.44
  Energy-Only Providers 6.49 5.42 4.24 0.00 0.00 4.91
  Full-Service Providers 8.33 7.66 4.86 0.00 7.89 7.03
  Total Electric Industry 8.33 7.57 4.92 0.00 7.89 6.94
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 3.22 1.93 0.89 0.00 0.00 1.49
  Energy-Only Providers 6.44 5.78 4.37 0.00 0.00 5.19
  Full-Service Providers 8.40 7.87 5.33 0.00 13.07 7.30
  Total Electric Industry 8.40 7.84 5.32 0.00 13.07 7.23
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 4.69 2.65 1.05 0.00 0.00 1.87
  Energy-Only Providers 5.42 7.00 4.07 0.00 0.00 5.58
  Full-Service Providers 9.77 8.42 6.13 0.00 10.06 8.17
  Total Electric Industry 9.77 8.51 6.05 0.00 10.06 8.14

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Big Prairie Township, Michigan

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 86   (9.6%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 89   (9.9%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 58   (6.5%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 132   (14.7%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 83   (9.2%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 100   (11.1%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 66   (7.3%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 61   (6.8%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 10   (1.1%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 19   (2.1%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 17   (1.9%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 0   (0.0%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 97   (10.8%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 81   (9.0%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 696

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 208

In 3-person carpool : 30

In 4-person carpool : 0

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 0

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 7

Bicycle : 0

Walked : 14

Other means : 21

Worked at home : 9


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Less than 5 minutes : 53

5 to 9 minutes : 30

10 to 14 minutes : 79

15 to 19 minutes : 50

20 to 24 minutes : 125

25 to 29 minutes : 56

30 to 34 minutes : 68

35 to 39 minutes : 20

40 to 44 minutes : 39

45 to 59 minutes : 209

60 to 89 minutes : 198

90 or more minutes : 49


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

With Social Security income : 377

No Social Security income : 776


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

With retirement income : 301

No retirement income : 852


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 75

$10,000 to $14,999 : 50

$15,000 to $19,999 : 23

$20,000 to $24,999 : 110

$25,000 to $29,999 : 46

$30,000 to $34,999 : 48

$35,000 to $39,999 : 35

$40,000 to $44,999 : 58

$45,000 to $49,999 : 26

$50,000 to $59,999 : 53

$60,000 to $74,999 : 97

$75,000 to $99,999 : 96

$100,000 to $124,999 : 24

$125,000 to $149,999 : 13

$150,000 to $199,999 : 12

$200,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $38,750


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near Big Prairie Township, Michigan

  • WSCG (1380 AM; 1.0 kW; Greenville, MI; Owner: Stafford Broadcasting, L.l.c.)
  • WBRN (1460 AM; 5.0 kW; Big Rapids, MI; Owner: Mentor Partners, Inc.)
  • WSHN (1550 AM; 1.0 kW; Fremont, MI; Owner: Noordyk Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • NEW (1590 AM; 1.0 kW; Big Rapids, MI; Owner: Mentor Partners, Inc.)
  • WMJH (810 AM; 3.6 kW; Rockford, MI; Owner: Birach Broadcasting Corporation)

FM Radio Stations Near Big Prairie Township, Michigan

  • WVIB (100.1 FM; Twin Lake, MI; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WWBR (100.9 FM; Big Rapids, MI; Owner: Mentor Partners, Inc.)
  • WYBR (102.3 FM; Big Rapids, MI; Owner: Mentor Partners, Inc.)
  • WSNX-FM (104.5 FM; Ravenna, MI; Owner: Cc Licenses, Llc)
  • WHTS (105.3 FM; Bailey, MI; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WSCG-FM (106.3 FM; Lakeview, MI; Owner: Stafford Broadcasting, L.l.c.)
  • WAAQ (88.1 FM; Big Rapids, MI; Owner: Great Lakes Community Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WAAQ (88.1 FM; Big Rapids, MI; Owner: Great Lakes Community Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WAAQ (88.1 FM; Canadian Lakes, MI; Owner: Great Lakes Community Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • NEW (89.1 FM; White Cloud, MI; Owner: International Radio Friends Corporation)
  • NEW (89.1 FM; White Cloud, MI; Owner: Well Of Rehoboth Church & Outreach Ministry)
  • WBLV (90.3 FM; Hesperia, MI; Owner: Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp)
  • WMCQ (91.7 FM; Bailey, MI; Owner: American Family Association)
  • NEW (91.9 FM; Chase, MI; Owner: Saidnewsfoundation)
  • WLAW (92.5 FM; Bailey, MI; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WDEE-FM (97.3 FM; Paris, MI; Owner: Steven V. Beilfuss)
  • WLCS (98.3 FM; Twin Lake, MI; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)

TV Broadcast Stations Near Big Prairie Township, Michigan

  • WZZM-TV (Channel 13; Bailey, MI; Owner: Combined Communications Corp. Of Oklahoma, Inc.)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in Big Prairie Township, Michigan

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 62  (11.8%)
  • Service Occupations: 49  (9.3%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 48  (9.1%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 9  (1.7%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 151  (28.7%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 69  (16.4%)
  • Service Occupations: 97  (23.0%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 135  (32.0%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 9  (2.1%)


(updated 2010)





There are 100 Farms In Big Prairie Township, Michigan


(updated 2008)



Banks In Big Prairie Township, Michigan

Independent Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $4.4m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 119

Choiceone Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $531.2k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 12

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Big Prairie Township, Michigan

  • Roben-Hood


    (about 15.8 miles in Big Rapids, Michigan; Airport Code: WBR)

  • Miller Field


    (about 26.8 miles in Reed City, Michigan; Airport Code: RCT)

  • Greenville Municipal


    (about 31.7 miles in Greenville, Michigan; Airport Code: MI1)

  • Muskegon County


    (about 38.6 miles in Muskegon, Michigan; Airport Code: MKG)

  • Gerald R. Ford International


    (about 43.9 miles in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Airport Code: GRR)

  • Kent County


    (about 43.9 miles in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Airport Code: GRR)

  • Mount Pleasant Municipal


    (about 45.4 miles in Mount Pleasant, Michigan; Airport Code: MOP)

  • Gratiot Community


    (about 49.1 miles in Alma, Michigan; Airport Code: AMN)

  • Ludington Airport


    (about 49.9 miles in Ludington, Michigan; Airport Code: LDM)

  • Mason County


    (about 49.9 miles in Ludington, Michigan; Airport Code: LDM)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Big Prairie Township, Michigan

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

78.66%

Carpooled

16.38%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.11%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.0%

Walked

1.08%

Other Means

0.65%

Worked At Home

3.13%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Big Prairie Township, Michigan, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.





(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 556

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 24

Female householder, no husband present : 186

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 319

Householder not living alone : 68


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 48

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 128

All other households : 977


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 520

Renter-occupied housing units : 36

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 12

Renter-occupied housing units : 12

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 108

Renter-occupied housing units : 78

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 297

Renter-occupied housing units : 90


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 126

$10,000 to $14,999 : 125

$15,000 to $19,999 : 47

$20,000 to $24,999 : 131

$25,000 to $29,999 : 59

$30,000 to $34,999 : 109

$35,000 to $39,999 : 76

$40,000 to $44,999 : 62

$45,000 to $49,999 : 38

$50,000 to $59,999 : 60

$60,000 to $74,999 : 143

$75,000 to $99,999 : 123

$100,000 to $124,999 : 23

$125,000 to $149,999 : 19

$150,000 to $199,999 : 12

$200,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Total : 1,585


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Occupied : 1,153

Vacant : 432


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Built 2005 or later : 35

Built 2000 to 2004 : 111

Built 1990 to 1999 : 253

Built 1980 to 1989 : 282

Built 1970 to 1979 : 438

Built 1960 to 1969 : 251

Built 1950 to 1959 : 89

Built 1940 to 1949 : 25

Built 1939 or earlier : 101


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Utility gas : 392

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 504

Electricity : 16

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 52

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 177

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 0

No fuel used : 12


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 45

$10,000 to $14,999 : 19

$15,000 to $19,999 : 7

$20,000 to $24,999 : 44

$25,000 to $29,999 : 30

$30,000 to $34,999 : 4

$35,000 to $39,999 : 50

$40,000 to $49,999 : 58

$50,000 to $59,999 : 111

$60,000 to $69,999 : 53

$70,000 to $79,999 : 71

$80,000 to $89,999 : 82

$90,000 to $99,999 : 43

$100,000 to $124,999 : 102

$125,000 to $149,999 : 58

$150,000 to $174,999 : 62

$175,000 to $199,999 : 61

$200,000 to $249,999 : 25

$250,000 to $299,999 : 6

$300,000 to $399,999 : 6

$400,000 to $499,999 : 0

$500,000 to $749,999 : 0

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 25

Home equity loan only : 93

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 7

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 418

Housing units without a mortgage : 394


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Big Prairie Township, Michigan)

Built 2005 or later : $170,800

Built 2000 to 2004 : $118,800

Built 1990 to 1999 : $84,400

Built 1980 to 1989 : $74,800

Built 1970 to 1979 : $54,400

Built 1960 to 1969 : $63,600

Built 1950 to 1959 : $85,000

Built 1940 to 1949 :

Built 1939 or earlier : $118,800


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Big Prairie Township, Michigan: 68.9%

Percentage of Family Households in Michigan: 66.0%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Big Prairie Township, Michigan

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 52 52 $2,752,700
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

52 52 $2,752,700
2000        
  Single Family 40 40 $3,994,455
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

40 40 $3,994,455
2001        
  Single Family 29 29 $2,300,500
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

29 29 $2,300,500
2002        
  Single Family 49 49 $3,189,250
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

49 49 $3,189,250
2003        
  Single Family 52 52 $4,123,900
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

52 52 $4,123,900
2004        
  Single Family 52 52 $5,134,500
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

52 52 $5,134,500
2005        
  Single Family 40 40 $3,749,000
  Two Family 1 2 $150,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

41 42 $3,899,000
2006        
  Single Family 26 26 $3,164,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

26 26 $3,164,000


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Big Prairie Township, MI): $32,879
Median Household Income In 2000 (Michigan): $44,667


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Big Prairie Township): $58,800
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Michigan): $110,300


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Big Prairie Township): $464
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Michigan): $546


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Big Prairie Township, Michigan

Utility Gas: 34.8%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 49.4%
Electricity: 1.0%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 6.1%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 8.5%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.0%
No Fuel Used: 0.2%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Big Prairie Township, Michigan are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Big Prairie Township, Michigan

Continu Care Of Gmhs


     Address: 231 W. Pine Lake Drive, Newaygo, Michigan 49337
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 11/23/1990

Community Home Care Services


     Address: 175 Gibbs, White Cloud, Michigan 49349
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 9/20/1966

Northern Home Care


     Address: 230 N Charles, White Cloud, Michigan 49349
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 4/9/1993

Ace Home Health Care


     Address: 112 Edgerton Po Box 499, Howard City, Michigan 49329
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 2/1/2005

Mecosta County General Hosp


     Address: 415 Mecosta Ave. Suite 1, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 9/1/2000

Hospitals Close To Big Prairie Township, Michigan

Mecosta County Medical Center


     Address: 605 Oak Street, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Gerber Memorial Health Services


     Address: 212 S Sullivan St, Fremont, Michigan 49412
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Spectrum Health United Memorial - Kelsey Campus


     Address: 418 Washington, Lakeview, Michigan 48850
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Spectrum Health-reed City Campus


     Address: "po Box 75, 300 N Patterson", Reed City, Michigan 49677
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Spectrum Health United Memorial - United Campus


     Address: 615 S Bower Street, Greenville, Michigan 48838
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Nursing Homes Close To Big Prairie Township, Michigan

Metron Of Big Rapids


     Address: 725 W Fuller, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 75
     Percent Occupied: 57%

Altercare Of Big Rapids


     Address: 805 West Ave, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 89
     Percent Occupied: 89%

Newaygo Co Medical Care Facili


     Address: 4465 W 48th St, Fremont, Michigan 49412
     Ownership: Government - County
     Number of Residents: 116
     Percent Occupied: 100%

Transitional Health Svcs Of Fremont


     Address: 4554 W 48th St, Fremont, Michigan 49412
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 116
     Percent Occupied: 90%

Spectrum Health Kelsey


     Address: 418 Washington Ave, Lakeview, Michigan 48850
     Ownership: Non Profit - Other
     Number of Residents: 31
     Percent Occupied: 74%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Big Prairie Township, Michigan

Name: Palisades
Address: 27780 Blue Star Memorial Highway; Covert, MI 49043
Distance: 91 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Big Prairie Township, Michigan

    Retired Workers: 1,775
    Disabled Workers: 420
    Widowers Workers: 210
    Spouses Workers: 150
    Children Workers: 195


(updated 2007)



Newaygo County, Michigan Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 39.60%
  • Bush & Cheney 59.49%
  • Other 0.91%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Big Prairie Township, Michigan citizens.

Relocation to Newaygo County, MI

6.04 % of Newaygo County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $34,427

Michigan Average 5.24 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Newaygo County, MI (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Kent County , MI 1.90 % ($36,834 AGI )
  • Muskegon County , MI 0.73 % ($33,675 AGI )
  • Ottawa County , MI 0.30 % ($40,096 AGI )

Relocation away from Newaygo County, MI

6.75 % of Newaygo County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $31,634

Michigan Average 5.98 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Newaygo County, MI (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Kent County , MI 1.84 % ($30,881 AGI )
  • Muskegon County , MI 0.86 % ($28,270 AGI )
  • Mecosta County , MI 0.42 % ($26,767 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Michigan

Low Bracket: $0 (4.35%)
High Bracket: Unlimited (4.35%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Michigan

6.00%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Big Prairie Township, Michigan is based on over 50 years of data.

























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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Big Prairie Township, Michigan directly or research local government web sites.

Crime in Big Prairie Township, Michigan

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murder 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0 0 2 0 0
    per 100,000 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0 0 101 0 0
Rape 4 3 4 2 6 3 4 n/a 3 0 1 2 11
    per 100,000 238 178 236 118 355 178 240 n/a 185 0 51 101 561
Robbery 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 n/a 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0 0 0 59 0 0 0 n/a 0 0 0 0 0
Assault 8 8 5 4 12 6 6 n/a 4 6 16 2 7
    per 100,000 476 474 295 236 710 357 359 n/a 247 360 810 101 357
Burglary 27 21 21 30 12 11 19 n/a 8 11 38 15 10
    per 100,000 1,608 1,244 1,240 1,772 710 654 1,138 n/a 494 659 1,924 759 510
Larceny Theft 95 109 120 140 102 83 99 n/a 72 73 132 94 66
    per 100,000 5,658 6,457 7,088 8,269 6,032 4,938 5,928 n/a 4,442 4,376 6,684 4,759 3,366
Vehicle Theft 7 5 6 7 5 2 6 n/a 1 0 4 6 2
    per 100,000 417 296 354 413 296 119 359 n/a 62 0 203 304 102
Arson 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 n/a 1 0 0 2 4
    per 100,000 0 59 59 118 0 59 60 n/a 62 0 0 101 204
CityMelt Violent Crime Index
U.S. Average = 40
3 3 2 2 5 2 3 n/a 2 2 5 1 5
CityMelt Property Crime Index
U.S. Average = 277
32 34 37 45 30 24 31 n/a 21 21 44 29 21
CityMelt Crime Index
U.S. Average = 158
18 18 20 23 17 13 17 n/a 11 11 24 15 13


(updated 2013)



Number of Sex Offenders In Michigan

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
36,233 38,032 41,145 48,000 43,613 45,717 46,122 39,795 40,692 40,909


(updated 2014)



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