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Demographics Analysis

The people of Boston 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
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Male:

Under 5 years : 283

5 to 9 years : 291

10 to 14 years : 136

15 to 17 years : 32

18 and 19 years : 47

20 years : 5

21 years : 34

22 to 24 years : 216

25 to 29 years : 220

30 to 34 years : 160

35 to 39 years : 250

40 to 44 years : 133

45 to 49 years : 164

50 to 54 years : 207

55 to 59 years : 174

60 and 61 years : 66

62 to 64 years : 49

65 and 66 years : 26

67 to 69 years : 16

70 to 74 years : 98

75 to 79 years : 55

80 to 84 years : 11

85 years and over : 12

Female:

Under 5 years : 164

5 to 9 years : 101

10 to 14 years : 179

15 to 17 years : 59

18 and 19 years : 14

20 years : 10

21 years : 59

22 to 24 years : 44

25 to 29 years : 256

30 to 34 years : 204

35 to 39 years : 144

40 to 44 years : 195

45 to 49 years : 161

50 to 54 years : 114

55 to 59 years : 215

60 and 61 years : 57

62 to 64 years : 58

65 and 66 years : 15

67 to 69 years : 48

70 to 74 years : 68

75 to 79 years : 58

80 to 84 years : 74

85 years and over : 32


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 2,187

Multiple ancestry : 2,028

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 33

Ancestry not reported : 766


(updated 2009)



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

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 4,955

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

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 3

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 50

Not a U.S. citizen : 6


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Total:

Under 5 years : 447

5 to 17 years : 798

18 to 24 years : 429

25 to 34 years : 840

35 to 44 years : 722

45 to 54 years : 646

55 to 59 years : 389

60 and 61 years : 123

62 to 64 years : 107

65 to 74 years : 271

75 years and over : 242

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 441

5 to 17 years : 740

18 to 24 years : 404

25 to 34 years : 731

35 to 44 years : 613

45 to 54 years : 537

55 to 59 years : 269

60 and 61 years : 121

62 to 64 years : 103

65 to 74 years : 216

75 years and over : 158

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 6

5 to 17 years : 58

18 to 24 years : 21

25 to 34 years : 104

35 to 44 years : 84

45 to 54 years : 109

55 to 59 years : 120

60 and 61 years : 2

62 to 64 years : 4

65 to 74 years : 50

75 years and over : 64

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 3

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

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 : 4

25 to 34 years : 2

35 to 44 years : 25

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 5

75 years and over : 20


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 2,341

Female : 1,992

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 311

Female : 311

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 0

Female : 3

Foreign born:

Male : 33

Female : 23


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Born in state of residence : 4,093

Born in other state in the United States : 602

Native: born outside the United States : 3

Foreign born : 7


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 869

Now married, except separated : 1,941

Divorced : 259

Separated : 19

Widowed : 139

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 66

Now married, except separated : 416

Divorced : 28

Separated : 22

Widowed : 42

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 3

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 4

Now married, except separated : 29

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 23


(updated 2009)



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

Speak only English : 4,461

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 20

Speak English less than "very well" : 4

French (incl. Patois, Cajun):

Speak English "very well" : 13

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

German:

Speak English "very well" : 13

Speak English less than "very well" : 12

Vietnamese:

Speak English "very well" : 19

Speak English less than "very well" : 25


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Boston Township, Michigan

  • German: 1,178   (22.6%)
  • English: 700   (13.4%)
  • Irish: 624   (12.0%)
  • United States Or American: 593   (11.4%)
  • Dutch: 591   (11.3%)
  • Polish: 358   (6.9%)
  • Other Groups: 238   (4.6%)
  • French (except Basque): 199   (3.8%)
  • Scottish: 122   (2.3%)
  • Italian: 94   (1.8%)
  • Danish: 64   (1.2%)
  • Swiss: 60   (1.2%)
  • French Canadian: 59   (1.1%)
  • Swedish: 56   (1.1%)
  • Scotch-irish: 52   (1.0%)
  • Canadian: 44   (0.8%)
  • Norwegian: 29   (0.6%)
  • Welsh: 25   (0.5%)
  • European: 18   (0.3%)
  • Arab: 17   (0.3%)
  • Latvian: 14   (0.3%)
  • Finnish: 14   (0.3%)
  • Lithuanian: 11   (0.2%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 11   (0.2%)
  • Russian: 7   (0.1%)
  • Ukrainian: 6   (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 6   (0.1%)
  • Belgian: 4   (0.1%)
  • Slovak: 3   (0.1%)
  • British: 3   (0.1%)
  • Czech: 3   (0.1%)
  • Yugoslavian: 2   (0.0%)
  • West Indian (excluding Hispanic Groups): 2   (0.0%)
  • Israeli: 2   (0.0%)
  • Austrian: 1   (0.0%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Boston Township, Michigan is 5,014



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Boston Township, Michigan: 2,685
Female Population in Boston Township, Michigan: 2,329


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Boston Township, Michigan: 31.4
Median Female Resident Age in Boston Township, Michigan: 39.1


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Michigan is 39


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Boston Township, Michigan


White


Both sexes

39.0

Male

38.4

Female

39.6

Black or African American


Both sexes

35.5

Male

48.0

Female

23.5

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

20.5

Male

19.0

Female

29.5

Asian


Both sexes

33.5

Male

15.5

Female

36.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

28.5

Male

28.5

Female

0.0

Other


Both sexes

25.3

Male

23.5

Female

25.5

Two or More Races


Both sexes

19.0

Male

10.0

Female

29.0

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

21.3

Male

21.5

Female

21.0

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

39.2

Male

38.5

Female

39.8


(updated 2010)



Races in Boston Township, Michigan


  • White: 4,705
  • African American: 150
  • American Indian: 11
  • Asian: 55
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 8
  • Two or More Races: 85



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

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

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

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 3   (0.2%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 2   (0.13%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 12   (0.79%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 44   (2.88%)
  • 9th Grade: 54   (3.53%)
  • 10th Grade: 45   (2.95%)
  • 11th Grade: 61   (3.99%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 70   (4.58%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 608   (39.79%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 133   (8.7%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 223   (14.59%)
  • Associate Degree: 95   (6.22%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 112   (7.33%)
  • Master's Degree: 42   (2.75%)
  • Professional School Degree: 24   (1.57%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 11   (0.65%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 4   (0.24%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 2   (0.12%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 41   (2.44%)
  • 9th Grade: 39   (2.32%)
  • 10th Grade: 45   (2.68%)
  • 11th Grade: 35   (2.08%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 42   (2.5%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 707   (42.03%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 180   (10.7%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 234   (13.91%)
  • Associate Degree: 145   (8.62%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 147   (8.74%)
  • Master's Degree: 45   (2.68%)
  • Professional School Degree: 5   (0.3%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Boston Township, Michigan

  • Saranac Community Schools


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 88 Pleasant Street, Saranac, MI 48881, Phone: (616) 642-1400, Students: 1,269 )

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

  • Saranac Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 250 Pleasant Street, Saranac, MI 48881, Phone: (616) 642-1200, Students: 606 )

  • Harker Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 234 Vosper Street, Saranac, MI 48881, Phone: (616) 642-1300, Students: 271 )

  • Saranac Community Education


    ( Grades: UG-UG, Location: 150 S. Pleasant Street, Saranac, MI 48881, Phone: (616) 642-1100, Students: 12 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Boston Township, Michigan

  • Saranac High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 150 Pleasant Street, Saranac, MI 48881, Phone: (616) 642-1100, Students: 369 )

Public Libraries (Central) In Boston Township, Michigan

  • Saranac Public Library


    61 Bridge Street, Saranac, MI 48881

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Boston Township, Michigan


  • Boston-saranac Historical Society


    Po Box 565, Saranac, MI 48881

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Boston 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 Boston Township, Michigan.

Area Features of Boston Township, Michigan


Building


(1) Berlin - Orange Fire Department   (2) Saranac Community Fire Department   (3) Saranac Public Library  

Canal


(1) Leary Drain  

Cemetery


(1) Letts Cemetery   (2) Saranac Cemetery   (3) White Cemetery  

Church


(1) Easton Church   (2) Galilee Baptist Church   (3) Ionia County Church Of Christ   (4) Saint Anthony S Catholic Church   (5) Saranac Community Church   (6) West Berlin Church  

Civil


(1) Township Of Berlin   (2) Township Of Boston   (3) Village Of Saranac  

Crossing


(1) Interchange 64  

Hospital


(1) Family Health Center-saranac  

Lake


(1) Fisher Lake   (2) Marker Lake   (3) Peck Lake   (4) Sessions Lake  

Locale


(1) Morrison Lake Country Club   (2) Potters Corners   (3) Saranac Rest Area   (4) Saranac Station  

Mine


(1) Kyser Pit  

Park


(1) Ionia State Recreation Area   (2) Saranac Historical Marker   (3) Scheid Park  

Populated Place


(1) Berlin Center   (2) Saranac  

Post Office


(1) Easton Post Office Historical   (2) Keene Post Office Historical   (3) New Berlin Post Office Historical   (4) Saranac Post Office  

School


(1) Harker Middle School   (2) Saranac Elementary School   (3) Saranac High School  

Stream


(1) Bellamy Creek   (2) Crooked Creek   (3) Lake Creek   (4) Little Creek   (5) Red Creek   (6) Sessions Creek   (7) Timberland Creek   (8) Toles Creek  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Boston Township, Michigan

48881 (pop. 5,319)


Cities Nearby Boston Township, Michigan

Saranac Village, MI  (pop. 1,283) 2.2 Miles
Clarksville Village, MI  (pop. 354) 4.4 Miles
Lowell City, MI  (pop. 4,152) 5.7 Miles
Keene Township, MI  (pop. 1,685) 5.7 Miles
Campbell Township, MI  (pop. 2,709) 5.9 Miles
Berlin Township, MI  (pop. 2,045) 6.0 Miles
Lowell Township, MI  (pop. 5,219) 6.3 Miles
Bowne Township, MI  (pop. 2,935) 8.3 Miles
Easton Township, MI  (pop. 2,902) 8.3 Miles
Vergennes Township, MI  (pop. 4,210) 8.5 Miles



Area Code(s) in Boston Township, Michigan

616



Elevation in Boston Township, Michigan is 659.0 ft. (201.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Boston Township, Michigan

Lat: 42.904930 N        Long: -85.239767 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Boston 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 Boston Township, Michigan

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 83   (3.7%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 104   (4.6%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 135   (6.0%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 287   (12.7%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 291   (12.9%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 317   (14.0%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 263   (11.6%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 180   (8.0%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 76   (3.4%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 86   (3.8%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 8   (0.4%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 37   (1.6%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 125   (5.5%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 269   (11.9%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 1,813

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 109

In 3-person carpool : 27

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 : 18

Bicycle : 2

Walked : 55

Other means : 6

Worked at home : 168


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Less than 5 minutes : 81

5 to 9 minutes : 125

10 to 14 minutes : 192

15 to 19 minutes : 175

20 to 24 minutes : 309

25 to 29 minutes : 192

30 to 34 minutes : 444

35 to 39 minutes : 204

40 to 44 minutes : 61

45 to 59 minutes : 199

60 to 89 minutes : 25

90 or more minutes : 23


(updated 2009)



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

With Social Security income : 475

No Social Security income : 1,278


(updated 2009)



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

With retirement income : 290

No retirement income : 1,463


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 45

$10,000 to $14,999 : 18

$15,000 to $19,999 : 44

$20,000 to $24,999 : 41

$25,000 to $29,999 : 67

$30,000 to $34,999 : 87

$35,000 to $39,999 : 29

$40,000 to $44,999 : 93

$45,000 to $49,999 : 40

$50,000 to $59,999 : 141

$60,000 to $74,999 : 134

$75,000 to $99,999 : 312

$100,000 to $124,999 : 124

$125,000 to $149,999 : 112

$150,000 to $199,999 : 37

$200,000 or more : 70


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $71,667


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near Boston Township, Michigan

  • WJNZ (1140 AM; 5.0 kW; Ada, MI; Owner: Wjnz Radio, Llc)
  • WXLA (1180 AM; 2.0 kW; Lansing, MI; Owner: The Macdonald Broadcasting Company)
  • WBCH (1220 AM; 0.25 kW; Hastings, MI; Owner: Barry Broadcasting Co.)
  • WTKG (1230 AM; 1.0 kW; Grand Rapids, MI; Owner: Cc Licenses, Llc)
  • WJIM (1240 AM; 0.89 kW; Lansing, MI; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20.0 kW; Moline, MI; Owner: Cc Licenses, Llc)
  • WILS (1320 AM; 25.0 kW; Dimondale, MI; Owner: The Macdonald Broadcasting Company)
  • WILS (1320 AM; 5.0 kW; Lansing, MI; Owner: The Macdonald Broadcasting Company)
  • WBBL (1340 AM; 1.0 kW; Grand Rapids, MI; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WSCG (1380 AM; 1.0 kW; Greenville, MI; Owner: Stafford Broadcasting, L.l.c.)
  • WLCM (1390 AM; 5.0 kW; Charlotte, MI; Owner: Christian Broadcasting System, Ltd.)
  • WNWZ (1410 AM; 1.0 kW; Grand Rapids, MI; Owner: Regent Broadcasting Of Grand Rapids, Inc.)
  • WION (1430 AM; 5.0 kW; Ionia, MI; Owner: Packer Radio Wion, Llc)
  • WGVU (1480 AM; 5.0 kW; Grand Rapids, MI; Owner: Grand Valley State University B Of C)
  • KTGG (1540 AM; 0.4 kW; Lansing, MI; Owner: Spring Arbor University)
  • WFUR (1570 AM; 1.0 kW; Grand Rapids, MI; Owner: Furniture City Broadcasting Corp.)
  • WWSJ (1580 AM; 1.0 kW; Saint Johns, MI; Owner: Larry & Helen Harp, Wayne & Elmira Hill)
  • NEW (1600 AM; 0.25 kW; Ada, MI; Owner: Lexington Broadcasters, Inc.)
  • WDSS (1680 AM; 10.0 kW; Ada, MI; Owner: Goodrich Radio, Llc)
  • WMJH (810 AM; 3.6 kW; Rockford, MI; Owner: Birach Broadcasting Corporation)

FM Radio Stations Near Boston Township, Michigan

  • WBCH-FM (100.1 FM; Hastings, MI; Owner: Barry Broadcasting Co.)
  • WTRV (100.5 FM; Grand Rapids, MI; Owner: Regent Broadcasting Of Grand Rapids, Inc.)
  • WITL-FM (100.7 FM; Lansing, MI; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WBFX (101.3 FM; Lowell, MI; Owner: Cc Licenses, Llc)
  • WHZZ (101.7 FM; Lansing, MI; Owner: The Macdonald Broadcasting Company)
  • WFUR-FM (102.9 FM; Grand Rapids, MI; Owner: Furniture City Broadcasting Corp.)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; Middleville, MI; Owner: Regents Of The University Of Michigan)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; Middleville, MI; Owner: Regents Of The University Of Michigan)
  • WQBX (104.7 FM; Dewitt, MI; Owner: Jacom, Inc.)
  • WQBX (104.7 FM; Dewitt, MI; Owner: Jacom, Inc.)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; Middleville, MI; Owner: Cc Licenses, Llc)
  • WKLQ (107.3 FM; Lowell, MI; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WYCE (88.1 FM; Grand Rapids, MI; Owner: Grand Rapids Cable Access Center)
  • WJOM (88.5 FM; Eagle, MI; Owner: Michigan Community Radio)
  • WJOM (88.5 FM; Eagle, MI; Owner: Michigan Community Radio)
  • NEW (88.7 FM; Hastings, MI; Owner: Saidnewsfoundation)
  • WBLU-FM (88.9 FM; Grand Rapids, MI; Owner: Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp)
  • NEW (89.1 FM; Dowling, MI; Owner: Lansing Community College)
  • NEW (89.7 FM; Woodland, MI; Owner: Great Lakes Community Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WAYG (89.7 FM; East Grand Rapids, MI; Owner: Cornerstone University)
  • WLNZ (89.7 FM; Lansing, MI; Owner: Lansing Community College)
  • WAYG (89.9 FM; East Grand Rapids, MI; Owner: Cornerstone University)
  • WSLI (90.9 FM; Belding, MI; Owner: Superior Communications)
  • WCSG (91.3 FM; Moline, MI; Owner: Cornerstone University)
  • WDPW (91.9 FM; Belding, MI; Owner: Larlen Communications Inc.)
  • WQTX (92.1 FM; Dewitt, MI; Owner: Rubber City Radio Group)
  • WJZL (92.9 FM; Lansing, MI; Owner: Rubber City Radio Group, Inc.)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; Shelbyville, MI; Owner: Cc Licenses, Llc)
  • WLHT-FM (95.7 FM; Grand Rapids, MI; Owner: Regent Broadcasting Of Grand Rapids, Inc.)
  • WQHH (96.5 FM; Dewitt, MI; Owner: The Macdonald Broadcasting Company)
  • WLAV-FM (96.9 FM; Ada, MI; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WJIM-FM (97.5 FM; Lansing, MI; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WGRD-FM (97.9 FM; Moline, MI; Owner: Regent Broadcasting Of Grand Rapids, Inc.)
  • WFGR (98.7 FM; Grand Rapids, MI; Owner: Regent Broadcasting Of Grand Rapids, Inc.)
  • WFMK (99.1 FM; Lansing, MI; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)

TV Broadcast Stations Near Boston Township, Michigan

  • WXMI (Channel 17; Middleville, MI; Owner: Tribune Television Holdings, Inc.)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; Shelbyville, MI; Owner: Freedom Broadcasting Of Michigan Licensee, L.l.c.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; Cloverdale, MI; Owner: Wood License Company, Llc)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; Woodland, MI; Owner: Paxson Battle Creek License, Inc.)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; Cloverdale, MI; Owner: Christian Faith Broadcast, Inc.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; Middleville, MI; Owner: Wood License Company, Llc)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in Boston Township, Michigan

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 224  (17.9%)
  • Service Occupations: 156  (12.5%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 148  (11.9%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 1  (0.1%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 281  (22.5%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 303  (27.1%)
  • Service Occupations: 231  (20.7%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 396  (35.4%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 15  (1.3%)


(updated 2010)





There are 124 Farms In Boston Township, Michigan


(updated 2008)



Banks In Boston Township, Michigan

Independent Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $2.2m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 119

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Boston Township, Michigan

  • Kent County


    (about 14.5 miles in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Airport Code: GRR)

  • Gerald R. Ford International


    (about 14.5 miles in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Airport Code: GRR)

  • Greenville Municipal


    (about 16.4 miles in Greenville, Michigan; Airport Code: MI1)

  • Capital Region International


    (about 34.1 miles in Lansing, Michigan; Airport Code: LAN)

  • Capital City


    (about 34.1 miles in Lansing, Michigan; Airport Code: LAN)

  • Gratiot Community


    (about 40.0 miles in Alma, Michigan; Airport Code: AMN)

  • W K Kellogg


    (about 41.2 miles in Battle Creek, Michigan; Airport Code: BTL)

  • Tulip City


    (about 45.2 miles in Holland, Michigan; Airport Code: MI2)

  • West Michigan Regional


    (about 45.4 miles in Holland, Michigan; Airport Code: MI2)

  • Park Township


    (about 47.3 miles in Holland, Michigan; Airport Code: HLM)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Boston Township, Michigan

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

83.82%

Carpooled

10.69%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.0%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.09%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.09%

Walked

1.41%

Other Means

0.21%

Worked At Home

3.71%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Boston 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
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 1,197

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 92

Female householder, no husband present : 105

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 319

Householder not living alone : 40


(updated 2009)



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

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 20

Male householder and female partner : 54

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 27

All other households : 1,652


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,133

Renter-occupied housing units : 64

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 61

Renter-occupied housing units : 31

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 73

Renter-occupied housing units : 32

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 190

Renter-occupied housing units : 169


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 147

$10,000 to $14,999 : 57

$15,000 to $19,999 : 88

$20,000 to $24,999 : 85

$25,000 to $29,999 : 83

$30,000 to $34,999 : 106

$35,000 to $39,999 : 52

$40,000 to $44,999 : 75

$45,000 to $49,999 : 63

$50,000 to $59,999 : 149

$60,000 to $74,999 : 152

$75,000 to $99,999 : 335

$100,000 to $124,999 : 139

$125,000 to $149,999 : 115

$150,000 to $199,999 : 37

$200,000 or more : 70


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Total : 2,023


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Occupied : 1,753

Vacant : 270


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Median number of rooms : 6


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Built 2005 or later : 57

Built 2000 to 2004 : 131

Built 1990 to 1999 : 405

Built 1980 to 1989 : 239

Built 1970 to 1979 : 378

Built 1960 to 1969 : 144

Built 1950 to 1959 : 96

Built 1940 to 1949 : 101

Built 1939 or earlier : 472


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Utility gas : 698

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 678

Electricity : 140

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 111

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 102

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 22

No fuel used : 2


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 21

$10,000 to $14,999 : 3

$15,000 to $19,999 : 0

$20,000 to $24,999 : 0

$25,000 to $29,999 : 0

$30,000 to $34,999 : 0

$35,000 to $39,999 : 15

$40,000 to $49,999 : 0

$50,000 to $59,999 : 24

$60,000 to $69,999 : 66

$70,000 to $79,999 : 22

$80,000 to $89,999 : 59

$90,000 to $99,999 : 71

$100,000 to $124,999 : 172

$125,000 to $149,999 : 180

$150,000 to $174,999 : 181

$175,000 to $199,999 : 161

$200,000 to $249,999 : 242

$250,000 to $299,999 : 88

$300,000 to $399,999 : 39

$400,000 to $499,999 : 43

$500,000 to $749,999 : 45

$750,000 to $999,999 : 25

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Boston 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 : 46

Home equity loan only : 143

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 7

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 855

Housing units without a mortgage : 406


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Boston Township, Michigan)

Built 2005 or later : $510,000

Built 2000 to 2004 : $202,500

Built 1990 to 1999 : $181,100

Built 1980 to 1989 : $156,300

Built 1970 to 1979 : $159,800

Built 1960 to 1969 : $198,600

Built 1950 to 1959 : $100,900

Built 1940 to 1949 : $109,500

Built 1939 or earlier : $123,800


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Boston Township, Michigan: 72.7%

Percentage of Family Households in Michigan: 66.0%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Boston Township, Michigan

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 100%


(updated 2010)









Median Household Income In 2000 (Boston Township, MI): $43,172
Median Household Income In 2000 (Michigan): $44,667


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Boston Township): $108,500
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Michigan): $110,300


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Boston Township): $409
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Michigan): $546


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Boston Township, Michigan

Utility Gas: 36.4%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 42.5%
Electricity: 8.9%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 9.7%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 2.2%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.1%
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 Boston Township, Michigan are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Boston Township, Michigan

Icmh Home Care


     Address: 525 Lafayette Street, Ionia, Michigan 48846
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Other
     Certified Date: 3/21/1995

Peoplecare Inc


     Address: 3075 Orchard Vista Drive Se, Suite 100, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 6/20/1986

Heartland Home Care Grand Rapi


     Address: 3230 Eagle Park Drive Ne, Suite 200, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 3/17/1992

Visiting Nurse Srvcs Of W Mi


     Address: 1401 Cedar Ne, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 1/1/1978

Care One Home Health Services, Inc


     Address: 3075 Orchard Vista Drive Se, Suite 200, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 2/22/2007

Hospitals Close To Boston Township, Michigan

Ionia County Memorial Hospital


     Address: 479 Lafayette Street, Ionia, Michigan 48846
     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

Spectrum Health Hospitals


     Address: 100 Michigan St Ne, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Saint Mary's Health Care


     Address: 200 Jefferson Se, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

Pennock Hospital


     Address: 1009 W Green St, Hastings, Michigan 49058
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Nursing Homes Close To Boston Township, Michigan

Heartland Health Care Center-ionia


     Address: 814 E Lincoln Ave, Ionia, Michigan 48846
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 106
     Percent Occupied: 88%

Laurels Of Kent (the)


     Address: 350 N Center St, Lowell, Michigan 49331
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 144
     Percent Occupied: 94%

Metron Of Belding


     Address: 414 E State St, Belding, Michigan 48809
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 118
     Percent Occupied: 92%

United Memorial Hospital Ltcu


     Address: 615 S Bower St, Greenville, Michigan 48838
     Ownership: Non Profit - Other
     Number of Residents: 38
     Percent Occupied: 95%

Metron Of Greenville


     Address: 828 E Washington Ave, Greenville, Michigan 48838
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 112
     Percent Occupied: 93%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Boston Township, Michigan

Name: Palisades
Address: 27780 Blue Star Memorial Highway; Covert, MI 49043
Distance: 68 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Boston Township, Michigan

    Retired Workers: 605
    Disabled Workers: 130
    Widowers Workers: 75
    Spouses Workers: 35
    Children Workers: 70


(updated 2007)



Ionia County, Michigan Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 38.55%
  • Bush & Cheney 60.18%
  • Other 1.27%



(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 Boston Township, Michigan citizens.

Relocation to Ionia County, MI

6.00 % of Ionia County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $31,402

Michigan Average 5.24 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

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

  • Kent County , MI 1.63 % ($30,790 AGI )
  • Montcalm County , MI 0.89 % ($26,582 AGI )
  • Ingham County , MI 0.47 % ($38,097 AGI )

Relocation away from Ionia County, MI

6.66 % of Ionia 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 $32,003

Michigan Average 5.98 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

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

  • Kent County , MI 1.71 % ($31,663 AGI )
  • Montcalm County , MI 0.98 % ($26,953 AGI )
  • Eaton County , MI 0.47 % ($31,505 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 Boston 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 Boston Township, Michigan directly or research local government web sites.



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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