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Households and Families:  In 2005-2009 there were 11,000 households in White Lake Charter Township.  the average household size was 2.7 people.

Families made up 76 percent of the household in White Lake Charter Township.  This figure includes both married-couple families (64 percent) and other families (12 percent).  Non-family households made up 24 percent of all households in White Lake Charter Township.  Most of the non-family households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

Nativity and Language:  Four percent of the people living in White Lake Charter Township in 2005-2009 were foreign born.  Ninety-six percent was native, including 82 percent who were born in Michigan.

Among people at least five years old living in White lake Charter Township in 2005-2009, 5 percent spoke a language other than English at home.  Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 45 percent spoke Spanish and 55 percent spoke some other language; 25 percent reported that they did not speak English “very well”.

Education:  In 2005 – 2009, 91 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 28 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher.  Nine percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

The total school enrollment in White Lake Charter Township was 8,300 in 2005-2009.  Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 780 and elementary or high school enrollment was 5,800 children.  College or graduate school enrollment was 1,700.

Industries:  In 2005 – 2009, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in White Lake Charter Township were Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 19 percent, and Manufacturing, 18 percent.

Occupations and Type of Employer:  Among the most common occupations were:  Management, professional, and related occupations, 36 percent; Sales and office occupations, 28 percent; Service occupations, 15 percent; Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 12 percent; and Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations, 9 percent.  Eighty-three percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 10 percent was Federal, state or local government works; and 6 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.

Travel to Work:  Eighty-eight percent of White Lake Charter Township workers drove to work alone in 2005-2009, 6 percent carpooled, less than 0.5 percent took public transportation, and 2 percent used other means.  The remaining 4 percent worked at home.  Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 31.3 minutes to get to work.

Income:  The median income of household in White Lake Charter Township was $72, 537.  Eighty-four percent of the households received earnings and 21 percent received retirement income other than Social Security.  Twenty-four percent of the households receive Social Security.  The average income from Social Security was $17,446.  These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

Population of White Lake Charter Township:  2005-2009, White Lake Charter Township had a total population of 30,000 – 15,000 (50 percent) females and 15,000 (50 percent) males.  The median age was 41.6 years.  Twenty-five percent of the population was 18 years and 11 percent was 65 years and older.

Housing Costs:  The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $1,725, non-mortgaged owners $566, and renters $885.  Thirty-five percent of owners with mortgages, 20 percent of owners without mortgages, and 50 percent of renters in White Lake Charter Township spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.


Information provided by ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates 2005-2009