Neighborhoods & Partnerships

What’s this about?
Consisting of families, relationships, and partnerships; neighborhoods are the core building blocks of community. Houses, parks, schools, and institutions are threads in the tapestry that constitute a traditional neighborhood. Healthy neighborhoods are well connected, inclusive, and equitable to all ages, backgrounds, and life stages.

Data

Historic Population Trends

Historic populations trends help to determine the overall growth of a place over time. Similar to many suburban communities outside of city centers, Cascade Township has experienced steady population growth since 1970.

Population Projections

Population projections help to determine the potential for future growth based upon data from the past and also helps determine if there is a need for more land for certain housing types. Cascade Township has had modest population growth during the last 40 years, which is reflected in the projection for 2040.”

Age by Gender & Median Age

Age by gender and median age is a metric used to help determine if and where to locate parks, trails, transit, and other public services to serve the needs of residents from cradle to grave. In 2016, Cascade Township was generally older than the State of Michigan, with a considerable percentage of residents between the ages of 40 and 70 years old.”

Median House Value & Average Household Size

Median house value is a metric used to help determine the worth of existing housing stock in the market. Overall, median housing values are higher in Cascade Township, indicating generally that Cascade Township is a desirable place to live and has quality housing stock.

Average household size is a metric used to help plan for certain uses, including schools, parks, and services. As of 2016, Cascade Township had a slightly larger average household size than the State of Michigan, indicating that there is likely a larger proportion of households with children or multiple generations.

Equalized Property Values

Owner Occupied & Vacant Dwellings

The percentage of owner-occupied dwellings and vacancy rate helps to indicate the housing mix of owners and renters as well as the health of the local housing and rental market. It is important to have a housing balance as aging populations as well as millennials desire rental units as they are more transient and desire less maintenance responsibilities. As of 2016, Cascade Township had a higher percentage of owner-occupied dwellings than the State of Michigan or the United States as well as fewer vacant units.

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