Covert Township is a civil township of Van Buren County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 2,888. According to the US Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.0 square miles (91 km2), all land. Covert, Michigan was a place of racial integration from its founding in the 1860s. The school had both black and white students starting in the 1860s. The Covert cemetery is the final resting place of both black and white Civil War veterans.As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 3,141 people, 1,118 households, and 763 families in the township. The population density was 89.8 per square mile (34.7/km2).
There were 1,683 housing units at an average density of 48.1 per square mile (18.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 51.10% White, 35.24% African American, 1.02% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 7.99% from other races, and 4.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.22% of the population. There were 1,118 households, out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.39.
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