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Beaver is a township in Newaygo County, in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Beaver. For links to other places called Beaver, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Beaver is 43.678N. The longitude is -85.974W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 823 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 608.
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20% of Beaver residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Beaver ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Beaver was $11,098, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Beaver residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Beaver, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $308. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $650.
Newaygo County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Beaver political report.
The average commute time for Beaver workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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