Whitewater Township is a civil township of Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,597 at the 2010 census, an increase from 2,467 at the 2000 census.
Whitewater Township was organized in 1859, as Grand Traverse County's third township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 53.6 square miles (139 km2), of which 47.8 square miles (124 km2) is land and 5.8 square miles (15 km2) (10.77%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,467 people, 896 households, and 712 families residing in the township. The population density was 51.6 per square mile (19.9/km2). There were 1,176 housing units at an average density of 24.6 per square mile (9.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.08% White, 0.28% African American, 0.93% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.
There were 896 households, out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families.