Napoleon Township, Michigan

Napoleon Township is a civil township of Jackson County in the U.S. states of Michigan. The population was 6,776 at the 2010 census.[3] The township includes the unincorporated community of Napoleon.

Napoleon Township, Michigan
Napoleon Township is located in Michigan
Napoleon Township
Napoleon Township
Napoleon Township is located in the United States
Napoleon Township
Napoleon Township
Coordinates: 42°10′31″N 84°17′3″W / 42.17528°N 84.28417°W / 42.17528; -84.28417Coordinates: 42°10′31″N 84°17′3″W / 42.17528°N 84.28417°W / 42.17528; -84.28417
CountryUnited States
 • Total31.4 sq mi (81.3 km2)
 • Land28.9 sq mi (74.9 km2)
 • Water2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
968 ft (295 m)
 • Total6,776
 • Density234/sq mi (90.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)517
FIPS code26-56640[1]
GNIS feature ID1626789[2]


  • Ackerson was a flag station on the C. N. Railroad. It had a post office from December 1898 to February 1899 and again from November 1899 to August 1902.[4]


The township is southeast of the center of Jackson County. U.S. Route 127 forms part of the western border, and state highway M-50 runs through the center of the township, connecting Napoleon village with Jackson, the county seat, 10 miles (16 km) to the northwest.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.4 square miles (81.3 km2), of which 28.9 square miles (74.9 km2) are land and 2.5 square miles (6.4 km2), or 7.87%, are water.[3] Most of the township is part of the Grand River watershed flowing to Lake Michigan, except for the southeastern corner, which drains to the River Raisin and eventually Lake Erie.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,962 people, 2,592 households, and 1,938 families residing in the township. The population density was 236.4 per square mile (91.3/km²). There were 2,824 housing units at an average density of 95.9 per square mile (37.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.61% White, 0.86% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.69% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population.

There were 2,592 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,065, and the median income for a family was $51,875. Males had a median income of $40,789 versus $24,972 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,436. About 3.4% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.



  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Napoleon Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Napoleon township, Jackson County, Michigan". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  4. ^ Romig 1986, p. 0.


  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.

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