Raisin Charter Township, Michigan

Raisin Charter Township is a charter township of Lenawee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 7,559 at the 2010 census.[3]

Raisin Township, Michigan
Raisin Charter Township
Raisin Charter Township Offices
Raisin Charter Township Offices
Location within Lenawee County
Location within Lenawee County
Raisin Township is located in Michigan
Raisin Township
Raisin Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Raisin Township is located in the United States
Raisin Township
Raisin Township
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 41°56′42″N 83°56′45″W / 41.94500°N 83.94583°W / 41.94500; -83.94583Coordinates: 41°56′42″N 83°56′45″W / 41.94500°N 83.94583°W / 41.94500; -83.94583
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorThomas Hawkins
 • ClerkChristy Low
 • Total36.52 sq mi (94.59 km2)
 • Land36.13 sq mi (93.58 km2)
 • Water0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
732 ft (223 m)
 • Total7,559
 • Density209.2/sq mi (80.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49221 (Adrian)
49229 (Britton)
49268 (Palmyra)
49286 (Tecumseh)
Area code(s)517
FIPS code26-66840[1]
GNIS feature ID1626950[2]
WebsiteOfficial website
Sutton Elementary School


  • East Raisin was an area in the eastern part of the township. Euro-American settlement in this area began in 1816 and a community developed.[4]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.52 square miles (94.59 km2), of which 36.13 square miles (93.58 km2) is land and 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2) (1.07%) is water.[3]


At the 2000 census,[1] there were 6,507 people, 2,265 households and 1,845 families residing in the township. The population density was 179.5 per square mile (69.3/km2). There were 2,347 housing units at an average density of 64.7 per square mile (25.0/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.00% White, 0.54% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 1.54% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.81% of the population.

There were 2,265 households, of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.5% were non-families. 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.17.

28.7% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

The median household income was $57,088 and the median family income was $59,977. Males had a median income of $44,973 vand females $25,614. The per capita income was $21,703. About 1.9% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Raisin Charter Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Michigan: 2010 Population and Housing Unit Counts 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. September 2012. p. 30 Michigan. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  4. ^ Romig 1986, p. 172.


  • 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 978-0-8143-1838-6.

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