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Raisin Charter Township, Michigan

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Raisin Charter Township is a charter township of Lenawee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 6,507 at the 2000 census.

Raisin Charter Township, Michigan
Raisin Township Offices
Raisin 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
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
 • Total36.5 sq mi (94.4 km2)
 • Land36.3 sq mi (93.9 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
732 ft (223 m)
 • Total6,507
 • Density179.5/sq mi (69.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-66840[1]
GNIS feature ID1626950[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.5 square miles (95 km2), of which 36.2 square miles (94 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.55%) is water. The most recent flag was designed by Scotty Magee of Adrian in 2006.


  • East Raisin was an area in the eastern part of the township. Euro-American settlement in this area began in 1831 and a community developed.[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.

Sutton Elementary School

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 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Raisin Charter Township, Michigan
  3. ^ 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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