Tecumseh Township, Michigan

Tecumseh Township is a civil township of Lenawee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,881 at the 2000 census. The city of Tecumseh is surrounded by three sides by the Township. The township was first organized in 1827.

Tecumseh Township, Michigan
Tecumseh Township Hall
Tecumseh Township Hall
Location within Lenawee County
Location within Lenawee County
Tecumseh Township is located in Michigan
Tecumseh Township
Tecumseh Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°01′34″N 83°56′20″W / 42.02611°N 83.93889°W / 42.02611; -83.93889Coordinates: 42°01′34″N 83°56′20″W / 42.02611°N 83.93889°W / 42.02611; -83.93889
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorCurtis Brown
 • ClerkGerald Coulter
 • Total13.2 sq mi (34.2 km2)
 • Land13.1 sq mi (34.0 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
791 ft (241 m)
 • Total1,881
 • Density143.3/sq mi (55.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49286 (Tecumseh)
Area code(s)517
FIPS code26-79140[1]
GNIS feature ID1627156[2]
WebsiteOfficial website


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.2 square miles (34.2 km²), of which 13.1 square miles (34.0 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.2 km²) (0.53%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,881 people, 672 households, and 583 families residing in the township. The population density was 143.3 per square mile (55.4/km²). There were 689 housing units at an average density of 52.5 per square mile (20.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.55% White, 0.48% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.45% of the population.

There were 672 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.6% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.2% were non-families. 9.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 30.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $69,276, and the median income for a family was $74,226. Males had a median income of $51,648 versus $31,071 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,398. About 2.0% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 4.1% 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: Tecumseh Township, Michigan

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