Wheatland Township, Hillsdale County, Michigan

Wheatland Township is a civil township of Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,258 at the 2000 census.

Wheatland Township, Michigan
Wheatland Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Wheatland Township, Michigan
Wheatland Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 41°56′28″N 84°24′17″W / 41.94111°N 84.40472°W / 41.94111; -84.40472Coordinates: 41°56′28″N 84°24′17″W / 41.94111°N 84.40472°W / 41.94111; -84.40472
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyHillsdale
Area
 • Total35.7 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Land35.6 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
1,089 ft (332 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total1,258
 • Density35.3/sq mi (13.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-86540[1]
GNIS feature ID1627255[2]

CommunitiesEdit

  • Church's Corners is an unincorporated community within the township. It had a post office from 1870 until 1894.[3]
  • Locust Corners is an unincorporated community within the township.

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.3 km²), of which 35.6 square miles (92.3 km²) is land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.06%) is water.

DemographicsEdit

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,258 people, 457 households, and 361 families residing in the township. The population density was 35.3 per square mile (13.6/km²). There were 497 housing units at an average density of 13.9 per square mile (5.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.93% White, 0.56% Native American, 0.16% Asian, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 457 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.8% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $46,875. Males had a median income of $39,271 versus $22,188 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,026. About 3.6% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wheatland Township, Hillsdale County, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig 1986, p. 116.

SourcesEdit

  • 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.