Watertown Township, Sanilac County, Michigan

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Watertown Township, Michigan
Township
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Watertown Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°22′22″N82°49′4″W / 43.37278°N 82.81778°W / 43.37278; -82.81778 Coordinates: 43°22′22″N82°49′4″W / 43.37278°N 82.81778°W / 43.37278; -82.81778
Country United States
State Michigan
County Sanilac
Area
  Total 35.3 sq mi (91.3 km2)
  Land 35.3 sq mi (91.3 km2)
  Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 764 ft (233 m)
Population (2000)
  Total 1,376
  Density 39.0/sq mi (15.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 48401 (Applegate),
48419 (Carsonville),
48471 (Sandusky),
48466 (Peck)
FIPS code 26-84440 [1]
GNIS feature ID 1627222 [2]

Watertown Township is a civil township of Sanilac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,376 at the 2000 census.

A civil township is a widely used unit of local government in the United States that is subordinate to a county. The term town is used in New England, New York, and Wisconsin to refer to the equivalent of the civil township in these states. Specific responsibilities and the degree of autonomy vary based on each state. Civil townships are distinct from survey townships, but in states that have both, the boundaries often coincide and may completely geographically subdivide a county. The U.S. Census Bureau classifies civil townships as minor civil divisions. Currently, there are 20 states with civil townships.

Sanilac County, Michigan County in the United States

Sanilac County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 43,114. The county seat is Sandusky. The county was created on September 10, 1822, and was fully organized on December 31, 1849

U.S. state constituent political entity of the United States

In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders. Four states use the term commonwealth rather than state in their full official names.

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Communities

Sandusky, Michigan City in Michigan, United States

Sandusky is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,679 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Sanilac County.

M-19 (Michigan highway) highway in Michigan, United States

M-19 is a north–south state trunkline highway in the US state of Michigan. The trunkline begins northeast of Detroit at a junction with Interstate 94 (I-94) near New Haven and runs northward to a junction with M-142 just east of Bad Axe in The Thumb region of the Lower Peninsula. The highway runs through mostly rural and agricultural areas, connecting several small communities.

M-46 (Michigan highway) highway in Michigan, United States

M-46 is an east–west state trunkline highway in the US state of Michigan between Muskegon and Port Sanilac, terminating near Lake Michigan and Lake Huron on each end. Except for the north–south segment that corresponds with the US Highway 131 (US 131) freeway between Cedar Springs and Howard City, M-46 is practically a due east–west surface highway. The road runs through rural sections of the Lower Peninsula connecting several freeways including US 31, US 131, US 127 and I-75.

The postal delivery areas of some other nearby communities serve the township:

Applegate, Michigan Village in Michigan, United States

Applegate is a village in Sanilac County of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 248 at the 2010 census. Applegate is in the southeast corner of Washington Township on the boundary with Sanilac Township.

Carsonville, Michigan Village in Michigan, United States

Carsonville is a village in Sanilac County of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 527 at the 2010 census. The village is situated at 43°25′37″N82°40′17″W on the boundary between Bridgehampton Township and Washington Township, with about half the village in each.

Peck, Michigan Village in Michigan, United States

Peck is a village in Sanilac County of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 632 at the 2010 census. The village is in Elk Township.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.2 square miles (91.3 km²), all land.

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Demographics

As of the census [1] of 2000, there were 1,376 people, 496 households, and 373 families residing in the township. The population density was 39.0 per square mile (15.1/km²). There were 523 housing units at an average density of 14.8 per square mile (5.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.88% White, 0.36% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.73% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.18% of the population.

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include agriculture, business, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practice.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 496 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.23.

Marriage Social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $45,667. Males had a median income of $32,115 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,145. About 7.1% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.

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