Watertown Township, Tuscola County, Michigan

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Watertown Township, Michigan
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Watertown Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°16′13″N83°24′16″W / 43.27028°N 83.40444°W / 43.27028; -83.40444 Coordinates: 43°16′13″N83°24′16″W / 43.27028°N 83.40444°W / 43.27028; -83.40444
Country United States
State Michigan
County Tuscola
Area
  Total32.9 sq mi (85.2 km2)
  Land32.7 sq mi (84.6 km2)
  Water0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation
879 ft (268 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total2,202
  Density67.3/sq mi (26.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
48435 (Fostoria)
48464 (Otter Lake),
48744 (Mayville),
48746 (Millington)
FIPS code 26-84460 [1]
GNIS feature ID1627223 [2]

Watertown Township is a civil township of Tuscola County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,202 at the 2010 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.

Tuscola County, Michigan County in the United States

Tuscola County is a county in the Thumb region of the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,729. The county seat is Caro. The county was created by Michigan Law on April 1, 1840, from land in Sanilac County and attached to Saginaw County for administrative purposes. The Michigan Legislature passed an act on March 2, 1850, that empowered the county residents to organize governmental functions.

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

Fostoria, Michigan Census-designated place in Michigan, United States

Fostoria is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Watertown Township, Tuscola County, Michigan, United States. Its population was 694 as of the 2010 census. Fostoria has a post office with ZIP code 48435.

Henry H. Crapo American politician

Henry Howland Crapo was the 14th Governor of Michigan during the end of the American Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction.

The Pere Marquette Railway operated in the Great Lakes region of the United States and southern parts of Ontario in Canada. It had trackage in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and the Canadian province of Ontario. Its primary connections included Buffalo; Toledo; and Chicago. The company was named after Père Jacques Marquette S.J. (1637–1675), a French Jesuit missionary who founded Michigan's first European settlement, Sault Ste Marie.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.9 square miles (85.2 km²), of which 32.7 square miles (84.6 km²) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.6 km²) (0.76%) is water.

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 2,231 people, 796 households, and 631 families residing in the township. The population density was 68.3 per square mile (26.4/km²). There were 874 housing units at an average density of 26.8 per square mile (10.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.43% White, 0.18% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% 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. This 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 796 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% 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 3.14.

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

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a culturally recognised union between people, called spouses, that establishes rights and obligations between them, as well as between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws. 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 28.1% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,875, and the median income for a family was $52,589. Males had a median income of $45,703 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,398. About 4.9% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

Per capita income mean income of the people in an economic unit such as a country or city

Per capita income (PCI) or average income measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area's total income by its total population.

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References

  1. 1 2 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Watertown Township, Tuscola County, Michigan
  3. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fostoria, Michigan
  4. Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN   0-8143-1838-X.
  5. 48435 5-Digit ZCTA, 484 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau 2000 census
  6. 48464 5-Digit ZCTA, 484 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau 2000 census
  7. 48744 5-Digit ZCTA, 487 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau 2000 census
  8. 48746 5-Digit ZCTA, 487 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau 2000 census