Litchfield Township, Michigan

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Litchfield Township, Michigan
Litchfield Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Litchfield Township, Michigan
Litchfield Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°1′37″N 84°46′6″W / 42.02694°N 84.76833°W / 42.02694; -84.76833Coordinates: 42°1′37″N 84°46′6″W / 42.02694°N 84.76833°W / 42.02694; -84.76833
Country United States
State Michigan
County Hillsdale
 • Total 33.1 sq mi (85.8 km2)
 • Land 33.1 sq mi (85.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,050 ft (320 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 969
 • Density 29.3/sq mi (11.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49252
Area code(s) 517
FIPS code 26-48000[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626629[2]

Litchfield Township is a civil township of Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 969 at the 2000 census.

The City of Litchfield is surrounded by the township, but is administratively autonomous.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.1 square miles (86 km2), of which, 33.1 square miles (86 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.06%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 969 people, 357 households, and 285 families residing in the township. The population density was 29.3 per square mile (11.3/km²). There were 382 housing units at an average density of 11.5 per square mile (4.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.01% White, 0.41% African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population.

There were 357 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.3% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 111.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,153, and the median income for a family was $45,385. Males had a median income of $36,083 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,625. About 5.8% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.