Plymouth Township, Michigan
|Charter Township of Plymouth, Michigan|
|— Charter township —|
|Wayne County and the state of Michigan|
|• Supervisor||Richard Reaume|
|• Total||16 sq mi (41.4 km2)|
|• Land||15.9 sq mi (41.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|Elevation||787 ft (240 m)|
|• Density||1,700/sq mi ( 660/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1626920|
The Charter Township of Plymouth is a charter township of Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 27,524 at the 2010 census. The City of Plymouth is located within the township but is administratively autonomous.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.0 square miles (41 km2), of which 15.9 square miles (41 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.25%, is water.
Plymouth Township is served by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. P-CCS includes most of Canton & Plymouth Townships, and portions of Salem, Superior, and Northville Townships.
The primary governing body of Plymouth Township consists of a board of trustees. The membership of this board consists of the three primary elected executives (Supervisor, Treasurer, and Clerk), plus four additional at-large trustees. All seven members are elected to four year terms that coincide with the United States Presidential election cycle.
- Supervisor - Richard Reaume
- Treasurer - Ron Edwards
- Clerk - Nancy Conzelman
- Kay Arnold
- Charles Curmi
- Bob Doroshewitz
- Mike Kelley
As of the census of 2000, there were 27,798 people, 10,757 households, and 7,680 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,746.3 per square mile (674.2/km²). There were 11,043 housing units at an average density of 693.7 per square mile (267.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 92.38% White, 2.96% African American, 0.27% Native American, 2.73% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 1.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.7% were of German, 13.8% Polish, 13.1% Irish, 9.5% English and 7.1% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 10,757 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the township the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.6 males.
According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the township was $90,780, and the median income for a family was $111,006. Males had a median income of $64,583 versus $36,182 for females. The per capita income for the township was $37,081. About 0.9% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.
Plymouth Township is home to the Ontario Hockey League's Plymouth Whalers, one of three American teams in the OHL and one of two in Michigan. The Whalers play in Compuware Arena. The Whalers are the 2007 OHL champions.
Plymouth Township was home to the indoor soccer team the Detroit Ignition of the Xtreme Soccer League. The Ignition played in the championship finals all three years of its existence. The team was disbanded after the 2008-2009 season. The Ignition played at Compuware Arena.
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Plymouth Township, Michigan
- "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Plymouth charter township, Wayne County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved September 8, 2011.