Ray Township, Michigan

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Not to be confused with the unincorporated community of Ray, Michigan in Branch County.
Ray Township, Michigan
Township
Township of Ray
Ray Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Ray Township, Michigan
Ray Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°45′28″N 82°55′16″W / 42.75778°N 82.92111°W / 42.75778; -82.92111Coordinates: 42°45′28″N 82°55′16″W / 42.75778°N 82.92111°W / 42.75778; -82.92111
Country United States
State Michigan
County Macomb
Government
 • Supervisor Charles Bohm
 • Clerk Paula Artman
 • Treasurer Douglas Stier
Area
 • Total 36.8 sq mi (95.4 km2)
 • Land 36.8 sq mi (95.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 650 ft (198 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,740
 • Density 101.5/sq mi (39.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48096
Area code(s) 586
FIPS code 26-67420[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626955[2]
Website raytwp.org

Ray Township is a civil township of Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 3,739. Wolcott Mill Metropark, a 2,625 acres (10.62 km2) park is located entirely within the township.[3] The park is named for and is home to an historic grist mill built in 1847.[citation needed]

Communities[edit]

There no incorporated villages with in the Township, but there are several unincorporated communities:

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.6 square miles (95.4 km²), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,740 people, 1,305 households, and 1,062 families residing in the township. The population density was 101.5 per square mile (39.2/km²). There were 1,349 housing units at an average density of 36.6 per square mile (14.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.78% White, 0.16% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 1,305 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.0% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 104.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $70,081, and the median income for a family was $76,880. Males had a median income of $51,261 versus $26,830 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,604. About 1.4% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Ray Township is governed under state statute by an elected board of trustees with 2 trustees and includes a supervisor, clerk and treasurer. The three of which serve as executive officers of the township with the supervisor, chairs the board and is in charge of assessing and general all other matters outside the clerk's and treasurer's authority. For public library services, the Township runs the Ray Township Library in Wolcott Mills.[8]

School district serving the Township residents are Armada Area Schools, New Haven Community Schools, Romeo Community Schools and Utica Community Schools.[9] Road maintaince is handle by the Macomb County Department of Roads.

District Number Officeholder
U.S. Representative 10th Candice Miller
State Senate 11th Jack Brandenburg
State Representative 33rd Ken Goike
County Commissioner 7th Don Brown

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