Sharon Township, Michigan

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Sharon Township, Michigan
Township
Townhall, Pleasant Lake & Sylvan Rds.
Townhall, Pleasant Lake & Sylvan Rds.
Sharon Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Sharon Township, Michigan
Sharon Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°12′31″N 84°4′57″W / 42.20861°N 84.08250°W / 42.20861; -84.08250Coordinates: 42°12′31″N 84°4′57″W / 42.20861°N 84.08250°W / 42.20861; -84.08250
Country United States
State Michigan
County Washtenaw
Area
 • Total 37.9 sq mi (98.1 km2)
 • Land 37.4 sq mi (96.9 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation 984 ft (300 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,737
 • Density 46/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48158
Area code(s) 734
FIPS code 26-72760[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627061[2]
Website twp-sharon.org

Sharon Township is a civil township of Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,737 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.9 square miles (98.1 km2), of which 37.4 square miles (96.9 km2) is land and 0.46 square miles (1.2 km2), or 1.21%, is water.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,678 people, 593 households, and 492 families residing in the township. The population density was 44.6 per square mile (17.2/km²). There were 609 housing units at an average density of 16.2 per square mile (6.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.66% White, 0.42% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.67% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.04% of the population.

There were 593 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.7% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.9% were non-families. 13.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $75,979, and the median income for a family was $81,249. Males had a median income of $55,139 versus $32,679 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,304. About 1.2% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.0% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.

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