Wheatland Township, Sanilac County, Michigan

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Wheatland Township, Michigan
Township
Wheatland Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Wheatland Township, Michigan
Wheatland Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°32′54″N 82°48′20″W / 43.54833°N 82.80556°W / 43.54833; -82.80556Coordinates: 43°32′54″N 82°48′20″W / 43.54833°N 82.80556°W / 43.54833; -82.80556
Country United States
State Michigan
County Sanilac
Area
 • Total 36.4 sq mi (94.3 km2)
 • Land 36.4 sq mi (94.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 781 ft (238 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 530
 • Density 14.6/sq mi (5.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-86580[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627257[2]

Wheatland Township is a civil township of Sanilac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 530 at the 2000 census.

Communities[edit]

  • Chevingston was an unincorporated community in Wheatland Township. It formed around a sawmill started by Charles Reinelt. It had a post office from 1893 until 1906.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.4 square miles (94.3 km²), of which 36.4 square miles (94.2 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.14%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 530 people, 187 households, and 144 families residing in the township. The population density was 14.6 per square mile (5.6/km²). There were 216 housing units at an average density of 5.9 per square mile (2.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.92% White, 0.94% Native American, 0.75% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population.

There were 187 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 110.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $35,833. Males had a median income of $29,063 versus $20,208 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,919. About 4.4% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.

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