Amboy Township, Michigan

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Amboy Township, Michigan
Amboy Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Amboy Township, Michigan
Amboy Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 41°42′59″N 84°36′8″W / 41.71639°N 84.60222°W / 41.71639; -84.60222Coordinates: 41°42′59″N 84°36′8″W / 41.71639°N 84.60222°W / 41.71639; -84.60222
Country United States
State Michigan
County Hillsdale
Organized 1850
 • Total 30.6 sq mi (79.3 km2)
 • Land 30.0 sq mi (77.6 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation 948 ft (289 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,224
 • Density 40.8/sq mi (15.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 26-02020[1]
GNIS feature ID 1625836[2]

Amboy Township is a civil township of Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 1,224.

Amboy Township was formed by an act of the Michigan Legislature on March 28, 1850, from Woodbridge Township and Ransom Township out of the partial survey townships 9 south ranges 2 and 3 west and the southern tier of sections from survey township 8 south ranges 2 and 3 west.[3] Amboy thus consists of 12 sections or 12 miles (19 km) from east to west and averages approximately 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north to south. Ransom and Woodbridge were left with only 30 sections each instead of the usual 36 sections.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.6 square miles (79 km2), of which 30.0 square miles (78 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (2.15%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,224 people, 457 households, and 350 families residing in the township. The population density was 40.8 per square mile (15.8/km²). There were 631 housing units at an average density of 21.1 per square mile (8.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.59% White, 0.16% Native American, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

There were 457 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.5% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,250, and the median income for a family was $45,250. Males had a median income of $36,118 versus $25,809 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,578. About 6.5% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.