Ash Township, Michigan

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Ash Township, Michigan
Downtown Carleton along Monroe Street
Downtown Carleton along Monroe Street
Location within Monroe County (red) and the administered village of Carleton (pink)
Location within Monroe County (red) and the administered village of Carleton (pink)
Ash Township is located in Michigan
Ash Township
Ash Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°03′23″N 83°22′31″W / 42.05639°N 83.37528°W / 42.05639; -83.37528Coordinates: 42°03′23″N 83°22′31″W / 42.05639°N 83.37528°W / 42.05639; -83.37528
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorRobin Carmack
 • Total34.8 sq mi (90.1 km2)
 • Land34.6 sq mi (89.6 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
604 ft (184 m)
 • Total7,610
 • Density220.0/sq mi (84.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48117, 48134, 48166, 48179
Area code(s)734
FIPS code26-03680[1]
GNIS feature ID1625853[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Ash Township is a civil township of Monroe County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 7,610.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.8 square miles (90 km2), of which 34.6 square miles (90 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.57%) is water.


  • Clark City was built around a stave mill along Swan Creek. It had a post office from 1855 until 1866.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,610 people, 2,801 households, and 2,125 families residing in the township. The population density was 220.0 per square mile (84.9/km²). There were 2,942 housing units at an average density of 85.0 per square mile (32.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.08% White, 0.32% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.75% of the population.

There were 2,801 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.13.

Ash Township Office and Fire Station

In the township the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $54,439, and the median income for a family was $61,020. Males had a median income of $47,892 versus $25,699 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,271. About 4.6% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.


The township was named in honor of Arba Ash, a resident of Wayne County who had an appointment from the governor to establish towns and counties.[4]



  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ash Township, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig 1986, p. 118.
  4. ^ Pocket Road Map Monroe County, Mich.; Geo. E Lang Publications, 1917


  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6.