Sunfield Township, Michigan

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Sunfield Township, Michigan
Sunfield Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Sunfield Township, Michigan
Sunfield Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°43′41″N 85°0′37″W / 42.72806°N 85.01028°W / 42.72806; -85.01028Coordinates: 42°43′41″N 85°0′37″W / 42.72806°N 85.01028°W / 42.72806; -85.01028
Country United States
State Michigan
County Eaton
 • Total 36.4 sq mi (94.2 km2)
 • Land 36.0 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 869 ft (265 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,177
 • Density 60.4/sq mi (23.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 48890
Area code(s) 517
FIPS code 26-77440[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627139[2]

Sunfield Township is a civil township of Eaton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,177 at the 2000 census.


The township's official website is located at


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.4 square miles (94.2 km²), of which 36.0 square miles (93.3 km²) is land and 0.3 square mile (0.8 km²) (0.88%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,177 people, 777 households, and 619 families residing in the township. The population density was 60.4 per square mile (23.3/km²). There were 826 housing units at an average density of 22.9 per square mile (8.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.29% White, 0.23% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.73% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.30% of the population.

There were 777 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,104, and the median income for a family was $54,813. Males had a median income of $43,816 versus $25,536 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,291. About 3.4% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sunfield Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
  4. ^ "Bismarck Post Office (historical)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  5. ^ Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 121
  6. ^ Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 153
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Little Venice, Michigan
  8. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Shaytown, Michigan
  9. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Woodbury, Michigan