Cottrellville Township, Michigan

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Cottrellville Township, Michigan
Cottrellville Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Cottrellville Township, Michigan
Cottrellville Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°41′33″N 82°32′11″W / 42.69250°N 82.53639°W / 42.69250; -82.53639Coordinates: 42°41′33″N 82°32′11″W / 42.69250°N 82.53639°W / 42.69250; -82.53639
Country United States
State Michigan
County St. Clair
Formed 1822
 • Total 22.4 sq mi (58.0 km2)
 • Land 21.2 sq mi (54.9 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
Elevation 597 ft (182 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,814
 • Density 180.0/sq mi (69.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 26-18400[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626136[2]

Cottrellville Township is a civil township of St. Clair County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,814 at the 2000 census.


There are five unincorporated communities in the Township:


Cottrellville was established in 1822.[10] A reference to the Organic Chapter of the general history points out the organization of this town so early as 1822, with A. Hemminger as Supervisor. In the general history also appear the names of its pioneer settlers - the Cotterals (Cottrells), Wards, Browns, etc. The land rises gradually from the river; is fertile, and must be considered among the rich agricultural lands of the county, the marsh, running back from the river, being perhaps the only exception, and this is capable of cultivation. Marine City of Roberts' Landing are the only centers of population in the township. The population in 1845 was 727; in 1854, 1,442; in 1864, 1,930; in 1870, 2,371; and in 1880, 2,904. The equalized valuation is $600,000; number of acres, 13,011, and number of children of school age,


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.4 square miles (58 km2), of which 21.2 square miles (55 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (5.27%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,814 people, 1,384 households, and 1,055 families residing in the township. The population density was 180.0 per square mile (69.5/km²). There were 1,497 housing units at an average density of 70.6 per square mile (27.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.69% White, 0.08% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 1,384 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,396, and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $42,418 versus $29,600 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,510. About 2.5% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.