Florence Township, Michigan

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Florence Township, Michigan
Florence Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Florence Township, Michigan
Florence Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 41°51′51″N 85°35′58″W / 41.86417°N 85.59944°W / 41.86417; -85.59944Coordinates: 41°51′51″N 85°35′58″W / 41.86417°N 85.59944°W / 41.86417; -85.59944
Country United States
State Michigan
County St. Joseph
 • Total 33.8 sq mi (87.4 km2)
 • Land 33.6 sq mi (86.9 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 814 ft (248 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,436
 • Density 42.8/sq mi (16.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-29060[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626287[2]

Florence Township is a civil township of St. Joseph County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,436 at the 2000 census. It was organized in 1837.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.8 square miles (88 km2), of which 33.6 square miles (87 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.56%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,436 people, 502 households, and 383 families residing in the township. The population density was 42.8 per square mile (16.5/km²). There were 530 housing units at an average density of 15.8 per square mile (6.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.17% White, 0.91% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.56% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.76% of the population.

There were 502 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 17.1% 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 2.83 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 107.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,288, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $22,419 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,086. About 5.4% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.




  • 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.