Hillsdale Township, Michigan

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Hillsdale Township, Michigan
Hillsdale Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Hillsdale Township, Michigan
Hillsdale Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 41°55′14″N 84°39′12″W / 41.92056°N 84.65333°W / 41.92056; -84.65333Coordinates: 41°55′14″N 84°39′12″W / 41.92056°N 84.65333°W / 41.92056; -84.65333
Country United States
State Michigan
County Hillsdale
 • Total 13.2 sq mi (34.1 km2)
 • Land 12.6 sq mi (32.7 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Elevation 1,178 ft (359 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,965
 • Density 155.5/sq mi (60.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49242
Area code(s) 517
FIPS code 26-38480[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626475[2]

Hillsdale Township is a civil township of Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,965 at the 2000 census.

The City of Hillsdale is situated mostly within the area of the township, but is administratively autonomous.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.2 square miles (34 km2), of which 12.6 square miles (33 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (4.03%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,965 people, 734 households, and 593 families residing in the township. The population density was 155.5 per square mile (60.1/km²). There were 805 housing units at an average density of 63.7 per square mile (24.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.81% White, 0.81% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

There were 734 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.4% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 14.9% 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 2.89.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,357, and the median income for a family was $55,057. Males had a median income of $37,656 versus $22,727 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,396. About 3.3% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.