Macomb Township, Michigan
|Township of Macomb|
|• Supervisor||Frank Viviano|
|• Clerk||Kristi Pozzi|
|• Treasurer||Leon Drolet|
|• Trustees||Frank Cusamano, Peter Lucido, Charles Oliver, Nancy Nevers|
|• Total||36.35 sq mi (94.1 km2)|
|• Land||36.25 sq mi (93.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.09 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||604 ft (184 m)|
|• Density||2,528.5/sq mi (976.3/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1626660|
Macomb Township is a civil township of Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 91,663 at the 2020 census, up from 79,580 in 2010. As of 2020 it was the most-populous civil township in the state and the third most-populous township overall after the charter townships of Clinton and Canton.
The founders of Macomb Township arrived in the early 19th century in search of flat and fertile farmland, like that near the Clinton River. Many of these early settlers were of German descent, and the German influences remain today. The Township of Macomb was officially approved by the Legislative Council on March 7, 1834.
Macomb Township was a large part of the lumber and logging industry of southeast Michigan in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Logs would be transported south from Wolcott Mill in Ray Township, down the Middle Branch of the Clinton River to sawmills. Romeo Plank Road is a historic route that follows the river on its western side.
Macomb Township experienced significant growth during the period of 2000–2008, boasting a 48% increase in population.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.35 square miles (94.15 km2), of which 36.25 square miles (93.89 km2) are land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2), or 0.26%, are water.
- Macomb (or Macomb Corners) is located in the northwest part of the township at on Romeo Plank Road at 25 Mile Road, near the Middle Branch of the Clinton River.
- Meade is located in the northeast portion of the township at on the boundary with Ray Township at 26 Mile Road and North Avenue.
- Waldenburg is located in the central portion of the township at , a few miles south of Macomb on Romeo Plank Road and the Clinton River, chiefly in the 22 Mile Road area.
As of the census of 2010, there were 79,580 people and 27,585 households in the township. The population density was 2,196.8 inhabitants per square mile (848.2/km2). There were 27,585 housing units. The racial makeup of the township was 90.5% White, 3.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.1% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.
As of the census of 2000, there were 50,478 people, 16,946 households, and 14,065 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,391.7 inhabitants per square mile (537.3/km2). There were 17,922 housing units at an average density of 494.1 per square mile (190.8/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.12% White, 0.84% African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.41% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.46% of the population.
There were 16,946 households, out of which 45.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.7% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.0% were non-families. 13.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.30.
In the township the population was spread out, with 30.2% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 35.1% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.
The public school districts that serve residents of Macomb Township are Chippewa Valley Schools, L'Anse Creuse Public Schools, New Haven Community Schools and Utica Community Schools. For public library services, the Township is served by the Clinton-Macomb Public Library district.
The township's flagship newspaper is the Macomb Township Chronicle.
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- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Waldenburg
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