Napoleon Township, Michigan

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Napoleon Township, Michigan
Napoleon Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Napoleon Township, Michigan
Napoleon Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°10′31″N 84°17′3″W / 42.17528°N 84.28417°W / 42.17528; -84.28417Coordinates: 42°10′31″N 84°17′3″W / 42.17528°N 84.28417°W / 42.17528; -84.28417
Country United States
State Michigan
County Jackson
 • Total 31.4 sq mi (81.4 km2)
 • Land 29.4 sq mi (76.3 km2)
 • Water 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
Elevation 968 ft (295 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,962
 • Density 236.4/sq mi (91.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49261
Area code(s) 517
FIPS code 26-56640[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626789[2]

Napoleon Township is a civil township of Jackson County in the U.S. states of Michigan. The population was 6,962 at the 2000 census. The Census Bureau has defined an urbanized area within the township as a census-designated place for statistical purposes; see Napoleon, Michigan.


  • Ackerson was a flag station on the C. N. Railroad. It had a post office from December 1898 to February 1899 and again from November 1899 to August 1902.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.4 square miles (81 km2), of which 29.5 square miles (76 km2) is land and 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) (6.33%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,962 people, 2,592 households, and 1,938 families residing in the township. The population density was 236.4 per square mile (91.3/km²). There were 2,824 housing units at an average density of 95.9 per square mile (37.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.61% White, 0.86% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.69% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population.

There were 2,592 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,065, and the median income for a family was $51,875. Males had a median income of $40,789 versus $24,972 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,436. About 3.4% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 1.8% 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 0-8143-1838-X. 

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