Raisin Charter Township, Michigan
|Raisin Charter Township, Michigan|
Raisin Township Offices
|• Total||36.5 sq mi (94.4 km2)|
|• Land||36.3 sq mi (93.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)|
|Elevation||732 ft (223 m)|
|• Density||179.5/sq mi (69.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1626950|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.5 square miles (95 km2), of which 36.2 square miles (94 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.55%) is water. The most recent flag was designed by Scotty Magee of Adrian in 2006.
- East Raisin was an area in the eastern part of the township. Euro-American settlement in this area began in 1831 and a community developed.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,507 people, 2,265 households, and 1,845 families residing in the township. The population density was 179.5 per square mile (69.3/km²). There were 2,347 housing units at an average density of 64.7 per square mile (25.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.00% White, 0.54% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 1.54% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.81% of the population.
There were 2,265 households out of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.5% were non-families. 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the township the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $57,088, and the median income for a family was $59,977. Males had a median income of $44,973 versus $25,614 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,703. About 1.9% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.
- Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) . 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. ISBN 978-0814318386.