Richfield Township, Roscommon County, Michigan

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Richfield Township, Michigan
Community of St. Helen
Community of St. Helen
Location within Roscommon County (red) and the administered community of St. Helen (pink)
Location within Roscommon County (red) and the administered community of St. Helen (pink)
Richfield Township is located in Michigan
Richfield Township
Richfield Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°21′01″N 84°25′29″W / 44.35028°N 84.42472°W / 44.35028; -84.42472Coordinates: 44°21′01″N 84°25′29″W / 44.35028°N 84.42472°W / 44.35028; -84.42472
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorJames VanWormer
 • Total72.9 sq mi (188.8 km2)
 • Land68.9 sq mi (178.5 km2)
 • Water4.0 sq mi (10.4 km2)
1,263 ft (385 m)
 • Total4,139
 • Density60.1/sq mi (23.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48656, 48661
Area code(s)989
FIPS code26-68200[1]
GNIS feature ID1626969[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Richfield Township is a civil township of Roscommon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 4,139.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 72.9 square miles (188.8 km²), of which 68.9 square miles (178.5 km²) is land and 4.0 square miles (10.4 km²) is water, for a total area of 5.50% water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,139 people, 1,896 households, and 1,239 families residing in the township. The population density was 60.1 per square mile (23.2/km²). There were 3,760 housing units at an average density of 54.6 per square mile (21.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.99% White, 0.07% African American, 0.89% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,896 households out of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.65.

In the township the population was spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 25.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $26,806, and the median income for a family was $32,241. Males had a median income of $31,000 versus $21,113 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,282. 15.9% of the population and 10.4% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 25.6% of those under the age of 18 and 7.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.


The township supervisor is Jim VanWormer. The township government has authorized golf carts to use local streets.[3]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Richfield Township, Roscommon County, Michigan
  3. ^ Lawler, Emily (November 1, 2017). "Dozens of Michigan governments have legalized golf carts on roads". MLive Media Group. Retrieved November 1, 2017.

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