Sheridan Township, Mason County, Michigan

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Sheridan Township, Michigan
Sheridan Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Sheridan Township, Michigan
Sheridan Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°1′32″N 86°6′39″W / 44.02556°N 86.11083°W / 44.02556; -86.11083Coordinates: 44°1′32″N 86°6′39″W / 44.02556°N 86.11083°W / 44.02556; -86.11083
Country United States
State Michigan
County Mason
 • Total 35.9 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Land 34.4 sq mi (89.0 km2)
 • Water 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
Elevation 719 ft (219 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 969
 • Density 28.2/sq mi (10.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-73060[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627067[2]

Sheridan Township is a civil township of Mason County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 969.


Sheridan Township was established in 1889.[3] It was named for Philip Sheridan, a Union Army general.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93.1 km²), of which 34.3 square miles (89.0 km²) is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²) (4.40%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 969 people, 409 households, and 280 families residing in the township. The population density was 28.2 per square mile (10.9/km²). There were 1,013 housing units at an average density of 29.5 per square mile (11.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.11% White, 0.21% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.44% of the population.

There were 409 households out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the township the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 31.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $30,357, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $34,167 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,679. About 10.2% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.6% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sheridan Township, Mason County, Michigan
  3. ^ Surrarrer, G. Pearl (Jun 16, 1949). "Place names of county make interesting story". Ludington Daily News. p. 7. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Focus on our history: How county was named". Ludington Daily News. October 3, 1987. p. 2. Retrieved 30 April 2015.