Venice Township, Michigan

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Township of Venice
Location of Venice Township, Michigan
Location of Venice Township, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°59′31″N 83°57′48″W / 42.99194°N 83.96333°W / 42.99194; -83.96333Coordinates: 42°59′31″N 83°57′48″W / 42.99194°N 83.96333°W / 42.99194; -83.96333
CountryUnited States
OrganizedApril 1, 1843
 • TypeSupervisor-Board
 • SupervisorKevin B. Kingsbury
 • ClerkJeffrey P. Fitzgerald
 • TreasurerKristina K. Hurd
 • Total37.5 sq mi (97.0 km2)
 • Land37.5 sq mi (97.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (37.5 km2)
748 ft (228 m)
 • Total2,588
 • Density69.1/sq mi (26.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
Area code(s)989 and 810
FIPS code26-81880[1]
GNIS feature ID1627192[2]

Venice Township is a civil township of Shiawassee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,588 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.5 square miles (97 km2), all land. Misteguay Creek flows through the northeastern corner of the township.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,588 people, 979 households, and 748 families residing in the township. The population density was 69.1 per square mile (26.7/km²). There were 1,020 housing units at an average density of 27.2 per square mile (10.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.68% White, 0.08% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.70% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.97% of the population.

There were 979 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,833, and the median income for a family was $51,474. Males had a median income of $45,897 versus $25,441 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,119. About 2.1% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 15.0% 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: Venice Township, Michigan
  3. ^ The National Map, accessed 2015-08-21