Vermontville Township, Michigan

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Vermontville Township, Michigan
Vermontville Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Vermontville Township, Michigan
Vermontville Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°37′56″N 85°0′43″W / 42.63222°N 85.01194°W / 42.63222; -85.01194Coordinates: 42°37′56″N 85°0′43″W / 42.63222°N 85.01194°W / 42.63222; -85.01194
Country United States
State Michigan
County Eaton
Founded March 11, 1837
 • Total 36.4 sq mi (94.2 km2)
 • Land 36.2 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 938 ft (286 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,100
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49096
Area code(s) 517
FIPS code 26-81980[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627194[2]

Vermontville Township is a civil township of Eaton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,100 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Vermontville is located within the township.

Vermontville is home to the original maple syrup festival in Michigan, held the last full weekend in April.


Vermontville Township was organized on March 11, 1837 out of Bellevue Township (Along with Eaton Township) and originally included the entire northwest quarter of Eaton County (present day townships of Vermontville, Chester, Sunfield, and Roxand.)

The Fire Department was established in 1836 with a cooperative effort between the Village of Vermontville and Vermontville Township. It is now under the control of the Township. The township is served by the Vermontville Township Public Library. The library opened its doors on opened February 12, 1949. The library is located on the first floor of the Opera House.[1] Vermontville Opera House (erected 1893 or 1896; completed 1898 by Village of Vermontville and Vermontville Township; joint ownership) [3]

Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival[edit]

Vermontville is home to the original maple syrup festival in Michigan held the last full weekend in April.

In 1940, during a conversation at the local barber shop, the Maple Syrup Festival was proposed. It began as a way to sell maple syrup and to promote the village.

Currently, all young women in their junior (grade 11) year at Maple Valley Schools are eligible to compete for the title of Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival Queen and her court.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.4 square miles (94 km2), of which 36.3 square miles (94 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.22%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,100 people, 749 households, and 588 families residing in the township. The population density was 57.8 per square mile (22.3/km²). There were 807 housing units at an average density of 22.2 per square mile (8.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.29% White, 0.05% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.

There were 749 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,848, and the median income for a family was $51,167. Males had a median income of $38,971 versus $25,972 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,998. About 5.1% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.


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