Vernon Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan

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Vernon Township, Michigan
Location of Vernon Township, Michigan
Location of Vernon Township, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°55′21″N 83°59′33″W / 42.92250°N 83.99250°W / 42.92250; -83.99250Coordinates: 42°55′21″N 83°59′33″W / 42.92250°N 83.99250°W / 42.92250; -83.99250
CountryUnited States
 • Total34.1 sq mi (88.2 km2)
 • Land33.9 sq mi (87.8 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
787 ft (240 m)
 • Total4,980
 • Density146.9/sq mi (56.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)989
FIPS code26-82040[1]
GNIS feature ID1627196[2]

Vernon Township is a civil township of Shiawassee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,980 at the 2000 census. The village of Vernon is located within the township.

Vernon Township was named after Mount Vernon, the estate of George Washington.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.1 square miles (88.2 km²), of which 33.9 square miles (87.8 km²) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.4 km²) (0.50%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,980 people, 1,881 households, and 1,470 families residing in the township. The population density was 146.9 per square mile (56.7/km²). There were 2,782 housing units at an average density of 82.1 per square mile (31.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.45% White, 0.12% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.79% of the population.

There were 1,881 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $47,339, and the median income for a family was $53,068. Males had a median income of $43,600 versus $26,760 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,990. About 5.7% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Vernon Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan
  3. ^ "Ghost towns and post offices of Shiawassee County visited". The Argus-Press. October 2, 2000. p. 3. Retrieved 2 May 2015.