Watertown Township, Tuscola County, Michigan

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Watertown Township, Michigan
Watertown Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Watertown Township, Michigan
Watertown Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°16′13″N 83°24′16″W / 43.27028°N 83.40444°W / 43.27028; -83.40444Coordinates: 43°16′13″N 83°24′16″W / 43.27028°N 83.40444°W / 43.27028; -83.40444
Country United States
State Michigan
County Tuscola
 • Total 32.9 sq mi (85.2 km2)
 • Land 32.7 sq mi (84.6 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 879 ft (268 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,231
 • Density 68.3/sq mi (26.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 48435 (Fostoria)
48464 (Otter Lake),
48744 (Mayville),
48746 (Millington)
FIPS code 26-84460[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627223[2]

Watertown Township is a civil township of Tuscola County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,231 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.9 square miles (85.2 km²), of which 32.7 square miles (84.6 km²) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.6 km²) (0.76%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,231 people, 796 households, and 631 families residing in the township. The population density was 68.3 per square mile (26.4/km²). There were 874 housing units at an average density of 26.8 per square mile (10.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.43% White, 0.18% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 796 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% 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 3.14.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 107.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,875, and the median income for a family was $52,589. Males had a median income of $45,703 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,398. About 4.9% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.