Wexford Township, Michigan

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Wexford Township, Michigan
Wexford Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Wexford Township, Michigan
Wexford Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°27′41″N 85°44′51″W / 44.46139°N 85.74750°W / 44.46139; -85.74750Coordinates: 44°27′41″N 85°44′51″W / 44.46139°N 85.74750°W / 44.46139; -85.74750
Country United States
State Michigan
County Wexford
 • Total 36.5 sq mi (94.6 km2)
 • Land 36.5 sq mi (94.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,086 ft (331 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 798
 • Density 21.9/sq mi (8.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-86500[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627253[2]

Wexford Township is a civil township of Wexford County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 798 at the 2000 census. The township is in the northwest corner of the county.

Sherman is an unincorporated community on M-37 in the southeast corner of the township.

It was named after the city and county of Wexford in Ireland.


  • Claggettville was founded in 1897 as a railroad station to the west of Sherman, Michigan. It was also known as West Sherman.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.5 square miles (95 km2), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 798 people, 298 households, and 213 families residing in the township. The population density was 21.9 per square mile (8.4/km²). There were 379 housing units at an average density of 10.4 per square mile (4.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.62% White, 0.13% African American, 1.25% Native American, and 2.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 298 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 116.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,083, and the median income for a family was $37,727. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $20,074 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,331. About 8.3% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.




  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.