is a civil township
of Shiawassee County
in the U.S. state
. The population was 2,206 at the 2000 census
- Juddville is a small, historical settlement in the southern part of the township at the junction of Durand and Juddville Roads at The community is named for the family of Connecticut native John Judd, who bought of land here in 1853 from the Hazelton brothers. After moving here with his wife Matilda, they cleared land and in 1854 built a log schoolhouse in which their eldest daughter Jane was the first teacher. In June 1879, a post office named "Judd's Corners" was established for the thriving community. By 1881, there was a sawmill, blacksmith shop, general store, a creamery, and two churches. Population peaked in the 1880s at approximately 175 people and began to decline and the post office was closed in September 1902. A schoolhouse built in 1903 is commemorated with a historical marker.
- New Lothrop is a village in the northeast part of the township.
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the township has a total area of 37.3 square miles
), of which, 37.3 square miles (96.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.08%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 2,206 people, 805 households, and 648 families residing in the township. The population density
was 59.2 per square mile (22.9/km²). There were 849 housing units at an average density of 22.8/sq mi (8.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.14% White
, 0.63% Native American
, 0.23% from other races
, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.91% of the population.
There were 805 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the township the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $47,358, and the median income for a family was $51,534. Males had a median income of $43,958 versus $24,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,960. About 3.3% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.