Clinton Charter Township, Michigan


Clinton Charter Township, Michigan

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subdivision_name2 = Macomb
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leader_title = Supervisor
leader_name = Robert J. Cannon
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established_title = Settled
established_date = 1782
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established_date2 = 1818
established_title3 = Chartered
established_date3 = 1989
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area_total_km2 = 47.0
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population_total = 95648
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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latd = 42 |latm = 35 |lats = 13 |latNS = N
longd = 82 |longm = 55 |longs = 12 |longEW = W
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elevation_m = 267
elevation_ft = 876
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 48035, 48036, 48038
area_code = 586
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blank_info = 26-16500GR|2
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blank1_info = 1626099 [gnis|1626099]
website = http://www.clintontownship-mi.gov
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The Charter Township of Clinton, usually referred to as Clinton Township, is a charter township of Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a part of Metro Detroit. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 95,648, and was by far Michigan's most populous township. It is the ninth largest community in Michigan.

History & description

The township was organized as "Huron Township" on August 12 1818, named after what was then known as the Huron River. Because of confusion with another Huron River south of Detroit, on July 17 1824, the Michigan Territorial Legislature renamed both the township and the river after DeWitt Clinton, the popular governor of New York from 1817 to 1823 who was largely responsible for building the Erie Canal which enabled many settlers to come to Michigan.cite book | last = Leeson | first = Michael A. | title = History of Macomb County | origyear = 1882 | url = http://name.umdl.umich.edu/arh7613.0001.001 | accessdate = 2006-10-01 | year = 2005 | publisher = University of Michigan Library | location = Ann Arbor, Mich. | pages = p. 297 | chapter = Organization| chapterurl = http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=micounty;cc=micounty;idno=arh7613.0001.001;q1=shelby;frm=frameset;view=image;seq=299;page=root;size=s]

The Clinton River forks into three branches within the township. Moravian Drive is the township's oldest road dating back to the days when the Moravian Missionaries settled to attempt to convert the local Native Americans.

Rapper Eminem had a residence in the township, but moved to Oakland County recently. TV producer and director Paul Feig went to Chippewa Valley High School in the township.

Residents are served by the Clinton-Macomb Public Library [http://www.cmpl.org] .

Clinton Township is also home of the Walker Goldie Institute. This organization is dedicated to the education of youth through teaching and after school programs. The organization was founded by Kimberly Hyde in 2007.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 28.2 square miles (73.1 km²), of which, 28.2 square miles (73.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.11%) is water.

Demographics

The U.S. Census Bureau has also defined Clinton Charter Township as a census-designated place (CDP) in the 2000 Census so that the community would appear on the list of places (like cities and villages) as well on the list of county subdivisions (like other townships). The final statistics for the township and the CDP are identical.

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 95,648 people, 40,299 households, and 25,549 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,392.5 per square mile (1,310.0/km²). There were 41,803 housing units at an average density of 1,482.7/sq mi (572.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 91.12% White, 4.66% African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.68% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.

There were 40,299 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,067, and the median income for a family was $61,497. Males had a median income of $48,818 versus $29,847 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,758. About 4.2% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

Business

Tubby's, a fast-food submarine sandwich chain, is based in Clinton Township.

References

External links

* [http://www.clintontownship-mi.gov/ Charter Township of Clinton home page]
* [http://www.libcoop.net/mcl Macomb County Library]
* [http://www.cmpl.org/ Clinton-Macomb Public Library]
* [http://www.ctwphc.org/ Clinton Township Historical Commission home page]


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