- Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan
official_name = Superior Township, Michigan
settlement_type = Township
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Michigan
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 92.2
area_land_km2 = 91.6
area_water_km2 = 0.6
area_total_sq_mi = 35.6
area_land_sq_mi = 35.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.2
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 10740
population_density_km2 = 117.3
population_density_sq_mi = 303.7
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 250
elevation_ft = 820
latd = 42 |latm = 17 |lats = 38 |latNS = N
longd = 83 |longm = 36 |longs = 23 |longEW = W
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 26-77560GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1627141 [gnis|1627141]
website = http://www.superior-twp.org/
Superior Charter Township is a
charter townshipof Washtenaw County in the U.S. stateof Michigan. The population was 10,740 at the 2000 census.
unincorporated communityof Dixboro is within the township, near its western edge. The township is surrounded by the nearby, larger communities of Canton Township, Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor. The township is largely rural north of Geddes Road, which has been designated by the township government as the northern limit of high density development.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92.2 km²), of which, 35.4 square miles (91.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (0.65%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 10,740 people, 3,961 households, and 2,911 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 303.7 per square mile (117.3/km²). There were 4,097 housing units at an average density of 115.9/sq mi (44.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 63.01% White, 30.81% African American, 0.47% Native American, 2.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.71% from other races, and 2.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.83% of the population.
There were 3,961 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the township the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $56,622, and the median income for a family was $64,916. Males had a median income of $50,351 versus $35,417 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $31,093. About 8.4% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.superior-twp.org/ Superior Township website]
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