Allen Township, Michigan

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Allen Township is a civil township of Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 1,631.



  • The village of Allen is within the township at the junction of US 12 and M-49, and the Allen ZIP code 49227 also serves most of Allen Township.[3]
  • The city of Hillsdale is to the east, although the Hillsdale ZIP code 49242 also serves an area of southeast Allen Township.[4]
  • The village of Jonesville is to the northeast, although the Jonesville ZIP code 49250 also serves an area in northeast Allen Township.[5]
  • The city of Reading is to the south, although the Reading ZIP code 49274 also serves an area of southern Allen Township.[6]
  • The village of Quincy is to the west in Branch County, although the Quincy ZIP code 49082 also serves areas in western Allen Township.[7]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94.0 km²), of which, 36.1 square miles (93.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (0.52%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,631 people, 599 households, and 446 families residing in the township. The population density was 45.2 per square mile (17.4/km²). There were 708 housing units at an average density of 19.6/sq mi (7.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.98% White, 0.31% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 599 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.16.

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