Brownstown Township, Michigan

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Brownstown Charter Township is a charter township of Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 22,989 at the 2000 census. It is part of the collection of communities known as Downriver. Brownstown's three separate segments are due to the incorporation of the cities of Flat Rock, Rockwood, and Woodhaven in the early 1960s.[3] The township is also home to the Chevrolet Volt Battery Pack Assembly Plant. GM converted an empty warehouse on Sibley road and King Road between I-75 and Allen road into a temporary plant.[4]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.5 square miles (79.1 km²), of which, 22.5 square miles (58.1 km²) of it is land and 8.1 square miles (20.9 km²) of it (26.47%) is water. It is divided into three pieces, two of which meet at a corner.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 22,989 people, 8,322 households, and 6,249 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,024.0 per square mile (395.4/km²). There were 9,008 housing units at an average density of 401.3/sq mi (154.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 89.02% White, 3.82% African American, 0.53% Native American, 3.83% Asian, 0.86% from other races, and 1.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.58% of the population.

There were 8,322 households out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $55,239, and the median income for a family was $65,544. Males had a median income of $50,246 versus $29,614 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,523. About 5.7% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

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