Davison Township, Michigan

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Davison Township is a general law township of Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 17,722 at the 2000 census. The city of Davison is located within the township, but is administratively autonomous.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.7 square miles (87.3 km²), of which, 33.5 square miles (86.7 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (0.68%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 17,722 people, 7,455 households, and 4,733 families residing in the township. The population density was 529.1 per square mile (204.3/km²). There were 7,853 housing units at an average density of 234.5/sq mi (90.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.30% White, 2.05% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.09% of the population.

There were 7,455 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,417, and the median income for a family was $57,716. Males had a median income of $45,197 versus $28,942 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,595. About 4.9% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

In January, 2010, it was announced that Davison, Michigan City Manager Dale Martin and Davison Township Supervisor Kurt Soper had begun preliminary meetings discussing the possibility of merging the two municipalities.[1]

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