Freedom Township, Michigan

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Freedom Township is a civil township of Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,562 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated hamlet of Fredonia is located on Pleasant Lake within the township.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.7 km²), of which, 35.5 square miles (91.8 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (0.89%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,562 people, 561 households, and 417 families residing in the township. The population density was 44.0 per square mile (17.0/km²). There were 612 housing units at an average density of 17.3/sq mi (6.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.15% White, 0.26% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 5.31% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.77% of the population.

There are 561 households out of which 31.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.4% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.96.

The township's population is spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 107.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $62,321, and the median income for a family was $73,235. Males had a median income of $45,139 versus $37,188 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,397. About 1.2% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.


Pleasant Lake from Reno Road

Pleasant Lake Inn, Pleasant Lake Road

Farm and pond, from Schneider Road just north of Pleasant Lake Road.


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