La Salle Township, Michigan

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La Salle Township is a civil township of Monroe County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 5,001 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.8 square miles (69.4 km²), of which, 26.6 square miles (69.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.63%) is water.

Interstate 75 travels through the township with one interchange at exit 9 (Otter Creek Road). U.S. Route 24 and M-125 also travel through the township, where they are known as Telegraph and South Dixie Highway respectively. Monroe Charter Township and Raisinville Township border La Salle Township on the north, with Ida Township on the west and Erie Township on the south. Lake Erie comprises the township's eastern border. The township contains five zip codes. The majority of the township is 48145. The northern border contains 48161, which is primarily used for the city of Monroe and Monroe Charter Township. The southern edge contains a small portion of 48133 and 48157, the latter of which is used primarily by the city of Luna Pier. A very small portion of the western edge along Minx Road is within the 48140 zip code.[1]

La Salle Township is served by three different public school districts. The northern portion falls within Monroe Public Schools. The southern portion is served by Mason Consolidated Schools. Small sections along the western border are served by Ida Public Schools. La Salle Township itself contains no schools.[4]

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,001 people, 1,765 households, and 1,440 families residing in the township. The population density was 187.7 per square mile (72.5/km²). There were 1,852 housing units at an average density of 69.5/sq mi (26.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.96% White, 0.36% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.32% of the population.

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