Moscow Township, Michigan

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Moscow Township is a civil township of Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,445 at the 2000 census. The headwaters for the south branch of the Kalamazoo River arise in the south of the township. There is a Headwaters Park located on U.S. Highway 12 near the Township Hall. According to the township web page, Moscow was first called "Little Kalamazoo," and that the name Moscow was chosen by drawing the name out of a hat.

Moscow Township was established in 1835.[3]




According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.4 square miles (91.8 km²), of which, 35.2 square miles (91.0 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (0.79%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,445 people, 522 households, and 410 families residing in the township. The population density was 41.1 per square mile (15.9/km²). There were 554 housing units at an average density of 15.8/sq mi (6.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.41% White, 0.62% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

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