Richfield Township, Genesee County, Michigan

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Richfield Township is a civil township of Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 8,170 at the 2000 census.



  • Richfield Center is a small community with the township at M-15 and Coldwater Road.[3]
  • Rogersville is a small community within the township on Mt. Morris Road east of Vassar Road.[3]
  • Russellville is a small community within the township at Coldwater Road and Irish Road.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.4 square miles (94.2 km²), of which, 35.3 square miles (91.4 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it (2.94%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,170 people, 2,967 households, and 2,358 families residing in the township. The population density was 231.4 per square mile (89.4/km²). There were 3,125 housing units at an average density of 88.5/sq mi (34.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.53% White, 2.46% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.57% of the population.

There were 2,967 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $51,265, and the median income for a family was $58,467. Males had a median income of $42,538 versus $30,202 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,177. About 4.3% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

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