Scipio Township, Michigan

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Scipio Township is a civil township of Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,822 at the 2000 census.

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Communities

  • Mosherville Station is an unincorporated community about a mile east of Mosherville. At one time the NYC/LSMS railroad had a station there. The railroad line, now defunct, ran from Bankers (southwest of Hillsdale) northeast to Jackson. A pictorial tour of all of the railroad crossings between Jonesville and Mosherville Station is available at the web site listed below.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 29.5 square miles (76.5 km²), of which, 29.3 square miles (75.9 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (0.78%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,822 people, 619 households, and 487 families residing in the township. The population density was 62.1 per square mile (24.0/km²). There were 660 housing units at an average density of 22.5/sq mi (8.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.37% White, 0.22% African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 619 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.26.

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