Sidney Township, Michigan

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Sidney Township is a civil township of Montcalm County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,563 at the 2000 census.

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Communities

  • Sidney is an unincorporated community near the center of the township at 43°15′00″N 85°07′59″W / 43.25°N 85.13306°W / 43.25; -85.13306 (Sidney)[3] at the intersection of Derby and Sidney Roads. In 1854, Phineas Swift, a New Yorker, became the first permanent settler. A post office was established on September 29, 1862, with Joshua V. Noah as the first postmaster. The community was named for the township, which in turn was named for Sidney, Ohio, the home of some of its early settlers.[4] The Sidney post office, with ZIP code 48885, serves the central part of the township, as well as part of Montcalm Township to the west.[5]
  • The village of Sheridan is at the southeast corner of the township and incorporates some land from the township. The Sheridan post office, with ZIP code 48884, also serves the southern part of Sidney Township.[6]
  • The city of Stanton is at the northeast corner of the township and incorporates some land from the township. The Stanton post office, with ZIP code 48888, also serves the northern part of Sidney Township.[7]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.1 square miles (90.8 km²), of which, 34.1 square miles (88.2 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²) of it (2.88%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,563 people, 966 households, and 738 families residing in the township. The population density was 75.2 per square mile (29.1/km²). There were 1,115 housing units at an average density of 32.7/sq mi (12.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.50% White, 0.43% African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

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