Southfield Township, Michigan

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Southfield Township is a civil township of Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 14,430 at the 2000 census.

The cities of Lathrup Village and Southfield are autonomous municipalities and are no longer part of the Township. The township shares some responsibilities with the villages of Franklin, Bingham Farms, and Beverly Hills. The township handles elections, animal control, tax collection, merchant and animal licensing and ordinances for the areas it represents. The incorporated village governments handle all other municipal services.

The unincorporated part of the township, which belongs to no village, measures 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) with a population of 26 at the 2000 census.

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History

Southfield Township, originally known as Ossewa Township, came into existence on July 12, 1830. The name was changed to Southfield Township seventeen days later. Franklin Village was an early community established in the fall of 1828. Originally consisting of a survey township of 36 square miles (93 km2), it has been reduced in size by the incorporation of municipalities. Only a handful of parcels remain outside of the borders of the Township's three villages.

The city of Lathrup Village was incorporated out of the east side of the township on May 12, 1953. The village of Franklin incorporated on November 8, 1953, the village of Bingham Farms on June 7, 1955, and the village of Beverly Hills (originally named the Village of Westwood) in April, 1958. The city of Southfield was incorporated on September 16, 1957.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21 km2), of which, 8.0 square miles (21 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.37%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 14,430 people, 5,612 households, and 4,214 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,794.9 people per square mile (693.0/km²). There were 5,800 housing units at an average density of 721.4 per square mile (278.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 92.39% White, 3.62% African American, 0.13% Native American, 2.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% of the population.

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