Riley Township, St. Clair County, Michigan

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Riley Township is a civil township of St. Clair County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,046 at the 2000 census.




Riley Township was organized in 1841 and named for John Riley, a mixed-race Chippewa whose father had bought land in the area in 1836 and gave John a lease on the land for six cents a year. A post office operated from June 1867 until September 1933.[5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 38.3 square miles (99.2 km²), of which, 38.3 square miles (99.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.05%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,046 people, 1,020 households, and 854 families residing in the township. The population density was 79.6 per square mile (30.7/km²). There were 1,044 housing units at an average density of 27.3/sq mi (10.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.50% White, 0.49% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.58% of the population.

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