Augusta Charter Township, Michigan

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Augusta Township, Michigan
Charter Township of Augusta
Township hall in the community of Whittaker
Township hall in the community of Whittaker
Location within Washtenaw County
Location within Washtenaw County
Augusta Township is located in Michigan
Augusta Township
Augusta Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°07′38″N 83°36′33″W / 42.12722°N 83.60917°W / 42.12722; -83.60917Coordinates: 42°07′38″N 83°36′33″W / 42.12722°N 83.60917°W / 42.12722; -83.60917
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyWashtenaw
Established1836
Government
 • SupervisorBrian Shelby
 • ClerkBelynda Domas
Area
 • Total36.78 sq mi (95.3 km2)
 • Land36.70 sq mi (95.1 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
679 ft (207 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total6,745
 • Density476/sq mi (183.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48111 (Belleville)
48160 (Milan)
48190 (Whittaker)
48191 (Willis)
48197 (Ypsilanti)
Area code(s)734
FIPS code26-04180[1]
GNIS feature ID1625863[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Augusta Township, officially the Charter Township of Augusta, is a charter township of Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 6,745.[3]

Communities[edit]

  • Eaton Mills (Historic) Was originally founded as Conova Corners. It started with a very large sawmill mill in 1850. The mill was ran by the Eaton family. They provided most of the lumber for the plank road from Ypsilanti to Detroit. The planks were cut from the native White Oak and were 9 feet long and 3 inches thick. Eaton Mills had a post office, a wagon shop, two blacksmith,a saloon, two stores and a public school house. Eaton Mills was located near present-day Rawsonville and Willis Roads. When the railroad was built in 1881 the town slowly moved to Willis.[4][5]
  • Paint Creek (Historic) was a farming settlement. The Indians called it "Wejinigan-sibi" or "Little Crooked Creek"(Ojibway). The village had a stagecoach stop, a post office (founded in 1832), a blacksmith shop, a livery, a sawmill, a hotel with a dance hall on the second floor and a cheese factory on the north side of Willis Road. Paint Creek was located on Willis Rd, on the East Side of Paint Creek, near Tuttle Hill Rd. Tuttle Hill Road was a corduroy road connecting Monroe and Ypsilanti, Michigan. When the railroad was built in 1881 the town slowly moved to Willis.[4][6]
  • Stony Creek is an unincorporated community in the northwest corner of the township, laterally parallel to Willis and centred at the junction of Stony Creek Road and Willis Road. It was assigned a post office in 1902 but it was merged into the Ypsilanti postal service area after World War I, and is now part of Zip Code 48197. Stony Creek along with the rest of western Augusta Charter Township is also part of the Ypsilanti telephone service area, while the rest of the township is in the Willis telephone service area.
  • Willis is an unincorporated community in the northeast corner of the township at 42°09′30″N 83°33′29″W / 42.15833°N 83.55806°W / 42.15833; -83.55806.[7] The Willis 48191 ZIP Code serves most of the eastern portion of the township.
  • Whittaker is an unincorporated community near the center of the township at 42°07′41″N 83°35′59″W / 42.12806°N 83.59972°W / 42.12806; -83.59972.[8] The Whittaker 48190 ZIP Code serves the immediate area of the community.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.78 square miles (95.26 km2), of which 36.70 square miles (95.05 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) (0.22%) is water.

Stoney Creek Road was called "The Ridge" and is a former boundary of Lake Erie.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2010 census,[9] there were 6,745 people and 2,433 households residing in the township. The population density was 183.6 per square mile (70.9/km2). There were 2,613 housing units at an average density of 71.1 per square mile (27.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 86.5% White, 7.8% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,813 people, 1,728 households, and 1,384 families residing in the township. The population density was 131.0 per square mile (50.6/km2). There were 1,791 housing units at an average density of 48.7 per square mile (18.8/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 92.2% White, 5.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 1,728 households, out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out, with 24.9% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $65,033, and the median income for a family was $70,444. Males had a median income of $52,367 versus $31,146 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,509. About 4.8% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Augusta Charter Township, Michigan
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Augusta charter township, Washtenaw County, Michigan". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c Brad Handley, Willis Centennial Keepsake, p. 9
  5. ^ Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 174
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-06-28. Retrieved 2017-10-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Willis, Michigan
  8. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Whittaker, Michigan
  9. ^ http://www.semcog.org/Data/Apps/comprof/profile.cfm?cpid=4015[permanent dead link]

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