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Addison Township, Michigan
Location of Addison Township within Oakland County, Michigan
Location of Addison Township within Oakland County, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oakland
 • Total 37.2 sq mi (96.2 km2)
 • Land 36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
997 ft (304 m)
 • Total 6,351
 • Density 170.73/sq mi (66.02/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
48363 (Oakland),
48366 (Lakeville),
48367 (Leonard),
48370 (Oxford)
FIPS code 26-00400
GNIS feature ID 1625802

Addison Township is a civil township of northeast Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 6,351.

The Township was named for pioneer settler Addison Chamberlain.


  • The village of Leonard is in the northeast part of the township. The Leonard ZIP code 48367 serves most of the eastern portion of the township.

The Township has two unincorporated communities:


The first white settlement in the Township was in Lakeville in 1830 by Sherman Hopkins. A Lakeville post office was established in November 1836, and Lakeville was platted in 1840.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.2 square miles (96 km2), of which 36.2 square miles (94 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), or 2.48%, is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 6,439 people, 2,174 households, and 1,752 families residing in the township. The population density was 177.7 per square mile (68.6/km²). There were 2,290 housing units at an average density of 63.2 per square mile (24.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.10% White, 1.07% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.94% of the population.

There were 2,174 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.4% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 105.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $69,266, and the median income for a family was $79,019. Males had a median income of $60,281 versus $30,720 for females. The per capita income for the township was $29,350. About 3.8% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 and over.

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