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Amboy Township, Michigan
Location within Hillsdale County
Location within Hillsdale County
Amboy Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Amboy Township, Michigan
Amboy Township, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Amboy Township, Michigan is located in the United States
Amboy Township, Michigan
Amboy Township, Michigan
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Michigan
County Hillsdale
Organized 1850
 • Total 30.64 sq mi (79.4 km2)
 • Land 29.96 sq mi (77.6 km2)
 • Water 0.68 sq mi (1.8 km2)
948 ft (289 m)
 • Total 1,173
 • Density 39.2/sq mi (15.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49232 (Camden)
49266 (Osseo)
49288 (Waldron)
Area code(s) 517
FIPS code 26-02020
GNIS feature ID 1625836

Amboy Township is a civil township of Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 1,173.


  • Amboy or Amboy Center is an unincorporated community and former post office in the township at 41°42′32″N 84°35′30″W / 41.70889°N 84.59167°W / 41.70889; -84.59167 (Amboy, Michigan). While it was still a part of Ransom Township (and then known as Rowland Township after the pioneer settler Rowland Bird), a post office was established named Rowland on December 12, 1840. The office was renamed "Bird" on June 10, 1850, and "Amboy" on December 28, 1855. The office closed on December 14, 1903. The settlement was also known as Drake's Corners, with G. Drake as constable and J.S. Drake as justice of the peace.
  • Austin is an unincorporated community in the northwest part of the township, on the boundary with Woodbridge Township at 41°44′14″N 84°41′39″W / 41.73722°N 84.69417°W / 41.73722; -84.69417 (Austin, Michigan). It was first settled by the White family and was also known as "Whitetown".


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.6 square miles (79 km2), of which 30.0 square miles (78 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (2.15%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,224 people, 457 households, and 350 families residing in the township. The population density was 40.8 per square mile (15.8/km2). There were 631 housing units at an average density of 21.1 per square mile (8.1/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 99.59% White, 0.16% Native American, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

There were 457 households, out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.5% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the township the population was spread out, with 24.8% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,250, and the median income for a family was $45,250. Males had a median income of $36,118 versus $25,809 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,578. About 6.5% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Municipio de Amboy (condado de Hillsdale, Míchigan) para niños

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