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Watertown Township, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Sanilac
 • Total 35.3 sq mi (91.3 km2)
 • Land 35.3 sq mi (91.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
764 ft (233 m)
 • Total 1,376
 • Density 39.0/sq mi (15.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
48401 (Applegate),
48419 (Carsonville),
48471 (Sandusky),
48466 (Peck)
FIPS code 26-84440
GNIS feature ID 1627222

Watertown Township is a civil township of Sanilac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,376 at the 2000 census.


The postal delivery areas of some other nearby communities serve the township:

  • Applegate is a village to the southeast and the Applegate ZIP code 48401 serves an area in the southeast part of the township.
  • Carsonville is a village to the northeast and the Carsonville ZIP code 48419 serves an area in the eastern part of the township.
  • Peck is a village to the south and the Peck ZIP code 48466 serves a small area in the southern part of the township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.2 square miles (91.3 km²), all land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,376 people, 496 households, and 373 families residing in the township. The population density was 39.0 per square mile (15.1/km²). There were 523 housing units at an average density of 14.8 per square mile (5.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.88% White, 0.36% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.73% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.18% of the population.

There were 496 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% 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 3.23.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $45,667. Males had a median income of $32,115 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,145. About 7.1% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.

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