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China Township, Michigan
Charter township
Charter Township of China
Location within St. Clair County
Location within St. Clair County
Country United States
State Michigan
County St. Clair
Founded 1834
Chartered 1989
Area
 • Total 34.4 sq mi (89.0 km2)
 • Land 34.4 sq mi (89.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
620 ft (189 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,551
 • Density 103.2/sq mi (39.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48054
Area code(s) 810
FIPS code 26-15540
GNIS feature ID 1626077

China Township is a charter township of St. Clair County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,551 at the 2010 Census. It is named after China, Maine.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Township has a total area of 34.4 square miles (89 km2), all land. The township's master plan shows that it consists mostly of agricultural and residential land. The northeast corner of the Township, near the City of St. Clair, has small suburban-style developments, an elementary school and some retail.

Demographics

At the 2000 census there were 3,340 people, 1,106 households, and 944 families in the township. The population density was 97.2 per square mile (37.5/km2). There were 1,130 housing units at an average density of 32.9 per square mile (12.7/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.20% White, 0.33% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08%.

Of the 1,106 households, 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.8% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.6% were non-families. 12.7% of households were one person, and 5.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the township the population was spread out, with 29.4% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% 65 or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.3 males.

The median household income was $62,194 and the median family income was $65,875. Males had a median income of $51,268 versus $27,292 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,674. About 1.8% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

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