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Dexter Township, Michigan
Township Hall on Dexter–Pinckney Road
Township Hall on Dexter–Pinckney Road
Location within Washtenaw County
Location within Washtenaw County
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Coordinates: 42°24′09″N 83°57′04″W / 42.40250°N 83.95111°W / 42.40250; -83.95111Coordinates: 42°24′09″N 83°57′04″W / 42.40250°N 83.95111°W / 42.40250; -83.95111
Country United States
State Michigan
County Washtenaw
Established 1827
Area
 • Total 33.2 sq mi (85.9 km2)
 • Land 30.3 sq mi (78.6 km2)
 • Water 2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
Elevation
899 ft (274 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 6,042
 • Density 182.17/sq mi (70.34/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48118 (Chelsea)
48130 (Dexter)
48137 (Gregory)
48169 (Pinckney)
Area code(s) 734
FIPS code 26-22180
GNIS feature ID 1626184

Dexter Township is a civil township of Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 6,042 at the 2010 census. The nearby city of Dexter is not connected with the township and is located to the southeast.

History

Dexter Township was one of the three original townships of Washtenaw County organized in 1827.

Communities

  • Dover is a mostly historical settlement on the Huron River in the northeast part of the township at 42°24′09″N 83°54′39″W / 42.40250°N 83.91083°W / 42.40250; -83.91083 (Dover, Michigan) Also known as Dover Mills, it was settled in 1833 and given a post office named Bass Lake on August 30, 1849, with Mises Y. Hood as the first postmaster. In 1882, Thomas Birkett established the Birkett Manufacturing Company here and the post office was renamed Birkett on March 29, 1882, with Thomas Birkett as the first postmaster. The office continued until October 14, 1893.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.2 square miles (85.9 km2), of which 30.3 square miles (78.6 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), or 8.49%, is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,248 people, 1,863 households, and 1,488 families residing in the township. The population density was 170.6 per square mile (65.9/km2). There were 2,168 housing units at an average density of 70.5 per square mile (27.2/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.52% White, 0.38% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.

There were 1,863 households, out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.8% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the township the population was spread out, with 28.5% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $75,085, and the median income for a family was $81,510. Males had a median income of $57,596 versus $34,219 for females. The per capita income for the township was $30,164. About 0.8% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.

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