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Fairfield Township, Michigan
Fairfield Township Hall in Jasper
Fairfield Township Hall in Jasper
Location within Lenawee County (red) and the administered community of Jasper (pink)
Location within Lenawee County (red) and the administered community of Jasper (pink)
Country United States
State Michigan
County Lenawee
 • Total 42.0 sq mi (108.7 km2)
 • Land 42.0 sq mi (108.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
755 ft (230 m)
 • Total 1,756
 • Density 41.8/sq mi (16.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49221 (Adrian)
49248 (Jasper)
49256 (Morenci)
49279 (Sand Creek)
49289 (Weston)
Area code(s) 517
FIPS code 26-27020
GNIS feature ID 1626263

Fairfield Township is a civil township of Lenawee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 1,756.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 42.0 square miles (108.7 km²), all land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,756 people, 621 households, and 481 families residing in the township. The population density was 41.8 per square mile (16.2/km2). There were 666 housing units at an average density of 15.9 per square mile (6.1/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.49% White, 0.11% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.63% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.87% of the population.

There were 621 households, out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.8% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the township the population was spread out, with 29.4% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,900, and the median income for a family was $47,330. Males had a median income of $35,690 versus $24,259 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,496. About 2.7% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

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