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Genoa Township, Michigan
Charter township
Genoa Charter Township
Genoa Township Hall on Dorr Road
Genoa Township Hall on Dorr Road
Official seal of Genoa Township, Michigan
Location within Livingston County
Location within Livingston County
Genoa Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Genoa Township, Michigan
Genoa Township, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Genoa Township, Michigan is located in the United States
Genoa Township, Michigan
Genoa Township, Michigan
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Michigan
County Livingston
Established 1837
 • Total 36.1 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Land 33.8 sq mi (87.6 km2)
 • Water 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
1,007 ft (307 m)
 • Total 20,692
 • Density 612/sq mi (236.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
48114, 48116 (Brighton)
48843 (Howell)
Area code(s) 517 and 810
FIPS code 26-31860
GNIS feature ID 1626345

Genoa Charter Township is a charter township of Livingston County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2020 census, the township population was 20,692.

Genoa Township was organized in 1837.


  • Chilson is an unincorporated community in the township at 42°28′15″N 84°00′22″W / 42.47083°N 84.00611°W / 42.47083; -84.00611 Chilson and Brighton roads. It was established in 1878 around a sawmill and a flour mill.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94 km2), of which 34.2 square miles (89 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) (5.78%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 15,901 people, 5,839 households, and 4,560 families residing in the township. The population density was 464.2 per square mile (179.3/km2). There were 6,346 housing units at an average density of 185.3 per square mile (71.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.30% White, 0.19% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 5,839 households, out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.5% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.2% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $71,398, and the median income for a family was $79,988. Males had a median income of $59,229 versus $31,020 for females. The per capita income for the township was $32,601. About 2.4% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.


The now defunct Mattress World of Michigan was headquartered in the township. The Mount Brighton ski area and resort is in the southeast part of the township.


The Livingston Campus of Cleary University is in the township.

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