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Greenwood Township, Michigan
Location within Clare County
Location within Clare County
Country United States
State Michigan
County Clare
Established 1884
 • Total 35.5 sq mi (91.9 km2)
 • Land 35.2 sq mi (91.2 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
1,165 ft (355 m)
 • Total 1,041
 • Density 30/sq mi (11.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48625 (Harrison)
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-35120
GNIS feature ID 1626402

Greenwood Township is a civil township of Clare County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,041 at the 2010 census.


Greenwood Township is located northwest of the center of Clare County. M-61 crosses the township, leading east to Harrison, the county seat, and west to Temple.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.5 square miles (91.9 km2), of which 35.2 square miles (91.2 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.8 km2), or 0.86%, is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,059 people, 438 households, and 328 families residing in the township. The population density was 30.1 per square mile (11.6/km2). There were 861 housing units at an average density of 24.5 per square mile (9.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.39% White, 0.57% Native American, 0.19% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 438 households, out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the township the population was spread out, with 21.2% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 32.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,228, and the median income for a family was $35,703. Males had a median income of $31,161 versus $19,706 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,283. About 9.6% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over.

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