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Hayes Township, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Clare
 • Total 32.2 sq mi (83.3 km2)
 • Land 31.3 sq mi (81.0 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
Elevation 1,152 ft (351 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,675
 • Density 149/sq mi (57.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48625 (Harrison)
FIPS code 26-37340
GNIS feature ID 1626454

Hayes Township is a civil township of Clare County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,675 at the 2010 census.



Hayes Township is located northeast of the center of Clare County and surrounds the city of Harrison, the county seat. U.S. Highway 127 crosses the township from north to south, with access from Exits 176 and 170.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.2 square miles (83.3 km2), of which 31.3 square miles (81.0 km2) is land and 0.89 square miles (2.3 km2), or 2.75%, is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 4,916 people, 2,014 households, and 1,391 families residing in the township. The population density was 156.3 per square mile (60.4/km²). There were 3,898 housing units at an average density of 123.9 per square mile (47.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.36% White, 0.12% African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

There were 2,014 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $26,495, and the median income for a family was $31,343. Males had a median income of $29,755 versus $20,698 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,394. About 16.7% of families and 20.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.1% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.

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