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Mundy Township, Michigan
|Charter Township of Mundy|
Where Town and Country Shake Hands
Location within Genesee County
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|Named for||Edward Mundy|
|• Total||36.1 sq mi (93.4 km2)|
|• Land||36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|Elevation||830 ft (253 m)|
|• Density||338.8/sq mi (130.8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1626779|
The Survey township area that Mundy mostly covers is range 5 North and 5 East.
The township has two unincorporated communities within its borders:
- Rankin, original known as Mundy Centre, is located at Flint. The Township's offices and Rankin Elementary School are located there. Grand Blanc is several miles to the east by county roads. , located just west of an exit off U.S. Highway 23 on Grand Blanc Road, east of Jennings Road, south of
- Mundy or South Mundy, is located at Linden and Baldwin Roads in the southwest part of the township, which was the location of the Mundy Post Office.
In 1833, the first land purchases in Mundy survey township area were made on sections 11-14, with all 40 acres (160,000 m2) in the section purchased by 1837. The first settlement was in section 13 by Jason L. Austin, Daniel Williams and Eli Gilbert. The Township was named after Edward S. Mundy, lieutenant governor, when organized on March 11, 1837 included the survey township that would become Gaines Township. On March 9, 1842, Gaines was split off from Mundy.
In southern part of the township north of Mount Pleasant, a settlement on the north side of Long Lake (now Lake Fenton), Morgan Baldwin and George Judson settled the location around Baldwin Road soon called Podunk.
A post office opened in the township on May 1, 1848 and was moved to Mt. Pleasant as Long Lake Post Office on March 6, 1851. The office returned to Mundy on March 24, 1852. On March 9, 1855, the Elgin Post Office was opened with postmaster William Moore and was located at Mason Tavern along the Fenton plank road on the Southeast corner of section 13. On April 12, 1871, the Elgin post office was closed. The Mundy Post Office was closed on December 31, 1900.
In January and February 2014, Swartz Creek City and Gaines Township was contact by Mundy Township Supervisor David L. Guigear in attempt to meet over regionalization of building department, code enforcement, janitorial and especial police. On April 2, 2014, Gaines Township turned down a police department merger with Mundy Township.
On January 9, 2016, the Swartz Creek City Council voted to disband its police department by merging the department with Mundy Township's into the Metro Police Authority of Genesee County effective February 1, 2016.
|Years||Supervisor||Town Clerk||Collector||Assessors||Justices of the Peace||Constables||Highway Commissioners||School Inspectors|
|1837||John Alger||Morgan Baldwin||George Judson||Jonathan G. Firman, Morgan Baldwin, Benjamin Simmons and Seth Kitchen||Benjamin Simmons (1 yr.), Josiah Alger (2 yr.), Morgan Baldwin (3 yr.), Henry M. Thompson (4 yr.)||George Judson, Volney Stiles||J. G. Firman, George Judson and Jeshurum Leach||Jonathan Firman, Ira Dunning and Dudley Brainard|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93 km2), of which 36.0 square miles (93 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.28%) is water. A portion of the township survey area, between Jennings and Torrey Road, was annexed by the City of Flint for Bishop International Airport.
|Clayton Township||Flint Township, Flint||Burton, Michigan|
|Gaines Township||Grand Blanc Township|
|Argentine Township||Fenton Township||Holly Township, Oakland County|
|Source: Census Bureau. Census 1960- 2000, 2010.|
As of the census of 2000, there were 12,191 people, 4,876 households, and 3,583 families residing in the township. The population density was 338.8 per square mile (130.8/km2). There were 5,047 housing units at an average density of 140.3 per square mile (54.2/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.04% White, 1.41% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population.
There were 4,876 households, out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the township the population was spread out, with 22.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $53,948, and the median income for a family was $62,125. Males had a median income of $51,442 versus $30,067 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,581. About 1.9% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 0.9% of those age 65 or over.
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