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Scipio Township, Michigan
Location within Hillsdale County
Location within Hillsdale County
Scipio Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Scipio Township, Michigan
Scipio Township, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Scipio Township, Michigan is located in the United States
Scipio Township, Michigan
Scipio Township, Michigan
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Michigan
County Hillsdale
 • Total 29.45 sq mi (76.3 km2)
 • Land 29.21 sq mi (75.7 km2)
 • Water 0.24 sq mi (0.6 km2)
1,070 ft (326 m)
 • Total 1,884
 • Density 64.5/sq mi (24.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49250 (Jonesville)
49252 (Litchfield)
49258 (Mosherville)
Area code(s) 517
FIPS code 26-71980
GNIS feature ID 1627052

Scipio Township (/sɪˈpiːˈo/ SIP-EE-OH) is a civil township of Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,884 at the 2010 census.


  • Mosherville is an unincorporated community within the township at 42°03′37″N 84°39′34″W / 42.06028°N 84.65944°W / 42.06028; -84.65944. The FIPS place code is 55680. The village is at the headwaters of the Kalamazoo River. A pictorial tour of the village is available at the web site listed below.
  • Mosherville Station is an unincorporated community about a mile east of Mosherville. At one time the NYC/LSMS railroad had a station there. The railroad line, now defunct, ran from Bankers (southwest of Hillsdale) northeast to Jackson. A pictorial tour of all of the railroad crossings between Jonesville and Mosherville Station is available at the web site listed below.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 29.5 square miles (76 km2), of which 29.3 square miles (76 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.78%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,822 people, 619 households, and 487 families residing in the township. The population density was 62.1 per square mile (24.0/km2). There were 660 housing units at an average density of 22.5 per square mile (8.7/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.37% White, 0.22% African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 619 households, out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the township the population was spread out, with 30.6% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $42,361, and the median income for a family was $47,065. Males had a median income of $32,008 versus $23,850 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,427. About 6.3% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Municipio de Scipio (condado de Hillsdale, Míchigan) para niños

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