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Seneca Township, Michigan
Seneca Township Hall
Seneca Township Hall
Location within Lenawee County
Location within Lenawee County
Seneca Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Seneca Township, Michigan
Seneca Township, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Seneca Township, Michigan is located in the United States
Seneca Township, Michigan
Seneca Township, Michigan
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Michigan
County Lenawee
 • Total 40.1 sq mi (103.8 km2)
 • Land 40.0 sq mi (103.6 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
791 ft (241 m)
 • Total 1,303
 • Density 32.6/sq mi (12.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49235 (Clayton)
49256 (Morenci)
49279 (Sand Creek)
Area code(s) 517
FIPS code 26-72440
GNIS feature ID 1627058

Seneca Township is a civil township of Lenawee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,303 at the 2000 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 40.1 square miles (104 km2), of which 40.0 square miles (104 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.15%) is water. The southern most strip of Seneca Twp. Lenawee Co. Mi. became Fulton Co. Oh. after the Toledo War of 1835.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,303 people, 469 households, and 363 families residing in the township. The population density was 32.6 per square mile (12.6/km2). There were 489 housing units at an average density of 12.2 per square mile (4.7/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 95.78% White, 0.23% African American, 1.00% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 2.38% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.60% of the population.

There were 469 households, out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.1% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,107, and the median income for a family was $47,596. Males had a median income of $36,719 versus $21,848 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,758. About 2.9% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.

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

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