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Woodhull Township, Michigan
Location of Woodhull Township, Michigan
Location of Woodhull Township, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Shiawassee
 • Total 27.4 sq mi (71.0 km2)
 • Land 27.1 sq mi (70.2 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 883 ft (269 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,850
 • Density 142.0/sq mi (54.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-88400
GNIS feature ID 1627288

Woodhull Township, also known as Shaftsburg, is a civil township of Shiawassee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,850 at the 2000 census. The township borders the city of Perry, Michigan.

Woodhull Township as organized in 1838.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 27.4 square miles (71 km2), of which 27.1 square miles (70 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (1.17%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 3,850 people, 1,390 households, and 1,124 families residing in the township. The population density was 142.0 per square mile (54.8/km²). There were 1,441 housing units at an average density of 53.1 per square mile (20.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.30% White, 0.26% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% of the population.

There were 1,390 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.9% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $60,658, and the median income for a family was $67,903. Males had a median income of $50,157 versus $36,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,310. About 3.8% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.

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