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Sheridan Township, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Clare
 • Total 36.5 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Land 36.1 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation 791 ft (241 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,575
 • Density 44/sq mi (16.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 48612 (Beaverton),
48617 (Clare)
FIPS code 26-73000
GNIS feature ID 1627065

Sheridan Township is a civil township of Clare County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,575 at the 2010 census.



Sheridan Township occupies the southeastern corner of Clare County and is bordered to the east by Gladwin County and to the south by Isabella County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.5 square miles (94.5 km2), of which 36.1 square miles (93.6 km2) is land and 0.35 square miles (0.9 km2), or 0.95%, is water. The South Branch of the Tobacco River flows from west to east across the southern part of the township.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,588 people, 482 households, and 382 families residing in the township. The population density was 43.7 per square mile (16.9/km²). There were 569 housing units at an average density of 15.7 per square mile (6.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.61% White, 0.57% African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 482 households out of which 45.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.28 and the average family size was 3.72.

In the township the population was spread out with 37.0% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,069, and the median income for a family was $34,107. Males had a median income of $28,300 versus $22,841 for females. The per capita income for the township was $12,163. About 17.9% of families and 22.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.7% of those under age 18 and 24.6% of those age 65 or over.

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