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Wright Township, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Hillsdale
 • Total 43.5 sq mi (112.6 km2)
 • Land 43.3 sq mi (112.2 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 909 ft (277 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,788
 • Density 41.3/sq mi (15.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-88780
GNIS feature ID 1627292

Wright Township is a civil township of Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,788 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 43.5 square miles (112.6 km²), of which 43.3 square miles (112.2 km²) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.4 km²) (0.35%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,788 people, 667 households, and 492 families residing in the township. The population density was 41.3 per square mile (15.9/km²). There were 776 housing units at an average density of 17.9 per square mile (6.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.76% White, 0.22% African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.

There were 667 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $36,591, and the median income for a family was $41,563. Males had a median income of $30,428 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,235. About 9.6% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

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