Shelby Charter Township, Michigan

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Shelby Township, Michigan
Charter township
Charter Township of Shelby
Location of the Charter Township of Shelby, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°40′15″N 83°1′59″W / 42.67083°N 83.03306°W / 42.67083; -83.03306Coordinates: 42°40′15″N 83°1′59″W / 42.67083°N 83.03306°W / 42.67083; -83.03306
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyMacomb
Government
 • TypeBoard of Trustee-Supervisor
 • SupervisorRichard Stathakis
 • ClerkStanley Grot
 • TreasurerMichael Flynn
 • TrusteesPaula Filar, Paul Viar, Nick Nightingale, and Douglas Wozniak
Area
 • Total35.2 sq mi (91.2 km2)
 • Land34.7 sq mi (89.8 km2)
 • Water0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Elevation679 ft (207 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total73,804
 • Density1,878.7/sq mi (725.4/km2)
 also defined as a census-designated place (CDP)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code26-72820[1]
GNIS feature ID1627062[2]
Websiteshelbytwp.org
 
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Shelby Township, Michigan
Charter township
Charter Township of Shelby
Location of the Charter Township of Shelby, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°40′15″N 83°1′59″W / 42.67083°N 83.03306°W / 42.67083; -83.03306Coordinates: 42°40′15″N 83°1′59″W / 42.67083°N 83.03306°W / 42.67083; -83.03306
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyMacomb
Government
 • TypeBoard of Trustee-Supervisor
 • SupervisorRichard Stathakis
 • ClerkStanley Grot
 • TreasurerMichael Flynn
 • TrusteesPaula Filar, Paul Viar, Nick Nightingale, and Douglas Wozniak
Area
 • Total35.2 sq mi (91.2 km2)
 • Land34.7 sq mi (89.8 km2)
 • Water0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Elevation679 ft (207 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total73,804
 • Density1,878.7/sq mi (725.4/km2)
 also defined as a census-designated place (CDP)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code26-72820[1]
GNIS feature ID1627062[2]
Websiteshelbytwp.org

Shelby Township is a charter township and Census designated place located in Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The township, a northern suburb of Detroit, is located roughly 15 miles north of the city. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 65,159. The 2010 Census places the population at 73,804. Shelby Township is one of the fastest growing communities in Metro Detroit.[3]

Communities[edit]

There are no incorporated villages and four unincorporated communities:[4]

Demographics[edit]

The U.S. Census Bureau has also defined Shelby Township as a census-designated place (CDP) in the 2000 Census so that the community would appear on the list of places (like cities and villages) as well on the list of county subdivisions (like other townships). The final statistics for the township and the CDP are identical.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 65,159 people, 24,486 households, and 17,923 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,878.7 per square mile (725.4/km²). There were 25,265 housing units at an average density of 728.5 per square mile (281.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.95% White, 0.85% African American, 0.24% Native American, 2.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.

There were 24,486 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the township the population dispersal was 24.9% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $65,291, and the median income for a family was $76,312, making Shelby Township one of the more affluent areas in Michigan. Males had a median income of $59,380 versus $33,844 for females. The per capita income for the township was $30,131. About 2.7% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The majority of residents are zoned into Utica Community Schools, which serves parts of the communities of Sterling Heights, Macomb Township, Washington Township, and Ray Township, as well as most of Shelby Township, and all of Utica. However, a small amount of residents are zoned into Romeo Community Schools.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.2 square miles (91 km2), of which, 34.7 square miles (90 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it (1.53%) is water.

Neighboring communities:

Commute Times:[citation needed]

Government[edit]

Shelby Township has a Supervisor-Board style township government with elected supervisor, clerk, treasurer and four trustees. The Township operates the Shelby Township Library as well as Cherry Creek Golf Course.[12]

History[edit]

Shelby Township was set off by an act of the Michigan Territorial Legislature on April 12, 1827 and a civil government was organized the following May. It originally included the area that is now Sterling Heights, which was set off March 17, 1835, as the township of Jefferson, renamed to Sterling on March 6, 1838. Utica, located on the southern edge of the township, originally incorporated as a village on March 9, 1838, although that corporation was dissolved soon afterwards. The village incorporated a second time on May 10, 1877.[13][14]

Main Highways[edit]

Shelby Township sits on two main thoroughfares:

State highways

Notable People from Shelby Township[edit]

Notable Places[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Shelby Charter Township, Michigan
  3. ^ "Shelby Township Statistics". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  4. ^ a b c "Macomb County". County Maps. Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Preston Corners
  6. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. pp. 459–460. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X. 
  7. ^ Disco, MI from MyTopo. Retrieved 2013-09-25.
  8. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Disco, Michigan & [ GNIS in Google Maps]
  9. ^ Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 159
  10. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Disco Post Office (historical), Michigan & GNIS in Google Map
  11. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Yates, Michigan & GNIS in Google Map
  12. ^ "Navigate Your Neighborhood Libraries" (PDF). Suburban Library Cooperative. pp. "12"/5. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  13. ^ Leeson, Michael A. (2005) [1882]. "Shelby Township". History of Macomb County, Michigan. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Library. pp. 717–742. Retrieved 2006-10-01. 
  14. ^ Eldredge, Robert F. (2005) [1905]. "Shelby Township". Past and present of Macomb County, Michigan. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Library. pp. 646–652. Retrieved 2006-10-01. 

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