Indianfields Township, Michigan

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Indianfields Township, Michigan
Township
Indianfields Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Indianfields Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°28′40″N 83°24′14″W / 43.47778°N 83.40389°W / 43.47778; -83.40389Coordinates: 43°28′40″N 83°24′14″W / 43.47778°N 83.40389°W / 43.47778; -83.40389
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyTuscola
Area
 • Total35.2 sq mi (91.2 km2)
 • Land34.7 sq mi (90.0 km2)
 • Water0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation696 ft (212 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total6,392
 • Density184.0/sq mi (71.0/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes48723 (Caro),
48768 (Vassar)
FIPS code26-40440[1]
GNIS feature ID1626512[2]
 
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Indianfields Township, Michigan
Township
Indianfields Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Indianfields Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°28′40″N 83°24′14″W / 43.47778°N 83.40389°W / 43.47778; -83.40389Coordinates: 43°28′40″N 83°24′14″W / 43.47778°N 83.40389°W / 43.47778; -83.40389
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyTuscola
Area
 • Total35.2 sq mi (91.2 km2)
 • Land34.7 sq mi (90.0 km2)
 • Water0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation696 ft (212 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total6,392
 • Density184.0/sq mi (71.0/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes48723 (Caro),
48768 (Vassar)
FIPS code26-40440[1]
GNIS feature ID1626512[2]

Indianfields Township is a civil township of Tuscola County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 6,392 at the 2000 census, making it the largest unit of local government in the Thumb of Michigan, although this figure also includes most of the population of the city of Caro.

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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 (1.36%) is water.

Demographics[edit source | edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,392 people, 2,505 households, and 1,600 families residing in the township. The population density was 184.0 per square mile (71.0/km²). There were 2,707 housing units at an average density of 77.9 per square mile (30.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 92.77% White, 2.83% African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.67% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.04% of the population.

There were 2,505 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,155, and the median income for a family was $37,790. Males had a median income of $35,905 versus $25,169 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,511. About 6.8% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.

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