Harrison Township, Michigan


Harrison Township, Michigan

Infobox Settlement
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subdivision_type = Country
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subdivision_name2 = Macomb

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Harrison is a charter township of Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 24,461.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 23.8 square miles (61.5 km²), of which, 14.3 square miles (37.0 km²) of it is land and 9.4 square miles (24.5 km²) of it (39.79%) is water.Harrison Township sits along Lake St.Clair in the southeast region of Michigan.

Attractions

The location of the township makes this area a very popular attraction for many people in surrounding areas. Metro Beach Metropark is located on the shoreline of Harrison Township and Lake St. Clair. The park contains nature trails, a nature center, playgrounds, beaches, pools, and picnic areas. The park has docks available to boaters. Locally, Harrison Township is known as "BoatTown U.S.A."

Demographics

The U.S. Census Bureau has defined Harrison Township as a census-designated place (CDP) in the 2000 Census. This allows the community to appear both 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 censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 24,461 people, 10,720 households, and 6,421 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,710.2 per square mile (660.5/km²). There were 11,486 housing units at an average density of 803.0/sq mi (310.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.53% White, 2.47% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population.

There were 10,720 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $51,892, and the median income for a family was $67,129. Males had a median income of $47,444 versus $31,561 for females. The per capita income for the township was $29,491. About 3.6% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The Charter Township of Harrison is run by a board of elected officials. As of 2006, township officials are as follows:

Supervisor: Anthony G. ForliniDeputy Supervisor: Adam M. Wit

Clerk: Jan P. JorgensenDeputy Clerk: Margaret Lucido

Treasurer: Darrin S. YorkDeputy Treasurer: John M. Gabor

Trustees: Sharon Eineman, Robert I. Garvin, Mike Rice, James A. Ulinski

These offices run until November 20, 2008.

The township is policed by the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department with officers assigned to the area. Although the township does not have its own police force, it does have a fire department. There are two fire stations, one on Crocker Blvd. and a new fire station on Jefferson between sixteen mile road and South River Road.

Education

Harrison Township is home to the L'Anse Creuse Public School District. This district is now "School of Choice" which allows students to move freely within the district. The district houses ten elementary schools, four middle schools, and two high schools. In addition to schools, the district also has a Vocational and Technical Center, Adult Education Center, Performing Arts Center, Professional Development Center, Special Services Building, and a Transportation and Maintenance Center. There are Five Blue Ribbon schools in the district and eight State Exemplary Schools.

Notable residents

*Dino Ciccarelli, retired professional ice hockey player
*Uncle Kracker, rock, country, and rap-rock musician
*David Legwand, professional ice hockey player

References

Further reading

*"About Our District." L'Anse Creuse Public Schools. 23 Feb. 2006 .

External links

* [http://www.harrison-township.org/ Harrison Township]
* [http://boattownusa.org/ BoatTown USA]


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