- Bedford Township, Monroe County, Michigan
official_name = Bedford Township, Michigan
settlement_type = Township
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Bedford Township within Monroe County.
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 101.7
area_land_km2 = 101.3
area_water_km2 = 0.4
area_total_sq_mi = 39.3
area_land_sq_mi = 39.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.2
population_as_of = March 1, 2006
population_total = 31321 (est)
population_density_km2 = 282.4
population_density_sq_mi = 731.5
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 198
elevation_ft = 650
latd = 41 |latm = 45 |lats = 38 |latNS = N
longd = 83 |longm = 35 |longs = 19 |longEW = W
postal_code = 48144 (Lambertville),
48177 (Samaria P.O. Box),
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 26-06740GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1625906 [gnis|1625906]
Bedford Township is a
civil townshipof Monroe County in the U.S. stateof Michigan. As of March 1, 2006, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments estimated the township population at 31,321. The unincorporated communities of Temperance, Lambertville, and Samaria are located within the township. The township lies directly to the north of Toledo, Ohio, sharing its entire southern boundary with the northern boundary of Toledo. Much of the township is also included as part of the U.S. Census Bureau's Toledo Urban Area statistical definitions.
* Lambertville is an unincorporated community and
census-designated placein the southwest part of the township. The Lambertville ZIP code, 48144, serves the southwest part of Bedford Township. [ [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/MapItDrawServlet?geo_id=86000US48144&_bucket_id=50&tree_id=420&context=AdvSearch&_lang=enhttp://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/MapItDrawServlet?geo_id=86000US48144&_bucket_id=50&tree_id=420&context=AdvSearch&_lang=en 48144 5-Digit ZCTA, 481 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder] , U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census]
* Samaria is an
unincorporated communityin the northern part of the township at coord|41|48|29|N|83|34|42|W|. [gnis|637149|Samaria, Michigan] When the Ann Arbor Railroadwas built through here in about 1872, it was given a station named after Samuel and Mary Weeks, whose home was a gathering place. A post office was established in January 1879.cite book | last = Romig | first = Walter | authorlink=Walter Romig | year = 1986 | title = Michigan Place Names | origyear= 1973 | publisher = Wayne State University Press | location = Detroit, Michigan | id = ISBN 0-8143-1838-X] The Samaria ZIP code, 48177, provides P.O. Box service for the area. [ [http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/citytown_zip.jsp ZIP Code Lookup] , U.S. Postal Service]
* Temperance is an unincorporated community and
census-designated placenear the center of the township. The Temperance ZIP code, 48182, serves most of Bedford Township outside of the Lambertville area. [ [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/MapItDrawServlet?geo_id=86000US48182&_bucket_id=50&tree_id=420&context=AdvSearch&_lang=en 48182 5-Digit ZCTA, 481 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder] , U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census]
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 39.3 square miles (101.7 km²), of which, 39.1 square miles (101.3 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.41%) is water.
Bedford Township and a few surrounding areas are serviced by
Bedford Public Schools, which includes Smith Road, Temperance Road, Douglas Road, Jackman Road, and Monroe Road Elementary Schools, Bedford Junior High School, and Bedford Senior High School. Monroe County Community Collegealso operates a branch of their college in Bedford Township named the Whitman Center.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 28,606 people, 10,327 households, and 8,086 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 731.5 per square mile (282.4/km²). There were 10,659 housing units at an average density of 272.6/sq mi (105.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.56% White, 0.40% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.93% of the population.
There were 10,327 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.5% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the township the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 25.3% 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 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $59,835, and the median income for a family was $67,239. Males had a median income of $50,754 versus $31,165 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $24,131. About 2.7% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.bedfordwatch.com/ Bedford Watch]
* [http://www.bedfordmi.org/ Bedford Township]
* [http://www.toledo.com/bedford/index.php Bedford, Michigan info from Toledo.com ]
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