- Frenchtown Charter Township, Michigan
official_name = Frenchtown Township, Michigan
settlement_type = Township
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Michigan
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Frenchtown Charter Township within Monroe County.
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 112.0
area_land_km2 = 109.1
area_water_km2 = 3.0
area_total_sq_mi = 43.3
area_land_sq_mi = 42.1
area_water_sq_mi = 1.1
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 20777
population_density_km2 = 190.5
population_density_sq_mi = 493.4
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 181
elevation_ft = 594
latd = 41 |latm = 57 |lats = 19 |latNS = N
longd = 83 |longm = 19 |longs = 59 |longEW = W
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 26-30820GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1626321 [gnis|1626321]
website = http://www.frenchtowntownship.org/
Frenchtown Charter Township is a
charter townshipof Monroe County in the U.S. stateof Michigan. The population was 20,777 at the 2000 census.
*The City of Monroe is adjacent to the township and has incorporated land that was formerly within the township.
*Three unincorporated communities, which are also
census-designated places, are within the township along the shore of Lake Erie. From north to south, the communities are: Stony Point, Woodland Beach, and Detroit Beach. Other beach communities also exist. They are Baycrest Beach, Indian Trails, Erie Shores, and Grand Beach.
The township is bounded on the east by
Lake Erie, on the south by the city of Monroe and Monroe Charter Township, on the west by Raisinville Township, on the north by Ash Township and on the northeast by Berlin Charter Township. A small discontiguous area in the Plum Creek Bay Wildlife Area on a peninsula southeast of Monroe is also part of the township. Sterling State Parkis in the southeast part of the township adjacent to Monroe.
Three highways traverse the township from southwest to northeast: I-75 is closest to Lake Erie, US 24 is furthest from the lake and M-125 is between I-75 and US 24 in the south until its northern terminus at a junction with US 24 in the north of the township. M-50 enters the township from the west and ends at a junction with I-75. I-275 has its southern terminus with I-75 on the northern boundary of the township.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 43.2 square miles (112.0 km²), of which, 42.1 square miles (109.1 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²) of it (2.66%) is water. The River Raisin forms the southern boundary of the township with Monroe Charter Township.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 20,777 people, 7,733 households, and 5,598 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 493.4 per square mile (190.5/km²). There were 8,244 housing units at an average density of 195.8/sq mi (75.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.51% White, 1.59% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.45% of the population.
There were 7,733 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 22.4% 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 2.65 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the township the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $47,699, and the median income for a family was $54,032. Males had a median income of $44,338 versus $25,787 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $21,335. About 4.9% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.frenchtowntownship.org/ Frenchtown Charter Township Official Website]
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