Redford Township, Michigan


Redford Township, Michigan

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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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latd = 42 |latm = 23 |lats = 41 |latNS = N
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Redford is a charter township of Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 51,622 at the 2000 census.

The township had initially been created as Richland Township by an act of the Michigan Territorial Legislature October 20, 1829, along with Lima Township out of Bucklin Township. However, the legislature overlooked legislation it had passed earlier on April 12, 1827, that prohibited the incorporation of any new township with the same name as any existing post office. Governor Lewis Cass returned the acts unapproved, citing a conflict under the law. The legislature thus had to substitute the names of Nankin Township and Pekin Township after the cities of Nanking and Peking in China. The name Pekin was changed to Redford in 1833. The name Redford was chosen because French fur trappers forded the River Rouge in the same area as Redford. Thus, the name Rouge-"Red"-Ford.

Geography

Redford Township, Michigan is a western Detroit suburb. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 11.2 square miles (29.1 km²), all land. The upper River Rouge flows through the Lola Valley Park in the township.

Demographics

The U.S. Census Bureau has also defined Redford 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 censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 51,622 people, 20,182 households, and 13,582 families residing in the township. The population density was 4,597.4 per square mile (1,774.8/km²). There were 20,605 housing units at an average density of 1,835.1/sq mi (708.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 87.98% White, 8.54% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.02% of the population.

There were 20,182 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $49,522, and the median income for a family was $56,461. Males had a median income of $41,923 versus $29,987 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,263. About 3.2% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

chools in Redford

Elementary Schools

* [http://southredford.net/addams/ Addams Elementary School]
*B. Beck Elementary School
*Bulman Elementary School
* [http://southredford.net/fisher/ Fisher Elementary School]
*Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran School
* [http://southredford.net/jefferson/ Jefferson Elementary School]
*Keeler Elementary School
*MacGowan Elementary School
*Roosevelt Elementary School
*St. Robert Bellarmine School (SRB)
* [http://stvalentine.pvt.k12.mi.us/default.asp St. Valentine School]
*Stuckey Elementary School
* [http://southredford.net/vandenberg/ Vandenberg Elementary School]

Middle Schools

* [http://southredford.net/pierce/ Pierce Middle School]
*Russel S. Hilbert Middle School

High Schools

*Pearson Secondary Learning Center
*Redford Union High School
*Thurston High School

Trivia

*Folk musician and songwriter Sufjan Stevens' song "Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou)," which appeared on his 2003 album "Michigan", mutely chronicles Stevens' childhood experiences in Redford Township, where his grandparents lived
*In the 1950s and 1960's Redford Township's population approached 80,000 people making it the largest township in the world.

Twin towns

Redford is twinned with

*flagicon|Austria St. Johann in Tirol, Austria Europe

References

External links

* [http://www.redfordtwp.com/ Charter Township of Redford]
* [http://www.redfordu.k12.mi.us/ Redford Union School District]
* [http://southredford.net/ South Redford Schools]


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