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Plymouth Township, Michigan
Charter township
Charter Township of Plymouth
Township Hall and Police Department
Township Hall and Police Department
Official seal of Plymouth Township, Michigan
Seal
Location in Wayne County and the state of Michigan
Location in Wayne County and the state of Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Wayne
Area
 • Total 16 sq mi (41.4 km2)
 • Land 15.9 sq mi (41.2 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 787 ft (240 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 27,524
 • Density 1,720/sq mi (664.8/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48170
Area code(s) 734
FIPS code 26-65080
GNIS feature ID 1626920

Plymouth Township, officially the Charter Township of Plymouth, is a charter township in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 27,524 at the 2010 census. The City of Plymouth is located within the township but is administratively autonomous.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the charter township has a total area of 16.0 square miles (41 km2), of which 15.9 square miles (41 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.25%, is water.

Demographics

Plymouth Township Watertower 002
Plymouth Township water tower

As of the census of 2000, there were 27,798 people, 10,757 households, and 7,680 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,746.3 per square mile (674.2/km²). There were 11,043 housing units at an average density of 693.7 per square mile (267.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 92.38% White, 2.96% African American, 0.27% Native American, 2.73% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 1.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.7% were of German, 13.8% Polish, 13.1% Irish, 9.5% English and 7.1% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 10,757 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.6 males.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the township was $90,780, and the median income for a family was $111,006. Males had a median income of $64,583 versus $36,182 for females. The per capita income for the township was $37,081. About 0.9% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.

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