Jefferson Township, Cass County, Michigan

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Jefferson Township, Michigan
Location within Cass County
Location within Cass County
Jefferson Township is located in Michigan
Jefferson Township
Jefferson Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Jefferson Township is located in the United States
Jefferson Township
Jefferson Township
Jefferson Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 41°51′12″N 86°02′50″W / 41.85333°N 86.04722°W / 41.85333; -86.04722Coordinates: 41°51′12″N 86°02′50″W / 41.85333°N 86.04722°W / 41.85333; -86.04722
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorWillie Eltzroth
 • Total36.0 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Land34.7 sq mi (90.0 km2)
 • Water1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
869 ft (265 m)
 • Total2,541
 • Density73/sq mi (28.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49031, 49112
Area code(s)269
FIPS code26-41600[1]
GNIS feature ID1626539[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Jefferson Township is a civil township of Cass County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,541 at the 2010 census.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93.3 km2), of which 34.7 square miles (90.0 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2), or 3.52%, is water.[3]


  • Dailey was an unincorporated community in Jefferson Township. It had a post office starting in 1872.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,401 people, 872 households, and 645 families residing in the township. The population density was 68.6 per square mile (26.5/km2). There were 957 housing units at an average density of 27.3 per square mile (10.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 89.55% White, 7.08% African American, 0.83% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

There were 872 households, out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% 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 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out, with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $43,633, and the median income for a family was $50,662. Males had a median income of $39,938 versus $25,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,161. About 9.6% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.



  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jefferson Township, Cass County, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Jefferson township, Cass County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  4. ^ Romig 1986, p. 145.


  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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