Hamburg Township, Michigan

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Hamburg Township, Michigan
Hamburg Township Hall
Hamburg Township Hall
Motto(s): 
"A Great Place To Grow!"
Location within Livingston County
Location within Livingston County
Hamburg Township is located in Michigan
Hamburg Township
Hamburg Township
Location in Michigan
Hamburg Township is located in the United States
Hamburg Township
Hamburg Township
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 42°27′47″N 83°50′53″W / 42.46306°N 83.84806°W / 42.46306; -83.84806Coordinates: 42°27′47″N 83°50′53″W / 42.46306°N 83.84806°W / 42.46306; -83.84806
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyLivingston
Established1835
Government
 • SupervisorPatrick Hohl
 • ClerkMichael Dolan
Area
 • Civil township36.0 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Land32.2 sq mi (83.5 km2)
 • Water3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
Elevation
853 ft (260 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Civil township21,165
 • Density657/sq mi (253.5/km2)
 • Metro
4,296,250 (Metro Detroit)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48116 (Brighton)
48139 (Hamburg)
48143 (Lakeland)
48169 (Pinckney)
48189 (Whitmore Lake)
48843 (Howell)
Area code(s)810
FIPS code26-36100[1]
GNIS feature ID1626420[2]
Websitewww.hamburg.mi.us
Former Fire Station

Hamburg Township is a civil township of Livingston County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 21,165.[3] It is the most populated municipality in Livingston County.

Communities[edit]

A trio of unincorporated communities exist within the township:

Zip Code areas[edit]

  • Brighton is to the northeast, and the Brighton ZIP code, 48116, serves northeastern areas of Hamburg Township.[11]
  • Howell is to the northwest, and the Howell ZIP code, 48843, serves some of the northwestern portion of Hamburg Township.[12]
  • Pinckney is to the west, and the Pinckney ZIP code, 48169, serves much of the western portion of Hamburg Township.[13]
  • Whitmore Lake is to the southeast, and the Whitmore Lake ZIP code, 48189, serves a portion in the southeast of Hamburg Township.[14]

Geography[edit]

Hamburg Township is in southeastern Livingston County and is bordered to the south by Washtenaw County. State highway M-36 crosses the township, passing through Lakeland and Hamburg, and leading east 5 miles (8 km) to U.S. Route 23 at Whitmore Lake and west the same distance to Pinckney.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93.3 km2), of which 32.2 square miles (83.5 km2) are land and 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), or 10.49%, are water.[15] There are 32 named lakes, with numerous smaller ponds, marshes, creeks and streams. The township is part of the Huron River watershed. The river passes through the eastern and southern parts of the township as it flows toward Lake Erie.

Parks/Lakelands Trail/Brighton State Recreation Area[edit]

East and West Bennett Parks off Merrill Road serve the recreational needs of township children for soccer, football, cheerleading, and softball.

Five miles of Lakelands Trail State Park have been developed through Hamburg Township, with the easternmost terminus of the trail located in the township. The trail is asphalted and parallels the state highway M-36. It is a favorite place of township residents for walking and bicycling. No motorized vehicles are permitted on the Lakelands Trail.

Just over an entire section (Section 10) of Hamburg Township contains a significant portion of the Brighton State Recreation Area. Rustic and modern campsites are available. There is a swimming beach and boat launch for Bishop Lake, together with numerous picnic areas, barbecue facilities and hiking trails.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 20,627 people, 7,086 households, and 5,796 families residing in the township. The population density was 636.9 per square mile (245.9/km²). There were 7,678 housing units at an average density of 237.1 per square mile (91.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.22% White, 1.02% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population.

There were 7,086 households out of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.7% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 13.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $75,960, and the median income for a family was $81,351. Males had a median income of $56,671 versus $34,111 for females. The per capita income for the township was $30,283. About 1.5% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hamburg Township, Michigan
  3. ^ "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Hamburg township, Livingston County, Michigan". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hamburg, Michigan
  5. ^ 48139 5-Digit ZCTA, 481 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder[permanent dead link], U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  6. ^ a b Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lakeland, Michigan
  8. ^ ZIP Code Lookup Archived 2010-11-22 at the Wayback Machine, U.S. Postal Service
  9. ^ 48143 5-Digit ZCTA, 481 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder[permanent dead link], U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  10. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pettysville, Michigan
  11. ^ 48116 5-Digit ZCTA, 481 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder[permanent dead link], U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  12. ^ "TIGERweb: Hamburg Township, Michigan". Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  13. ^ 48169 5-Digit ZCTA, 481 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder[permanent dead link], U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  14. ^ 48189 5-Digit ZCTA, 481 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder[permanent dead link], U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  15. ^ "U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2019: Places: Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved March 16, 2020.

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