Redding Township, Michigan
Redding Township, Michigan
Location within Clare County
|• Supervisor||Bruce Scarbrough|
|• Total||35.4 sq mi (91.8 km2)|
|• Land||34.9 sq mi (90.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)|
|Elevation||1,053 ft (321 m)|
|• Density||15/sq mi (5.8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1626959|
- Clarence was a settlement on the Toledo and Ann Arbor Railroad formed in 1888 and centered around a mill of the Clarence Lumber Company.
- Temple is an unincorporated community just off M-61 approximately 12 miles west of Harrison at . It was a station on the Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan Railway and was founded in 1889 while the area was still a part of Winterfield Township on land given by Mary L. Campbell. For her, the settlement was first known as Campbell City. A post office named Temple, after Martin Temple, opened on April 21, 1890, with hotelman, Bert Trall, as the first postmaster. The office operated until August 12, 1966. Located along the Muskegon River, it was a bustling area when Michigan's logging industry was in its prime, like many of lower Michigan's former logging centers.
- The city of Harrison is to the east, and the Harrison ZIP code 48625 serves the eastern portion of Redding Township.
- The village of Marion is to the northwest in Osceola County, and the Marion ZIP code 49665 serves areas in the western part of Redding Township.
Redding Township is in western Clare County and is bordered by Osceola County to the west. M-61 crosses the township, passing through Temple and leading east to Harrison, the county seat, and west to M-115.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.4 square miles (91.8 km2), of which 34.9 square miles (90.4 km2) is land and 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2), or 1.49%, is water. The Muskegon River flows across the township from the northern border to the southwest corner, passing just west of Temple.
As of the census of 2000, there were 526 people, 219 households, and 153 families residing in the township. The population density was 14.9 per square mile (5.8/km2). There were 497 housing units at an average density of 14.1 per square mile (5.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.15% White, 0.57% African American, 0.38% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.
There were 219 households, out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.79.
In the township the population was spread out, with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.9 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $24,438, and the median income for a family was $28,864. Males had a median income of $25,469 versus $26,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,687. About 16.5% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.
- Public and Local Acts of the Legislature of the State of Michigan. Michigan, Michigan Dept. of State, Michigan Compilation Commission, Michigan Legislative Service Bureau. 1891. pp. 1075–76.
Therefore be it resolved ordered and enacted by said board, That all of township 19 north of range 6 west, be and the same is hereby erected into a new township to be called and known by the name of Redding, and the first township meeting of said township shall be held at the house of Robert Trall at Temple in the present township of Winterfield, on the first Monday of April, A. D. 1891, at nine o clock in the forenoon...
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Redding Township, Michigan
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Redding township, Clare County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
- Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 117
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Temple, Michigan
- Romig, Walter (1986) . Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
- 48625 5-Digit ZCTA, 486 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder[permanent dead link], U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
- 49665 5-Digit ZCTA, 496 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder[permanent dead link], U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census