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Statistics and Facts of Chesterfield Michigan

Chesterfield is a name place along M-59 & M-3. Latitude: 42.6628105 Longitude: -82.8424208
Milton is a ghost town that was once a station on the Grand Trunk Railroad at 42°41′21″N, 82°49′19″W. The first post office in the township was established here in 1837 in the house of Robert O. Milton, with the name of "New Haven Post Office". This was moved to New Haven and Alfred D. Rice established another post office in Milton. That post office closed at some point and another was reopened in January 1856 with Edmund Matthews as postmaster. This office operated until July 1904. Milton was home to a school, three churches, a doctor, a blacksmith, a couple of saloons. The last saloon survived until 2004 when it was torn down, at that time it was known as the "Teddy Bear Bar."
The city of New Baltimore, on the eastern side of the township, incorporates land that was formerly part of the township.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.7 square miles (79.4 km²), of which, 27.9 square miles (72.2 km²) of it is land and 2.8 square miles (7.2 km²) of it (9.07%) is water.

Chesterfield Township is bordered on the north by Lenox Township and the village of New Haven; on the east by Ira Township and New Baltimore; on the southeast by Anchor Bay, which is a part of Lake Saint Clair; on the south by Harrison Township; and on the west by Macomb Township.

In the first decade of the 21st century, much of Chesterfield Township is dominated by subdivisions and shopping developments, in contrast to just thirty or so years earlier when the community was considerably more rural. The far northern end of the township is still largely rural. Anchor Bay influences the southeastern part of the community, where many pleasure boats, docks, and marine-related businesses can be found.

As of the census of 2000, there were 37,405 people, 13,347 households, and 10,076 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,341.7 per square mile (518.0/km²). There were 13,967 housing units at an average density of 501.0/sq mi (193.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.43% White, 2.97% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.52% of the population.

There were 13,347 households out of which 43.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 36.4% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $61,630, and the median income for a family was $69,554. Males had a median income of $50,834 versus $30,275 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,410. About 3.9% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

Chesterfield Township is covered by two primary and secondary school districts, the Anchor Bay School District and L’Anse Creuse Public Schools.

The township is governed by a board of trustees and a township supervisor.

Chesterfield Township is home to Lionel, LLC; maker of Lionel Trains

Land area: 27.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.8 sq. mi.

Population: 37,405 (98% urban, 2% rural)
Males: 18,560 (49.6%)
Females: 18,845 (50.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 37,170 (30,791 owner occupied, 6,379 renter occupied)
% of renters here: 17%
State: 26%

Median age of males: 32.7
Median age of females: 33.0

Average household size: 2.78
Chesterfield township: 2.8 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Average family size: 3.22

Estimated median household income in 2007: $65,177 ($61,630 in 1999)
This township: $65,177
Michigan: $47,950

Median contract rent in 2007 for apartments: $650 (lower quartile is $562, upper quartile is $798)
Here: $650
State: $573

Estimated median house or condo value in 2007: $204,139 (it was $160,200 in 2000)
Chesterfield township: $204,139
Michigan: $153,100

Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $169,423 - $269,117

Mean price in 2007:
Detached houses: $261,504
Here: $261,504
State: $200,820

Townhouses or other attached units: $138,482
Here: $138,482
State: $181,134

In 2-unit structures: $197,181
Here: $197,181
State: $129,336

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $125,278
Here: $125,278
State: $151,605

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $112,124
Here: $112,124
State: $149,899

Mobile homes: $36,553
Here: $36,553
State: $39,606

Population density: 1342 people per square mile (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2007:
This township: 4.7%
Whole state: 10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2007:
This township: 2.5%
Whole state: 4.8%

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:
Cemetery: Union Cemetery.

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brandenburg Drain, Crandall Drain, Pitts Drain, Fish Creek, Sutherland Oemig Drain, Fuller Drain, Kirkham Drain, Peltier Drain, Parker Drain.

42% of Chesterfield township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% lived in this county.
Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Michigan.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 31034
Northeast: 882
Midwest: 1098
South: 1971
West: 733

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $186,200

Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 9,116
One, attached: 1,551
Two: 181
3 or 4: 460
5 to 9: 572
10 to 19: 613
20 to 49: 125
50 or more: 182
Mobile homes: 1,192

Median worth of mobile homes: $21,500

Housing units in Chesterfield township with a mortgage: 8,012 (522 second mortgage, 1,638 home equity loan, 36 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,210

Most common first ancestries reported in Chesterfield township:
German (19.3%)
Polish (15.1%)
Italian (13.1%)
Irish (7.7%)
United States or American (5.6%)
English (5.4%)
French (except Basque) (4.4%)

Means of transportation to work
Drove a car alone: 16,891 (88%)
Carpooled: 1,697 (9%)
Bus or trolley bus: 34 (0%)
Walked: 69 (0%)
Other means: 41 (0%)
Worked at home: 371 (2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:
Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 379
Here: 7.6%
Michigan: 11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 64
Here: 2.9%
Michigan: 8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 259
Here: 12.4%
Michigan: 16.5%

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