Redding Township, Michigan
|• Supervisor||Bruce Scarbrough|
|• Clerk||Susie Brower|
|• Total||35.43 sq mi (91.76 km2)|
|• Land||34.90 sq mi (90.39 km2)|
|• Water||0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)|
|Elevation||1,053 ft (321 m)|
|• Density||13.2/sq mi (5.1/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1626959|
- Clarence is a former settlement located along the Toledo and Ann Arbor Railroad. It was settled around 1888 around a mill operated by the Clarence Lumber Company. A now-defunct post office opened on January 12, 1893.
- Temple is an unincorporated community located along M-61 in the center of the township at . It settled as a station along the Toledo, Ann Arbor, and Northern Michigan Railroad in 1889. It was settled on land given by Mary Campbell, and the community was originally called Campbell City. A post office opened on April 21, 1890, and was named Temple after local resident Martin Temple. The post office operated until August 12, 1966.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.43 square miles (91.76 km2), of which 34.90 square miles (90.39 km2) is land and 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2) (1.50%) is water.
The Muskegon River flows southwest through the center of the township.
- M-61 (Temple Drive) runs east–west though the center of the township.
- M-115 runs just outside the southwest corner of the township.
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.
- Michigan Townships Association (2023). "Redding Township, Clare County, Michigan". Retrieved January 25, 2023.
- United States Census Bureau. "Redding Township, Clare County, Michigan". Retrieved January 24, 2023.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Redding Township, Michigan
- Romig 1986, p. 117.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Temple, Michigan
- Romig 1986, p. 552.
- "Michigan: 2010 Population and Housing Unit Counts 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). 2010 United States census. United States Census Bureau. September 2012. p. 19 Michigan. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 19, 2012. Retrieved January 13, 2023.
- Michigan Geographic Framework (November 15, 2013). "Clare County School Districts" (PDF). Retrieved January 28, 2023.
- Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) . Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. pp. 184, 220, 403, 581, 588. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6.