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Ypsilanti Charter Township, Michigan

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Ypsilanti Township, Michigan
Charter Township of Ypsilanti
Ypsilanti Township Civic Center
Ypsilanti Township Civic Center
Official seal of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan
Location within Washtenaw County
Location within Washtenaw County
Ypsilanti Township is located in Michigan
Ypsilanti Township
Ypsilanti Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Ypsilanti Township is located in the United States
Ypsilanti Township
Ypsilanti Township
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 42°13′44″N 83°35′32″W / 42.22889°N 83.59222°W / 42.22889; -83.59222
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorBrenda Stumbo
 • ClerkKaren Lovejoy Roe
 • Total31.72 sq mi (82.15 km2)
 • Land29.93 sq mi (77.52 km2)
 • Water1.79 sq mi (4.64 km2)
725 ft (221 m)
 • Total53,362
 • Density1,782.9/sq mi (688.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48111 (Belleville)
48197, 48198 (Ypsilanti)
Area code(s)734
FIPS code26-89160[1]
GNIS feature ID1627301[2] Edit this at Wikidata

Ypsilanti Charter Township is a charter township of Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 53,362 at the 2010 census.[3] The city of Ypsilanti is mostly surrounded by the township, but the two are administered autonomously.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.72 square miles (82.15 km2), of which 29.93 square miles (77.52 km2) is land and 1.79 square miles (4.64 km2) (5.64%) is water.[9]

Ford Lake Dam is located in the eastern part of the township. Ford Lake is within the township along the Huron River, and Paint Creek also runs through the township. The Border-to-Border Trail runs through the township along the Huron River.[10]

Major highways

  • I-94 runs east–west though the township and forms part of the boundary with the city of Ypsilanti.
  • US 12 (Michigan Avenue) enters the township in the northeast corner and runs concurrently with I-94 through most of the township.
  • M-17 (Washtenaw Avenue) begins at US 12 and runs through the township, in and out of the city of Ypsilanti.


As of 2010 Ypsilanti Township had a population of 53,362. The racial and ethnic makeup of the population was 58.4% white, 32.8% black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.6% from some other race and 4.6% from two or more races. 4.6% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[11]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 49,182 people, 20,194 households, and 12,338 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,631.4/sq mi (629.9/km2). There were 21,196 housing units at an average density of 703.1/sq mi (271.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 67.51% White, 25.47% African American, 0.49% Native American, 2.01% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.20% from other races, and 3.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.80% of the population.

There were 20,194 households, out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out, with 26.3% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 35.3% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,460, and the median income for a family was $55,131. Males had a median income of $41,298 versus $29,732 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,970. About 8.0% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.


Kalitta Air and National Airlines (5M), cargo airlines, are headquartered at Willow Run Airport in the township.[12][13][14]


Ypsilanti High School is located within the township.
Ypsilanti High School is located within the township.

Ypsilanti Charter Township is served by two separate public school districts. The southern section of the township approximately south of Ford Lake is served by Lincoln Consolidated School District in August Charter Township. The northern portion of the township, including the autonomous city of Ypsilanti, is served by Ypsilanti Community Schools.[15] Portions of the township were also served by Willow Run Community Schools until it was consolidated into Ypsilanti Community Schools in 2013. Ypsilanti Community High School is located within the township.

Global Educational Excellence, based in Ann Arbor, operates the Global Tech Academy (PreK–5) in the township.[16]


Charter Township of Ypsilanti government officials:[17]

  • Supervisor: Brenda Stumbo
  • Clerk: Heather Jarrell Roe
  • Treasurer: Larry Doe
  • Trustee: Stan Eldridge
  • Trustee: John Newman
  • Trustee: Monica Ross-Williams
  • Trustee: Jimmie Wilson

Notable parks

  • Ford Heritage Park
  • Ford Lake Park
  • Hewens Creek Park
  • North Bay Park
  • Pine View Golf Course
  • Rolling Hills

Notable people



  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 Jan 2008.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ypsilanti Charter Township, Michigan
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Ypsilanti charter township, Washtenaw County, Michigan". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 Jul 2012.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eastlawn, Michigan
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rawsonville, Michigan
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Willow Run, Michigan
  7. ^ Romig 1986, p. 606.
  8. ^ Romig 1986, p. 612.
  9. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ypsilanti charter township, Washtenaw County, Michigan". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 Jul 2012.
  10. ^ Border to Border (2022). "Explore the Border to Border Trail". Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  11. ^ 2010 general profile of population and housing characteristics for Ypsilanti Township from the US Census
  12. ^ Township Map (Map). Ypsilanti Township. Archived from the original (JPG) on November 9, 2005. Retrieved 22 Jun 2009. (Archive on webcitation)
  13. ^ "Welcome to Kalitta Air". Kalitta Air. Retrieved 22 Jun 2009.
  14. ^ "Welcome to National Airlines". National Airlines (5M). Archived from the original on December 17, 2009. Retrieved 28 Oct 2009.
  15. ^ Michigan Geographic Framework (15 November 2013). "Wayne County School Districts" (PDF). Retrieved July 22, 2021.
  16. ^ Global Educational Excellence (2022). "Global Tech Academy". Retrieved July 15, 2022.
  17. ^ Michigan Township Association (2021). "Ypsilanti Chtr. Twp., Washtenaw Co". Retrieved July 22, 2021.
  18. ^ Dodd, Johnny. "Murderer Depicted in Movie True Story Tells PEOPLE: 'I Don't Feel I Can Be Redeemed'." People. April 17, 2015. Retrieved on January 26, 2016.


  • 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. pp. 606, 612. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6.

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