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Oakfield township, MI map Land area: 34.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.8 sq. mi.
Population: 5,058 (all rural)
Males: 2,602  (51.4%)
Females: 2,456  (48.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 5,043 (4,682 owner occupied, 361 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

7%
State:

26%


Races in Oakfield township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.5%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 36.8
Median age of females: 36.8

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Average household size: 2.78

Oakfield township:

2.8 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.09

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,405 ($39,125 in 1999)
This township:

$40,405
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $421 (lower quartile is $319, upper quartile is $478)
Here:

$421
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $103,498 (it was $80,100 in 2000)
Oakfield township:

$103,498
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,754 - $150,287

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $143,062
Here:

$143,062
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $175,036
Here:

$175,036
State:

$147,658

Mobile homes: $97,506
Here:

$97,506
State:

$39,606
Population density: 146 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

8.7%
Whole state:

10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.8%
Whole state:

4.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Oakfield township: Wabasis Park Campground (A), Greenwood Camp (B), Oakfield Township Fire Department (C), Oakfield Township Museum (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Oakfield township include: Ashley Church (A), Oakfield Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Horton Cemetery (1), Tower Cemetery (2), White Swan Cemetery (3), Oakfield Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Wabasis Lake (A), Little Ziegenfuss Lake (B), Little Wabasis Lake (C), Woodbeck Lake (D), Hull Lake (E), Horseshoe Lake (F), Ziegenfuss Lake (G), Little Blue Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Beaver Dam Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Oakfield township: Wabasis Lake Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 11 (18% naturalized citizens)

Oakfield township:  0.2%
State:  5.3%

53% of Oakfield township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Michigan.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1907
  • Northeast: 9
  • Midwest: 73
  • South: 619
  • West: 43

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $27,500

Oakfield township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 729
  • One, attached: 15
  • Two: 15
  • 3 or 4: 15
  • 5 to 9: 28
  • 10 to 19: 7
  • 20 to 49: 14
  • Mobile homes: 200

Median worth of mobile homes: $35,000


Housing units in Oakfield township with a mortgage: 338 (10 second mortgage, 34 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 113

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 67
  • 1995 to 1998: 129
  • 1990 to 1994: 107
  • 1980 to 1989: 184
  • 1970 to 1979: 186
  • 1960 to 1969: 65
  • 1950 to 1959: 94
  • 1940 to 1949: 66
  • 1939 or earlier: 125

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Oakfield township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 19
  • 4 rooms: 86
  • 5 rooms: 239
  • 6 rooms: 136
  • 7 rooms: 129
  • 8 rooms: 88
  • 9 or more rooms: 38

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oakfield township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 32
  • 4 rooms: 76
  • 5 rooms: 80
  • 6 rooms: 21
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Oakfield township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 174
  • 3 bedrooms: 430
  • 4 bedrooms: 125
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Oakfield township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 24
  • 2 bedrooms: 116
  • 3 bedrooms: 72
  • 4 bedrooms: 5
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Oakfield township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 25
  • 1 vehicle: 93
  • 2 vehicles: 360
  • 3 vehicles: 144
  • 4 vehicles: 92
  • 5 or more vehicles: 21

Cars and other vehicles available in Oakfield township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 37
  • 1 vehicle: 79
  • 2 vehicles: 66
  • 3 vehicles: 37
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (14%)
  • Machinery (10%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Oakfield township:

  • German (32.9%)
  • United States or American (31.8%)
  • English (10.0%)
  • Irish (9.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.0%)
  • Scottish (1.0%)
  • Dutch (0.8%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (64%)
  • Germany (36%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,001 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 141 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 27 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 8 (1%)
  • Other means: 23 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 65 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)

12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

98.2% of residents of Oakfield township speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (27% speak English very well, 57% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,684
  • In family households: 2,415 (613 male householders, 89 female householders)
    634 spouses, 939 children (808 natural, 14 adopted, 117 stepchildren), 40 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 27 parents, 32 other relatives, 39 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 269 (114 male householders (86 living alone)), 103 female householders (92 living alone)), 52 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 245 2-persons, 179 3-persons, 164 4-persons, 78 5-persons, 23 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 178 1-person, 39 2-persons,

1,101 married couples with children.
219 single-parent households (109 men, 110 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

2.1%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Oakfield township:

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