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Thetford township, MI map Land area: 34.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 8,277 (34% urban, 66% rural)
Males: 4,134  (49.9%)
Females: 4,143  (50.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 8,234 (7,498 owner occupied, 736 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

9%
State:

26%


Races in Thetford township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.3%
  • Black: 2.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 35.5
Median age of females: 36.1

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Average household size: 2.77

Thetford township:

2.8 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.12

Estimated median household income in 2009: $73,118 ($74,124 in 1999)
This township:

$73,118
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $921 (lower quartile is $644, upper quartile is $1,215)
Here:

$921
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $202,051 (it was $171,300 in 2000)
Thetford township:

$202,051
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $148,747 - $255,339

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $244,810
Here:

$244,810
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $235,946
Here:

$235,946
State:

$147,658

In 2-unit structures: $305,901
Here:

$305,901
State:

$101,322

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $193,871
Here:

$193,871
State:

$133,558

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $426,035
Here:

$426,035
State:

$144,298

Mobile homes: $371,512
Here:

$371,512
State:

$39,606
Population density: 239 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

4.1%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

1.7%
Whole state:

4.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Thetford township: Vienna Greens Country Club (A), Clio Area Fire Department Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Thetford township include: Bethel Chapel (A), Lake Road Baptist Church (B), Bray Road Baptist Church (C), Thetford Center United Methodist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Flint Memorial Park (1), Thetford Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Buell Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Carpenter Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Thetford township: Buell Lake County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 1,528 (60% naturalized citizens)

Thetford township:  18.5%
State:  5.3%

69% of Thetford township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 17941
  • Northeast: 5254
  • Midwest: 541
  • South: 647
  • West: 349

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $148,200

Thetford township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.5%

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

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

People in group quarters in Thetford township, Michigan:

  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,701
  • One, attached: 452
  • Two: 221
  • 3 or 4: 100
  • 5 to 9: 165
  • 10 to 19: 10
  • 20 to 49: 95
  • 50 or more: 146
  • Mobile homes: 19

Median worth of mobile homes: $137,500


Housing units in Thetford township with a mortgage: 6,388 (625 second mortgage, 916 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,195

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 106
  • 1995 to 1998: 565
  • 1990 to 1994: 475
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,184
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,152
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,067
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,066
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,079
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,215

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 42
  • 3 rooms: 212
  • 4 rooms: 757
  • 5 rooms: 1,394
  • 6 rooms: 1,827
  • 7 rooms: 1,597
  • 8 rooms: 1,306
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,095

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

  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 64
  • 3 rooms: 104
  • 4 rooms: 231
  • 5 rooms: 197
  • 6 rooms: 200
  • 7 rooms: 91
  • 8 rooms: 27
  • 9 or more rooms: 38

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 360
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,871
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,717
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,984
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 298

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Thetford township:

  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 188
  • 2 bedrooms: 358
  • 3 bedrooms: 261
  • 4 bedrooms: 80
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 38

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

  • no vehicle: 167
  • 1 vehicle: 1,532
  • 2 vehicles: 4,130
  • 3 vehicles: 1,603
  • 4 vehicles: 561
  • 5 or more vehicles: 237

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

  • no vehicle: 90
  • 1 vehicle: 465
  • 2 vehicles: 301
  • 3 vehicles: 61
  • 4 vehicles: 26
  • 5 or more vehicles: 17

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Transportation equipment (27%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (3%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (3%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Thetford township:

  • Italian (23.4%)
  • Irish (17.8%)
  • German (15.3%)
  • Polish (7.2%)
  • English (5.7%)
  • Dutch (4.1%)
  • United States or American (2.9%)

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

  • Poland (17%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • Italy (9%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Peru (4%)
  • France (4%)
  • India (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,492 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 1,357 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 243 (2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
  • Railroad: 53 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 190 (1%)
  • Other means: 28 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 564 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (1%)

People in group quarters in Thetford township, Michigan:

  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped

90.4% of residents of Thetford township speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
5.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 26,108
  • In family households: 23,673 (6,005 male householders, 1,246 female householders)
    6,366 spouses, 8,859 children (8,382 natural, 205 adopted, 272 stepchildren), 252 grandchildren, 74 brothers or sisters, 237 parents, 375 other relatives, 259 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,435 (985 male householders (764 living alone)), 999 female householders (776 living alone)), 451 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 302 (109 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,533 2-persons, 1,813 3-persons, 1,752 4-persons, 819 5-persons, 252 6-persons, 82 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,540 1-person, 430 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 7 4-persons,

1,536 married couples with children.
455 single-parent households (114 men, 341 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 416
Here:

12.2%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 108
Here:

7.4%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 212
Here:

27.5%
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 Thetford township:

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