Chesterfield Township, Michigan
|Chesterfield Charter Township|
"the gateway to Anchor Bay..." 
Location within Macomb County
|o Total||30.7 sq mi (79.4 km2)|
|o Land||27.9 sq mi (72.2 km2)|
|o Water||2.8 sq mi (7.2 km2)|
|Elevation||591 ft (180 m)|
|o Density||1,341.7/sq mi (518.0/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
Chesterfield Charter Township is a charter township of Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 37,405. The 2010 Census places the population at 43,381. The township was organized in 1842, formed out of a portion of Macomb Township. The township is part of Metro Detroit.
Chesterfield Township was originally established as a general law township in 1842, and became a charter township in 1989.
In the past there was a hamlet here called Chesterfield. It was first settled in 1830. When the Grand Trunk Railroad came through in 1865 it began to have businesses. It had a post office from 1875 until 1907 but has since lost its specific identity.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.7 square miles (80 km2), of which 27.9 square miles (72 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (9.07%) is water.
In the first decade of the 21st century, much of Chesterfield Township is dominated by subdivisions, shopping developments, and an increasingly diverse population. With 89% of the population being non-Hispanic whites at the 2010 census the demographic in contrast to previous decades when the community was considerably more rural and overwhelmingly white. 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.
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.
There are no incorporated villages and nine unincorporated communities in the township:
As of the 2010 census Chesterfield Township had a population of 43,381. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 89.5% non-Hispanic white, 5.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% non-Hispanics from some other race, 1.8% from two or more races and 2.4% Hispanic or Latino.
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 per square mile (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.
The township is governed by a board of trustees and a township supervisor.
Chesterfield Township is served by 19 career firefighters and 15 part time firefighters, under the direction of the Public Safety Director, and a full-time chief. The Department currently staffs two stations 24/7.
Chesterfield Township is primarily covered by two school districts: the Anchor Bay School District, and L'Anse Creuse Public Schools. A small portion of the northern part of the township is also zoned to New Haven Community Schools.
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