Sciota Township, Michigan
Location within Shiawassee County
Sciota Township
Sciota Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Sciota Township
Sciota Township
Sciota Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 42°54′23″N 84°19′25″W / 42.90639°N 84.32361°W / 42.90639; -84.32361Coordinates: 42°54′23″N 84°19′25″W / 42.90639°N 84.32361°W / 42.90639; -84.32361
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorPhillip Matthews
 • ClerkJamie Parker-Wing
 • Total26.81 sq mi (69.4 km2)
 • Land25.13 sq mi (65.1 km2)
 • Water1.68 sq mi (4.4 km2)
863 ft (263 m)
 • Total1,833
 • Density72.9/sq mi (28.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48848 (Laingsburg)
48866 (Ovid)
Area code(s)989
FIPS code26-71960[1]
GNIS feature ID1627051[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Sciota Township is a civil township of Shiawassee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,833 at the 2010 census.[3] The township mostly surrounds the city of Laingsburg, but the two are administered autonomously.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.81 square miles (69.44 km2), of which 25.13 square miles (65.09 km2) is land and 1.68 square miles (4.4 km2) (6.27%) is water.[3]

The Looking Glass River flows through the southern portion of the township.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,801 people, 625 households, and 513 families residing in the township. The population density was 67.4 per square mile (26.0/km2). There were 633 housing units at an average density of 23.7 per square mile (9.2/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.06% White, 0.56% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.22% of the population.

There were 625 households, out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.8% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.8% were non-families. 13.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out, with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $55,375, and the median income for a family was $56,563. Males had a median income of $40,268 versus $27,847 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,502. About 6.0% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sciota Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "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. 42 Michigan. Retrieved June 1, 2020.