Wheatland Township, Michigan
Wheatland Township, Michigan
Wheatland Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Wheatland Township, Michigan
Wheatland Township, Michigan
Wheatland Township, Michigan (the United States)
Coordinates: 43°32′54″N 82°48′20″W / 43.54833°N 82.80556°W / 43.54833; -82.80556Coordinates: 43°32′54″N 82°48′20″W / 43.54833°N 82.80556°W / 43.54833; -82.80556
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.4 sq mi (94.3 km2)
 • Land36.4 sq mi (94.2 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
781 ft (238 m)
 • Total530
 • Density14.6/sq mi (5.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-86580[1]
GNIS feature ID1627257[2]

Wheatland Township is a civil township of Sanilac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 530 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.4 square miles (94.3 km2), of which 36.4 square miles (94.2 km2) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.1 km2) (0.14%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 530 people, 187 households, and 144 families residing in the township. The population density was 14.6 per square mile (5.6/km2). There were 216 housing units at an average density of 5.9 per square mile (2.3/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.92% White, 0.94% Native American, 0.75% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population.

There were 187 households, out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the township the population was spread out, with 30.9% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $35,833. Males had a median income of $29,063 versus $20,208 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,919. About 4.4% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% 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: Wheatland Township, Sanilac County, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig 1986, p. 114.