Genoa Charter Township is located in southeastern Michigan between the cities of Brighton and Howell. The Grand River Avenue corridor and Interstate 96 provide direct access to our business district. The Township is centrally and strategically located within 45 miles of Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Flint and Toledo. The Township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94.1 km²), of which, 34.2 square miles (88.7 km²) of it is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) of it (5.78%) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there are 19,281 people, 7,807 households, and 5,647 families residing in the Township. There are 8,456 housing units. The racial makeup of the Township is 96.1% White, 0.6% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.
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There are 7,807 households out of which 30.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.3% are married couples living together, 8.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% are non-families. 22.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.2% has someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.54 and the average family size is 2.98.
In the Township, the population is spread out with 26.4% under the age of 19, 4.9% from 20 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 32.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42.7 years.
The median income for a household in the Township is $69,862, and the median income for a family is $81,966. Males had a median income of $69,722 versus $42,221 for females. The per capita income for the Township is $35,110. About 4.1% of families and 5.7% of the population are below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.
Howell Township’s infrastructure includes a new state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant, and public water is supplied through the Marion, Howell, Oceola, Genoa Water Authority (MHOG). A master plan for sewer and water has been formulated by the Township as a tool for future growth. Properties not on public sewer and water are serviced by private septic and wells.