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Waterford Township
Location of Waterford Township within Oakland County, Michigan
Location of Waterford Township within Oakland County, Michigan
Waterford Township (Michigan)
Waterford Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°42′8.33″N 83°24′9.06″W / 42.7023139, -83.4025167
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oakland
Organized 1834
Area
 - Total 35.3 sq mi (91.4 km²)
 - Land 31.3 sq mi (81.2 km²)
 - Water 4.0 sq mi (10.3 km²)  11.22%
Elevation 948 ft (289 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 73,150
 - Density 2,334.3/sq mi (901.3/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 48327-48330
Area code(s) 248
FIPS code 26-84240[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627218[2]
Website: Charter Township of Waterford Michigan

Waterford Township is a charter township of Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 73,150. Waterford is also part of "The Lakes Area" because of the large number of freshwater lakes throughout the township. Other Lakes Area communities include Commerce Township, Union Lake, Walled Lake, Wolverine Lake and Wixom. Image File history File links Oakland_County_Michigan_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Waterford_Charter_Township_highlighted. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Map of Michigans counties The boundaries of counties in the U.S. state of Michigan have not changed since 1897. ... Oakland County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... This is the area code for Oakland County, Michigan. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... A Charter Township is a form of local government in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Oakland County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...

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History

Lewis Cass, the third governor of Michigan Territory, established the boundaries of Oakland County in 1819. Waterford Township was organized in 1834. Lewis Cass (October 9, 1782 – June 17, 1866) was an American military officer and politician. ... From 1805-1818, the western border was a line through Lake Michigan. ...


Before being displaced by European settlers in the 18th and early 19th century, the area was populated with Iroquoian and Algonquian tribes of the Hurons, Ottawas, Ojibwas, Potawatomies, Miamis, Sauk, Sashabaws, and others. During the French and Iroquois Wars, the Iroquois expanded westward and maintained a temporary presence in the area, having displaced other tribes. However, by the time white settlers ventured into the area that would become Waterford Village, there were few Native Americans living in the area. The Iroquoian languages are a Native American language family. ... The Algonquian (also Algonkian) languages are a subfamily of Native American languages that includes most of the languages in the Algic language family (others are Wiyot and Yurok of northwestern California). ... This article is about the First Nations people, the Wyandot, also known as the Huron. ... The Ottawa (also Odawa, Odaawa, Outaouais, or Trader) are a Native American and First Nations people. ... This article is about the native North American people. ... Rain dance, Kansas, c. ... The Miami are a Native American tribe originally found in Indiana and Ohio, and now living also in Oklahoma. ... For the abbreviation or acronym SAC, please see SAC. The Sauks or Sacs (Asakiwaki in their own language) are a group of Native Americans whose original territory may have been along the St. ... The French and Iroquois Wars (also called the Iroquois Wars or the Beaver Wars) commonly refer to a brutal series of conflicts fought in the mid-17th century in eastern North America. ... For other uses, see Iroquois (disambiguation). ...


In the latter part of 1818 Oliver Williams and his brother-in-law, Alpheus Williams, entered the first land purchase for $2.00 an acre ($494/km²). Archibald Phillips and Alpheus Williams purchased 161.40 acres (65.3 ha) in what became the Village of Waterford. This article is about the unit of measurement. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10 000 square metres, commonly used for measuring land area. ...


In 1819, the Oliver Williams family established the first farm settlement in the county on the banks of Silver Lake. Archibald Phillips and Alpheus Williams continued on to where the Clinton River crossed the Saginaw Trail (now known as US-24/Dixie Highway). Here the first house of the Village of Waterford was built by Alpheus Williams on the north bank of the river. Archibald Phillips built his home across from the south corner where Andersonville Road meets Dixie Highway. Williams and Phillips also built the first dam where the Clinton River crossed over the Saginaw Trail and erected the first saw mill. U.S. Route 24, a dual north-south/east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. ... Dixie Highway in St. ...


The historic district of Waterford Township includes Dixie Highway, a block north and south of Andersonville Road, then Andersonville Road between Dixie Highway and Airport Road, south on Airport Road to the railroad tracks.


Other neighborhoods in Waterford Township include Watkins Lake Estates, northwest of Scott Lake Road at Pontiac Lake Road; Elizabeth Lake Estates, south of Elizabeth Lake Road between Cooley Lake Road and Cass Lake Road; Drayton Plains, near where Dixie Highway and Sashabaw Road meet; Clintonville, near Lake Oakland; Four Towns, on the southwest corner of the township and home to Oakland Community College's Highland Lakes campus; and Huron Heights, on the northern shores of Sylvan Lake and home to the Summit Place shopping center. There are many lakes within Waterford Township, and many parks, including the Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area and Dodge Brothers State and Waterford Oaks county parks. Drayton Plains, 1872 Drayton Plains is an unincorporated community in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Four Towns is a historical locale in Waterford Township, Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...


Waterford Township is also home to a General Motors Service Parts Operations (SPO) auto parts warehouse, and Oakland County International Airport. General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation founded in 1908, and is headquartered in the United States. ... Oakland County International Airport (IATA: PTK, ICAO: KPTK) is a large general aviation airport located in Waterford Township, Michigan. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.3 square miles (91.4 km²), of that 31.3 square miles (81.2 km²) of it is land and 4.0 square miles (10.3 km²) of it (11.22%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ...


Static and interactive maps of the Township are available at the Township's web site: Waterford GIS


Climate

Like the rest of Southeast Michigan, Waterford Township has a continental climate. However, it has a somewhat higher elevation than Detroit (982 feet compared to 585 feet), and therefore the township is cooler than Detroit and other nearby cities. It is moderately cold in the winter with varied snowfall throughout. Spring varies from warm by day to cool at night. The township's warmest weather occurs in the summer with temperatures in the eighty to ninety degree range and typically high humidity. Summer is also the wettest season in the area. In recent years, Waterford Township has seen a few 100-plus degree days. Fall starts warm, but November ends with high temperatures barely above freezing.[1] Southeast Michigan is a region in the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan that is home to a majority of the states residents, businesses, and industries. ... Regions containing a continental climate exist in portions of Northern Hemisphere continents, and also at higher elevations in certain other parts of the world. ...


Demographics

The U.S. Census Bureau has also defined Waterford Township as a census-designated place (CDP) in the 2000 Census so that the community would appear on the list of places (like cities and villages) as well on the list of county subdivisions (like other townships). The final statistics for the township and the CDP are identical. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ...


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 73,150 people, 29,387 households, and 19,130 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,334.3 people per square mile (901.2/km²). There were 30,404 housing units at an average density of 970.2 per square mile (374.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 92.65% White, 2.89% African American, 0.35% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.91% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 29,387 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.99. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the township the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 36.0% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.


The median income for a household in the township was $55,008, and the median income for a family was $64,500. Males had a median income of $47,409 versus $32,016 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,432. About 3.8% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 and over. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Famous People From Waterford

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Tony Lucca, actor and former Mousketeer on Disney Channel's "Mickey Mouse Club". Tony Lucca // Born in Pontiac, Michigan on January 23rd, 1976. ...


Jim Miller, National Football League player Jim Miller (born February 9, 1971) is an NFL quarterback, last under contract to the New York Giants. ...


Mike York, NHL (New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders) For other uses, see Mike York (disambiguation). ...


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Gail Goestenkors, head coach of Texas University's women's basketball team Gail Ann Goestenkors (born February 26, 1963 in Waterford, Michigan), is the womens basketball head coach for the University of Texas. ...


Jean Prahm (formerly Jean Racine), US Olympic Bobsled Pilot 2002 Jean Prahm (formerly Jean Racine, born September 20, 1978) is an American bobsledder who competed from 1996 to 2006. ...


Michael Gibbs, Sport Karate Champion (1998 U.S.A World Kickboxing Association Team Member) Michael P. Gibbs (1870 - 1943) Lawyer; politician. ...


Andy Thorn, former Dallas Cowboys tight end. Andy Thorn (born February 4, 1982 in Waterford, Michigan) is an American football tight end in the National Football League. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division...


Kristopher Pooley, Musician (Gwen Stefani, Liz Phair, Jane's Addiction, The Great Fiction) Kristopher Michael Pooley is a musician that is most popular for his work with Gwen Stefani as her touring keyboardist and musical director. ...


Morgan Brown - Musician, lead singer of rock band Bang Camaro. Bang Camaro is a heavy metal band from Boston, Massachusetts founded by guitarists Bryn Bennett and Alex Necochea and composed of members of various indie rock bands from around the area. ...


Eric Horan - Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt trained by the Gracies of Rio De Janeiro. Winner of Abu Dhabi submission championship.


Lonnie Hall (L-Hall #23), Young Money/Cash Money Records


Eric Zane (Zeitunian), The Free Beer and Hot Wings Show The Free Beer and Hot Wings Show is syndicated radio show based out of WGRD-FM in Grand Rapids, MI. It is hosted by Gregg Free Beer Daniels, Chris Hot Wings Michels, Eric Zane, and Producer Joe. ...


References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ USGS GNIS: Waterford Township, Michigan

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External links

  • Charter Township of Waterford Michigan
  • Waterford Township Public Library
  • The Oakland County

Coordinates: 42°42′8.83″N, 83°24′9.06″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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