Township Demographics

State and County Information

Facts About Michigan:

  • The name Michigan comes from the Indian word “Michigama” which means large lake.
  • Nicknames: “Wolverine State” & “Water Wonderland”
  • Established as a Territory: Jan. 11, 1805
  • Admitted to the Union: Jan. 26, 1837 as the 26th State.
  • State Capitol: Lansing, Michigan
  • State Flag: Adopted by Legislature in 1911
  • State Bird: The Robin
  • State Tree: The White Pine
  • State Flower: The Apple Blossom
  • State Size: 56,804 sq. miles of land; 39,698 sq. miles of inland waters
  • Number of inland lakes: 11,037 inland lakes in MI.
  • Population: 9,938,444 ; 175 people per square mile (2000 census)
  • Number of Counties: 83

Facts About St. Clair County:

In 1679 Robert Cavelier de la Salle, the famous French Explorer, and the equally famous French missionary and Historian on the trip, Father Louis Hennepin, came upon a small body of water on their voyage on the Griffon sailing from Lake Erie up through the Detroit River. The date was the 12th of August, the festival day of Sainte Claire, founders’ of the Order of Franciscan Nuns of the 13th Century, and contemporary and friend of St. Francis of Assisi.Father Hennepin, amid imposing ceremonies, christened the Lake as Sainte Claire in honor of that saint. Eventually the river, city, and county took the same name.

  • Established: March 28, 1820
  • County Seat: Port Huron, MI
  • County Size: 700.27 sq. miles
  • Number of Townships: 23
  • Number of Incorporated Villages: 2
  • Number of Cities: 7, with Memphis partially in St. Clair Co.

China Township Community Profile

The Charter Township of China is primarily a residential and agricultural community, offering the amenities of rural country living. Dotted throughout the township are quiet country lanes and wooded areas. There are two  township parks which offer the residents a place to play and meet. The Township is 35 square miles in area, approx. 60 miles from Metro Airport.
Population
 
2010                   
3,551
2000
3,340
 Households
 
 2010
 1271
 2000
 1106
By Age Group
 
65 and Up
  443
 55 to 64
517
 45 to 54
730
 35 to 44
    503
 20 to 34
405
19 and Under
    953
Median Age         
  44 yrs.
Median Family Income
 
2010
     $60,139
1996
$63,100
Unemployment Rate
 
1996
         3.8%
2010
19.2%
2012
12.3%
Land Use Percentages
 
Agricultural
54.5%
Resdential
32.6%
 Transportation/Communication/Utility
8.3%
Recreational/Parks/Operational
                     1.9%
Government/Institutional
1.1%
Commercial
.9%
Water
.4%
Industrial
.2%
K-12 Public Education
East China Schools
Higher Education
St. Clair County Community College
Baker College, Port Huron
Walsh College, Port Huron
Parks & Recreation
China Township Park, Baseball Diamond, Soccer Field, Basketball Court, Pavilion & Picnic Area,  Playground, & Rattle Run Golf Club, China Twp.
Libraries & Museums
Served by the St. Clair County Library System through the following:
Marine City Public Library
St. Clair County Public Library
Port Huron Museum
Medical Facilities
St. John’s River District Hospital