Ypsilanti Township, Michigan

This article is about the Charter Township of Ypsilanti in Michigan. It is not to be confused with Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Charter Township of Ypsilanti
Charter township

Ypsilanti Township Civic Center

Nickname(s): Ypsi
Charter Township of Ypsilanti

Location within the state of Michigan

Coordinates: 42°13′44″N 83°35′32″W / 42.22889°N 83.59222°W / 42.22889; -83.59222Coordinates: 42°13′44″N 83°35′32″W / 42.22889°N 83.59222°W / 42.22889; -83.59222
Country United States
State Michigan
County Washtenaw
  Total 31.7 sq mi (82.2 km2)
  Land 29.9 sq mi (77.5 km2)
  Water 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)  5.65%
Elevation 725 ft (221 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 53,362
  Density 1,700/sq mi (650/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 48197-48198
Area code(s) 734
FIPS code 26-89160[1]
GNIS feature ID 1627301[2]
Website www.twp.ypsilanti.mi.us

The Charter Township of Ypsilanti is a charter township of Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 53,362.[3] The City of Ypsilanti is bounded by the township on the west, south, and east; but, like all Michigan cities (but not villages) in relation to townships, the city is a separate and distinct jurisdiction.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.7 square miles (82.2 km2), of which 29.9 square miles (77.5 km2) is land and 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2) (5.65%) is water.[4] The township is home to several kit homes constructed early in the 20th century.


As of 2010 Ypsilanti Township had a population of 53,362. The racial and ethnic makeup of the population was 58.4% white, 32.8% black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.6% from some other race and 4.6% from two or more races. 4.6% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 49,182 people, 20,194 households, and 12,338 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,631.4 per square mile (629.8/km²). There were 21,196 housing units at an average density of 703.1 per square mile (271.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 67.51% White, 25.47% African American, 0.49% Native American, 2.01% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.20% from other races, and 3.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.80% of the population.

There were 20,194 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 35.3% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,460, and the median income for a family was $55,131. Males had a median income of $41,298 versus $29,732 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,970. About 8.0% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.


Kalitta Air and National Airlines (5M), cargo airlines, are headquartered in the township.[6][7][8]


K-12 education

Ypsilanti High School,
Packard Road entrance

Ypsilanti Township was, until 2013 served by four public school districts: Ypsilanti Public Schools (YPS), Lincoln Consolidated Schools (LCS), Willow Run Community Schools (WRCS), and Van Buren Public Schools (VBPS). However, on July 1, 2013 two of them, the YPS and WRCS were consolidated and renamed the Ypsilanti Community Schools (YCS) which continues to serve residents of Ypsilanti Township.

Ypsilanti Public Schools drew students from the city proper, western Ypsilanti Township east of Golfside Road, northern Ypsilanti Township east of Prospect, and small parts of the township south of I-94. Willow Run Community Schools, named after the famous Willow Run bomber plant and airport in the eastern part of the township, drew students primarily from eastern Ypsilanti Township north of I-94. Lincoln Consolidated Schools draw students from the township south of I-94.

The former Ypsilanti High School (now YCS High School) and the former Willow Run High School are both in the township.[6]

Global Educational Excellence operates the Global Tech Academy (PreK-5) in Ypsilanti Township.[9][6]

Notable residents


  1. 1 2 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 31 Jan 2008.
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ypsilanti Township, Michigan
  3. "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Ypsilanti charter township, Washtenaw County, Michigan". United States Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 9 Jul 2012.
  4. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ypsilanti charter township, Washtenaw County, Michigan". United States Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 9 Jul 2012.
  5. 2010 general profile of population and housing characteristics for Ypsilanti Township from the US Census
  6. 1 2 3 Township Map (Map). Ypsilanti Township. Archived from the original (JPG) on November 9, 2005. Retrieved 22 Jun 2009. (Archive on webcitation)
  7. "Welcome to Kalitta Air". kalittaair.com. Kalitta Air. Retrieved 22 Jun 2009.
  8. "Welcome to National Airlines". murrayair.com. National Airlines (5M). Archived from the original on December 17, 2009. Retrieved 28 Oct 2009.
  9. "GEE Academies." Global Educational Excellence. Retrieved on September 1, 2015. "1715 E. Forest Ave. Ypsilanti MI 48198"
  10. Dodd, Johnny. "Murderer Depicted in Movie True Story Tells PEOPLE: 'I Don't Feel I Can Be Redeemed'." People. April 17, 2015. Retrieved on January 26, 2016.
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