Richfield Township, Genesee County, Michigan

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Township of Richfield

Richfield Township
Township of Richfield is located in Michigan
Township of Richfield
Township of Richfield
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°5′26″N 83°31′36″W / 43.09056°N 83.52667°W / 43.09056; -83.52667Coordinates: 43°5′26″N 83°31′36″W / 43.09056°N 83.52667°W / 43.09056; -83.52667
CountryUnited States
 • TypeSupervisor-Board
 • SupervisorJoseph M. Madore
 • ClerkTeri Webber
 • TreasurerDebbie Buterakos
 • Total36.4 sq mi (94.2 km2)
 • Land35.3 sq mi (91.4 km2)
 • Water1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)  2.94%
778 ft (237 m)
 • Total8,730
 • Density231.4/sq mi (89.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)810
FIPS code26-68180[1]
GNIS feature ID1626968[2]

Richfield Township is a civil township of Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 8,730 at the 2010 census, up from 8,170 at the 2000 census.


  • Richfield Center is a small unincorporated community within the township at M-15 and Coldwater Road.[3]
  • Rogersville is a small unincorporated community within the township on Mt. Morris Road east of Vassar Road on the border with Genesee Township.[3]
  • Russellville is a small unincorporated community within the township at Coldwater Road and Irish Road.[3]


On Monday November 27, 2017, the northern loop set of municipalities, including Richfield, began receiving water from the Karegnondi Water Authority pipeline and treated by Genesee County Drain Commission Water and Waste Division.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.4 square miles (94.2 km²), of which 35.3 square miles (91.4 km²) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) (2.94%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,170 people, 2,967 households, and 2,358 families residing in the township. The population density was 231.4 per square mile (89.4/km²). There were 3,125 housing units at an average density of 88.5 per square mile (34.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.53% White, 2.46% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.57% of the population.

There were 2,967 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $51,265, and the median income for a family was $58,467. Males had a median income of $42,538 versus $30,202 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,177. About 4.3% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.


The township receives water from the Karegnondi Water Authority pipeline treated by Genesee County Drain Commission Water and Waste Division.[4]

Genesee Township is part of the following:[5]

  • Genesee County Commissioner Districts 9
  • Michigan House of Representatives District 48
  • State Senate District 27
  • 67th District Court Division 2
  • Michigan's 5th Congressional District
  • Genesee District Library[6]

Educational services are primarily provided by Davison Community Schools and LakeVille Community Schools while small parts of the township are served by Kearsley Community Schools and Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools (Rogersville area).[7]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Richfield Township, Genesee County, Michigan
  3. ^ a b c Genesee County Map. J. Shively. State of Michigan Department of Information Technology Technology Center for Genographic Information. September 2007.
  4. ^ a b Acosta, Roberto (November 26, 2017). "New Genesee County treatment plant to begin delivering water Monday". Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  5. ^ Genesee County Political District Map Book (PDF) (Map). Genesee County GIS Department. 2017. pp. 1, 11, 12. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  6. ^ Thorne, Blake (May 4, 2011). "Voters support new tax for Genesee District Library". Flint Journal. Mlive Media Group. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  7. ^ Genesee ISD (PDF) (Map). Retrieved October 10, 2017.