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Springfield Charter Township

  •   State: 
    Oakland County
      County FIPS: 
    42°45′06″N 83°30′00″W
      Area total: 
    36.7 sq mi
      Area land: 
    35.6 sq mi (92.2 km²)
      Area water: 
    1.2 sq mi (3.0 km²)
    1,017 ft (310 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Davisburg, Oakland County, Michigan, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    380 residents per square mile of area (150/km²)
      Unemployment rate: 

Springfield Charter Township is a charter township of Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 13,940. The Township has no incorporated villages and five unincorporated communities within. Springfield Township transitioned from a General Law Township to a Charter Township under Michigan's Charter Township Act on April 1, 1986. The township was established by the Michigan Legislature on March 2, 1836. Springfield, one of the first settlements in the area, began with a hotel along the Detroit and Saginaw Turnpike, now known as Dixie Highway. The Detroit and Milwaukee Railway (now part of the Canadian National Railway) was built in 1856, and two stations were in the township, in Andersonville and Davisburg. The railroad provided a major impetus to growth in the late 1960s and 1970s. Residents began commuting to Pontiac and Flint for employment in the developing automotive factories, marking the beginning of the township's decline. The decline would unexpectedly be reversed in the 1960s with the construction of Interstate 75. In the early 1980s, a comprehensive review of the Master Plan and the Zoning Map was done. As a result, a revised Master Plan was adopted in the early 1990s, incorporating natural resource protection information and incorporated natural resource information into the Masterplan. The current zoning ordinance serves as a basis for the current ordinance for the township. It was adopted with an different 13 different zoning districts in 1965, which contained an entirely new zoning ordinance in 1972.


Davisburg is the primary city name, but also Springfield Township, Springfld Twp are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Springfield Charter Township. The Township has no incorporated villages and five unincorporated communities. The township is located at 42°4348N 83°2933W (Elevation: 1066 ft./325 m). It is located on the northern boundary of the township with Groveland Township. There are no cities or towns in the township, but there are a number of unincorporated communities and one incorporated village. The town of Davisburg was named for Cornelius Davis, who moved there in 1836, and with his sons platted a village in 1857. It was a named station on the Detroit and Milwaukee Railway passenger service. The same track is still in use by Canadian National for freight service. There is a ZIP code of 48350 for Davisburg, which serves most of Springfield Township. A post office was established in 1855, and "Davisburg" still serves as the mailing address for a majority of addresses within the township. It is also located at the junction of Bridge Lake Road and Dixie Highway. The post office opened in 1832 and operated until 1888. The village of Jossman Acres was platted in 1840, and the ZIP code is 48350. There was a post office named "JossmanAcres" which operated until 1895, and until 1912, it was located at Clarridge and Cherrywood roads (42°4458N83°2825W). The ZIP code 48350 is the same as the Davisburg ZIP code, which is used to mail most of the addresses in the town.


Springfield Township was established by the Michigan Legislature on March 2, 1836. Springfield Township transitioned from a General Law Township to a Charter Township under Michigan's Charter Township Act on April 1, 1986. The township is home to many parks, including Springfield Oaks County Park, site of the annual Oakland County Fair, and Indian Springs Metropark. It is also home to several churches, a few schools including Springfield Christian Academy (the township's only high school) and a handful of shopping areas. The Township Board adopted an interim zoning ordinance in early 1952, which contained five zoning districts. In 1965 an ordinance which contained 13 different zoning districts was adopted. The primary basis for the township's planning, zoning, and land use decisions for at least the last 20 years has been the protection and preservation of their abundant and very special natural resources. It also houses a former Superfund site, The Springfield Township Dump. It has a population of 9,927, which increased by a third in the 1990s, and continued to grow through the first decade of the 21st century. It's a member of the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce and Holly Chamber of commerce. It was founded in 1836 by a group of farmers who moved to the area to work on the Detroit and Saginaw Turnpike, now known as Dixie Highway. In 1856, two stations were in the township, in Andersonville and Davisburg. The railroad provided a major impetus to growth. By 1860 Springfield Township's population was 1,425. In 1924, Dixie highway was paved from Pontiac to Flint.


The Shiawassee River, Huron River, along with the main branch of the Clinton River, rise within the township. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.8 square miles (95 km²) of which 35.6 square miles is land and 1.2 square miles, or 3.16%, is water. The township is located in Macomb County's Harrison Township and Wayne County's Wayne Township. It is the only township in Michigan that does not include the city of Saginaw, which is in Wayne County. The Shiawas see flows in a northwesterly direction toward Saginawa where it joins with the Tittabawassee River to form the Saginawan River. The Huron flows in an southeasterly direction and empties into Lake Erie. The Clinton flows into Lake St. Clair and demarks the boundary between Wayne County and Monroe County. It also drains into Lake Huron, which drains into Saginawed Bay. The Lower Huron river demarks a boundary between Monroe and Wayne counties. It empties in an easterly direction into the Lake Hur on the border between Wayne and Monroe counties, and the Clinton flows in the other direction into Lake Ontario. The Township has a population of 2,816. It has a land area of 35.8 sq miles (92 km²), of which 1.1 sq miles, (3.1km²) is land, and 3.2sq miles (3 km², or 1.16% is water).


As of the census of 2000, there were 13,338 people, 4,619 households, and 3,658 families residing in the township. The racial makeup of the township was 96.69% White, 1.09% African American, 0.46% Native American,0.55% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, and 0.93% from two or more races. There were 4,794 housing units at an average density of 134.7 per square mile (52.0/km²) The median income for a household in the Township was $71,977, and $76,816 for a family. The per capita income was $28,247. About 8.8% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of people age 65 and over. The township is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which connects to New Jersey and New Jersey via the Raritan River and the Susquehannock River. It is the only township in New Jersey that is not located in the New York City metropolitan area. It has a population of about 13,000, making it one of the most densely populated towns in the state. The population density is 374.8 per sq mile (144.7/km 2) The township has a median age of 36 years, with 28.8 years of age. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males.

  • Davisburg's population in Oakland County, Michigan of 3,008 residents in 1900 has increased 22,8-fold to 68,572 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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