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Independence Township Michigan Local Property Management

Independence Township was primarily agricultural in the late 1800s, the numerous lakes were beginning to draw vacationers out of Detroit in the hot summer months. Several inns located throughout the township were the initial destinations for travelers, who would arrive by railroad and disembark at the township’s railroad depot, just south of Clarkston, By the early 1900s, travel to the township was made even easier with the convenience of the personal automobile. Small summer cottages began to be built within the township, and farms – especially those around the lakes, began to be sold and subdivided. This trend continued until the early 1930s, when the depression put a temporary end to further land developments.

As of the census of 2000, there were 32,581 people, 11,765 households, and 9,094 families residing in the township. The population density was 925.6 per square mile (357.4/km²). There were 12,375 housing units at an average density of 351.6 per square mile (135.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.84% White, 0.84% African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.51% of the population.

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