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Macomb Township is a civil township within Metro Detroit in Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The township's population was 50,477 at the 2000 Census. The population at the 2010 Census was 79,580, making it Michigan's fastest growing major municipality and by far the state's most populous civil township.
The early founders of Macomb Township arrived in the early 19th century in search of flat and fertile farmland, like that near the Clinton River. Many of these early settlers were of German descent, and the German influences remain today. The Township of Macomb was officially approved by the Legislative Council on March 7, 1834.
The township was named in honor of General Alexander Macomb, who was a highly decorated veteran of the War of 1812; his successful mercantile family owned most of Macomb County at one time.
Macomb Township experienced significant growth during the period of 2000-2008, boasting a 48% increase in population.
As of the census of 2010, there were 79,580 people and 27,585 households in the township. The population density was 2,196.8 per square mile (848.2/km²). There were 27,585 housing units.
In the township the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 35.1% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.
According to a 2006 estimate, the median income for a household in the township was $84,901, and the median income for a family was $88,458.