Nestled in southwest Wayne County along the banks of the scenic Huron River lays the beautiful Township of Huron. With 3 distinct villages of New Boston, Waltz and Willow, Huron Township offers a tranquil safe environment to raise a family or locate a business.
Home to Lower Huron, Willow and Oakwoods Metroparks, Huron Township boasts numerous miles of linked bike paths and kayaking courses as well as a multitude of other recreational opportunities including fishing, golf, and a family aquatic center.
The October Applefest featuring locally grown produce is just one of the many community events that brings families together during the year.
Conveniently located just minutes from Detroit Metro International Airport with major freeways and rail ways, Huron Township is a prime business development venue and is home to such leading automotive suppliers as Inergy and Brose.
History & Demographics
Huron Township was organized in 1827 and originally included the land that now contains the cities of Romulus and Belleville as well as the townships of Van Buren and Sumpter. In the 1830s, a settlement was platted on the banks of the Huron River. The first post office opened with the name Huron, but soon closed. In 1860 a new post office was opened with the name Catville but changed its name to New Boston by 1868. Other early settlements included Belden, platted in 1857 by Frances J. Belden and now known as Willow, and Waltz, platted in 1872 by Joseph Waltz.
On March 17, 1835 the northeastern portion of Huron Township was set off and organized as Romulus Township. Within a few weeks, on April 6, 1835, the northwestern portion of the township became Van Buren Township. On April 6, 1840 the western half of the remaining portion of Huron Township organized as the township of Sumpter, creating the current boundaries of township.
As of the census of 2000, there were 13,737 people, 4,745 households, and 3,796 families residing in the township. The population density was 386.2 per square mile. There were 4,888 housing units at an average density of 137.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the township was 95.96% White, 1.08% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.50% of the population.