About Us

The first record of settlement in Almont can be traced to 1827, when a road was cut through the wilderness north, near what is now Main Street in the Village. The first homestead was located near the corner of Van Dyke and Hollow Corners Road.

In 1836 the Village was platted into building lots and contained five dwellings, a school, hotel, store, blacksmith shop and a shoe shop. The population of the Village reached 888 persons by 1840.

Up until 1846, the name Bristol had adhered to the Township and the name Newburg to the Village. The postmaster at the time was instrumental in having the name of both communities changed to Almont after the well-known General, Juan N. Almonte.

Almont was an important community during the settlement of Lapeer and Sanilac Counties and the lumbering industry that was the foundation of the economy at the time. The railroad line that eventually reached Almont in 1882 was a narrow gauge branch of the Port Huron and Northwest Railroad. The railroad was never extended and was abandoned in 1942.

The first electric streetcar from Detroit reached Almont in 1914. The streetcar also brought electricity with it, as Almont was one of the first communities in the area to be served by electric power. The streetcar was later extended to Imlay City and served the community until 1925.

Currently the Township is linked to the larger southeast Michigan region by M-53, which provides a north-south route between central Detroit and the City of Port Austin and I-69, which bisects M-53 just north of the township in an east-west direction, linking Port Huron and Indianapolis, IN.

The Township is served by three school districts, Almont, Dryden and Imlay City.  Almont Community Schools is located in the township and has a High School, Middle School, Elementary and Primary buildings. For more information please visit the Almont School District Website at www.almontschools.org.

County FIPS:
087
Township FIPS:
01680
Total Persons:
6583Total Males:
3332
Total Females:
3251
Total White Persons:
6306
Total Black Persons:
10
Total Native Americans:
14
Total Asian:
15
Total Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander:
0
Total Mixed Persons (2 or more races):
57
Total Non-Hispanic Persons:
6295
Total Hispanic Persons:
288
Persons Under 5 years:
211
Persons 5 to 17 years:
1603
Persons 18 to 24 years:
398
Persons 25 to 44 years:
1731
Persons 45 to 64 years:
1378
Persons 65 to 84 years:
692
Median Age – Total Population:
40.4Average Household Size (Persons Per Household):
2.76
Married Family Households with Children Under 18:
1288
Single-Parent Family Households with Children Under 18 (Male Housholder):
96
Single-Parent Family Households with Children Under 18 (Female Housholder):
430
Households with Someone 65 Years or Older Living Alone:
739Total Housing Units:
2491
Total Occupied Housing Units (remainder are vacant):
2339
Total Owner-Occupied Housing (Other occupied are renters):
2072Foreign Born Persons (includes naturalized & non-citizens):
140
Total Population:
6613
Persons (25 Years and Over) without a High School Diploma:
388
Persons (25 Years and Over) with Bachelors Degree or Higher:
842
Total Persons (25 Years and Over):
4401Working Women (20 to 64 years old) With Children Under 6:
46
Working Women (20 to 64 years old) With Children 6 to 17 years old:
384
Working Women (20 to 64 years old) With Children Both Under 6 and 6 to 17:
125
Working Women (20 to 64 years old) Without Children Under 18:
950
Women (20 to 64 years old) – Not Working (i.e., not in Labor Force):
526Total People (16 and Over) Employed:
3328Median Household Income:
62592
Median Family Income:
71892
Per Capita Income:
25422
  Persons Below Poverty Level in the past 12 Months:
774
Population used to determine Poverty Level:
6613
Families in Poverty in the past 12 Months:
162
Total Families:
1763
Households in Poverty in the past 12 Months:
162
Total Households:
1763 Median Number of Rooms per Housing Unit:
6.1
Mobile Homes:
243
Total Houses:
2491Median Year Structure [housing unit] was Built:
1984
Median Year Current Householder Moved In:
1998
Median Gross Rent (in dollars) for units being rented:
598
Median (Owner-Occupied) Housing Value:
187300
Median Owner Costs for Owner Occupied Housing Units With a Mortgage:
1617
Median Owner Costs for Owner Occupied Housing Units Without a Mortgage:
455

 

2016 Millage Rates
911 —- 0.7456
MCF —- 0.338
Seniors —- 0.2485
Veterans —- 0.0994
Stephens Library —- 1.228
Lapeer ISD —- 2.9115
Almont Operating(Non-Homestead) —- 17.2322
Almont Debt —- 8.4500
Almont Sinking —- 0.9891
Township Tax —- 1.3569
Fire Operating —- 1.0
Township Police —- 2.25
Lapeer EMS—–1.0

2017 Millage Rates
SET —- 6.0000
Lapeer County —- 3.7421

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