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De Witt is a township in Clinton County, in the Lansing metro area.
The community was named for DeWitt Clinton, governor of New York.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named De Witt. For links to other places called De Witt, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of De Witt is 42.811N. The longitude is -84.539W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 830 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,143.
Sections below provide additional information and links about De Witt demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clinton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48808 ZIP code.
27% of De Witt residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the De Witt ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in De Witt was $24,624, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of De Witt residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in De Witt, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $462. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,045.
Clinton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our De Witt political report.
The average commute time for De Witt workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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