- Birch Run Township, Michigan
official_name = Birch Run Township, Michigan
settlement_type = Township
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Michigan
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 92.2
area_land_km2 = 92.2
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 35.6
area_land_sq_mi = 35.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 6191
population_density_km2 = 67.1
population_density_sq_mi = 173.9
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 193
elevation_ft = 633
latd = 43 |latm = 15 |lats = 25 |latNS = N
longd = 83 |longm = 46 |longs = 16 |longEW = W
Birch Run Township is a
civil townshipof Saginaw County in the U.S. stateof Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 6,191.
The village of Birch Run is located within the township.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92.2 km²), all land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 6,191 people, 2,327 households, and 1,780 families residing in the township. The population densitywas 173.9 per square mile (67.1/km²). There were 2,414 housing units at an average density of 67.8/sq mi (26.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.96% White, 0.48% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.60% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.18% of the population.
There were 2,327 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the township the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $47,538, and the median income for a family was $54,149. Males had a median income of $41,947 versus $26,781 for females. The
per capita incomefor the township was $20,984. About 4.1% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.
Birch Run Area School Districtserves the village of Birch Run, Birch Run Township and Taymouth Township.
Birch Run's athletic teams are nicknamed the Panthers,and the varsity football team is one of the few high schools in the area,that has live game audio.
SportsChannel Michigan is the flagship for Panther football broadcasts.
In 2007,three games were streamed live.
Steve Duncan will handle play by play duties again this fall.
* [http://www.birchruntownship.com/ Birch Run Township]
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