Saginaw Charter Township, Michigan


Saginaw Charter Township, Michigan

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Saginaw Charter Township, Michigan
settlement_type = Charter township
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pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Michigan
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Michigan
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Saginaw

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area_total_km2 = 64.2
area_land_km2 = 63.8
area_water_km2 = 0.4
area_total_sq_mi = 24.8
area_land_sq_mi = 24.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 39657
population_density_km2 = 621.2
population_density_sq_mi = 1608.9

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
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elevation_m = 190
elevation_ft = 623
latd = 43 |latm = 26 |lats = 41 |latNS = N
longd = 84 |longm = 0 |longs = 35 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 48600-48699
area_code = 989
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blank_info = 26-70540GR|2
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blank1_info = 1627021 [gnis|1627021]
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Saginaw Charter Township is a charter township of Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 39,657 at the 2000 census and a 2006 projection of 39,699. The City of Saginaw is adjacent to the township on the east, but is administratively autonomous.

For statistical reporting, two census-designated places are defined within the township: Saginaw Township North and Saginaw Township South.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 24.8 square miles (64.2 km²), of which, 24.6 square miles (63.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.56%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 39,657 people, 17,096 households, and 10,685 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,608.9 per square mile (621.2/km²). There were 17,859 housing units at an average density of 724.5/sq mi (279.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 88.77% White, 5.28% African American, 0.27% Native American, 2.68% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.47% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.17% of the population.

There were 17,096 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,147, and the median income for a family was $60,625. Males had a median income of $49,084 versus $30,620 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,759. 6.6% of the population and 4.4% of families were below the poverty line. 7.0% of those are under the age of 18 and 8.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

History

Saginaw Township predates its parent county. When Saginaw Township was organized as part of Oakland County in 1831, in accordance with an 1830 act of Michigan's Territorial Legislature, it covered all of today's Saginaw County (organized in 1835) and part of Bay, Genesee and Midland counties. As the boundaries for these counties were set, and new townships within Saginaw County organized, Saginaw Township was reduced to its present boundaries. The territory of the present City of Saginaw west of the Saginaw River was taken from Saginaw Township when the city of Saginaw was incorporated in 1857.

Education

Public school districts

*Saginaw Township Community Schools

Public high schools

*Heritage High School

Private high schools

*Nouvel Catholic Central High School
*Valley Lutheran High School

References

External links

* [http://www.sagtwp.org/ Saginaw Charter Township]


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