Birch Run Township, Michigan

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Birch Run Township is a civil township of Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 6,191. The 2009 census estimate places the population at 5,971.[3] 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 census[1] of 2000, there were 6,191 people, 2,327 households, and 1,780 families residing in the township. The population density was 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 income for 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.


The Birch Run Area School District serves the village of Birch Run, Birch Run Township and Taymouth Township.

Birch Run's athletic teams are nicknamed the Panthers.

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