Buel Township, Michigan

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Buel Township is a civil township of Sanilac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 1,237.



There are no incorporated municipalities in the township.

  • Buel was first settled by Ezra Van Camp in 1852. A post office opened in January 1856. It closed in May 1871 and was reopened in November 1877 until July 1901. The township was named for a pioneer settler in the county.[3]

The postal delivery areas of some other nearby communities serve the township:

  • Applegate is a village to the northeast and the Applegate ZIP code 48401 serves the northwestern portion of the township.[4]
  • Croswell is a city to the east and the Croswell ZIP code 48422 serves most of the township.[5]
  • Peck is a village to the west and the Peck ZIP code 48466 serves an area in the western part of the township.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.7 square miles (97.6 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,237 people, 453 households, and 356 families residing in the township. The population density was 32.8 per square mile (12.7/km²). There were 497 housing units at an average density of 13.2/sq mi (5.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.12% White, 0.16% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.57% from other races, and 2.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.10% of the population.

There were 453 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.1% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

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