Carrollton Township, Michigan

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Carrollton Township (pronounced CARL-TON) is a unique civil township of Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 6,602 at the 2000 census. Although Carrollton is a township, it provides many of the services of larger municipalities, including a full-time police department, fire department, parks & recreation services as well as its own k-12 school system. Established in 1866, the residents of this small four-square mile suburban community have a long history of taking great pride in it. Along with being located on the Saginaw River, Carrollton offers close access to shopping, medical facilities,Saginaw Valley State University and I-75 for travel outside of the immediate area.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.9 km²), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.3 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (6.14%) is water.

Demographics

The U.S. Census Bureau has also defined Carrollton Township as a census-designated place (CDP) in the 2000 Census so that the community would appear on the list of places (like cities and villages) as well on the list of county subdivisions (like other townships). The final statistics for the township and the CDP are identical.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,602 people, 2,559 households, and 1,793 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,056.2 per square mile (794.1/km²). There were 2,647 housing units at an average density of 824.4/sq mi (318.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 82.58% White, 9.16% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.89% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.77% of the population.

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