Chikaming Township, Michigan

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Chikaming Township is a civil township of Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 3,678. The township is located in the west central portion of the county. Lake Michigan lies to the west, Lake Township is to the north and northeast, Weesaw Township is to the east, Three Oaks Township is to the south, and New Buffalo Township to the southwest.



The unincorporated communities of Sawyer, Harbert, and Lakeside are all within the township and Union Pier is partially located in both Chikaming and New Buffalo Township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.1 square miles (57.3 km²), of which, 22.1 square miles (57.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.27%) is water.

Interstate 94 passes northeast-southwest through the township, parallel to the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Warren Woods State Park is within the township. The Galien River flows from northeast to southwest through the township.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,678 people, 1,646 households, and 1,097 families residing in the township. The population density was 166.7 per square mile (64.4/km²). There were 3,473 housing units at an average density of 157.4/sq mi (60.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.70% White, 2.26% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

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