Kochville Township, Michigan

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Kochville Township is a general law township of Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,241 at the 2000 census. The 2008 census estimate places the population at 4,363.[3] It is the home of Saginaw Valley State University.



  • Kochville is an unincorporated community in the Township at Liberty and Michigan Roads.[4][5] German-born Frederick Charles Koch settled here in 1849, and the township was named for him when organized in 1856. On May 15, 1890, the settlement was given a post office named "Phillips", after its first postmaster, David Phillips. The office was renamed Kochville on May 23, 1892, and continued until closing on January 31, 1901.[6][7]
  • Lawndale is an unincorporated community on the boundary between Kochville Township and Saginaw Township.[4][8]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 18.8 square miles (48.7 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,241 people, 950 households, and 612 families residing in the township. The population density was 172.4 per square mile (66.6/km²). There were 990 housing units at an average density of 52.7/sq mi (20.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 88.43% White, 6.39% African American, 0.22% Native American, 2.07% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.42% of the population.

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