Pipestone Township, Michigan

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Pipestone Township is a civil township of Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,474 at the 2000 census. The township was organized on February 16, 1842.




Two tributaries of the St. Joseph River drain the township: Pipestone Creek in the north and Farmers Creek in the south. M-140 runs north-south through the township.

Sodus Township lies to the west, Benton Charter Township to the northwest, Bainbridge Township to the north, Van Buren County to the northeast, Cass County to the east, and Berrien Charter Township to the south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.9 square miles (93.0 km²), of which, 35.7 square miles (92.3 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (0.67%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,474 people, 842 households, and 661 families residing in the township. The population density was 69.4 per square mile (26.8/km²). There were 899 housing units at an average density of 25.2/sq mi (9.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 90.22% White, 4.93% African American, 0.85% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 2.87% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.44% of the population.

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