Thomas Township, Michigan

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Thomas Township is a civil township of Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 11,877 at the 2000 census. The 2009 census estimate places the population at 12,184.[3]



  • Dice is an unincorporated community in the township at Dice and Thomas Roads. [4][5]
  • Frost is an unincorporated community in the township on Frost Rd between Graham and Lone Roads.[4][6] A post office operated from April 13, 1880, until December 15, 1887, and again from January 24, 1888, until September 30, 1907.[7]
  • Shields is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in the township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.9 square miles (82.7 km²), of which, 31.5 square miles (81.6 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (1.32%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,877 people, 4,545 households, and 3,481 families residing in the township. The population density was 376.9 per square mile (145.5/km²). There were 4,700 housing units at an average density of 149.1/sq mi (57.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.10% White, 0.62% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.61% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.64% of the population.

There were 4,545 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.97.

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