Bark River Township, Michigan

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Bark River Township, Michigan
Location within Delta County
Location within Delta County
Bark River Township is located in Michigan
Bark River Township
Bark River Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°43′32″N 87°17′49″W / 45.72556°N 87.29694°W / 45.72556; -87.29694Coordinates: 45°43′32″N 87°17′49″W / 45.72556°N 87.29694°W / 45.72556; -87.29694
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorGreg Johnson
 • Total45.6 sq mi (118.2 km2)
 • Land45.6 sq mi (118.1 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
709 ft (216 m)
 • Total1,578
 • Density34.6/sq mi (13.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s)906
FIPS code26-05420[1]
GNIS feature ID1625883[2]

Bark River Township is a civil township of Delta County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 1,578, down from 1,650 at the 2000 census. The township takes its name from the Bark River.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 45.6 square miles (118 km2), of which 45.6 square miles (118 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.13%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,650 people, 612 households, and 479 families residing in the township. The population density was 36.2 per square mile (14.0/km²). There were 680 housing units at an average density of 14.9 per square mile (5.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.09% White, 0.12% African American, 2.67% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population.

There were 612 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.5% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,477, and the median income for a family was $45,221. Males had a median income of $32,083 versus $23,188 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,649. About 3.7% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.


Indian Trails provides daily intercity bus service via Bark River between St. Ignace and Ironwood, Michigan.[5]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bark River Township, Michigan
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bark River, Michigan
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Schaffer, Michigan
  5. ^ "ST. IGNACE-SAULT STE. MARIE-IRONWOOD" (PDF). Indian Trails. January 15, 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2014. Retrieved 2013-02-28.