Barry Township, Michigan

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Barry Township, Michigan
Location of Barry Township in Michigan
Location of Barry Township in Michigan
Coordinates: 42°28′2″N 85°22′33″W / 42.46722°N 85.37583°W / 42.46722; -85.37583Coordinates: 42°28′2″N 85°22′33″W / 42.46722°N 85.37583°W / 42.46722; -85.37583
Country United States
State Michigan
County Barry
 • Total 36.5 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Land 34.4 sq mi (89.2 km2)
 • Water 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)
Elevation 932 ft (284 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,378
 • Density 98/sq mi (37.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49046 (Delton),
49060 (Hickory Corners),
49017 (Battle Creek
FIPS code 26-05560[1]
GNIS feature ID 1625885[2]

Barry Township is a civil township of Barry County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 3,378.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.5 square miles (94.5 km2), of which 34.4 square miles (89.2 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), or 5.69%, is water.[3]

It is located 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Grand Rapids.[10]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,489 people, 1,265 households, and 986 families residing in the township. The population density was 100.2 per square mile (38.7/km²). There were 1,460 housing units at an average density of 41.9 per square mile (16.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.56% White, 0.37% African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% of the population.

There were 1,265 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,339, and the median income for a family was $50,116. Males had a median income of $37,929 versus $21,451 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,370. About 3.0% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

As of August 2014 the community has four full-time police officers.[11] Under the leadership of Police Chief Victor Pierce, 34 reserve officers were hired, with most of them originating from outside of the township. In addition the police department received from the U.S. Department of Defense with no charge two armored personnel carriers and two Humvees. As a result, several members of the community have asked for the termination of Pierce's job, believing his expansion of the police department to be too aggressive.[11]


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