Berlin Township, Ionia County, Michigan

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Berlin Township, Michigan
Berlin Township is located in Michigan
Berlin Township
Berlin Township
Berlin Township is located in the United States
Berlin Township
Berlin Township
Coordinates: 42°54′28″N 85°7′19″W / 42.90778°N 85.12194°W / 42.90778; -85.12194Coordinates: 42°54′28″N 85°7′19″W / 42.90778°N 85.12194°W / 42.90778; -85.12194
CountryUnited States
 • Total41.9 sq mi (108.5 km2)
 • Land41.6 sq mi (107.8 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
840 ft (256 m)
 • Total2,787
 • Density67.0/sq mi (25.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code26-07700[1]
GNIS feature ID1625923[2]

Berlin Township is a civil township of Ionia County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 2,787.


Berlin Township was organized in 1839 with Alonzo Sessions as the first supervisor.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 41.9 square miles (109 km2), of which 41.6 square miles (108 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (0.64%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,787 people, 689 households, and 547 families residing in the township. The population density was 67.0 per square mile (25.9/km2). There were 724 housing units at an average density of 17.4 per square mile (6.7/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 81.59% White, 13.81% African American, 1.40% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.79% from other races, and 2.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.22% of the population.

There were 689 households, out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.7% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the township the population was spread out, with 16.9% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 40.1% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 200.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 234.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,158, and the median income for a family was $55,852. Males had a median income of $40,867 versus $27,563 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,780. About 4.0% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.



  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Berlin Township, Ionia County, Michigan
  3. ^ Romig 1986, p. 58.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Berlin Center, Michigan
  5. ^ Romig 1986, p. 160.
  6. ^ Romig 1986, p. 240.


  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 081431838X.