Berrien Township, Michigan

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Berrien Township, Michigan
Berrien Township is located in Michigan
Berrien Township
Berrien Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 41°56′59″N 86°17′19″W / 41.94972°N 86.28861°W / 41.94972; -86.28861Coordinates: 41°56′59″N 86°17′19″W / 41.94972°N 86.28861°W / 41.94972; -86.28861
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyBerrien
Area
 • Total36.8 sq mi (95.3 km2)
 • Land35.1 sq mi (90.8 km2)
 • Water1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)
Elevation
787 ft (240 m)
Population
 • Total5,084
 • Density145/sq mi (56.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
49102 (Berrien Center),
49103 (Berrien Springs),
49111 (Eau Claire),
49120 (Niles),
49126 (Sodus)
FIPS code26-07820[1]
GNIS feature ID1625926[2]
Websitewww.berrientownship.org

Berrien Township is a civil township of Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 5,084.[3]

Berrien Township was established in 1832, taking its name from Berrien County.[4]

Communities[edit]

The township is in the southeast portion of the county. The western boundary with Oronoko Charter Township is the St. Joseph River. Berrien Springs also lies to the west, with a small portion east of the river annexed by the village. Sodus Township lies to the northwest, while Pipestone Township and Eau Claire are to the north. Pokagon Township in Cass County lies to the east. Niles Township and Niles are to the south, and Buchanan Township is to the southwest.

US 31 cuts across the southwest corner of the township. M-140 runs north and south through the center of the township.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.8 square miles (95.3 km2), of which 35.1 square miles (90.8 km2) is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), or 4.66%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,075 people, 1,664 households, and 1,331 families residing in the township. The population density was 143.7 per square mile (55.5/km²). There were 1,840 housing units at an average density of 52.1 per square mile (20.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 88.00% White, 5.44% African American, 0.67% Native American, 1.71% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.95% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.68% of the population.

There were 1,664 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,293, and the median income for a family was $49,390. Males had a median income of $35,500 versus $25,603 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,448. About 5.0% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Berrien Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Berrien township, Berrien County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
  4. ^ "Origins - Old Place Names". Berrien County Genealogical Society. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Berrien Center, Michigan
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Berrien Center Post Office
  7. ^ 49102 5-Digit ZCTA, 491 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder[permanent dead link], United States Census Bureau, 2000 census
  8. ^ Romig 1986, p. 157.
  9. ^ Romig 1986, p. 190.
  10. ^ 49103 5-Digit ZCTA, 491 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder[permanent dead link], United States Census Bureau, 2000 census
  11. ^ 49111 5-Digit ZCTA, 491 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder[permanent dead link], United States Census Bureau, 2000 census
  12. ^ 49120 5-Digit ZCTA, 491 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau, 2000 census
  13. ^ 49126 5-Digit ZCTA, 491 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder[permanent dead link], United States Census Bureau, 2000 census

Sources[edit]

  • 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 978-0-8143-1838-6.

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