Frankenmuth Township, Michigan

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Frankenmuth Township, Michigan
Location within Saginaw County, Michigan
Location within Saginaw County, Michigan
Coordinates: 43°20′44″N 83°45′14″W / 43.34556°N 83.75389°W / 43.34556; -83.75389Coordinates: 43°20′44″N 83°45′14″W / 43.34556°N 83.75389°W / 43.34556; -83.75389
Country United States
State Michigan
County Saginaw
 • Total 32.7 sq mi (84.6 km2)
 • Land 32.5 sq mi (84.2 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 653 ft (199 m)
Population (2008)
 • Total 1,919
 • Density 63.1/sq mi (24.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 48734, 48787
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-30220[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626304[2]

Frankenmuth Township is a civil township of Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,049 at the 2000 census. The 2008 census estimate places the population at 1,919.[3] The City of Frankenmuth is located within the survey township area, but is administratively autonomous.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.7 square miles (85 km2), of which 32.5 square miles (84 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.49%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,049 people, 728 households, and 607 families residing in the township. The population density was 63.1 per square mile (24.3/km²). There were 746 housing units at an average density of 23.0 per square mile (8.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.76% White, 0.54% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.15% of the population.

There were 728 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.3% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 15.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $61,480, and the median income for a family was $66,042. Males had a median income of $43,929 versus $31,027 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,833. About 2.2% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.




  • 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.