Blumfield Township, Michigan

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Blumfield Township, Michigan
Rural farm road within Blumfield Township
Rural farm road within Blumfield Township
Location within Saginaw County
Location within Saginaw County
Blumfield Township is located in Michigan
Blumfield Township
Blumfield Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Blumfield Township is located in the United States
Blumfield Township
Blumfield Township
Blumfield Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 43°25′57″N 83°46′12″W / 43.43250°N 83.77000°W / 43.43250; -83.77000Coordinates: 43°25′57″N 83°46′12″W / 43.43250°N 83.77000°W / 43.43250; -83.77000
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountySaginaw
Established1853
Government
 • SupervisorWesley Reinbold
Area
 • Total35.6 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Land35.6 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
610 ft (186 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,960
 • Density55.1/sq mi (21.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48601 (Saginaw)
48734 (Frankenmuth)
48747 (Munger)
48757 (Reese)
Area code(s)989
FIPS code26-09400[1]
GNIS feature ID1625957[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Blumfield Township is a civil township of Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 Census, the township population was 1,960.

History[edit]

Blumfield Township was established in 1853. It was the site of one sawmill and several farms around 1880. At that point it had been primarily settled by immigrants from Germany.[3] Most of these immigrants were people who had favored the 1848 reforms and left in the wake of their suppression.[4]}

Communities[edit]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,014 people, 726 households, and 598 families residing in the township. The population density was 56.5 per square mile (21.8/km2). There were 757 housing units at an average density of 21.2 per square mile (8.2/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.56% White, 0.25% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.59% of the population.

There were 726 households, out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.9% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out, with 26.2% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,182, and the median income for a family was $55,750. Males had a median income of $46,875 versus $29,444 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,514. About 2.5% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Blumfield Township, Michigan
  3. ^ History of Saginaw County, Michigan (Chicago: Charles C. Chapman, 1881) p. 734, 737-738.
  4. ^ Romig 1986, p. 68.
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Arthur Post Office (historical), Michigan
  6. ^ Romig 1986.
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Blumfield Corners, Michigan
  8. ^ a b Saginaw County Map. J. Shively. State of Michigan Department of Information Technology Technology Center for Geographic Information. September 2007.
  9. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Frankentrost, Michigan
  10. ^ Romig 1986, p. 209.

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