Thomas Township, Michigan

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Thomas Township, Michigan
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Location within Saginaw County (red) and an administered portion of the Shields community (pink)
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Thomas Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°25′40″N84°06′17″W / 43.42778°N 84.10472°W / 43.42778; -84.10472 Coordinates: 43°25′40″N84°06′17″W / 43.42778°N 84.10472°W / 43.42778; -84.10472
Country United States
State Michigan
County Saginaw
Government
  SupervisorRobert Weise
   Clerk Edward Brosofski
Area
  Total31.9 sq mi (82.7 km2)
  Land31.5 sq mi (81.6 km2)
  Water0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation
600 ft (183 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total11,985
  Density376.9/sq mi (145.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48609 (Saginaw)
48623 (Freeland)
48626 (Hemlock)
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-79520 [1]
GNIS feature ID1627160 [2]
Website Official website

Thomas Township is a civil township of Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The 2010 Census places the population at 11,985, [3] which is a slight increase from the 11,877 recorded at the 2000 Census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.9 square miles (83 km2), of which 31.5 square miles (82 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (1.32%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census [1] of 2000, there were 11,877 people, 4,545 households, and 3,481 families residing in the township. The population density was 376.9 per square mile (145.5/km²). There were 4,700 housing units at an average density of 149.1 per square mile (57.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.10% White, 0.62% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.61% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.64% of the population.

There were 4,545 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $52,536, and the median income for a family was $59,271. Males had a median income of $48,523 versus $29,660 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,700. About 1.7% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

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References

  1. 1 2 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thomas Township, Michigan
  3. "Thomas Township Statistics". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2009-08-03.
  4. 1 2 Saginaw County Map. J. Shively. State of Michigan Department of Information Technology Technology Center for Geographic Information. September 2007.
  5. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dice, Michigan
  6. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Frost, Michigan
  7. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Frost Post Office (historical)