James Township, Michigan

Coordinates: 43°21′13″N 84°03′22″W / 43.35361°N 84.05611°W / 43.35361; -84.05611
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James Township, Michigan
Location within Saginaw County (red) and an administered portion of the Shields community (pink)
Location within Saginaw County (red) and an administered portion of the Shields community (pink)
James Township is located in Michigan
James Township
James Township
Location within the state of Michigan
James Township is located in the United States
James Township
James Township
James Township (the United States)
Coordinates: 43°21′13″N 84°03′22″W / 43.35361°N 84.05611°W / 43.35361; -84.05611
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorEdward Hak
 • ClerkJames Gray
 • Total19.5 sq mi (50.5 km2)
 • Land18.2 sq mi (47.0 km2)
 • Water1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
581 ft (177 m)
 • Total2,023
 • Density111.2/sq mi (43.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48601, 48602, 48609 (Saginaw)
48655 (St. Charles)
Area code989
FIPS code26-41480[1]
GNIS feature ID1626536[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

James Township is a civil township of Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,023 at the 2010 Census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 19.5 square miles (51 km2), of which 18.2 square miles (47 km2) is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) (6.92%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,930 people, 745 households, and 578 families residing in the township. The population density was 106.3 inhabitants per square mile (41.0/km2). There were 763 housing units at an average density of 42.0 per square mile (16.2/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.51% White, 0.10% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.16% of the population.

There were 745 households, out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $54,286, and the median income for a family was $59,922. Males had a median income of $42,469 versus $27,371 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,340. About 3.1% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: James Township, Michigan
  3. ^ Saginaw County Map. J. Shively. State of Michigan Department of Information Technology Technology Center for Geographic Information. September 2007.
  4. ^ Shields CDP, Michigan Reference Map Archived 2020-02-12 at archive.today, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census