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Baraga Township, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Baraga
 • Total 187.2 sq mi (484.8 km2)
 • Land 183.8 sq mi (476.0 km2)
 • Water 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
863 ft (263 m)
 • Total 3,815
 • Density 21/sq mi (8.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
49908 (Baraga),
49919 (Covington),
49958 (Pelkie)
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-05340
GNIS feature ID 1625882

Baraga Township is a civil township of Baraga County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 3,815. The village of Baraga is located in the southeast corner of the township.



According to the United States Census Bureau, Baraga Township has a total area of 187.2 square miles (484.8 km2), of which 183.8 square miles (476.0 km2) is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), or 1.82%, is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 3,542 people, 1,178 households, and 777 families residing in the township. The population density was 19.1 per square mile (7.4/km²). There were 1,455 housing units at an average density of 7.8 per square mile (3.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 67.56% White, 12.11% African American, 14.00% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 5.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population. 28.3% were of Finnish, 9.6% German and 8.8% French ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,178 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 136.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 147.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,639, and the median income for a family was $41,750. Males had a median income of $32,373 versus $23,516 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,550. About 8.2% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

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