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Birch Run, Michigan
Village of Birch Run
Birch Run village offices
Birch Run village offices
Location within Saginaw County
Location within Saginaw County
Birch Run, Michigan is located in Michigan
Birch Run, Michigan
Birch Run, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Saginaw
Township Birch Run
Founded 1852
Incorporated 1955
 • Type Village council
 • Total 1.90 sq mi (4.93 km2)
 • Land 1.88 sq mi (4.88 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
633 ft (193 m)
 • Total 1,555
 • Estimate 
 • Density 783.86/sq mi (302.60/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-08540
GNIS feature ID 2398124

Birch Run is a village in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,555 at the 2010 census. The village is located within Birch Run Township.

Birch Run was the home of the Great Lakes Storm, a defunct member of the Continental Basketball Association. The Storm played in the Birch Run Expo Center from 2001 until they disbanded in 2005.


Birch Run was established in 1852 as a station on the Pere Marquette Railroad. It was given a post office in 1954. In 1954, it was incorporated as a village.

Birch Run was founded as a station on the Pere Marquette Railroad by John Moore, its first postmaster, in 1852. It was named after its creek, which runs through a large birch area. In 1863, the town was renamed Deer Lick and remained so until 1868 when it reverted to Birch Run. Birch Run was incorporated as a village in 1955

Places of interest

Birch Run Premium Outlets is the largest outlet mall in the Midwest. The stores in the Birch Run outlet are always changing. Some of the stores to shop at are Nike, Journey, Famous Footwear, Coach, Pottery Barn, American Eagle, The Chefs Outlet, Old Navy and many more. They also have a store called SPRING BREAK. It has a bunch of bounce houses for children and parents to jump on. It also offers food and drinks. There is also an informational center/office you can visit. You are able to sit down and relax and watch television, have snacks and refreshments. They have restrooms available and strollers for rent. Another thing the mall offers are plenty of restaurants to choose from. For example: They have Wendys, A&W, Victor and Mereks, Bob Evans, UNOS and Peking City Chinese.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.91 square miles (4.95 km2), of which 1.89 square miles (4.90 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 844
1970 932 10.4%
1980 1,196 28.3%
1990 992 −17.1%
2000 1,653 66.6%
2010 1,555 −5.9%
2019 (est.) 1,476 −5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,555 people, 655 households, and 398 families living in the village. The population density was 822.8 inhabitants per square mile (317.7/km2). There were 714 housing units at an average density of 377.8 per square mile (145.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 93.9% White, 1.1% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.3% of the population.

There were 655 households, of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.9% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.2% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the village was 34.6 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.9% were from 25 to 44; 23.5% were from 45 to 64; and 12.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

In popular culture

  • When Donald Trump held a rally in this city, he created an internet meme when he said "bing bing bong bong", which has been used in remixes of songs.


The Birch Run Area School District serves the village of Birch Run, Birch Run Township and Taymouth Township.

Birch Run's athletic teams are known as the Panthers.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Birch Run (Míchigan) para niños

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