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Breitung Charter Township, Michigan
Charter township
Location within Dickinson County (red) and the administered community of Quinnesec (pink)
Location within Dickinson County (red) and the administered community of Quinnesec (pink)
Breitung Charter Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Breitung Charter Township, Michigan
Breitung Charter Township, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Dickinson
 • Total 68.3 sq mi (176.8 km2)
 • Land 65.1 sq mi (168.5 km2)
 • Water 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2)
1,161 ft (354 m)
 • Total 5,831
 • Density 91.1/sq mi (35.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 26-10220
GNIS feature ID 1625974

Breitung Charter Township is a charter township of Dickinson County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2020 census, the township population was 5,831.


The township is named after Edward Breitung, a miner and U.S. Representative from Michigan.


  • The cities of Iron Mountain and Kingsford are in the southwest of the township, but are administratively autonomous.
  • East Kingsford is a part of the Kingsford urban area, located in the township just east of the city boundary at 45°47′42″N 88°03′52″W / 45.79500°N 88.06444°W / 45.79500; -88.06444.
  • Granite Bluff is an unincorporated community between Meriman and Randville at 45°56′22″N 88°03′13″W / 45.93944°N 88.05361°W / 45.93944; -88.05361.
  • Merriman is an unincorporated community on M-95 about seven miles north of Iron Mountain at 45°55′03″N 88°03′20″W / 45.91750°N 88.05556°W / 45.91750; -88.05556
  • Quinnesec is an unincorporated community, defined as a census-designated place in the township, just east of Kingsford and Iron Mountain.
  • Skidmore is an unincorporated community.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 68.3 square miles (177 km2), of which, 65.1 square miles (169 km2) of it is land and 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) of it (4.70%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 5,930
2010 5,853 −1.3%
2020 5,831 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,930 people, 2,354 households, and 1,727 families residing in the township. The population density was 91.1 per square mile (35.2/km2). There were 2,601 housing units at an average density of 40.0 per square mile (15.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.35% White, 0.03% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population. 18.9% were of German, 14.6% Italian, 12.9% Swedish, 7.9% English, 7.1% French, 6.0% Finnish, 6.0% French Canadian and 5.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,354 households, out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the township the population was spread out, with 24.8% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,820, and the median income for a family was $47,151. Males had a median income of $40,841 versus $25,725 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,920. About 2.7% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Municipio de Breitung (condado de Dickinson, Míchigan) para niños

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