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Gibson Township, Michigan
Gibson Township Hall
Gibson Township Hall
Location within Bay County
Location within Bay County
Gibson Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Gibson Township, Michigan
Gibson Township, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Gibson Township, Michigan is located in the United States
Gibson Township, Michigan
Gibson Township, Michigan
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Michigan
County Bay
Established 1888
 • Total 35.6 sq mi (92.2 km2)
 • Land 35.6 sq mi (92.1 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
702 ft (214 m)
 • Total 1,210
 • Density 34.0/sq mi (13.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48613 (Bentley)
48658 (Standish)
48659 (Sterling)
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-32040
GNIS feature ID 1626350

Gibson Township is a civil township of Bay County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The township's population was 1,210 as of the 2010 census. It is included in the Bay City Metropolitan Statistical Area.


  • Bentley is an unincorporated community in the township, situated at the intersection of Standish Road and Bentley Road. (43°56′53″N 84°08′04″W / 43.94806°N 84.13444°W / 43.94806; -84.13444; Elevation: 738 ft./225 m.) It was founded by Oscar F. Bentley in 1886.


A post office was opened on Feb 26, 1887, called Bently. A post office was opened on Stevenson Road just east of Standish Road on March 15, 1900, called Glover and operated for exactly five years. On June 30, 1909, the Bently post office was renamed Bentley.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92.2 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.13%, is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,245 people, 398 households, and 312 families residing in the township. The population density was 34.9 per square mile (13.5/km2). There were 431 housing units at an average density of 12.1 per square mile (4.7/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.80% White, 0.16% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.96% of the population.

There were 398 households, out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the township the population was spread out, with 29.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,978, and the median income for a family was $39,500. Males had a median income of $29,750 versus $21,833 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,969. About 9.0% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.5% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Gibson Township has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

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

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