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Bagley Township is a civil township of Otsego County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 5,838 at the 2000 census.

Bagley Township, Michigan
Location within Otsego County
Location within Otsego County
Bagley Township is located in Michigan
Bagley Township
Bagley Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°58′59″N 84°39′34″W / 44.98306°N 84.65944°W / 44.98306; -84.65944Coordinates: 44°58′59″N 84°39′34″W / 44.98306°N 84.65944°W / 44.98306; -84.65944
CountryUnited States
 • Total31.3 sq mi (81.1 km2)
 • Land28.6 sq mi (74.1 km2)
 • Water2.7 sq mi (6.9 km2)
1,306 ft (398 m)
 • Total5,838
 • Density203.9/sq mi (78.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)989
FIPS code26-04780[1]
GNIS feature ID1625873[2]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.3 square miles (81 km2), of which, 28.6 square miles (74 km2) of it is land and 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) of it (8.56%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,838 people, 2,189 households, and 1,613 families residing in the township. The population density was 203.9 per square mile (78.7/km²). There were 3,019 housing units at an average density of 105.5 per square mile (40.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.48% White, 0.22% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population.

There were 2,189 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,205, and the median income for a family was $50,727. Males had a median income of $36,723 versus $21,388 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,116. About 5.8% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.



  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bagley Township, Michigan
  3. ^ 49751 5-Digit ZCTA, 497 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Arbutus Beach, Michigan
  5. ^ a b c Romig 1986, p. 39.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eyedylwild Beach, Michigan
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Oak Grove, Michigan


  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6.