Birch Run, Michigan

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Birch Run, Michigan

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High Points

Birch Run strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Birch Run Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Birch Run Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Birch Run People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Birch Run, Michigan

Comparing Birch Run to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Racial Diversity 6 6
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Senior Citizens 3 3
Age of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 4
Portion of People Married 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 8 7
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Short Commute Times 5 5
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
People Living Alone 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Affordability of Rents 3 3

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Birch Run Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles SE of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 74 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Saginaw
Metro Area Saginaw - Bay City - Midland
Standard Zip Codes 48415
Phone Area Codes 989
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.25
Longitude -83.794

Birch Run Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 31.8 inches
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
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Birch Run Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,653 100%
Male 779 47.1%
Female 874 52.9%
Under 18 443 26.8%
18+ 1,210 73.2%
65+ 192 11.6%
Median Age 32.5
Average Family Size 2.91
White 1,581 95.6%
African-American 7 0.4%
Asian 9 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.4%
Other 15 0.9%
Mixed Race 35 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 54 3.3%

Estimated Birch Run Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,719
Growth 66
Growth % 4%

Birch Run Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.8%
Irish 10.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.3%
Polish 9%
English 8.2%
French (except Basque) 7.8%
US/American 6.8%
Italian 2.6%
Dutch 2.3%
French Canadian 2.2%
Scottish 2%
Hungarian 1.9%
Russian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Czechoslovakian 0.9%
Scandinavian 0.8%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.7%
Swedish 0.6%
British 0.6%
European 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Norwegian 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Birch Run 1,653 $48,553
Bridgeport 7,849 $45,691
Clio 2,483 $42,155
Frankenmuth 4,838 $71,667
Montrose 1,619 $46,172
Mount Morris 3,194 $36,389
New Lothrop 603 $46,875

Birch Run Public Libraries

Thomas E. Fleschner Memorial Library
Birch Run, Michigan
(989) 624-5171

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Birch Run High Schools (2004)

Serves 570 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.7

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1. Milton, Vermont 82.8   21% 8.3% 20.5% 24 $48,882 7.5% 2.5% 1,537 6.5% 181.5 0.5% 5.2
2. Roanoke, Texas 80.2   27.7% 5.4% 23.6% 27 $58,833 9.4% 9.6% 2,810 4.5% 48 0.2% 4.3
3. Clio, Michigan 80.1   32.4% 13.7% 14.8% 26 $42,155 7.9% 4.5% 2,483 7.9% 44.7 0.8% 6.4
4. Yelm, Washington 80.1   25.1% 10.8% 17.7% 31 $45,475 8.9% 13.8% 3,289 10.1% 85.7 0.2% 6.7
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