Carrollton Township ( KAR-əl-tən) is a unique civil township of Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 6,103 at the 2010 census. Established in 1866, Carrollton contains a full-time police department, fire department, parks and recreation services, as well as its own public school system, Carrollton Public Schools. Along with being located on the Saginaw River, Carrollton offers close access to shopping malls, medical facilities, Saginaw Valley State University, and I-75. At only 3.34 square miles (8.7 km2) of land area, Carrollton Township is the fourth-smallest township in the state of Michigan, after Novi Township, Royal Oak Charter Township, and Pointe Aux Barques Township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), of which 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (6.14%) is water. The U.S. Census Bureau has also defined Carrollton Township as a census-designated place (CDP) in the 2000 Census so that the community would appear on the list of places (like cities and villages) as well on the list of county subdivisions (like other townships). The final statistics for the township and the CDP are identical. As of the census of 2000, there were 6,602 people, 2,559 households, and 1,793 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,056.2 per square mile (794.1/km2).
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