Newton Township, Mackinac County, Michigan

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Newton Township, Michigan
Township
Newton Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Newton Township, Michigan
Newton Township, Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°4′46″N 85°42′23″W / 46.07944°N 85.70639°W / 46.07944; -85.70639Coordinates: 46°4′46″N 85°42′23″W / 46.07944°N 85.70639°W / 46.07944; -85.70639
Country United States
State Michigan
County Mackinac
Area
 • Total 154.9 sq mi (401.2 km2)
 • Land 148.6 sq mi (384.9 km2)
 • Water 6.3 sq mi (16.3 km2)
Elevation 755 ft (230 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 356
 • Density 2.4/sq mi (0.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49820 (Curtis,
49827 (Engadine,
49838 (Gould City)
FIPS code 26-57640[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626805[2]
Post Office in Gould City

Newton Township is a civil township of Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 356.

Communities[edit]

The township hall is in Gould City, an unincorporated community just south of US 2 at 46°05′43″N 85°41′48″W / 46.09528°N 85.69667°W / 46.09528; -85.69667.[3] It was founded in 1886 by Samuel Stites, a grocer and lumberman, who named it for another lumberman. It was also a station on the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad. A post office was established in September 1888.[4] The ZIP code for Gould City, 49838, serves most of the southern portion of the township.[5]

  • Bryan was founded in 1905 as the railroad stop for the Ezcanaba Lumber Company. A village was laid out next to the railroad stop by William P. Bryan. It had a post office from 1906 until 1920. By that year lumbering operations in the area had ended, and within a decade the place was entirely abandoned.[6]
  • Corinne was a lumbering settlement and station on the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Rairoald. It had a post office from 1889 until 1942 named Viola.[7]
  • Engadine is to the northeast, and the Engadine ZIP code, 49827, serves the northeast corner of the township.[8]
  • Curtis is to the north and the Curtis ZIP code, 49820, serves an area in the north central part of the township.[9]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 154.9 square miles (401.2 km²), of which 148.6 square miles (384.9 km²) is land and 6.3 square miles (16.3 km²) (4.06%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 356 people, 170 households, and 108 families residing in the township. The population density was 2.4 per square mile (0.9/km²). There were 377 housing units at an average density of 2.5 per square mile (1.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 91.01% White, 7.02% Native American, and 1.97% from two or more races.

There were 170 households out of which 15.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.53.

In the township the population was spread out with 16.3% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 32.9% from 45 to 64, and 24.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $26,477, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,053. About 8.4% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation[edit]

Indian Trails provides daily intercity bus service via Gould City between St. Ignace and Ironwood, Michigan.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Newton Township, Mackinac County, Michigan
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gould City, Michigan
  4. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X. 
  5. ^ 49838 5-Digit ZCTA, 498 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  6. ^ Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 84
  7. ^ Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 134
  8. ^ 49827 5-Digit ZCTA, 498 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
  9. ^ 49820 5-Digit ZCTA, 498 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder, U.S. Census Burea, 2000 census
  10. ^ "ST. IGNACE-SAULT STE. MARIE-IRONWOOD". Indian Trails. January 15, 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-28.