Hulbert Township, Michigan

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Hulbert Township, Michigan
Civil township
Hulbert Township is located in Michigan
Hulbert Township
Hulbert Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°19′13″N 85°9′57″W / 46.32028°N 85.16583°W / 46.32028; -85.16583Coordinates: 46°19′13″N 85°9′57″W / 46.32028°N 85.16583°W / 46.32028; -85.16583
Country United States
State Michigan
County Chippewa
 • Total 71.8 sq mi (186.0 km2)
 • Land 70.8 sq mi (183.5 km2)
 • Water 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
Elevation 735 ft (224 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 168
 • Density 2/sq mi (0.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49748
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-39860[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626502[2]

Hulbert Township is a civil township of Chippewa County in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 168.[3]


Hulbert Township is located in western Chippewa County on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The township is bordered to the west by Luce County and to the south by Mackinac County. Highway M-28 crosses the township, leading east towards Sault Ste. Marie and west towards Newberry. The unincorporated community of Hulbert is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of M-28 along the former Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 71.8 square miles (186.0 km2), of which 70.8 square miles (183.5 km2) is land and 0.97 square miles (2.5 km2), or 1.35%, is water.[3] The largest water body is Hulbert Lake in the eastern part of the township south of M-28, and extending east into Chippewa Township. Much of the township is part of Lake Superior State Forest.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 211 people, 89 households, and 59 families residing in the township. The population density was 3.0 per square mile (1.1/km²). There were 224 housing units at an average density of 3.2 per square mile (1.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.36% White, 3.32% Native American, and 3.32% from two or more races.

There were 89 households out of which 19.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the township the population was spread out with 16.6% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 28.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 129.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 137.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $24,286, and the median income for a family was $30,833. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $11,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,624. About 19.0% of families and 25.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 14.0% of those sixty five or over.