Portage Township, Mackinac County, Michigan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Portage Township, Michigan
Location within Mackinac County
Location within Mackinac County
Portage Township is located in Michigan
Portage Township
Portage Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°12′19″N 85°44′14″W / 46.20528°N 85.73722°W / 46.20528; -85.73722Coordinates: 46°12′19″N 85°44′14″W / 46.20528°N 85.73722°W / 46.20528; -85.73722
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorStephen Sicinski
 • Total72.2 sq mi (187.0 km2)
 • Land55.4 sq mi (143.5 km2)
 • Water16.8 sq mi (43.4 km2)
696 ft (212 m)
 • Total1,055
 • Density19.0/sq mi (7.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49820 (Curtis)
49827 (Engadine)
49836 (Germfask)
49838 (Gould City)
Area code(s)906
FIPS code26-65600[1]
GNIS feature ID1626927[2]

Portage Township is a civil township of Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 1,055.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 72.2 square miles (187.0 km²), of which 55.4 square miles (143.5 km²) is land and 16.8 square miles (43.4 km²) (23.23%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,055 people, 462 households, and 312 families residing in the township. The population density was 19.0 per square mile (7.3/km²). There were 1,060 housing units at an average density of 19.1 per square mile (7.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.31% White, 0.28% African American, 3.41% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.

There were 462 households out of which 18.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.61.

In the township the population was spread out with 16.9% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 35.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $27,037, and the median income for a family was $31,103. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,435. About 11.5% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.4% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Portage Township, Mackinac County, Michigan