- Mullett Township, Michigan
Mullett Township, Michigan — Township — Coordinates: Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Cheboygan Area – Total 35.7 sq mi (92.5 km2) – Land 19.0 sq mi (49.3 km2) – Water 16.7 sq mi (43.2 km2) Elevation 604 ft (184 m) Population (2000) – Total 1,284 – Density 67.4/sq mi (26.0/km2) Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5) – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4) FIPS code 26-56100 GNIS feature ID 1626778
Mullett Township is a civil township of Cheboygan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,284 at the 2000 census. Both the township and Mullett Lake are named for John Mullett, who surveyed much of the area between 1840 and 1843.
Topinabee is an unincorporated community about 13 miles southwest from Cheboygan on the southwest shore of Mullett Lake at .
In addition to the United States Postal Service office, there are two non-denominational Protestant churches, a public library, hardware store, tavern, breakfast cafe, gas station-market, gift shop, homemade furniture store, and thrift shop. Additionally, Mullett Township oversees two public beaches and a public boat-launch on Mullett Lake, as well as a park with baseball field, tennis and basketball courts, and playground equipment.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.5 km²), of which, 19.0 square miles (49.3 km²) of it is land and 16.7 square miles (43.1 km²) of it (46.67%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,284 people, 545 households, and 377 families residing in the township. The population density was 67.4 per square mile (26.0/km²). There were 1,076 housing units at an average density of 56.5 per square mile (21.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.00% White, 0.31% African American, 3.74% Native American, 0.08% Asian, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.16% of the population.
There were 545 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the township the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $33,438, and the median income for a family was $36,731. Males had a median income of $29,615 versus $20,284 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,758. About 5.2% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.
- ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mullett Township, Michigan
- ^ Public and local acts of the Legislature of the State of Michigan, 1917 , p. 17
- ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Topinabee, Michigan
- ^ ZIP Code Lookup, United States Postal Service
Municipalities and communities of Cheboygan County, Michigan City Villages Townships Unincorporated
‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties
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