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Curtis Township, Michigan

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Curtis Township, Michigan
Location within Alcona County
Location within Alcona County
Curtis Township is located in Michigan
Curtis Township
Curtis Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°33′24″N 83°45′40″W / 44.55667°N 83.76111°W / 44.55667; -83.76111
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorGary Griffith
 • ClerkTeresa Perkins
 • Total70.72 sq mi (183.2 km2)
 • Land68.39 sq mi (177.1 km2)
 • Water2.33 sq mi (6.0 km2)
991 ft (302 m)
 • Total1,236
 • Density18.1/sq mi (7.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48737 (Glennie)
Area code(s)989
FIPS code26-19320[1]
GNIS feature ID1626150[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Curtis Township is a civil township of Alcona County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,236 at the 2010 census.[3]

Curtis Township was organized in 1881 and named for its first settler, E.D. Curtis.[4] There were several lumber camps in the township area around Curtisville.[5]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 70.72 square miles (183.16 km2), of which 26.41 square miles (68.39 km2) is land and 2.33 square miles (6.03 km2) (3.29%) is water.[3] The township is considered to be part of the region of Northern Michigan. South Branch is to the south of the township, and the South Branch ZIP code 48761 also serves a portion of western Curtis Township.[19]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Source: Census Bureau. Census 1960- 2000, 2010.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,378 people, 608 households, and 432 families residing in the township. The population density was 20.2 per square mile (7.8/km2). There were 1,605 housing units at an average density of 23.5 per square mile (9.1/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.62% White, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 608 households, out of which 19.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.66.

In the township the population was spread out, with 19.9% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 31.5% from 45 to 64, and 25.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 108.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $27,048, and the median income for a family was $30,817. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $22,778 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,457. About 11.7% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Curtis Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Curtis township, Alcona County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
  5. ^ Lumber camp history in the Curtisville area
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bamfield Post Office (historical)
  7. ^ "Alcona Dam Pond", by Timothy A. Cwalinski, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Status of the Fishery Resource Report, No. 2004-6, Year 2004
  8. ^ "The History of Curtis Township, by Catherine Clarey, written as a school assignment during the period when the Alcona Dam was under construction, between 1914 and 1924; also archived at USGenWeb Archives Archived 2008-10-11 at the Wayback Machine, Submitted by Ronald J. Sortor
  9. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bryant, Michigan
  10. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cheviers, Michigan
  11. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Curtisville, Michigan
  12. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Curtisville Post Office (historical)
  13. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Glennie, Michigan
  14. ^ 48737 5-Digit ZCTA, 487 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder[permanent dead link], U.S. Census Bureau
  15. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Glennie Post Office
  16. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kurtz, Michigan
  17. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kurtz Post Office (historical), N.B., Romig gives March 31, 1911 as the date the post office closed.
  18. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wallace, Michigan
  19. ^ 48761 5-Digit ZCTA, 487 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder[permanent dead link], U.S. Census Bureau

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