Grand Island Township, Michigan

Grand Island Township is a civil township of Alger County in the U.S. state of Michigan.

Grand Island Township, Michigan
Grand Island East Channel Light
Location within Alger County
Location within Alger County
Grand Island Township is located in Michigan
Grand Island Township
Grand Island Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Grand Island Township is located in the United States
Grand Island Township
Grand Island Township
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 46°28′58″N 86°40′36″W / 46.48278°N 86.67667°W / 46.48278; -86.67667
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorJeff Cromell
 • ClerkDeanna Boyak
 • Total49.1 sq mi (127.1 km2)
 • Land22.5 sq mi (58.2 km2)
 • Water26.6 sq mi (68.9 km2)
689 ft (210 m)
 • Total47
 • Density2.09/sq mi (0.81/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49862 (Munising)
Area code906
FIPS code26-33380[1]
GNIS feature ID1626371[2]

Located along the shores of Lake Superior, the township includes Grand Island, which is designated as the Grand Island National Recreation Area. The township also includes a small portion of the nearby mainland where most of its residents reside along M-28 just north of the city of Munising. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 47, which ranks Grand Island Township as the second-least populated municipality in the state after Pointe Aux Barques Township.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 49.1 square miles (127.1 km2), of which 22.5 square miles (58.2 km2) is land and 26.6 square miles (68.9 km2), or 54.21%, is water.[3]


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

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 45 people, 18 households, and 10 families residing in the township. The population density was 2.0 per square mile (0.8/km2). There were 49 housing units at an average density of 2.2 per square mile (0.8/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 95.56% White, 2.22% Native American and 2.22% Asian. 24.1% were of Finnish, 17.2% English, 13.8% German, 6.9% Czechoslovakian, 6.9% French Canadian, 6.9% Polish and 6.9% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 18 households, out of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, and 38.9% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the township the population was spread out, with 24.4% under the age of 18, 2.2% from 18 to 24, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 24.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $76,094, and the median income for a family was $82,500. Males had a median income of $61,250 versus $38,750 for females. The per capita income for the township was $33,892. There were no families and 2.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 12.5% of those over 64.


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Grand Island has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[5]


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Grand Island Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Grand Island township, Alger County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Williams Landing, Michigan
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Grand Island Township, Michigan

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