Burt Township, Alger County, Michigan

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Burt Township, Michigan
Community of Grand Marais along M-77
Community of Grand Marais along M-77
Location within Alger County
Location within Alger County
Burt Township is located in Michigan
Burt Township
Burt Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°36′16″N 86°02′58″W / 46.60444°N 86.04944°W / 46.60444; -86.04944Coordinates: 46°36′16″N 86°02′58″W / 46.60444°N 86.04944°W / 46.60444; -86.04944
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorSheri Shafer
 • Total258.0 sq mi (668.3 km2)
 • Land230.5 sq mi (596.9 km2)
 • Water27.5 sq mi (71.3 km2)
968 ft (295 m)
 • Total522
 • Density2.3/sq mi (0.87/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49839, 49883, 49884
Area code(s)906
FIPS code26-11960[1]
GNIS feature ID1626008[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Burt Township is a civil township of Alger County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 522.[3]


There are no incorporated municipalities in the township. There are a few unincorporated communities:


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 258.0 square miles (668.3 km2), of which 230.5 square miles (596.9 km2) is land and 27.5 square miles (71.3 km2), or 10.68%, is water.[3]


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

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 480 people, 243 households, and 148 families residing in the township; the population density was 2.1 per square mile (0.8/km²). There were 715 housing units at an average density of 3.1 per square mile (1.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.50% White, 0.62% Native American, and 1.88% from two or more races. 22.9% were of German, 10.5% French, 10.0% Irish, 9.0% English, 8.5% Finnish and 8.0% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 243 households out of which 13.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 36.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98 and the average family size was 2.52.

In the township the population was spread out with 13.5% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 13.5% from 25 to 44, 36.0% from 45 to 64, and 33.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 57 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $32,656. Males had a median income of $30,750 versus $25,208 for females; the per capita income for the township was $18,008. About 3.4% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Burt Township, Alger County, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Burt township, Alger County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Green Haven, Michigan
  5. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Youngs Post Office (historical)

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