Elk Township, Sanilac County, Michigan

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Elk Township is a civil township of Sanilac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,584 at the 2000 census.



  • Peck is a village in the southern part of the township at the junction of M-90 and M-19. The Peck ZIP code 48466 serves most of the township.[3]

The postal delivery areas of some other nearby communities serve the township:

  • Applegate is a village to the northeast and the Applegate ZIP code 48401 serves the northeastern corner of the township.[4]
  • Brown City is a city to the southwest, and the Browns City ZIP code 48416 serves areas in the western part of the township.[5]
  • Marlette is a city to the northwest, and the Marlette ZIP code 48453 serves the northwest corner of the township.[6]
  • Sandusky is a city to the north, and the Sandusky ZIP code 48471 serves a small area in the northern part of the township.[7]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.5 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,584 people, 566 households, and 435 families residing in the township. The population density was 44.4 per square mile (17.1/km²). There were 605 housing units at an average density of 16.9/sq mi (6.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.29% White, 0.32% African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.40% of the population.

There were 566 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.17.

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