Newton Township, Mackinac County, Michigan

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Newton Township is a civil township of Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 356.



The township hall is in Gould City, an unincorporated community just south of US-2 at 46°05′43″N 85°41′48″W / 46.09528°N 85.69667°W / 46.09528; -85.69667.[3] It was founded in 1886 by Sam Stiles, a grocer and lumberman, who named it for another lumberman. It was also a station on the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad. A post office was established in September 1888.[4] The ZIP code for Gould City, 49838, serves most of the southern portion of the township.[5]

  • Engadine is to the northeast, and the Engadine ZIP code, 49827, serves the northeast corner of the township.[6]
  • Curtis is to the north and the Curtis ZIP code, 49820, serves an area in the north central part of the township.[7]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 154.9 square miles (401.2 km²), of which, 148.6 square miles (384.9 km²) of it is land and 6.3 square miles (16.3 km²) of it (4.06%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 356 people, 170 households, and 108 families residing in the township. The population density was 2.4 per square mile (0.9/km²). There were 377 housing units at an average density of 2.5/sq mi (1.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 91.01% White, 7.02% Native American, and 1.97% from two or more races.

There were 170 households out of which 15.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.53.

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