Sugar Island Township, Michigan

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Sugar Island Township is a civil township of Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 683 at the 2000 census. The township consists, entirely, of Sugar Island in the St. Marys River, and the waters directly around the island.




According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 76.4 square miles (198.0 km²), of which, 49.4 square miles (128.0 km²) of it is land and 27.0 square miles (69.9 km²) of it (35.32%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 683 people, 294 households, and 211 families residing in the township. The population density was 13.8 per square mile (5.3/km²). There were 652 housing units at an average density of 13.2/sq mi (5.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 63.54% White, 30.01% Native American, 0.29% from other races, and 6.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 294 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the township the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 32.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 110.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

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