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Curtis Township, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Alcona
Organized 1881
 • Total 70.7 sq mi (183.2 km2)
 • Land 68.4 sq mi (177.1 km2)
 • Water 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)  3.29%
991 ft (302 m)
 • Total 1,236
 • Density 18/sq mi (7.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
48737 (Glennie),
48761 (South Branch)
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-19320
GNIS feature ID 1626150

Curtis Township is a civil township of Alcona County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,236 at the 2010 census.

Curtis Township was organized in 1881 and named for its first settler, E.D. Curtis. There were several lumber camps in the township area around Curtisville.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 70.7 square miles (183.2 km2), of which 68.4 square miles (177.1 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), or 3.29%, is water. The township is considered to be part of the region of Northern Michigan. South Branch is to the south of the township, and the South Branch ZIP code 48761 also serves a portion of western Curtis Township.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 664
1970 718 8.1%
1980 1,082 50.7%
1990 1,128 4.3%
2000 1,378 22.2%
2010 1,236 −10.3%
Source: Census Bureau. Census 1960- 2000, 2010.

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,378 people, 608 households, and 432 families residing in the township. The population density was 20.2 per square mile (7.8/km²). There were 1,605 housing units at an average density of 23.5 per square mile (9.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.62% White, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 608 households out of which 19.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.66.

In the township the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 31.5% from 45 to 64, and 25.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 108.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $27,048, and the median income for a family was $30,817. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $22,778 for females. The per capita income for the township was $15,457. About 11.7% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.

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