Greenbush Township, Alcona County, Michigan

Coordinates: 44°33′18″N 83°20′05″W / 44.55500°N 83.33472°W / 44.55500; -83.33472
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Greenbush Township, Michigan
Location within Alcona County
Location within Alcona County
Greenbush Township is located in Michigan
Greenbush Township
Greenbush Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Greenbush Township is located in the United States
Greenbush Township
Greenbush Township
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 44°33′18″N 83°20′05″W / 44.55500°N 83.33472°W / 44.55500; -83.33472
Country United States
State Michigan
County Alcona
 • SupervisorC. Lee Major
 • ClerkShannon Story
 • Total26.15 sq mi (67.7 km2)
 • Land24.92 sq mi (64.5 km2)
 • Water1.23 sq mi (3.2 km2)
636 ft (194 m)
 • Total1,275
 • Density49/sq mi (19/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48738 (Greenbush)
48745 (Mikado)
Area code989
FIPS code26-34820[2]
GNIS feature ID1626394[3]
WebsiteOfficial website

Greenbush Township is a civil township of Alcona County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,275 at the 2020 census. The population in 2021 is estimated to be 1,281.[1]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.15 square miles (67.73 km2), of which 24.92 square miles (64.54 km2) is land and 1.23 square miles (3.19 km2) (4.70%) is water.[8]

Greenbush Township has a shoreline along Lake Huron and also has portions included in the Huron National Forest.

Major highways[edit]

  • US 23 runs along the eastern portion of the township near Lake Huron.


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

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,499 people, 685 households, and 474 families residing in the township. The population density was 60.2 inhabitants per square mile (23.2/km2). There were 1,453 housing units at an average density of 58.3 per square mile (22.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 98.00% White, 0.40% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 685 households, out of which 17.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.60.

In the township the population was spread out, with 17.5% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 19.5% from 25 to 44, 32.8% from 45 to 64, and 26.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $32,823, and the median income for a family was $35,789. Males had a median income of $29,625 versus $20,385 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,248. About 8.7% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.


Greenbush Township is served entirely by Oscoda Area Schools to the south in Iosco County.[9]


  1. ^ a b Bureau, US Census. "City and Town Population Totals: 2020-2021". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 25, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Greenbush Township, Alcona County, Michigan
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Greenbush, Michigan
  5. ^ Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. p. 237. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6.
  6. ^ Google (June 24, 2022). "48738 ZIP Code map" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  7. ^ (2022). "ZIP Code 48738: Greenbush". Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  8. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Greenbush township, Alcona County, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
  9. ^ Michigan Geographic Framework (November 15, 2013). "Alcona County School Districts" (PDF). Retrieved July 14, 2022.

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