Greenbush Township, Michigan
|• Supervisor||C. Lee Major|
|• Clerk||Shannon Story|
|• Total||26.15 sq mi (67.7 km2)|
|• Land||24.92 sq mi (64.5 km2)|
|• Water||1.23 sq mi (3.2 km2)|
|Elevation||636 ft (194 m)|
|• Density||49/sq mi (19/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1626394|
- Greenbush is an unincorporated area located along U.S. Route 23 on the shores of Lake Huron at . The community was settled as early as 1848 by Crosier Davison from Detroit, who built a fishery and cooperage. The Morris & McDougal company from New York bought tracts of government land for their lumber operations in 1862. The area was referred to as McDougal's Landing. In 1867, lumber magnate William Conklin suggested naming the community after Greenbush, New York. A post office named Greenbush opened on May 16, 1870. The Greenbush post office remains open and uses the 48738 ZIP Code, which serves the eastern section of Greenbush Township and very small areas of Oscoda Township to the south and Harrisville Township to the north.
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.
- US 23 runs along the eastern portion of the township near Lake Huron.
|Source: Census Bureau.|
Census 1960- 2000, 2010.
As of the census 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.
- Bureau, US Census. "City and Town Population Totals: 2020-2021". Census.gov. US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 25, 2023.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Greenbush Township, Alcona County, Michigan
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Greenbush, Michigan
- Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) . 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.
- Google (June 24, 2022). "48738 ZIP Code map" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
- UnitedStatesZipCodes.org (2022). "ZIP Code 48738: Greenbush". Retrieved June 24, 2022.
- "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.
- Michigan Geographic Framework (November 15, 2013). "Alcona County School Districts" (PDF). Retrieved July 14, 2022.