Mullett Township


About Mullett Township

Mullett Township (named after surveyor John Mullett) is a general law township located in Cheboygan County at the “Tip-of-the-Mitt” in Michigan’s lower peninsula. Mullett Township was originally part of Burt Township, but on June 28, 1916, the local leaders voted to “set off” Mullet (notice it is spelled with only one “t”). Later on January 28, 1917, Cheboygan County officially certified the vote, and the first township meeting was held April 2, 1917, in Topinabee at the Spencer Hotel. Today the township has approximately 1300 residents. Because the area is one of Michigan’s busiest resort areas, that number greatly increases in the summer months. A unique geographical feature of the township is that it is roughly divided in two by Michigan’s fourth-largest inland lake, Mullett Lake. Thus, traveling from the east side of the township to the west requires leaving the township and traveling around Mullett Lake. Topinabee (an unincorporated village), in the west section, is the location of the Township Hall and the township’s only commercial area. The township can be easily reached by exiting I-75 at Exit 310 to reach the east section and Exit 313 off I-75 to reach the west section.

The township’s east side includes Boy Scout Road with a picnic area, pavilion, swimming area, and dock.

The west side of the township in Topinabee has a playground, softball field, basketball, and tennis court located at the old school off Topinabee Mail Route Road. In addition, a boat launch is located off M-27 just north of Topinabee.

Next to the public library, there is a swimming beach with an ADA ACCESSIBLE PATHWAY MAT and a public boat dock, picnic area, restrooms, and parking for the North Central DNR Bike/Snowmobile Trail.

Demographic and Population Information

Source: Census Bureau Data API

Township Area (in square miles): 35.7
Total Persons: 1312
Total Males: 658
Total Females: 654
Total White Persons: 1210
Total Black Persons: 6
Total Native Americans: 63
Total Asian: 0
Total Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
Total Mixed Persons (2 or more races): 33
Total Non-Hispanic Persons: 1303
Total Hispanic Persons: 9
Persons Under 5 years: 89
Persons 5 to 17 years: 442
Persons 18 to 24 years: 74
Persons 25 to 44 years: 302
Persons 45 to 64 years: 349
Persons 65 to 84 years: 298

Average Household Size (Persons Per Household):
Married Family Households with Children Under 18: 241
Single-Parent Family Households with Children Under 18 (Male Housholder): 67
Single-Parent Family Households with Children Under 18 (Female Housholder): 18
Households with Someone 65 Years or Older Living Alone: 325
Total Housing Units: 1143
Total Occupied Housing Units (remainder are vacant): 554
Total Owner-Occupied Housing (Other occupied are renters): 474
Foreign Born Persons (includes naturalized & non-citizens): 9
Total Population: 1376
Persons (25 Years and Over) without a High School Diploma: 3
Persons (25 Years and Over) with Bachelors Degree or Higher: 234
Total Persons (25 Years and Over): 976
Working Women (20 to 64 years old) With Children Under 6: 9
Working Women (20 to 64 years old) With Children 6 to 17 years old: 47
Working Women (20 to 64 years old) With Children Both Under 6 and 6 to 17: 18
Working Women (20 to 64 years old) Without Children Under 18: 116
Women (20 to 64 years old) – Not Working (i.e., not in Labor Force): 149
Total People (16 and Over) Employed: 1004

Median Household Income: $38,800
Median Family Income: $43,194
Per Capita Income: $20,529

Persons Below Poverty Level in the past 12 Months: 131
Population used to determine Poverty Level: 1368
Families in Poverty in the past 12 Months: 32
Total Families: 443
Households in Poverty in the past 12 Months: 32
Total Households: 443
Median Number of Rooms per Housing Unit: 5.5
Mobile Homes: 132
Total Houses: 1143
Median Year Structure (Housing Unit) was Built: 1970

Median Year Current Householder Moved In:
Median Gross Rent (in dollars) for units being rented: $688
Median (Owner-Occupied) Housing Value: $141,500
Median Owner Costs for Owner Occupied Housing Units With a Mortgage: $244
Median Owner Costs for Owner Occupied Housing Units Without a Mortgage: $230