Soo Township, Michigan

Coordinates: 46°25′11″N 84°18′40″W / 46.41972°N 84.31111°W / 46.41972; -84.31111
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Soo Township, Michigan
Location within Chippewa County
Location within Chippewa County
Soo Township is located in Michigan
Soo Township
Soo Township
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°25′11″N 84°18′40″W / 46.41972°N 84.31111°W / 46.41972; -84.31111
CountryUnited States
 • SupervisorLarry Perron
 • Total67.9 sq mi (175.9 km2)
 • Land50.1 sq mi (129.8 km2)
 • Water17.8 sq mi (46.1 km2)
581 ft (177 m)
 • Total3,141
 • Density63/sq mi (24.2/km2)
Time zoneEastern
ZIP code(s)
49710 (Barbeau)
49783 (Sault Ste. Marie)
Area code906
FIPS code26-74620[1]
GNIS feature ID1627091[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Soo Township is a civil township of Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,141 at the 2010 census.[3]


Soo Township consists of two section in northeastern Chippewa County, connected by a stretch of the St. Marys River. The northwestern section is part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is bordered to the north by the city of Sault Ste. Marie. It extends west into Izaak Walton Bay on the St. Marys River (upstream from Sault Ste. Marie) and east as far as the Little Rapids Channel of the river (downstream from Sault Ste. Marie). The southeastern portion of the township, about 43% of the township's total territory, comprises Neebish Island, 9 miles (14 km) downriver from the rest of the township.

According to the US Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 67.9 square miles (175.9 km2), of which 50.1 square miles (129.8 km2) is land and 17.8 square miles (46.1 km2), or 26.20%, is water.[3]


  • Neebish Island is separated from the township by waters of St. Marys River. Its hundred-odd permanent residents comprise an unincorporated community.


In 2010, the township had a population of 3,141.


  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Soo Township, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Soo township, Chippewa County MI". US Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved September 26, 2014.

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