Ahmeek, Michigan

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Ahmeek, Michigan
Village
Hubbell Street, Downtown Ahmeek Village
Hubbell Street, Downtown Ahmeek Village
Location of Ahmeek in Keweenaw County, Michigan
Location of Ahmeek in Keweenaw County, Michigan
Coordinates: 47°17′54″N 88°23′50″W / 47.29833°N 88.39722°W / 47.29833; -88.39722Coordinates: 47°17′54″N 88°23′50″W / 47.29833°N 88.39722°W / 47.29833; -88.39722
Country United States
State Michigan
County Keweenaw
Area[1]
 • Total 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
 • Land 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 869 ft (265 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 146
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 150
 • Density 2,085.7/sq mi (805.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49901
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-00620[4]
GNIS feature ID 2397918[5]

Ahmeek is a village in Keweenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 146 at the 2010 census. The village is in Allouez Township. The name Ahmeek is derived from the Ojibwa (Chippewa) language. In Ojibway, amik means beaver.

Ahmeek is the only incorporated municipality in Keweenaw County.

The Ahmeek Mining Company opened in 1903. The local area grew because of its location on the Mineral Range Railroad.[6] The village itself was founded in 1904 by John Bosch.[7]

Geography[edit]

Panorama
Sign on US 41.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2), all land.[1]

Based on total area, Ahmeek holds the distinction of being the largest incorporated community, in the largest county (Keweenaw County, 5,965.96 square miles (water and land; Marquette County is largest Michigan county by land area only) in the largest state (Michigan, 96,716.11 square miles), east of the Mississippi River, located within the United States. See County statistics of the United States.

The tip of the Keweenaw is said to be in the Copper Country and on the Copper Island.

The Lower Falls is an area tourist attraction.[6]

Demographics[edit]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 157 people, 82 households, and 36 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,237.9 per square mile (866.0/km²). There were 120 housing units at an average density of 1,710.5 per square mile (661.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.82% White, 0.64% Asian, and 2.55% from two or more races. 29.1% were of Finnish, 19.6% Italian, 12.2% German, 12.2% English and 7.4% French ancestry.

There were 82 households out of which 18.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.1% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 54.9% were non-families. 48.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.91 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the village the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 137.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 139.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $24,231, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $21,563 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,188. About 8.3% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 5.9% of those sixty five or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 146 people, 73 households, and 38 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,085.7 inhabitants per square mile (805.3 /km2). There were 119 housing units at an average density of 1,700.0 per square mile (656.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.3% White and 0.7% Native American.

There were 73 households of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.9% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.9% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.63.

The median age in the village was 45.7 years. 18.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 32.8% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ahmeek, Michigan
  6. ^ a b "Ahmeek". Visit Keweenaw County. Retrieved February 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ Romig, Walter. Michigan Place Names (Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Walter Romig, not dated) p. 13

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