Barton Hills, Michigan

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Barton Hills, Michigan
Village
Location of Barton Hills in Washtenaw County, Michigan
Location of Barton Hills in Washtenaw County, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°19′0″N 83°45′21″W / 42.31667°N 83.75583°W / 42.31667; -83.75583Coordinates: 42°19′0″N 83°45′21″W / 42.31667°N 83.75583°W / 42.31667; -83.75583
Country United States
State Michigan
County Washtenaw
Area[1]
 • Total 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
 • Land 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 942 ft (287 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 294
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 299
 • Density 392.0/sq mi (151.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48105
Area code(s) 734
FIPS code 26-05660[4]
GNIS feature ID 2398044[5]
Website vil-bartonhills.org
Maple/Foster wrought iron bridge

Barton Hills is a village in Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 294.[6] The village is located just northwest of Ann Arbor. The streets in the village were formerly owned by the Barton Hills Maintenance Corporation but were purchased by the Village itself in 2010.

History[edit]

Located within Ann Arbor Charter Township and adjacent to the city of Ann Arbor, the community was originally named "Huron Farms" and was established by the Detroit Edison Company in 1913. The company acquired land on both sides of the Huron River and built a series of dams for electric power production. Land owned by the company was also used for agricultural purposes, including farms, dairy cattle, and fruit orchards. The area where the village is currently located was too hilly for farming and was instead promoted by company executive as an exclusive residential community for company executives. Membership in the Barton Hills Country Club was considered by many to be a mark of distinction. As homes were constructed in the 1920s, restrictions attached to each deed stipulated that the homes must be designed by a registered architect.

Barton Shore Drive

By the 1940s, through the economic and social turmoil of the Great Depression and World War II, the community had become an economic liability for a public utility. The company shareholders decided to make an outright gift of its holding to the residents of the community in exchange for assuming responsibility for maintaining the water system, roads, and other municipal services.

However, the community did not seek municipal status until some thirty years later. On December 12, 1973, the community became the first home rule village in Washtenaw County.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2), all of it land.[1] Barton hills sits on the north bank of Barton Pond, the impoundment of the Huron River, created by Barton Dam, a low-head hydroelectric dam originally built by Detroit Edison.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 294 people, 123 households, and 93 families residing in the village. The population density was 392.0 inhabitants per square mile (151.4 /km2). There were 137 housing units at an average density of 182.7 per square mile (70.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 88.1% White, 1.0% African American, 6.8% Asian, 1.7% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.8% of the population.

There were 123 households of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.9% were married couples living together, 2.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.4% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the village was 53.7 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 10.2% were from 25 to 44; 37.3% were from 45 to 64; and 29.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 335 people, 136 households, and 112 families residing in the village. The population density was 418.2 per square mile (161.7/km²). There were 141 housing units at an average density of 176.0 per square mile (68.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 88.96% White, 1.49% African American, 5.07% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 3.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.

There were 136 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them. 81.6% of households are married couples living together, 0.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.73.

The village population is 18.8% under the age of 18, 3.6% age 18 to 24, 14.6% age 25 to 44, 40.6% age 45 to 64, and 22.4% age 65 and older. The median age is 52. For every 100 females there are 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median household income is $149,056, and the median family income is $153,166. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $51,111 for females. The per capita income for the village was $110,683. None of the families and 0.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, none of whom were under the age of eighteen or over 64.

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