Breedsville, Michigan

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Breedsville, Michigan
Village
Location of Breedsville within Van Buren County, Michigan
Location of Breedsville within Van Buren County, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°21′N 86°4′W / 42.350°N 86.067°W / 42.350; -86.067Coordinates: 42°21′N 86°4′W / 42.350°N 86.067°W / 42.350; -86.067
Country United States
State Michigan
County Van Buren
Area[1]
 • Total 0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)
 • Land 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 666 ft (203 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 199
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 197
 • Density 306.2/sq mi (118.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49027
Area code(s) 269
FIPS code 26-10180[4]
GNIS feature ID 2397447[5]

Breedsville is a village in Van Buren County of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 199 at the 2010 census. The village is within Columbia Township.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2), of which, 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

History[edit]

Breedsville was founded around a sawmill built here by Silas Breed, who had migrated from Western New York, in 1835. It was incorporated as a village in 1883.[6]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 199 people, 65 households, and 47 families residing in the village. The population density was 306.2 inhabitants per square mile (118.2 /km2). There were 80 housing units at an average density of 123.1 per square mile (47.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 73.9% White, 2.0% African American, 3.0% Native American, 18.6% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.1% of the population.

There were 65 households of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.7% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.55.

The median age in the village was 34.5 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20% were from 25 to 44; 35.2% were from 45 to 64; and 7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 235 people, 73 households, and 58 families residing in the village. The population density was 350.7 per square mile (135.4/km²). There were 85 housing units at an average density of 126.9 per square mile (49.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 82.55% White, 3.40% African American, 4.68% Native American, 8.94% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.77% of the population.

There were 73 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.2% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.22 and the average family size was 3.53.

In the village the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,917, and the median income for a family was $34,000. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $17,917 for females. The per capita income for the village was $11,741. About 15.6% of families and 28.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 26.1% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

Ellis, Franklin (2005) [1880]. "Township of Columbia". History of Berrien and Van Buren counties, Michigan. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Library. p. 432. Retrieved 2006-09-29.