Town Hall & Fire Department, E. Chicago Blvd.
Location of Britton within Lenawee County, Michigan
|• Total||0.79 sq mi (2.05 km2)|
|• Land||0.79 sq mi (2.05 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||699 ft (213 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||579|
|• Density||741.8/sq mi (286.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||2397458|
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The village of Britton was originally called Balch and was established after the Wabash Railroad built a station there in 1881 and a post office opened on August 13, 1881. In 1888, a local storekeeper in charge of the post office named John Britton, paid $500 to have the town renamed after himself. The post office name was changed from Balch to Britton on April 13, 1888.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.79 square miles (2.05 km2), all land. Britton is located on the M-50, about nine miles (14 km) northeast of Adrian, along a line of the Norfolk Southern Railway. The main industries are agriculture and small business. Britton is located about six miles west of Dundee.
As of the census of 2010, there were 586 people, 237 households, and 166 families residing in the village. The population density was 741.8 inhabitants per square mile (286.4/km2). There were 268 housing units at an average density of 339.2 per square mile (131.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.
There were 237 households of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.0% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.87.
The median age in the village was 38.8 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.2% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 11.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 699 people, 261 households, and 196 families residing in the village. The population density was 799.6 per square mile (310.2/km²). There were 268 housing units at an average density of 306.6 per square mile (118.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.71% White, 0.72% African American, 0.14% Asian, 0.72% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.43% of the population.
There were 261 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the village the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $49,091, and the median income for a family was $50,703. Males had a median income of $39,861 versus $26,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,087. About 7.8% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.
The village of Britton is home to the Britton-Macon Area School District, often shortened to Britton-Macon. The school covers the area of Britton, as well as Macon and Ridgeway Townships. However, the school also attracts many students from surrounding cities, villages and townships for various personal, academic and athletic reasons.
The school is located at 201 College Ave just off of M-50. There is one building in Britton, which provides for the students in K-12.
The Britton-Macon Tories are a member of the Tri-County Conference.
Britton Elevator Inc., N. Main St.
Britton Post office, E. Chicago Blvd.
Britton High School, College Ave.
Britton Public Library, S. Main St.
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- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
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- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Britton, Michigan
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Britton Post Office
- Baseball-Reference.com (2011). "Duane Below". Retrieved July 19, 2011.
- Lenawee County government site
- Complete text of History of Lenawee County published in 1909 by the Western Historical Society