Copemish, Michigan

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Copemish, Michigan
Village
Location of Copemish, Michigan
Location of Copemish, Michigan
Coordinates: 44°28′50″N 85°55′22″W / 44.48056°N 85.92278°W / 44.48056; -85.92278
Country United States
State Michigan
County Manistee
Area[1]
 • Total 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Land 0.93 sq mi (2.41 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 817 ft (249 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 194
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 194
 • Density 208.6/sq mi (80.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49625
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-18040[4]
GNIS feature ID 0623800[5]

Copemish is a village in Manistee County of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 194 at the 2010 census. The village is within Cleon Township.

History[edit]

Copemish was platted in 1889. It was incorporated as a village in 1891. It had previously been used as a site to hold councils by the Ojibwe.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2), of which 0.93 square miles (2.41 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.[1]

From the 1940s into the early 1970s it was the center of a thriving pickling community with multiple large label pickle producers in the area. Farming has become more localized at this time and the community centers around Crystal Mountain, a luxury resort to the north as well as a regular flea market and auction.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 194 people, 78 households, and 53 families residing in the village. The population density was 208.6 inhabitants per square mile (80.5/km2). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 117.2 per square mile (45.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 93.3% White, 1.5% Native American, and 5.2% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.4% of the population.

There were 78 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.1% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the village was 42.8 years. 21.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 13.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.1% were from 25 to 44; 31.4% were from 45 to 64; and 14.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.6% male and 47.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 232 people, 85 households, and 60 families residing in the village. The population density was 267.0 per square mile (103.0/km²). There were 105 housing units at an average density of 120.8 per square mile (46.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.38% White, 4.74% Native American, 0.43% from other races, and 3.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.45% of the population.

There were 85 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $25,357, and the median income for a family was $25,313. Males had a median income of $21,964 versus $16,964 for females. The per capita income for the village was $10,884. About 11.8% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.3% of those sixty five or over.

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. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 133

Coordinates: 44°28′54″N 85°55′21″W / 44.48167°N 85.92250°W / 44.48167; -85.92250