Farwell, Michigan

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Farwell, Michigan
Village
Location of Farwell, Michigan
Location of Farwell, Michigan
Coordinates: 43°50′8″N 84°52′4″W / 43.83556°N 84.86778°W / 43.83556; -84.86778
Country United States
State Michigan
County Clare
Area[1]
 • Total 1.40 sq mi (3.63 km2)
 • Land 1.35 sq mi (3.50 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation 928 ft (283 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 871
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 867
 • Density 645.2/sq mi (249.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48622
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-27500[4]
GNIS feature ID 0625851[5]

Farwell is a village in Clare County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 871 at the 2010 census.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.40 square miles (3.63 km2), of which 1.35 square miles (3.50 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[1]

History[edit]

Farwell was founded in 1870 and platted in 1871. It was the county seat from 1871 until 1879. It was incorporated as a village in 1879.[7]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $24,583, and the median income for a family was $32,917. Males had a median income of $29,063 versus $20,329 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,870. About 7.2% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 871 people, 373 households, and 229 families residing in the village. The population density was 645.2 inhabitants per square mile (249.1 /km2). There were 411 housing units at an average density of 304.4 per square mile (117.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.8% White, 0.6% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 373 households of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.6% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the village was 40.4 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 18.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.2% male and 51.8% 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. ^ "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. ^ "Population of the City of Farwell, Michigan - Census 2010 and 2000 Map, Demographics, Statistics, Quick Facts - CensusViewer". Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 192-103

Joel Johnson is the current State Representative. His term expires in 2013.

Coordinates: 43°50′06″N 84°52′01″W / 43.83500°N 84.86694°W / 43.83500; -84.86694