Downtown Fowlerville, Grand River Avenue
Location of Fowlerville, Michigan
|• Total||2.38 sq mi (6.16 km2)|
|• Land||2.34 sq mi (6.06 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)|
|Elevation||902 ft (275 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||2,904|
|• Density||1,233.3/sq mi (476.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0626363|
Fowlerville is a village in Livingston County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located in the northeast portion of Handy Township, but is politically independent from the township. The population was 2,886 at the 2010 census.
Fowlerville is home to several notable events such as Christmas in the village, Fowlerville Fair, and Easy Riders.
The first permanent settler was Ralph Fowler in 1836, who also instructed Amos Adams to plat the village in 1849. A post office named "Cedar" was established in 1838, but was renamed "Fowlerville" in 1853, after the village's plat name. The village incorporated in 1871.
Charlie Gehringer, the baseball Hall of Famer, was from Fowlerville.
The village is the site of the Livingston County Fair Grounds, where various large events are held annually (e.g. big name concerts, the county fair, Horse racing, "Biker Fest"). There are also annual festivities in the town during the year celebrating different national holiday such as Christmas, Fourth of July, and Memorial Day.
The Fowlerville Chronicles, self-published in 2010 by Marion Cornett, follows the history of Fowlerville from the arrival of Ralph Fowler in 1836 through 2010. There are nearly 600 pictures, maps, aerials, and sketches. A copy of the book can be found on The Fowlerville Observer, a website dedicated to reporting the history of the village as well as modern-day events. Another feature on the website are "squint shots"—a picture is shown each day of something in and/or around the village of Fowlerville.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,886 people, 1,198 households, and 744 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,233.3 inhabitants per square mile (476.2 /km2). There were 1,313 housing units at an average density of 561.1 per square mile (216.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.
There were 1,198 households of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.1% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.9% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.97.
The median age in the village was 35.2 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.9% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 13.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,972 people, 1,156 households, and 754 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,285.2 per square mile (496.8/km²). There were 1,211 housing units at an average density of 523.7 per square mile (202.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.30% White, 0.17% African American, 1.35% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.68% of the population.
There were 1,156 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 28.3% 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 2.56 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the village the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $41,628, and the median income for a family was $44,459. Males had a median income of $40,625 versus $27,406 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,074. About 6.0% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.
Fowlerville Community Schools serve Fowlerville. The mascot for Fowlerville Schools is the Gladiator, with the school colors being Purple and Gold.
There is also the Fowlerville Christian School educating Grades K-12.
- Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tiger Hall of Famer
- Terrance McDowell, Michigan State Football lineman
- George Noory, syndicated radio commentator
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