Gaines, Michigan

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Village of Gaines
Village
Location of the Village of Gaines within Genesee County, Michigan.
Location of the Village of Gaines within Genesee County, Michigan.
Coordinates: 42°52′20″N 83°54′47″W / 42.87222°N 83.91306°W / 42.87222; -83.91306
Country United States
State Michigan
County Genesee
settled 1856
platted 1859
incorporated 1875
Government
 • Type president-council
 • President Thomas Keech
Area[1]
 • Total 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 856 ft (261 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 380
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 375
 • Density 1,027.0/sq mi (396.5/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48436
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-31200[4]
GNIS feature ID 0626594[5]

Gaines is a village in Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 380 at the 2010 census. The village is within Gaines Township.

Government[edit]

The village was incorporated under the General Law Village Act provisions. The governing body is the Village Council which comprises the Village President and 6 trustees. The trustees and President are elected. Treasurer and Clerk are hired. The trustee are elected for two-year terms. The elected officers are elected to one year terms.[6]

Village Council

Year President Councilors
2014 Sam Stiff Carol Erickson, Barb Ferris, James Savage, Kathy Volkening, Diane Nowak, Sherry Lang
District Number Officeholder
U.S. Representative 5 Dale Kildee
State Senate 27 John J. Gleason
State Representative 49 Lee Gonzales
County Commissioner 6 Patricia A. Lockwood
District Court 4th Division - Fenton Mark McCabe, Chief Judge
School District Swartz Creek Multiple; see article
Community College C.S. Mott Multiple: see article
Polling Location

History[edit]

The Village of Gaines did not see a settler until 1856. The first passenger train passed through the future village site on July 4, 1856 and a post office was established that same year.[7] The Grand Trunk Western Railroad depot, built in 1884, now houses a library branch.[8]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), all land.[1] It lies within Gaines Township at the border with Argentine Township.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 387
1970 408 5.4%
1980 440 7.8%
1990 427 −3.0%
2000 366 −14.3%
2010 380 3.8%
Source: Census Bureau. Census 1960- 2000, 2010.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 380 people, 154 households, and 98 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,027.0 inhabitants per square mile (396.5 /km2). There were 171 housing units at an average density of 462.2 per square mile (178.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 154 households of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.4% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% 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 3.09.

The median age in the village was 38.5 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 12.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 366 people, 143 households, and 98 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,205.5 per square mile (471.0/km²). There were 155 housing units at an average density of 510.5 per square mile (199.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.72% White, 1.91% African American, 0.55% Asian, 1.37% from other races, and 2.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.64% of the population.

There were 143 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% 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 2.99.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $44,375, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $50,625 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,790. About 8.5% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 18.5% of those age 65 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. ^ Municipal Report: Organization of City and Village Government in Michigan. January 2004.
  7. ^ Wood, Edwin O. (1916). History of Genesee County, Michigan, Her People, Industries and Institutions. Michigan Historical Commission. 
  8. ^ Station: Gaines, Michigan, Michigan's Internet Railroad History Museum

Coordinates: 42°52′21″N 83°54′51″W / 42.87250°N 83.91417°W / 42.87250; -83.91417