Leonard, Michigan

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Leonard, Michigan
Village
Location of Leonard, Michigan
Location of Leonard, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°51′54″N 83°8′29″W / 42.86500°N 83.14139°W / 42.86500; -83.14139Coordinates: 42°51′54″N 83°8′29″W / 42.86500°N 83.14139°W / 42.86500; -83.14139
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oakland
Government
 • Type General Law Village
 • President Michael McDonald
Area[1]
 • Total 0.96 sq mi (2.49 km2)
 • Land 0.96 sq mi (2.49 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,007 ft (307 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 403
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 404
 • Density 419.8/sq mi (162.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48367
Area code(s) 248 , 810
FIPS code 26-46940[4]
GNIS feature ID 0630315[5]
Website www.villageofleonard.org

Leonard is a village in Addison Township, Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 403 at the 2010 census.[6] It was incorporated in 1889.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.96 square miles (2.49 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 403 people, 153 households, and 114 families residing in the village. The population density was 419.8 inhabitants per square mile (162.1 /km2). There were 162 housing units at an average density of 168.8 per square mile (65.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.5% White, 0.2% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.7% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 153 households of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.5% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the village was 39.9 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26% were from 25 to 44; 30.3% were from 45 to 64; and 12.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.9% male and 48.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 332 people, 124 households, and 93 families residing in the village. The population density was 344.7 per square mile (133.5/km²). There were 129 housing units at an average density of 133.9 per square mile (51.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.92% White, 00.08% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.60% Asian, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.72% of the population.

There were 124 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% 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 3.06.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $45,625, and the median income for a family was $57,500. Males had a median income of $41,458 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $29,006. None of the families and 3.9% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 9.4% of those over 64.

Government[edit]

The government of the Village of Leonard consists of elected and appointed officials. The elected officials include: four council members, one President and one Treasurer, the Clerk is appointed. The appointed officials also include Street Superintendent. Currently, the clerk also has a part-time administrative assistant.

The village has a Planning Commission consisting of five citizens who are appointed by the Village Council. The Village Council acts as the Zoning Board of Appeals when necessary. The village has a Parks and Recreation Commission whose members are both appointed and volunteer. There is a State of Michigan-approved Recreation Plan for the village which the Commission is responsible for maintaining and managing.

Popular culture[edit]

The humor novel Ghosts/Aliens takes place in Leonard.

Notable residents[edit]

Robert VanDette, Owner, Affordable Website Specialists
Ciff Thomas (Alias: Torque, The Plan, Thought Criminal), Electronic Music Artist, Owner: Field Effect Recordings, Artist: Underground Resistance, Field Effect, Wallshaker Music, Submerge Recordings

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