Location of Litchfield, Michigan
|• Total||2.54 sq mi (6.58 km2)|
|• Land||2.50 sq mi (6.47 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)|
|Elevation||1,024 ft (312 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,358|
|• Density||547.6/sq mi (211.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0630540|
Litchfield Township surrounds the city, but the two are autonomous municipalities.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.54 square miles (6.58 km2), of which 2.50 square miles (6.47 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water. Litchfield also has the St. Joseph River flowing close to the downtown area, within the city limits. Litchfield has a growing industrial base and is centrally located in southern Mid-Michigan. Litchfield is one of two cities in the county with a public pool.
Over 2000 people are employed within Litchfield's large industrial park.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,369 people, 559 households, and 365 families residing in the city. The population density was 547.6 inhabitants per square mile (211.4/km2). There were 616 housing units at an average density of 246.4 per square mile (95.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.
There were 559 households of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.7% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.99.
The median age in the city was 38.4 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 15% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,458 people, 568 households, and 362 families residing in the city. The population density was 608.9 per square mile (235.5/km²). There were 604 housing units at an average density of 252.2 per square mile (97.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.42% White, 0.21% African American, 0.07% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.99% of the population.
There were 568 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% 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 3.04.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $39,292, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $34,464 versus $24,671 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,362. About 5.6% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 17.9% of those age 65 or over.
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- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.