Pinconning, Michigan

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Pinconning, Michigan
City
Nickname(s): Pinny, Cheesetown
Motto: Cheese Capital of Michigan
Pinconning, Michigan is located in Michigan
Pinconning, Michigan
Pinconning, Michigan
Location of Pinconning, Michigan
Coordinates: 43°51′18″N 83°57′47″W / 43.85500°N 83.96306°W / 43.85500; -83.96306
Country United States
State Michigan
County Bay
Incorporated (village) 1872
Re-incorporated (city) 1935
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Robert Hall
 • City Manager Richard Byrne
Area[1]
 • Total 0.85 sq mi (2.20 km2)
 • Land 0.85 sq mi (2.20 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 600 ft (183 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,307
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,293
 • Density 1,537.6/sq mi (593.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48650
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-64160[4]
GNIS feature ID 0634899[5]

Pinconning is a city in Bay County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,307 at the 2010 Census. It is included in the Bay City, Michigan Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The city is locally noted for production of cheese products, especially Pinconning cheese.

History[edit]

The post office in Pinconning opened on January 29, 1873.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.85 square miles (2.20 km2), all of it land.[1]

Pinconning Straw.jpg

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,307 people, 580 households, and 324 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,537.6 inhabitants per square mile (593.7 /km2). There were 637 housing units at an average density of 749.4 per square mile (289.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.5% White, 0.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.

There were 580 households of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.6% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.1% were non-families. 38.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the city was 37.1 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 16.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,386 people, 609 households, and 356 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,594.9 per square mile (615.1/km²). There were 645 housing units at an average density of 742.2 per square mile (286.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.40% White, 0.07% African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.25% of the population.

There were 609 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,188, and the median income for a family was $33,646. Males had a median income of $32,344 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,210. About 15.0% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The City is within the Pinconning Area School District.

Transportation[edit]

Bus[edit]

Highways[edit]

  • M-13 passes directly through Pinconning, and I-75 is only three miles from the heart of the city.

Lore[edit]

The name, "Pinconning," purportedly comes from a local Indian phrase, "o-pin-nic-con-ing," which translates into English as, "potato place."[8] However, there is an alternate interpretation, as "little potato."[9] Both come from the many small, wild potatoes that grow in the region along the Saginaw Bay.

See also[edit]

There is a type of automobile known as the Pinconning Special. One example is in the auto museum in Reno, NV.

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Coordinates: 43°51′13″N 83°57′54″W / 43.85361°N 83.96500°W / 43.85361; -83.96500