Reed City, Michigan

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Reed City, Michigan
City
Motto: Your Crossroads Community on the Path to Progress...
Location of Reed City, Michigan
Location of Reed City, Michigan
Coordinates: 43°52.5′N 85°30.6′W / 43.8750°N 85.5100°W / 43.8750; -85.5100
Country United States
State Michigan
County Osceola
Area[1]
 • Total 2.11 sq mi (5.46 km2)
 • Land 2.08 sq mi (5.39 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 1,040 ft (317 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,425
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,403
 • Density 1,165.9/sq mi (450.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49677
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-67820[4]
GNIS feature ID 1621363[5]

Reed City is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,425 at the 2010 census. It is located in southwestern Osceola County and is the county seat.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.11 square miles (5.46 km2), of which 2.08 square miles (5.39 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[1]

The Hersey River flows through Reed City.

Transportation[edit]

Two of the state's premier rail trails intersect in the city:

The city is also at the crossroads of two US highways:

Indian Trails provides daily intercity bus service between Grand Rapids, Michigan and Petoskey, Michigan.[7]

Notable people[edit]

George Bennard, American composer and preacher best known for composing "The Old Rugged Cross". Bennard retired to Reed City, where he died on October 10, 1958.

Thomas D. Schall, U.S. Representative in Minnesota's 10th District (1915–1925) and U.S. Senator from Minnesota (1925–1935), Schall was born in Reed City on June 4, 1878.

Critically acclaimed coloring book designer and therapist Jessica Conley(b. 1982)spent her early years in Reed City. She continues to return home to enjoy time with her family to this day.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,425 people, 1,007 households, and 582 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,165.9 inhabitants per square mile (450.2/km2). There were 1,136 housing units at an average density of 546.2 per square mile (210.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 1.7% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 1,007 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.3% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.2% were non-families. 38.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% 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 2.98.

The median age in the city was 36.1 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.1% were from 25 to 44; 21.4% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.9% male and 55.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,430 people, 999 households, and 609 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,265.3 per square mile (488.7/km²). There were 1,090 housing units at an average density of 567.5 per square mile (219.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.84% White, 1.07% African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 2.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

There were 999 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,756, and the median income for a family was $42,340. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $25,263 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,889. About 10.9% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.6% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.

External links[edit]

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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "GRAND RAPIDS-CADILLAC-TRAVERSE CITY-PETOSKEY". Indian Trails. January 15, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 

Coordinates: 43°52.5′N 85°30.6′W / 43.8750°N 85.5100°W / 43.8750; -85.5100