Farwell, Michigan

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Farwell, Michigan
Location within Clare County
Location within Clare County
Farwell is located in Michigan
Farwell
Farwell
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°50′08″N 84°52′04″W / 43.83556°N 84.86778°W / 43.83556; -84.86778Coordinates: 43°50′08″N 84°52′04″W / 43.83556°N 84.86778°W / 43.83556; -84.86778
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyClare
TownshipSurrey
Established1870
Incorporated1879
Government
 • TypeVillage council
 • PresidentGina Hamilton
Area
 • Total1.41 sq mi (3.66 km2)
 • Land1.37 sq mi (3.54 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Elevation
928 ft (283 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total880
 • Density644.22/sq mi (248.77/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48622
Area code(s)989
FIPS code26-27500[2]
GNIS feature ID0625851[3]
WebsiteOfficial website

Farwell is a village in Clare County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 880 at the 2020 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.40 square miles (3.63 km2), of which 1.35 square miles (3.50 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[4]

History[edit]

Farwell was named after Samuel Farwell, a New York businessman. The village was founded on December 5, 1870, and platted in 1871. It was the first county seat of Clare County. When the County House burned down in 1877, the town of Clare attempted to take Farwell's place as county seat. Harrison became the county seat in 1879.[5]

Highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880521
189058412.1%
1900535−8.4%
1910522−2.4%
1920449−14.0%
1930422−6.0%
194053827.5%
195069429.0%
19607376.2%
19707775.4%
19808043.5%
19908515.8%
20008550.5%
20108711.9%
20208801.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $24,583, and the median income for a family was $32,917. Males had a median income of $29,063 versus $20,329 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,870. About 7.2% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2010, there were 871 people, 373 households, and 229 families residing in the village. The population density was 645.2 inhabitants per square mile (249.1/km2). There were 411 housing units at an average density of 304.4 per square mile (117.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.8% White, 0.6% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 373 households, of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.6% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.4% 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 2.85.

The median age in the village was 40.4 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 18.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  5. ^ https://villageoffarwell.net/
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25.

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