Location of Gladwin, Michigan
|• Total||2.91 sq mi (7.54 km2)|
|• Land||2.89 sq mi (7.49 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||784 ft (239 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||2,914|
|• Density||1,014.9/sq mi (391.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0626857|
Gladwin is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,933 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Gladwin County. The city is at the southwest corner of Gladwin Township, but is politically independent.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,933 people, 1,261 households, and 680 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,014.9 inhabitants per square mile (391.9/km2). There were 1,421 housing units at an average density of 491.7 per square mile (189.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.
There were 1,261 households of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.4% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.1% were non-families. 42.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.96.
The median age in the city was 40.4 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 21.8% were from 45 to 64; and 22.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.9% male and 55.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,001 people, 1,234 households, and 740 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,047.5 per square mile (405.1/km²). There were 1,329 housing units at an average density of 463.9 per square mile (179.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.10% White, 0.23% African American, 0.53% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population.
There were 1,234 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,598, and the median income for a family was $38,269. Males had a median income of $35,040 versus $19,571 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,370. About 9.3% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.
Gladwin had its beginnings in 1875 during the Michigan lumber boom. Situated on the Cedar River, the city was named Cedar until it was discovered that another Michigan city shared that name. Thereafter, the city was named after the county. Gladwin county is named for Henry Gladwin, a British military commander at Detroit during Pontiac's War. The county was named in 1831 and organized in 1875.
Gladwin is governed by a mayor and eight-person city council.
This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Gladwin has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.
- Jim Kern, Major League baseball player, was born in Gladwin.
- Debbie Stabenow, Michigan politician, was born in Gladwin.
- Nathan Feuerstein, Recording Artist, was born in Gladwin.
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