Location of Laingsburg, Michigan
|• Total||1.69 sq mi (4.38 km2)|
|• Land||1.47 sq mi (3.81 km2)|
|• Water||0.22 sq mi (0.57 km2)|
|Elevation||827 ft (252 m)|
|• Estimate (2014)||1,276|
|• Density||872.8/sq mi (337.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0629954|
Laingsburg is a city in Shiawassee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,283 at the United States 2010 census. Laingsburg is a former agricultural community that transitioned over the 1990s into a bedroom community for Lansing, the state capital. The town itself is small, but the community includes a geographically large area including three man-made lakes (Victoria and Scenic Lakes and Lake Ovid), one natural lake (Round Lake), and a large rural track. Lake Ovid is part of a 2000+ acre Sleepy Hollow State Park. The community is unified by common postal service (zip code 48848) and school service.
Laingsburg was named for Dr. Peter Laing, who operated a local tavern.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,283 people, 463 households, and 335 families residing in the city. The population density was 872.8 inhabitants per square mile (337.0/km2). There were 536 housing units at an average density of 364.6 per square mile (140.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.
There were 463 households of which 44.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.6% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.24.
The median age in the city was 33.3 years. 31.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.9% were from 25 to 44; 22.1% were from 45 to 64; and 9.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,223 people, 441 households, and 324 families residing in the city. The population density was 733.6 per square mile (282.8/km²). There were 468 housing units at an average density of 280.7 per square mile (108.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.04% White, 0.16% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.
There were 441 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.25.
In the city the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.
The median income for an individual in the city was $39,063, and the median income for a family was $47,656. Males had a median income of $33,889 versus $24,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,083. About 5.3% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Ghost towns and post offices of Shiawassee County". The Argus-Press. September 15, 2000. p. 3. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
- City of Laingsburg
- Laingsburg Community Schools
- Laingsburg Business & Community Association
- Laingsburg Lions Club