Downtown Pinckney, Main Street, facing east
|Motto: Pinckney Pirates|
Location of Pinckney, Michigan
|• Total||1.66 sq mi (4.30 km2)|
|• Land||1.60 sq mi (4.14 km2)|
|• Water||0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)|
|Elevation||902 ft (275 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||2,457|
|• Density||1,500/sq mi (560/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0634896|
Among the first American pioneers in the area around Pinckney were William Kirkland and his family, who moved from New York in the late 1820s. Kirkland named the community after his brother, Charles Pinckney Kirkland. Platted in 1837, Pinckney was incorporated as a village in 1883.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,427 people, 869 households, and 648 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,516.9 inhabitants per square mile (585.7/km2). There were 927 housing units at an average density of 579.4 per square mile (223.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.9% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.
There were 869 households of which 45.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.4% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.25.
The median age in the village was 34.1 years. 31.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 7.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,141 people, 731 households, and 573 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,436.8 per square mile (554.8/km²). There were 778 housing units at an average density of 522.1 per square mile (201.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.80% White, 0.14% African American.
There were 731 households out of which 48.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.28.
In the village, the population was spread out with 32.7% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 36.0% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $58,077, and the median income for a family was $60,776. Males had a median income of $45,125 versus $27,198 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,429. About 4.4% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.
Pinckney is home to Pinckney Community Schools, which consists of Pinckney High School, Pathfinder School, Navigator Upper Elementary, Country Elementary, & Farley Hill Elementary. Lakeland Elementary, and Hamburg Elementary have been closed due to the decrease of residents in the area. Also home to a Montessori Charter school called Light of the World Academy.
Cultural life and recreation
Pinckney hosts annual parades on Saint Patrick's Day and Memorial Day. Pinckney Community Schools student musicians join with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra for an annual Side-by-Side concert at the high school. Nearby the village (to the west) is the Pinckney State Recreation Area, and also the popular tourist destination of Hell, Michigan.
- Caroline Kirkland, 19th century writer and wife of village founder William Kirkland
- Denny McLain, former pitcher for the Detroit Tigers
- Chris Sabin, professional wrestler
- Robert Sabuda, children's pop-up book artist and paper engineer
- Glendon Swarthout, novelist and short story writer
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