Scottville, Michigan

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Scottville, Michigan
City of Scottville
Main Street facing the city hall toward US 10
Main Street facing the city hall toward US 10
Location within Mason County
Location within Mason County
Scottville is located in Michigan
Scottville
Scottville
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 43°57′15″N 86°16′54″W / 43.95417°N 86.28167°W / 43.95417; -86.28167Coordinates: 43°57′15″N 86°16′54″W / 43.95417°N 86.28167°W / 43.95417; -86.28167
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyMason
Founded1874
Platted1882
Incorporated1889 (village)
1907 (city)
Government
 • TypeCity commission
 • MayorBruce Krieger
 • ManagerCourtney Magaluk
 • ClerkKelse Lester
Area
 • Total1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Land1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
692 ft (211 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,356
 • Density910.07/sq mi (351.40/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49454
Area code(s)231
FIPS code26-72080[3]
GNIS feature ID1621550[4]
WebsiteOfficial website

Scottville is a city in Mason County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,214 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The area was first mapped in 1874 as a stop along the Pere Marquette Railway. It was originally called Mason Center, as it was in the center of the county. It was later renamed Sweetland, after James Sweetland, who built a sawmill there in 1878. Hiram Scott platted the land in 1882, and won the right to rename the settlement as Scottville after winning a coin toss.[5] Scottville was incorporated as a village in 1889 and as a city in 1907.

On July 23, 2007 Governor Jennifer Granholm announced Scottville as the community chosen by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) to take part in the Cool Cities Michigan Main Street program. Scottville will receive five years of intensive technical assistance through MSHDA, to help create opportunities for new development, economic growth and jobs. A similar award, the Blueprints for Downtowns award, were announced to be received by the communities of Caro, Clio and Ypsilanti.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.49 square miles (3.86 km2), all land.[6] The city of Scottville itself is approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of the city of Ludington and Lake Michigan, 5 miles (8.0 km) west of the village of Custer and 10 miles (16 km) south west of the village of Fountain.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890147
1900554276.9%
191089160.8%
19201,04517.3%
19301,002−4.1%
19401,16216.0%
19501,142−1.7%
19601,2459.0%
19701,202−3.5%
19801,2413.2%
19901,2873.7%
20001,266−1.6%
20101,214−4.1%
20201,35611.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2010, there were 1,214 people, 483 households, and 309 families living in the city. The population density was 814.8 inhabitants per square mile (314.6/km2). There were 578 housing units at an average density of 387.9 per square mile (149.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.9% White, 0.9% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 2.0% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.3% of the population.

There were 483 households, of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.9% were married couples living together, 19.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.0% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the city was 35.1 years. 28.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,266 people, 525 households, and 345 families living in the city. The population density was 866.5 per square mile (334.8/km2). There were 574 housing units at an average density of 392.9 per square mile (151.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.47% White, 0.63% African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 1.26% from other races, and 2.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.82% of the population.

There were 525 households, out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 27.3% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,750, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $26,583 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,703. About 15.5% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.8% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Scottville is home to West Shore Community College, a two-year college established in 1967.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ City of Scottville (2020). "Departments – City of Scottville". Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Focus on our history: How county was named". Ludington Daily News. October 3, 1987. p. 2. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25.

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