Stephenson, Michigan

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Stephenson, Michigan
Looking south along U.S. Route 41
Looking south along U.S. Route 41
Location within Menominee County
Location within Menominee County
Stephenson is located in Michigan
Stephenson
Stephenson
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°24′53″N 87°36′32″W / 45.41472°N 87.60889°W / 45.41472; -87.60889
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyMenominee
Area
 • Total1.08 sq mi (2.81 km2)
 • Land1.08 sq mi (2.81 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
676 ft (206 m)
Population
 • Total862
 • Estimate 
(2017)[3]
839
 • Density773.27/sq mi (298.55/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
49887
Area code(s)906
FIPS code26-76380[4]
GNIS feature ID0638791[5]

Stephenson is a city in Menominee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 862 at the 2010 census. The city is surrounded by Stephenson Township but is administered autonomously. It is part of the Marinette, WI–MI Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

This Menominee River settlement had a Chicago and Northwestern Railroad station setup in 1872. On July 13, 1874, a post office was opened here under the name of Wacedah with Alva F. Burnham as its postmaster. The post office was renamed after local leader Samuel Stephenson on January 10, 1876. Stephenson would serve as Congressmen for the community's district from 1889 to 1896. Stephenson incorporated as a village in 1898.[6]

Stephenson village incorporated as a city in 1968.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.09 square miles (2.82 km2), all land.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880180
1890456153.3%
1900395−13.4%
191052733.4%
19205504.4%
1930447−18.7%
194061236.9%
195079129.2%
19608203.7%
1970800−2.4%
198096720.9%
1990904−6.5%
2000875−3.2%
2010862−1.5%
Est. 2017839[3]−2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 862 people, 358 households, and 212 families residing in the city. The population density was 790.8 inhabitants per square mile (305.3/km2). There were 408 housing units at an average density of 374.3 per square mile (144.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 358 households of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.2% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.8% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 47.9 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 28.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 875 people, 383 households, and 209 families residing in the city. The population density was 800.1 per square mile (309.9/km²). There were 421 housing units at an average density of 385.0 per square mile (149.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.17% White, 0.11% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

There were 383 households out of which 20.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.4% were non-families. 41.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 29.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city, the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 20.5% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 33.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,357, and the median income for a family was $34,167. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $19,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,615. About 8.0% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.

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Climate[edit]

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, Stephenson has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[10]

References[edit]

  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jan 3, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Romig 1986, pp. 537.
  7. ^ "The 18 tiniest cities in Michigan". Flint Journal. Mlive Media Group. December 4, 2016. p. 8. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ Climate Summary for Stephenson, Michigan

Coordinates: 45°24′55″N 87°36′27″W / 45.41528°N 87.60750°W / 45.41528; -87.60750