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Almont, Michigan
—  Village  —
Location of Almont in Lapeer County, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°55′14″N 83°2′34″W / 42.92056°N 83.04278°W / 42.92056; -83.04278Coordinates: 42°55′14″N 83°2′34″W / 42.92056°N 83.04278°W / 42.92056; -83.04278
Country United States
State Michigan
County Lapeer
 - Total 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 - Land 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 850 ft (259 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,803
 - Density 1,857.2/sq mi (717.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48003
Area code(s) 810
FIPS code 26-01660[1]
GNIS feature ID 2397941[2]

Almont is a village in Lapeer County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,803 at the 2000 census. The village is located within Almont Township.

Almont was first settled in 1827/1828 by James Deneen. It received a post office in 1835 named Bristol, for Oliver Bristol, the second permanent settler. The village was platted as Newburg in 1836. James Thompson, who donated the town clock that is located in the steeple of the First Congregational Church, proposed the name "Almont" in 1846 to honor the Mexican general, Juan Almonte.[3][4] However, another theory about the name holds that James Thompson suggested "Almont" in honor of the region in Scotland that he emigrated from.<cn> In his hometown of Ayrshire, Scotland there stands to this day the Almont Hotel. The word is from a Scottish construction that means "at the mount."

Almont incorporated as a village in 1855.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all land. The village center of Almont is located at the crossing of M-53 and St. Clair Road. To the east, St. Clair is known as Almont Road, and to the west it is known as General Squire Road. In addition, this is also sometimes deemed as "40 Mile Road", although the nearby ascending "mile roads" officially end at "37 Mile Road". Nearby towns include Bruce Township and Romeo to the south; Dryden to the northwest; Imlay City to the north; and Allenton to the east, and Capac to the north east. Almont is approximately 48 miles north of Detroit.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,803 people, 1,022 households, and 747 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,857.2 per square mile (716.7/km²). There were 1,058 housing units at an average density of 701.0/sq mi (270.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.54% White, 0.32% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 2.32% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.14% of the population.

There were 1,022 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the village the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $53,984, and the median income for a family was $63,261. Males had a median income of $50,644 versus $26,667 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,252. About 4.2% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.

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