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Luther, Michigan
—  Village  —
Location of Luther, Michigan
Coordinates: 44°2′22″N 85°41′4″W / 44.03944°N 85.68444°W / 44.03944; -85.68444
Country United States
State Michigan
County Lake
 - Total 0.9 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 - Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,053 ft (321 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 339
 - Density 364.8/sq mi (140.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49656
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-49740[1]
GNIS feature ID 1620648[2]

Luther is a village in Lake County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 339. The village is on the boundary between Newkirk Township on the west and Ellsworth Township on the east, with about half of the village in each. It is the site of Hillsdale College's G.H. Gordon Biological Research Station.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.5 km²), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.11%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 339 people, 133 households, and 88 families residing in the village. The population density was 364.8 per square mile (140.7/km²). There were 186 housing units at an average density of 200.2/sq mi (77.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.74% White, 0.59% African American, 4.13% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 2.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.24% of the population.

There were 133 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $24,583, and the median income for a family was $26,250. Males had a median income of $23,889 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $10,715. About 16.2% of families and 22.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.7% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Coordinates: 44°02′25″N 85°40′57″W / 44.04028°N 85.6825°W / 44.04028; -85.6825



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