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Metamora, Michigan
—  Village  —
Location of Metamora, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°56′29″N 83°17′19″W / 42.94139°N 83.28861°W / 42.94139; -83.28861
Country United States
State Michigan
County Lapeer
Area
 - Total 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 - Land 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,043 ft (318 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 507
 - Density 765.4/sq mi (295.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48455
Area code(s) 810
FIPS code 26-53340[1]
GNIS feature ID 0632164[2]

Metamora is a village in Lapeer County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 507 at the 2000 census. The village is located within Metamora Township.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 507 people, 188 households, and 137 families residing in the village. The population density was 765.4 per square mile (296.6/km²). There were 204 housing units at an average density of 308.0/sq mi (119.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.84% White, 0.39% Native American, 0.20% Asian, and 2.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 188 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 19.7% 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 2.70 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $58,088, and the median income for a family was $63,750. Males had a median income of $41,563 versus $26,563 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,548. About 3.6% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

Schools

Metamora is too small to have its own school system. Residents are divided among local school districts, including Lapeer, Dryden, Hadley, and Oxford. There is a Hadley-Metamora elementary school, so some students may attend Hadley schools as well.

Events & Attractions

Held annually is Metamora Country Days and Balloon Festival. This event is truly an amazing sight to see; hundreds of balloons take off at the same time. The Balloon Festival is held in late August every year.[3]

Metamora and its surrounding township is notable for its beauty. The Metamora Hunt is a historic organization dedicated to the pursuit of foxes by horses and hounds. During the fall the hounds will often be seen being taken for walks taking up the entire dirt road. [4]

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ http://www.metamorachamber.org/index2.asp?listsize=&category=78DE8AB30E5D463C8F09D3C17A486E2F
  4. ^ http://www.metamorahunt.com/


Coordinates: 42°56′29″N 83°17′21″W / 42.94139°N 83.28917°W / 42.94139; -83.28917

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