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Pewamo, Michigan
—  Village  —
Location of Pewamo, Michigan
Coordinates: 43°0′3″N 84°50′47″W / 43.00083°N 84.84639°W / 43.00083; -84.84639
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ionia
Area
 - Total 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 - Land 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 735 ft (224 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 560
 - Density 549.7/sq mi (212.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48873
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-63900[1]
GNIS feature ID 0634746[2]

Pewamo is a village in Ionia County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It was founded in 1857 as a station along the Detroit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee Railway. The village name was suggested by J.C. Blanchard in honor of Chief Pewamo, with whom he had hunted along the nearby Grand River. The population was 560 at the 2000 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 560 people, 197 households, and 144 families residing in the village. The population density was 549.7 per square mile (212.0/km²). There were 202 housing units at an average density of 198.3/sq mi (76.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.57% White, 0.18% Native American, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 197 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.44.

In the village the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $39,500, and the median income for a family was $46,667. Males had a median income of $41,563 versus $22,143 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,776. About 0.7% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

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.  

Coordinates: 43°00′04″N 84°50′49″W / 43.00111°N 84.84694°W / 43.00111; -84.84694

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