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Three Rivers, Michigan
—  City  —
Nickname(s): Triple Ripple
Location of Three Rivers, Michigan
Coordinates: 41°56′39″N 85°37′56″W / 41.94417°N 85.63222°W / 41.94417; -85.63222
Country United States
State Michigan
County St. Joseph
Area
 - Total 4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 - Land 4.5 sq mi (11.7 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 7,179
 Density 1,625.8/sq mi (627.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-79760[1]
GNIS feature ID 1624987[2]

Three Rivers is a city in St. Joseph County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 7,179 at the 2008 census.

Three Rivers derives its name from the confluence of the St. Joseph River with its tributaries the Rocky and Portage Rivers.[3] It is the home of St. Gregory's Abbey, a Benedictine monastery of the Episcopal Church that was established in 1946.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.3 km²), of which, 4.5 square miles (11.7 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (5.06%) is water.

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Highways

US highways

Michigan State Trunklines

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2008, there were 7,179 people, 2,910 households, and 1,769 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,625.8 per square mile (627.4/km²). There were 3,234 housing units at an average density of 717.5/sq mi (276.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.36% White, 10.55% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 1.71% from other races, and 2.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.72% of the population.

There were 2,910 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 32.5% 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 2.45 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,460, and the median income for a family was $36,272. Males had a median income of $31,849 versus $23,659 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,279. About 16.2% of families and 19.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.5% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions and Dining

There are many attractions in Three Rivers. The historic Victorian downtown district offers many places for shopping and dining. The Riviera Theater, located downtown, is one of the oldest operating theaters in the area. Reopened in 2008, the theater is used for films, concerts, live performances, and other special events. Also located downtown is Lowry's Books and More, Paisano's Bar and Grill, Pub 21, Main Street Cafe, and Fabrications, custom screen printing and embroidery. There is also Goldie's Diner located on North Main Street, opened in 1969. It offers a retro feel with casual dining. Scidmore Park and Petting Zoo,which was recently renovated is located at the confluence of the Rocky and Saint Joseph rivers, and offers nature trails for hiking.

Sports

Three Rivers High School accounts for the majority of competitive athletics in the city. The schools teams are nicknamed the Wildcats. The 'cats have long been known for excellence in high school football, basketball, and track and field. The football and track teams have been at or near the top of the Wolverine Conference for nearly 25 years, winning state titles for football in 2003,second place for 2009 and for track and field in 2000 and 2002. The cross country team placed in the top 10 at state in 2005 and 2006. Three Rivers' rivals are Gull Lake High School, Vicksburg High School, and Sturgis High School.

Summer camps

Three Rivers is also home to many summer camps, including YMCA Camp Eberhart ([2]), Habonim Dror Camp Tavor, the YMCA Camp Wakeshma (Camp Wakeshma website), as well as the Latvian Center Garezers (Latvian language site).

Famous residents

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. ^ "Welcome to Three Rivers" Brochure, City of Three Rivers Government, July 2006. [1]


Coordinates: 41°56′38″N 85°37′57″W / 41.94389°N 85.6325°W / 41.94389; -85.6325


Three Rivers, Michigan
—  City  —
Nickname(s): Triple Ripple
Location of Three Rivers, Michigan
Coordinates: 41°56′39″N 85°37′56″W / 41.94417°N 85.63222°W / 41.94417; -85.63222
Country United States
State Michigan
County St. Joseph
Area
 - Total 4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 - Land 4.5 sq mi (11.7 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 7,179
 Density 1,625.8/sq mi (627.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-79760[1]
GNIS feature ID 1624987[2]

Three Rivers is a city in St. Joseph County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 7,179 at the 2008 census.

Three Rivers derives its name from the confluence of the St. Joseph River with its tributaries the Rocky and Portage Rivers.[3] It is the home of St. Gregory's Abbey, a Benedictine monastery of the Episcopal Church that was established in 1946.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.3 km²), of which, 4.5 square miles (11.7 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (5.06%) is water.

Highways

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2008, there were 7,179 people, 2,910 households, and 1,769 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,625.8 per square mile (627.4/km²). There were 3,234 housing units at an average density of 717.5/sq mi (276.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.36% White, 10.55% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 1.71% from other races, and 2.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.72% of the population.

There were 2,910 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 32.5% 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 2.45 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,460, and the median income for a family was $36,272. Males had a median income of $31,849 versus $23,659 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,279. About 16.2% of families and 19.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.5% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions and Dining

There are many attractions in Three Rivers. The historic Victorian downtown district offers many places for shopping and dining. The Riviera Theater, located downtown, is one of the oldest operating theaters in the area. Reopened in 2008, the theater is used for films, concerts, live performances, and other special events. Also located downtown is Lowry's Books and More, Paisano's Bar and Grill, Pub 21, Main Street Cafe, and Fabrications, custom screen printing and embroidery. There is also Goldie's Diner located on North Main Street, opened in 1969. It offers a retro feel with casual dining. Scidmore Park and Petting Zoo,which was recently renovated is located at the confluence of the Rocky and Saint Joseph rivers, and offers nature trails for hiking.

Sports

Three Rivers High School accounts for the majority of competitive athletics in the city. The schools teams are nicknamed the Wildcats. The 'cats have long been known for excellence in high school football, basketball, and track and field. The football and Track & Field teams have been at or near the top of the Wolverine Conference for over 40 years, winning state titles for football in 2003,second place for 2009 and for track and field in 2000 and 2002. The cross country team placed in the top 10 at state in 2005 and 2006. Three Rivers' rivals are Gull Lake High School, Vicksburg High School, and Sturgis High School.

Summer camps

Three Rivers is also home to many summer camps, including YMCA Camp Eberhart ([2]), Habonim Dror Camp Tavor, the YMCA Camp Wakeshma (Camp Wakeshma website), as well as the Latvian Center Garezers (Latvian language site).

Famous residents

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. ^ "Welcome to Three Rivers" Brochure, City of Three Rivers Government, July 2006. [1]


Coordinates: 41°56′38″N 85°37′57″W / 41.94389°N 85.6325°W / 41.94389; -85.6325


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