Bronson, Michigan

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Bronson is a city located in west central Branch County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,421 at the 2000 census.

Bronson is situated on U.S. Route 12 about 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Coldwater. The ZIP code is 49028 and the FIPS place code is 10860.

The city is located within Bronson Township, though it is administratively autonomous.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,421 people, 891 households, and 601 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,784.8 per square mile (687.3/km²). There were 979 housing units at an average density of 721.7/sq mi (277.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.32% White, 0.58% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 4.42% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.51% of the population.

There were 891 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,035, and the median income for a family was $42,813. Males had a median income of $29,702 versus $22,406 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,023. About 9.4% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

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