Fowlerville, Michigan

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Fowlerville is a village in Livingston County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,972 at the 2000 census.

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History

The first permanent settler was Ralph Fowler in 1836, who also instructed Amos Adams to plat the village in 1849. A post office named "Cedar" was established in 1838, but was renamed "Fowlerville" in 1853, after the village's plat name. The village incorporated in 1871.[3]

Charlie Gehringer, the baseball Hall of Famer, was from Fowlerville.

The village is the site of the Livingston County Fair Grounds where various large events are held annually, (ie big name concerts, the county fair, Horse racing, "Biker Fest") There are also annual festivities in the town durring the year celabrating different national Holiday such as Christmas, Fourth of July, and Memorial Day. A well-known bar and eatery is the "Bloated Goat Saloon." It is located on Grand River.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.1 km²), of which, 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.28%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,972 people, 1,156 households, and 754 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,285.2 per square mile (496.8/km²). There were 1,211 housing units at an average density of 523.7/sq mi (202.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.30% White, 0.17% African American, 1.35% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.68% of the population.

There were 1,156 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

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