Galien, Michigan

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Galien is a village in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 593 at the 2000 census. The village is located within Galien Township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²), all land. Galien straddles U.S. Highway 12, and is located in the Galien River basin, being situated just west and south of the main stem.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 593 people, 223 households, and 159 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,329.9 per square mile (508.8/km²). There were 244 housing units at an average density of 547.2/sq mi (209.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.96% White, 0.17% Native American, and 2.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

There were 223 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 20.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the village the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,250, and the median income for a family was $35,313. Males had a median income of $36,053 versus $17,692 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,739. About 13.3% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.0% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.


Benton Harbor | Bridgman | Buchanan | Coloma | New Buffalo | Niles‡ | St. Joseph | Watervliet

Baroda | Berrien Springs | Eau Claire | Galien | Grand Beach | Michiana | Shoreham | Stevensville | Three Oaks

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