Litchfield, Michigan

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Litchfield is a city in Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,458 at the 2000 census.

Litchfield Township surrounds the city, but the two are autonomous municipalities.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), all land. Litchfield also has the St. Joseph River flowing close to the down town area, within the city limits. Litchfield has a growing industrial base and is centrally located in Southern Mid-Michigan. Litchfield is one of two cities in the county with a public pool.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,458 people, 568 households, and 362 families residing in the city. The population density was 608.9 per square mile (235.5/km²). There were 604 housing units at an average density of 252.2/sq mi (97.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.42% White, 0.21% African American, 0.07% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.99% of the population.

There were 568 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,292, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $34,464 versus $24,671 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,362. About 5.6% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 17.9% of those age 65 or over.

Over 2000 people are employed within Litchfield's large industrial park.


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