McBain, Michigan

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McBain is a city in Missaukee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 584 at the 2000 census.



McBain began as a settlement around a sawmill in Riverside Township, founded by Gillis McBain and his brother John McBain in 1887. A station on the Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan Railway named "Owens" opened on August 27, 1888 and a post office with the same name opened on September 10, 1888. Both were renamed McBain on September 17, 1889. McBain incorporated as a village in 1893 and as a city in 1907.[3] [4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 584 people, 246 households, and 154 families residing in the city. The population density was 478.6 per square mile (184.8/km²). There were 271 housing units at an average density of 222.1/sq mi (85.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.12% White, 0.86% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.

There were 246 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 77.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,156, and the median income for a family was $43,594. Males had a median income of $31,538 versus $21,607 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,356. About 3.8% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

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