Posen, Michigan

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Posen is a village in Presque Isle County of the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 292. The village is located within Posen Township.

Posen has a strong Polish background and is home to the Posen Potato Festival, held every year on during the first weekend after Labor Day, with potato pancakes and polka dancing. Posen has a branch of the Presque Isle District Library.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 292 people, 126 households, and 73 families residing in the village. The population density was 291.6 per square mile (112.7/km²). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 137.8/sq mi (53.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.18% White, 3.77% African American, and 2.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 126 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 25.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,969, and the median income for a family was $39,250. Males had a median income of $26,406 versus $24,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,708. About 8.9% of families and 19.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.8% of those sixty five or over.

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