Vassar, Michigan

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Vassar is a city in Tuscola County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The small town was founded March 1, 1849. The population was 2,823 at the 2000 census. The 2009 census estimate places the population at 2,620.[3] The city is located on the western edge of Vassar Township but is politically independent.




As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,823 people, 991 households, and 676 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,266.2 per square mile (488.8/km2). There were 1,062 housing units at an average density of 476.3/sq mi (183.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.42% White, 8.25% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 1.35% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.94% of the population.

There were 991 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 106.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,087, and the median income for a family was $44,924. Males had a median income of $32,045 versus $22,305 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,029. About 6.3% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

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