Weidman, Michigan

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Weidman is an unincorporated community in Isabella County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a census-designated place (CDP) for statistical purposes, but had no independent municipal authority. The population of the CDP was 879 at the 2000 census.

The community is situated on the boundary between Nottawa Township on the east and Sherman Township on the west. The area of the CDP within Sherman Township is somewhat larger than that within Nottawa Township. The Nottawa Township section, in addition, lies on part of the Isabella Indian Reservation. While the statistical area has boundaries defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, there are no precise boundaries for the corresponding community. The postal delivery area for the Weidman ZIP code, 48893, is much larger than the CDP, including large portions of both Sherman and Nottawa townships as well as portions of Coldwater and Gilmore townships on the north and Broomfield and Deerfield townships on the south, as well as the village of Lake Isabella and the western half of the community of Beal City.

The main portion of the community is on the south side of the Lake of the Hills, formed by a dam on the Coldwater River. It is at 43°41′15″N 84°58′08″W / 43.6875°N 84.96889°W / 43.6875; -84.96889. The FIPS place code is 85140 and the elevation is 892 feet (272 m) above sea level.

The area of the CDP, as defined in the 2000 census, includes all of the area of Section 1 in the northeast corner of Sherman Township, the portion of section 2 lying east of Walker Creek and Lake Windoga, all of section 12, except for a small portion west of Walker Creek, the portion of section 11 lying east of Walker Creek and a strip along the south of section 11 lying east the Lake of the Hills. It includes the portion of section 14 lying north of Airline Road and the portion of section 13 lying north of Airline Road and east of Coldwater Road. In Nottawa Township, the CDP includes all of section 18, section 17 west of North La Pearl Road, and section 7 east of Johnson Road.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15.0 km²), of which, 5.5 square miles (14.3 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (4.83%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 879 people, 344 households, and 258 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 159.4 per square mile (61.6/km²). There were 389 housing units at an average density of 70.5/sq mi (27.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.88% White, 0.34% Black or African American, 3.53% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

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