Westphalia, Michigan

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Westphalia is a village in Clinton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 876.

The village is within Westphalia Township in the western portion of Clinton County, about 8 miles north of Interstate 96 on county roads and about 25 miles northwest of Lansing.



Westphalia was founded in 1836 by a group of German settlers. It was named after the province of Westphalia in Germany.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 876 people, 342 households, and 251 families residing in the village. The population density was 765.7 per square mile (296.7/km²). There were 350 housing units at an average density of 305.9/sq mi (118.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.43% White, 0.23% Native American, and 0.34% from two or more races.

There were 342 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $52,500, and the median income for a family was $58,864. Males had a median income of $40,781 versus $31,827 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,112. There are 3.5% of families living below the poverty line and 4.2% of the population, including 4.3% of under eighteens and 9.0% of those over 64.


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