Constantine, Michigan

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Constantine is a village in St. Joseph County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,095 at the 2000 census. The village is located within Constantine Township. It is on U.S. Highway 131, leading to Kalamazoo to the north and to the Indiana Toll Road six miles to the south. The non-navigable St. Joseph River passes through it toward Lake Michigan. The telephone provider is Verizon and the electric provider is AEP Indiana Michigan Power.

Constantine is the birthplace of Harry Hill Bandholtz, US Brigadier General in World War I and head of the US Military Mission to Hungary.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (5.81%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,095 people, 763 households, and 557 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,291.9 per square mile (499.3/km²). There were 836 housing units at an average density of 515.5/sq mi (199.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.42% White, 0.62% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 2.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.

There were 763 households out of which 43.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the village the population was spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $40,428, and the median income for a family was $44,236. Males had a median income of $35,469 versus $23,152 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,542. About 14.1% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.

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