Fairgrove, Michigan

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Fairgrove is a village in Tuscola County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 627 at the 2000 census. The village is located within Fairgrove Township.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 627 people, 238 households, and 169 families residing in the village. The population density was 572.1 per square mile (220.1/km²). There were 260 housing units at an average density of 237.2/sq mi (91.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.46% White, 0.32% African American, 1.12% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 2.23% from other races, and 2.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.34% of the population.

There were 238 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,391, and the median income for a family was $38,929. Males had a median income of $31,484 versus $21,719 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,741. About 4.8% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Local events

The Michigan Bean Festival is held in Fairgrove on Labor Day weekend, even though nearby Kinde was renowned as the "Bean Capital of the World". Michigan Bean soup has been a staple for over a hundred years in the U.S. Senate dining room.[3]

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