Kinde, Michigan

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Kinde is a village in Huron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 534 at the 2000 census.

The village is located on the boundary between Dwight Township and Lincoln Township, with about half of the village in both. A small portion of the village is within Meade Township.



Businessman John Kinde arrived in Michigan's central Thumb area in the early 1880s and established a general store, lumber yard, grain elevator and post office. Train service began in 1882 with the construction of track by the Port Huron and Northwestern Railroad.

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] However, the Michigan Bean Festival on Labor Day weekend is held in nearby Fairgrove.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 534 people, 209 households, and 145 families residing in the village. The population density was 530.2 per square mile (204.1/km²). There were 226 housing units at an average density of 224.4/sq mi (86.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.19% White, 0.37% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.56% Asian, and 1.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.

There were 209 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% 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 3.10.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.

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