Marcellus, Michigan

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Marcellus is a village in Cass County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,162 at the 2000 census. The village is located within Marcellus Township. It is part of the South BendMishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it is land and 1.45% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,162 people, 437 households, and 319 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,719.3 per square mile (659.8/km²). There were 462 housing units at an average density of 683.6/sq mi (262.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.82% White, 0.86% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% of the population.

There were 437 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the village the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $38,958, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $22,826 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,296. About 8.3% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.


The first settler in the Marcellus area was John Bair, who came in October 1832. He was followed almost a year later by Daniel Driskel, in 1833. In 1835, 11 other families settled in Marcellus, and by 1836, 28 families had settled there.

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