Michigan City, North Dakota

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Michigan City is a city in Nelson County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 345 at the 2000 census. Michigan City was founded in 1883. A train crash near Michigan City killed 34 people in 1945.

The town is normally known locally as just Michigan.


Michigan City is located at 48°1′28″N 98°7′19″W / 48.02444°N 98.12194°W / 48.02444; -98.12194 (48.024415, -98.121851).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²), of which, 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²) of it is land and 1.82% is water.

Michigan is located between Grand Forks and Devils Lake, both in North Dakota.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 345 people, 159 households, and 94 families residing in the city. The population density was 645.7 people per square mile (251.3/km²). There were 176 housing units at an average density of 329.4/sq mi (128.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.13% White, 0.29% African American, 0.29% Asian, and 0.29% from two or more races.

There were 159 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,054, and the median income for a family was $40,833. Males had a median income of $27,250 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,034. About 4.5% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.


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