Morenci, Michigan

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Morenci is a city in Lenawee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,398 at the 2000 census.

Morenci is the birthplace of Tony Scheffler, a tight end for the Detroit Lions. An article about Scheffler's connection to Morenci was published in the State Line Observer.



The settlement of Morenci was began in 1833.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,398 people, 877 households, and 644 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,134.1 per square mile (438.8/km²). There were 942 housing units at an average density of 445.5/sq mi (172.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.00% White, 0.13% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.63% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.50% of the population.

There were 877 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,050, and the median income for a family was $46,324. Males had a median income of $33,459 versus $22,288 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,557. About 7.4% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

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