New Era, Michigan

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New Era is a village in Oceana County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 461 at the 2000 census.

New Era is the birthplace of Caldecott Medal-winning children's author Verna Aardema.
The village is near the halfway point on the Hart-Montague Trail, and local businesses (including a trailside dairy bar popular during summer months) woo visiting cyclists as they pass by along the trail.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 461 people, 162 households, and 132 families residing in the village. The population density was 543.8 per square mile (209.4/km²). There were 169 housing units at an average density of 199.3/sq mi (76.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.66% White, 0.22% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 1.52% from other races, and 2.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.34% of the population.

There were 162 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.6% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.5% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $45,909, and the median income for a family was $50,000. Males had a median income of $37,063 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,417. About 0.7% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

References

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Hesperia‡ | New Era | Pentwater | Rothbury | Shelby | Walkerville

Benona | Claybanks | Colfax | Crystal | Elbridge | Ferry | Golden | Grant | Greenwood | Hart | Leavitt | Newfield | Otto | Pentwater | Shelby | Weare

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