Stanwood, Michigan

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Stanwood is a village in Mecosta County of the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 204. The village is within Mecosta Township.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 204 people, 77 households, and 58 families residing in the village. The population density was 836.0 per square mile (328.2/km²). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 340.1/sq mi (133.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.51% White, and 0.49% from two or more races.

There were 77 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $39,000, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,121. None of the families and 3.8% of the population were living below the poverty line.

The area was settled by John Bell in the 1850s. He came from Ontario, Canada. He was one of the first settlers in the area. He was a logger and started Bell's Siding, which was a logging community, that was located near Morley Stanwood Middle School and High School. The Bell family is still in the area and consists of Theodore and Judy Bell, Marvin and Jean Bell, Kimberly Preston(Bell), Todd Bell, Mitch Bell, Nathan Bell, Ashlen Bell among others.

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