Whittemore, Michigan

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Whittemore is a city in Iosco County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 476 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 476 people, 197 households, and 127 families residing in the city. The population density was 483.1 per square mile (185.6/km²). There were 225 housing units at an average density of 228.4/sq mi (87.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.74% White, 0.42% African American and 0.84% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.

There were 197 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $26,375. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,175. About 21.1% of families and 24.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.7% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.


  • Mayor: Ron Dorcey
  • Clerk: Dorothy Lehman
  • Treasurer: Gary Gillings

Current as of July 2006


Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools is the local public school district, serving the city and surrounding area. Shady Grove School is a private Amish elementary school serving approximately 20 students in grades 1-8.


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