Ortonville, Michigan

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Ortonville
—  Village  —
Downtown Ortonville
Location of Ortonville, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°51′08″N 83°26′35″W / 42.85222°N 83.44306°W / 42.85222; -83.44306Coordinates: 42°51′08″N 83°26′35″W / 42.85222°N 83.44306°W / 42.85222; -83.44306
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyOakland
Settled1848
Platted1866
Incorporated (village)1902
Government[1][2]
 • TypeGeneral Law Village
 • PresidentWayne Wills
 • President Pro-temKay Green
Area[3]
 • Total0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Land0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation942 ft (287 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total1,442
 • Estimate (2011[5])1,450
 • Density1,471.4/sq mi (568.1/km2)
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code48462
Area code(s)810, 248
FIPS code26-61220[6]
GNIS feature ID0634118[7]
Websitehttp://www.ortonvillevillage.com/
 
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Ortonville
—  Village  —
Downtown Ortonville
Location of Ortonville, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°51′08″N 83°26′35″W / 42.85222°N 83.44306°W / 42.85222; -83.44306Coordinates: 42°51′08″N 83°26′35″W / 42.85222°N 83.44306°W / 42.85222; -83.44306
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyOakland
Settled1848
Platted1866
Incorporated (village)1902
Government[1][2]
 • TypeGeneral Law Village
 • PresidentWayne Wills
 • President Pro-temKay Green
Area[3]
 • Total0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Land0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation942 ft (287 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total1,442
 • Estimate (2011[5])1,450
 • Density1,471.4/sq mi (568.1/km2)
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code48462
Area code(s)810, 248
FIPS code26-61220[6]
GNIS feature ID0634118[7]
Websitehttp://www.ortonvillevillage.com/

Ortonville is a village in north Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The village is within Brandon Township, although some development near the village lies within adjacent Groveland Township and Hadley Township. The population was 1,442 at the 2010 census.[8]

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Overview

Ortonville, a northern rural village in Oakland County, was founded in 1848 by Amos Orton, who built a dam across Kearsley Creek to furnish water power for his sawmill. The town was platted in 1866 and incorporated as a village in 1902. It is located about halfway between Pontiac and Flint.

According to the census[6] of 2010 the population of the village of Ortonville is 1,422. The population of Brandon Township is 15,175, and nearby Groveland Township is 5,476.

Surrounding towns include Goodrich to the north, Oxford to the east, Clarkston to the south, and Holly to the west.

Public school system

Ortonville's primary public schools are Brandon Schools,[9] in Brandon Township. Students are mostly Brandon, Groveland Township and Hadley Township residents with a few from surrounding areas of northern Clarkston and eastern Oxford. Brandon High School is the home of the Blackhawks. The athletic teams compete in the Flint Metro League.

The schools in the district are:

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.98 square miles (2.54 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 1,442 people, 511 households, and 376 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,471.4 inhabitants per square mile (568.1 /km2). There were 574 housing units at an average density of 585.7 per square mile (226.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.5% White, 0.6% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 511 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.4% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.18.

The median age in the village was 37.5 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 30.3% were from 45 to 64; and 7.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,535 people, 537 households, and 400 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,546.2 per square mile (598.7/km²). There were 572 housing units at an average density of 576.2 per square mile (223.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.24% White, 0.07% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.46% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population.

There were 537 households out of which 45.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% 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 3.29.

In the village the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $60,972, and the median income for a family was $72,443. Males had a median income of $59,083 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $24,110. About 3.3% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

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