Union City, Michigan


Union City, Michigan

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Union City, Michigan
settlement_type = Village
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map_caption = Location of Union City, Michigan


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Michigan
subdivision_type2 = Counties
subdivision_name2 = Branch, Calhoun

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area_total_km2 = 3.8
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area_total_sq_mi = 1.5
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 1804
population_density_km2 = 472.5
population_density_sq_mi = 1223.7

timezone = Eastern (EST)
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elevation_m = 276
elevation_ft = 906
latd = 42 |latm = 4 |lats = 2 |latNS = N
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 49094
area_code = 517
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Union City is a village located mostly within Branch County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is part of the Battle Creek, Michigan Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,804 at the 2000 census.

The village is located mostly within Union Township, where the Coldwater River flows into the St. Joseph River. M-60 passes just north of the village. A small portion of the village lies within Burlington Township in Calhoun County. The city is home to a clothing optional park, Turtle Lake Resort.

History

The "Meteor Ridge Farm", formerly called "The Plantation" was built in 1859 or 1860 and served as a stop on the Underground Railroad, even receiving a personal visit from President LincolnUnion City is located on the northern border of Branch County, about ten miles northwest of Coldwater. This is a small picturesque and historic town that functions primarily as an adjunct community to the greater Coldwater and Battle Creek areas. It has a striking turn-of-the-century look architecturally, with well preserved downtown buildings and several Victorian style homes. A Civil War monument can be seen on the north end of the main street area in the churchyard, while a veteran’s memorial along the riverbank to the south end stands to commemorate those who fought in more recent wars.

Union City was first settled by Justice Goodwin in 1833, when he built a mill here and became the first postmaster, calling it "Goodwinville." A year later, he sold several hundred acres to E. W. Morgan, who officially platted the site, renaming it from the "union" of the Coldwater and St. Joseph Rivers, which join there. It was eventually incorporated as a city in 1866. Courtesy of infomi.com. [ [http://www.patriciapolacco.com/author/my_home/my_home.html The Story Behind the Home] ]

Notable natives

*Patricia Polacco, prolific children's writer
*Josh McDowell, Christian evangelist and write

Geography

Union City is at coord|42|04|00|N|85|08|10|W|. The ZIP code is 49094 and the FIPS place code is 81360.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it is land and 0.68% is water.Longtime Dearborn Mi Mayor Orville Hubbard called Union City his hometown.Former Olympic Javelin record holder Lee Bartlett called Union City Home

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,804 people, 685 households, and 474 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,223.7 per square mile (473.8/km²). There were 734 housing units at an average density of 497.9/sq mi (192.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.90% White, 0.61% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 2.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.

There were 685 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,065, and the median income for a family was $43,984. Males had a median income of $32,143 versus $21,571 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,101. About 7.9% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

References

External links

* [http://www.liveinUC.com Union City]


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