- South Range, Michigan
official_name = South Range, Michigan
settlement_type = Village
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of South Range, Michigan
area_total_km2 = 1.0
area_land_km2 = 1.0
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 0.4
area_land_sq_mi = 0.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 727
population_density_km2 = 703.1
population_density_sq_mi = 1821.1
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 347
elevation_ft = 1138
latd = 47 |latm = 4 |lats = 19 |latNS = N
longd = 88 |longm = 38 |longs = 32 |longEW = W
South Range is a village in Adams Township, Houghton County in the
U.S. stateof Michigan. It is about five miles southwest of Houghton on M-26. The population was 727 at the 2000 census. The ZIP code for South Range is 49963.
It is a "cooperating community of the
Keweenaw National Historical Park." [http://www.southrange.com/]
South Range was platted in 1902 by the Wheal Kate Mining Company, which operated an unsuccessful copper mine nearby. In 1906 the community tried to incorporate as the town of "Stanton", but there was already a Stanton,
Michigan, so they incorporated as "South Range", because it was at the south end of the Michigan copper range. Italians were the dominant ethnic group in early years. [Clarence J. Monette (1995) "Early South Range", Lake Linden, Mich.: Clarence Monette.]
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 727 people, 347 households, and 191 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 1,821.1 per square mile (701.7/km²). There were 378 housing units at an average density of 946.9/sq mi (364.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.84% White, 2.20% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.14% of the population. 46.4% were of Finnish, 13.8% Italian, 6.2% German and 5.2% French ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 347 households out of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.7% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.78.
In the village the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 107.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.6 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $34,500. Males had a median income of $26,550 versus $25,000 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $15,611. About 7.5% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.southrange.com/ Village of South Range]
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