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Almont, Michigan
Village
Location of Almont in Lapeer County, Michigan
Location of Almont in Lapeer County, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°55′14″N 83°2′34″W / 42.92056°N 83.04278°W / 42.92056; -83.04278Coordinates: 42°55′14″N 83°2′34″W / 42.92056°N 83.04278°W / 42.92056; -83.04278
Country United States
State Michigan
County Lapeer
Area
 • Total 1.34 sq mi (3.48 km2)
 • Land 1.34 sq mi (3.48 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
850 ft (259 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,674
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,795
 • Density 2,079.61/sq mi (802.80/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
48003
Area code(s) 810
FIPS code 26-01660
GNIS feature ID 2397941

Almont is a village in Almont Township, Lapeer County, Michigan. Its population was 2,674 at the 2010 census.

History

Almont was first settled in 1828 by James Deneen. It received a post office in 1835 named Bristol, for Oliver Bristol, the second permanent settler. The village was platted as Newburg in 1836, and renamed Almont in 1846. Almont incorporated as a village in 1855.

The naming of Almont

James Thompson, who donated the town clock that is located in the steeple of the First Congregational Church, is credited with proposing the name "Almont" in 1845 to honor the Mexican general, Juan Almonte." This interpretation of the naming of the town is mentioned in a newspaper story, and later recorded in Hildamae Bowman's book on the history of Almont (Almont,The Tale of Then and Now, 1985).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.42 square miles (3.68 km2), all land. The village center of Almont is located at the intersection of M-53 (also known as Van Dyke) and St. Clair Street. To the east, St. Clair is known as Almont Road, and to the west it is known as General Squire Road. In addition, this is also sometimes deemed as "40 Mile Road", although the nearby ascending "mile roads" officially end at "37 Mile Road". Nearby towns include Bruce Township and Romeo to the south; Dryden to the northwest; Imlay City to the north; and Allenton to the east, and Capac to the northeast. Almont is approximately 40 miles (64 km) north of Detroit.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 837
1890 717 −14.3%
1900 718 0.1%
1910 675 −6.0%
1920 789 16.9%
1930 844 7.0%
1940 924 9.5%
1950 1,035 12.0%
1960 1,279 23.6%
1970 1,634 27.8%
1980 1,857 13.6%
1990 2,354 26.8%
2000 2,803 19.1%
2010 2,674 −4.6%
2019 (est.) 2,795 4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,674 people, 1,030 households, and 728 families living in the village. The population density was 1,883.1 inhabitants per square mile (727.1/km2). There were 1,116 housing units at an average density of 785.9 per square mile (303.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 93.1% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 4.9% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.4% of the population.

There were 1,030 households, of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.3% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the village was 37.2 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

Notable people

  • Ryan Claridge, New England Patriots linebacker, 2005
  • Travis Claridge, Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman, 2000-2003
  • Robert M. Shoemaker, United States Army General
  • Henry Stephens, businessman
  • Marshall Sylver, motivational speaker, author, hypnotist, entertainer
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