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Alpha, Michigan
Village
Location within Iron County
Location within Iron County
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Coordinates: 46°2′38″N 88°22′39″W / 46.04389°N 88.37750°W / 46.04389; -88.37750Coordinates: 46°2′38″N 88°22′39″W / 46.04389°N 88.37750°W / 46.04389; -88.37750
Country United States
State Michigan
County Iron
Township Mastodon Township
Area
 • Total 0.99 sq mi (2.58 km2)
 • Land 0.94 sq mi (2.44 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)
Elevation
1,424 ft (434 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 145
 • Estimate 
(2019)
134
 • Density 142.25/sq mi (54.91/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
49902
Area code 906
FIPS code 26-01800
GNIS feature ID 2397944

Alpha is a village in Mastodon Township, Iron County of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 145 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.99 square miles (2.56 km2), of which 0.94 square miles (2.43 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 818
1930 560 −31.5%
1940 497 −11.2%
1950 378 −23.9%
1960 317 −16.1%
1970 282 −11.0%
1980 229 −18.8%
1990 219 −4.4%
2000 198 −9.6%
2010 145 −26.8%
2019 (est.) 134 −7.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 145 people, 85 households, and 34 families residing in the village. The population density was 154.3 inhabitants per square mile (59.6/km2). There were 122 housing units at an average density of 129.8 per square mile (50.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White.

There were 85 households, of which 14.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 24.7% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 60.0% were non-families. 51.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 28.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.71 and the average family size was 2.53.

The median age in the village was 56.5 years. 13.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.6% were from 25 to 44; 38.6% were from 45 to 64; and 28.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

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