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Augusta, Michigan
Village
Location of Augusta, Michigan
Location of Augusta, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Kalamazoo
Area
 • Total 1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 • Land 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 885
 • Estimate (2012) 896
 • Density 876.2/sq mi (338.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49012
Area code(s) 269
FIPS code 26-04160
GNIS feature ID 2398009

Augusta is a village in Kalamazoo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 885 at the 2010 census. The village is mostly within Ross Township, though a small portion extends south into Charleston Township.

Augusta is situated on M-96, about five miles (8 km) northeast of Galesburg, and about seven miles (11 km) west of downtown Battle Creek. Kalamazoo is an additional ten miles (16 km) west of Galesburg. Fort Custer Recreation Area is immediately south of the village on the east side of the Kalamazoo River.

Augusta was established in 1832.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), of which 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 498
1900 541 8.6%
1910 494 −8.7%
1920 651 31.8%
1930 711 9.2%
1940 785 10.4%
1950 898 14.4%
1960 972 8.2%
1970 1,025 5.5%
1980 913 −10.9%
1990 927 1.5%
2000 899 −3.0%
2010 885 −1.6%
Est. 2015 904 2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 885 people, 362 households, and 223 families residing in the village. The population density was 876.2 inhabitants per square mile (338.3/km2). There were 394 housing units at an average density of 390.1 per square mile (150.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.0% White, 1.5% African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 362 households of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.4% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the village was 39.2 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.6% were from 45 to 64; and 11% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 899 people, 368 households, and 238 families residing in the village. The population density was 962.7 per square mile (373.2/km²). There were 392 housing units at an average density of 419.8 per square mile (162.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.77% White, 0.67% African American, 1.11% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

There were 368 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the village, the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 36.8% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $44,375, and the median income for a family was $52,250. Males had a median income of $36,087 versus $30,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,207. About 6.0% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest

  • Fort Custer Recreation Area is immediately south of the village on the east side of the Kalamazoo River.
  • The Barn Theatre is Michigan's oldest professional equity summer stock theatre
  • Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor is an outdoor youth education center.
  • The Olde World Village is an outdoor entertainment venue that operates for the majority of the calendar year.

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