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Britton, Michigan
Village of Britton
Ridgeway Township Hall in Britton
Ridgeway Township Hall in Britton
Location within Lenawee County
Location within Lenawee County
Britton, Michigan is located in Michigan
Britton, Michigan
Britton, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Britton, Michigan is located in the United States
Britton, Michigan
Britton, Michigan
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Michigan
County Lenawee
Township Ridgeway
 • Type Village council
 • Total 0.79 sq mi (2.05 km2)
 • Land 0.79 sq mi (2.05 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
699 ft (213 m)
 • Total 586
 • Estimate 
 • Density 711.76/sq mi (274.65/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 517
FIPS code 26-10760
GNIS feature ID 2397458

Britton is a village in Lenawee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 586 at the 2010 census. The village is located within Ridgeway Township.


The village of Britton was originally called Balch and was established after the Wabash Railroad built a station there in 1881 and a post office opened on August 13, 1881. In 1888, a local storekeeper in charge of the post office named John Britton, paid $500 to have the town renamed after himself. The post office name was changed from Balch to Britton on April 13, 1888.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.79 square miles (2.05 km2), all land. Britton is located on the M-50, about nine miles (14 km) northeast of Adrian, along a line of the Norfolk Southern Railway. The main industries are agriculture and small business. Britton is located about six miles west of Dundee.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 345
1910 370 7.2%
1920 383 3.5%
1930 368 −3.9%
1940 409 11.1%
1950 517 26.4%
1960 622 20.3%
1970 697 12.1%
1980 693 −0.6%
1990 694 0.1%
2000 699 0.7%
2010 586 −16.2%
2019 (est.) 563 −3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 586 people, 237 households, and 166 families living in the village. The population density was 741.8 inhabitants per square mile (286.4/km2). There were 268 housing units at an average density of 339.2 per square mile (131.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 237 households, of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.0% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the village was 38.8 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.2% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 11.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.



The village of Britton is home to the Britton-Macon Area School District, often shortened to Britton-Macon. The school covers the area of Britton, as well as Macon and Ridgeway Townships. However, the school also attracts many students from surrounding cities, villages and townships for various personal, academic and athletic reasons.

The school is located at 201 College Ave just off of M-50. There is one building in Britton, which provides for the students in K-12.

The Britton-Macon Tories are a member of the Tri-County Conference.

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