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Location of Bronson, Michigan
|• Total||1.37 sq mi (3.55 km2)|
|• Land||1.37 sq mi (3.54 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||912 ft (278 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,684.71/sq mi (650.44/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0622022|
The city is located within Bronson Township, though it is administratively autonomous.
A post office was established here under the name of Bronson's Prairie in 1830, with Jabez B. Bronson as post master. When the village was started it was first named York, but was renamed to Bronson by the Michigan legislature in 1837. The village was incorporated in 1866 and made a city in 1934.
Bronson established a new City Charter in 1985. This charter established the Council-Manager form of government under which Bronson still operates.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.37 square miles (3.55 km2), all land.
The North Bronson Industrial Area Superfund Sites are a group of three United States Environmental Protection Agency Superfund sites: the former Bronson Reel Facility, the former L.A. Darling Facility, and the former Scott Fetzer Facility.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,349 people, 834 households, and 568 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,714.6 inhabitants per square mile (662.0/km2). There were 946 housing units at an average density of 690.5 per square mile (266.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.8% White, 0.8% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 6.2% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.4% of the population.
There were 834 households, of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 17.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.9% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.33.
The median age in the city was 30.8 years. 31.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 22.1% were from 45 to 64; and 10.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.
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