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Brown City, Michigan
Location of Brown City, Michigan
Location of Brown City, Michigan
Coordinates: 43°12′43″N 82°59′19″W / 43.21194°N 82.98861°W / 43.21194; -82.98861Coordinates: 43°12′43″N 82°59′19″W / 43.21194°N 82.98861°W / 43.21194; -82.98861
Country United States
State Michigan
Counties Lapeer, Sanilac
Government
 • Type Manager-Council
Area
 • Total 1.14 sq mi (2.94 km2)
 • Land 1.13 sq mi (2.94 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
823 ft (251 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,325
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,250
 • Density 1,102.29/sq mi (425.60/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
48416
Area code(s) 810
FIPS code 26-11180
GNIS feature ID 0622071

Brown City is a city in Lapeer and Sanilac counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,325 at the 2010 census. The city is located almost exclusively in Sanilac County, with only a small portion of the city extending into Lapeer County.

History

Brown City was established in 1879. It was incorporated as a village in 1887 and as a city in 1907.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.09 square miles (2.82 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 437
1900 603 38.0%
1910 690 14.4%
1920 828 20.0%
1930 785 −5.2%
1940 838 6.8%
1950 878 4.8%
1960 993 13.1%
1970 1,142 15.0%
1980 1,163 1.8%
1990 1,244 7.0%
2000 1,334 7.2%
2010 1,325 −0.7%
2019 (est.) 1,250 −5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,325 people, 524 households, and 350 families living in the city. The population density was 1,215.6 inhabitants per square mile (469.3/km2). There were 587 housing units at an average density of 538.5 per square mile (207.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 524 households, of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the city was 37.3 years. 27.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.

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