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Burr Oak, Michigan
Village
Location of Burr Oak with St. Joseph County, Michigan
Location of Burr Oak with St. Joseph County, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County St. Joseph
Area
 • Total 1.01 sq mi (2.61 km2)
 • Land 1.01 sq mi (2.60 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
879 ft (268 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 828
 • Estimate 
(2019)
806
 • Density 801.19/sq mi (309.42/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip Code
49030
Area code(s) 269
FIPS code 26-11920
GNIS feature ID 2397505

Burr Oak is a village in St. Joseph County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 828. The village is located within Burr Oak Township.

History

The area, now in southeastern St. Joseph County, was first settled in 1835. The first post office was built in 1837. The village was platted in 1851. In 1852, land for a railroad station was donated by William Lock, on the condition that the town be renamed "Lock's Station," which it was. Five years later, however, by popular demand the town assumed its original name, and was officially incorporated into a village in 1859.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 666
1870 724 8.7%
1880 721 −0.4%
1890 687 −4.7%
1900 744 8.3%
1910 752 1.1%
1920 589 −21.7%
1930 680 15.4%
1940 706 3.8%
1950 814 15.3%
1960 867 6.5%
1970 873 0.7%
1980 853 −2.3%
1990 882 3.4%
2000 797 −9.6%
2010 828 3.9%
2019 (est.) 806 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 828 people, 285 households, and 201 families residing in the village. The population density was 828.0 inhabitants per square mile (319.7/km2). There were 327 housing units at an average density of 327.0 per square mile (126.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.0% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.

There were 285 households, of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.5% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.40.

The median age in the village was 33.1 years. 29.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 10.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

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