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Burr Oak, Michigan
Location of Burr Oak with St. Joseph County, Michigan
|• 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)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||801.19/sq mi (309.42/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||2397505|
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.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial 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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