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Capac, Michigan
village
Location of Capac, Michigan
Location of Capac, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County St. Clair
Area
 • Total 1.88 sq mi (4.87 km2)
 • Land 1.83 sq mi (4.74 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation
814 ft (248 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,890
 • Estimate 
(2012)
1,857
 • Density 1,032.8/sq mi (398.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 26-13140
GNIS feature ID 1624440

Capac is a village in Mussey Township, St. Clair County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,890 at the 2010 census.

History

Capac was founded and platted by a group of men from Romeo headed by George R. Funstan and Judge DeWitt C. Walker in 1857. The judge named it after Huayna Capac, Sapa Inca of the Inca Empire. A nearby post office named "Pinery" was transferred to and renamed "Capac" in January 1858. The Grand Trunk Railroad opened a station in 1866. Capac incorporated as a village in 1873.

Preston Tucker, designer of the 1948 Tucker Sedan, was born near Capac in 1903. Tucker is the subject of the 1988 movie Tucker: The Man and His Dream.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.88 square miles (4.87 km2), of which 1.83 square miles (4.74 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 544
1900 547
1910 761 39.1%
1920 791 3.9%
1930 837 5.8%
1940 920 9.9%
1950 1,104 20.0%
1960 1,235 11.9%
1970 1,279 3.6%
1980 1,377 7.7%
1990 1,583 15.0%
2000 1,775 12.1%
2010 1,890 6.5%
Est. 2015 1,849 −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,890 people, 704 households, and 470 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,032.8 inhabitants per square mile (398.8/km2). There were 807 housing units at an average density of 441.0 per square mile (170.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 87.7% White, 0.3% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 8.0% from other races, and 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.9% of the population.

There were 704 households of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.30.

The median age in the village was 33.1 years. 29% of residents were under the age of 18; 11% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 10.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,775 people, 620 households, and 465 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,096.5 per square mile (423.0/km²). There were 652 housing units at an average density of 402.8 per square mile (155.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.49% White, 0.39% African American, 1.07% Native American, 5.01% from other races, and 2.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.45% of the population.

There were 620 households out of which 45.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the village, the population was spread out with 33.2% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $42,105, and the median income for a family was $47,727. Males had a median income of $40,739 versus $26,797 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,297. About 8.1% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

Coordinates: 43°00′45″N 82°55′41″W / 43.01250°N 82.92806°W / 43.01250; -82.92806

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