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Essexville, Michigan
City of Essexville
Motto(s): 
"Gateway to the Saginaw Bay"
Location within Bay County
Location within Bay County
Country United States
State Michigan
County Bay
Platted 1867
Incorporated 1883 (village)
1934 (city)
Government
 • Type Council–manager
Area
 • Total 1.40 sq mi (3.63 km2)
 • Land 1.29 sq mi (3.35 km2)
 • Water 0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
Elevation
584 ft (178 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,478
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,278
 • Density 2,531.27/sq mi (977.38/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48732
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-26420
GNIS feature ID 0625647

Essexville is a city in Bay County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population at 3,478 at the 2010 census. Located along the Saginaw River, Essexville is part of the Saginaw, Midland, and Bay City metropolitan area.

History

Essexville is named after Ransom P. Essex, a local settler. It was first platted in 1867. The Essexville Post Office opened on Feb 27, 1871. The Post Office was closed from January 20 to February 24 in 1879. It was incorporated as a village in 1883 and as a city in 1934.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.41 square miles (3.65 km2), of which 1.30 square miles (3.37 km2) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) is water. It is also directly on the Saginaw River.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,545
1900 1,639 6.1%
1910 1,477 −9.9%
1920 1,538 4.1%
1930 1,864 21.2%
1940 2,390 28.2%
1950 3,167 32.5%
1960 4,590 44.9%
1970 4,990 8.7%
1980 4,378 −12.3%
1990 4,088 −6.6%
2000 3,766 −7.9%
2010 3,478 −7.6%
2019 (est.) 3,278 −5.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,478 people, 1,437 households, and 1,016 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,675.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,033.0/km2). There were 1,527 housing units at an average density of 1,174.6 per square mile (453.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.5% White, 0.9% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 1,437 households, of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.3% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 42.3 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 29.8% were from 45 to 64; and 16.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

Cultural attractions

Heritage House is a modest two-story residence that is preserved as a "fine example of a mid-west country home," open to the public.

Hampton Square Mall, the first shopping mall in the Bay City area, was located in Essexville. The mall closed in 2010.

Education

Public education in Essexville is provided by the Essexville-Hampton School District.

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