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Evart, Michigan
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Location of Evart, Michigan
Location of Evart, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Osceola
Founded 1871
Founded by D. A. Blodgett and James Kennedy
Named for Perry Oliver "Frank" Everts
Government
 • Type Council-manager
Area
 • Total 2.41 sq mi (6.23 km2)
 • Land 2.34 sq mi (6.06 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.17 km2)
Elevation
1,007 ft (307 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,903
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,882
 • Density 803.93/sq mi (310.36/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
49631
Area code(s) 231 Exchange: 734
FIPS code 26-26640
GNIS feature ID 0625681

Evart is a city in Osceola County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,903 at the 2010 census. The city lies on the northern edge of Evart Township and is partially within neighboring Osceola Township.

History

Evart was founded in 1871 by D. A. Blodgett and James Kennedy. It was named for Frank Evart, an early pioneer of Osceola Township. The village was platted in 1872, incorporated in 1873, and re-incorporated in 1875. Its population in 1884 was estimated to be 1,500.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.27 square miles (5.88 km2), of which 2.24 square miles (5.80 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.

Climate

This climatic region has large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Evart has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

Climate data for Evart, Michigan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) -2.8
(27)
-0.6
(31)
5
(41)
12.2
(54)
20
(68)
24.4
(76)
27.2
(81)
25.6
(78)
21.1
(70)
14.4
(58)
6.1
(43)
0
(32)
12.8
(55)
Average low °C (°F) -13.3
(8)
-12.8
(9)
-7.8
(18)
-0.6
(31)
5
(41)
10
(50)
12.2
(54)
11.7
(53)
7.2
(45)
0.6
(33)
-3.9
(25)
-8.9
(16)
0
(32)
Precipitation cm (inches) 5
(2)
4
(1.5)
6
(2.2)
7
(2.9)
7
(2.9)
8
(3.2)
6
(2.5)
10
(4)
11
(4.3)
7
(2.8)
6
(2.3)
5
(2.1)
83
(32.7)
Source: Weatherbase

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,302
1890 1,269 −2.5%
1900 1,360 7.2%
1910 1,386 1.9%
1920 1,326 −4.3%
1930 1,301 −1.9%
1940 1,335 2.6%
1950 1,578 18.2%
1960 1,775 12.5%
1970 1,707 −3.8%
1980 1,945 13.9%
1990 1,744 −10.3%
2000 1,738 −0.3%
2010 1,903 9.5%
2019 (est.) 1,882 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,903 people, 767 households, and 466 families residing in the city. The population density was 849.6 inhabitants per square mile (328.0/km2). There were 889 housing units at an average density of 396.9 per square mile (153.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.7% White, 0.8% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 767 households, of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.8% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.2% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the city was 33.5 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 11% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 22.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.3% male and 54.7% female.

Recreation and tourism

The Muskegon River flows through the city of Evart and is a major source of recreation in the summer months, providing an environment hospitable to canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, and other activities.

Evart is the home of a popular acoustic instrument festival, featuring many dulcimers, that takes place during the summer. Evart also hosts the Bob Holihan annual shuffleboard tournament which takes place at the city's Riverside Park. These two events attract people from all over the country.

US Highway 10 divides Evart into northern and southern portions and is responsible for bringing a fair amount of tourism-related commerce to the city.

Evart is home to SpringHill Camps' main camp site, just two miles north of the main road.

Brad Morgan, an Evart dairy farmer and compost manufacturer, was featured prominently in the 2007 documentary The Call of the Entrepreneur produced by the Acton Institute.

Evart is also the location of the "glowing cemetery headstones", a phenomenon observed and documented many times, but still without a reasonable explanation.

Education

There is one school district in Evart which operates a single elementary school, a single middle school and a single high school.

Notable people

  • Wish Egan, Major League Baseball player and scout, was born in Evart.
  • Joseph William Guyton, the first American soldier to be killed on German soil during World War I, was born in Evart.
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