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Gaines, Michigan
Village
Location within Genesee County
Location within Genesee County
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Coordinates: 42°52′20″N 83°54′47″W / 42.87222°N 83.91306°W / 42.87222; -83.91306Coordinates: 42°52′20″N 83°54′47″W / 42.87222°N 83.91306°W / 42.87222; -83.91306
Country United States
State Michigan
County Genesee
Township Gaines
Settled 1856
Platted 1859
Incorporated 1875
Government
 • Type Village council
Area
 • Total 0.37 sq mi (0.97 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.97 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
856 ft (261 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 380
 • Estimate 
(2019)
358
 • Density 959.79/sq mi (370.90/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48436
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-31200
GNIS feature ID 0626594

Gaines is a village in Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 380 at the 2010 census. The village is within Gaines Township.

History

The Village of Gaines did not see a settler until 1856. The first passenger train passed through the future village site on July 4, 1856 and a post office was established that same year. The Grand Trunk Western Railroad depot, built in 1884, now houses a library branch.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), all land. It lies within Gaines Township at the border with Argentine Township.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 344
1890 304 −11.6%
1900 240 −21.1%
1910 238 −0.8%
1920 260 9.2%
1930 250 −3.8%
1940 268 7.2%
1950 352 31.3%
1960 387 9.9%
1970 408 5.4%
1980 440 7.8%
1990 427 −3.0%
2000 366 −14.3%
2010 380 3.8%
2019 (est.) 358 −5.8%
Source: Census Bureau.
Census 1960- 2000, 2010.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 380 people, 154 households, and 98 families living in the village. The population density was 1,027.0 inhabitants per square mile (396.5/km2). There were 171 housing units at an average density of 462.2 per square mile (178.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 154 households, of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.4% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the village was 38.5 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 12.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

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