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Metamora, Michigan
Metamora Crossroads Historic District
"Metamora Among The Hills", "Horse Country"
Location within Lapeer County
Location within Lapeer County
Metamora, Michigan is located in Michigan
Metamora, Michigan
Metamora, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Lapeer
 • Total 0.83 sq mi (2.16 km2)
 • Land 0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,042 ft (318 m)
 • Total 565
 • Estimate 
 • Density 677.50/sq mi (261.43/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 810
FIPS code 26-53340
GNIS feature ID 0632164

Metamora is a village in Lapeer County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 565 at the 2010 census. The village is located within Metamora Township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 236
1890 314 33.1%
1900 313 −0.3%
1910 276 −11.8%
1920 271 −1.8%
1930 293 8.1%
1940 281 −4.1%
1950 390 38.8%
1960 452 15.9%
1970 468 3.5%
1980 552 17.9%
1990 447 −19.0%
2000 507 13.4%
2010 565 11.4%
2019 (est.) 563 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 565 people, 216 households, and 151 families living in the village. The population density was 680.7 inhabitants per square mile (262.8/km2). There were 245 housing units at an average density of 295.2 per square mile (114.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.1% White, 0.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 216 households, of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.1% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the village was 39.4 years. 27.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.1% were from 25 to 44; 30.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

White Horse Inn

The White Horse Inn was founded in 1850 and operated continuously for 162 years, until it closed in 2012. It was housed in the same building, built in 1850, the entire time. The Inn underwent an extensive renovation with a planned reopening in late 2014. The entire Metamora community donated time and skill to the renovation. Metamora is home to skilled craftsmen who usually work on high-end homes. Much of the materials came from the current owner's wood lot, or are recycled from a nearby farm which donated the remains of a century old barn, or from other old barns. In addition, Jean Louis Sauvat, came from France to paint charcoal images of horses on the interior wall.

Events and attractions

Held annually is Metamora Country Days and Balloon Festival where about 20 balloons launch on Friday and Saturday evening. The festival is held on a late August weekend every year.

Metamora and its surrounding township is notable for its beauty. The Metamora Hunt is a historic organization dedicated to the pursuit of foxes by horses and hounds. During the fall the hounds will often be seen being taken on hunts and take up the entire dirt road.

Notable people

  • Vinnie Miller, racecar driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

See also

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