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Powers, Michigan
Location within Menominee County
Location within Menominee County
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Country United States
State Michigan
County Menominee
Township Spalding
Founded 1872
Incorporated 1915
 • Total 0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)
 • Land 0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
876 ft (267 m)
 • Total 422
 • Estimate 
 • Density 431.3/sq mi (166.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-66140
GNIS feature ID 0635379

Powers is a village in Menominee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 422 at the 2010 census. Located within Spalding Township, it is part of the Marinette micropolitan area.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.99 square miles (2.56 km2), all land.


At an early date, the place was called Menominee River Junction because here was the junction between the main line and the Menominee River Branch. The origin of the name Powers is uncertain. Several sources claim the village was named after Edward Powers, a civil engineer involved in building the railroad there. Edward Powers afterwards became notorious as a professed "rain maker." Another source claims the village was founded in 1872 and named after Tom Powers, an engineer for the Chicago & North Western Railroad.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 249
1930 360 44.6%
1940 258 −28.3%
1950 510 97.7%
1960 415 −18.6%
1970 560 34.9%
1980 490 −12.5%
1990 271 −44.7%
2000 430 58.7%
2010 422 −1.9%
2019 (est.) 405 −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 422 people, 135 households, and 63 families living in the village. The population density was 426.3 inhabitants per square mile (164.6/km2). There were 141 housing units at an average density of 142.4 per square mile (55.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.3% White, 0.9% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.5% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 135 households, of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.6% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 53.3% were non-families. 48.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 26.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the village was 65.1 years. 11.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.1% were from 25 to 44; 17.1% were from 45 to 64; and 50.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 41.5% male and 58.5% female.

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