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Saranac, Michigan
Village
Location of Saranac, Michigan
Location of Saranac, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ionia
Area
 • Total 1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Land 1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation
646 ft (197 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,325
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,328
 • Density 1,154.78/sq mi (445.80/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
48881
Area code(s) 616
FIPS code 26-71660
GNIS feature ID 0637257

Saranac is a village in Boston Twp, Ionia County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,325 at the 2010 census. Today, Saranac serves as a retail and services hub for agricultural areas surrounding the village.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.20 square miles (3.11 km2), of which 1.15 square miles (2.98 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water. The town is located on the Grand River. The river is 262 miles long, which makes it the longest waterway in the state of Michigan.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 724
1880 877 21.1%
1890 790 −9.9%
1900 768 −2.8%
1910 845 10.0%
1920 750 −11.2%
1930 729 −2.8%
1940 849 16.5%
1950 885 4.2%
1960 1,081 22.1%
1970 1,223 13.1%
1980 1,421 16.2%
1990 1,461 2.8%
2000 1,326 −9.2%
2010 1,325 −0.1%
2019 (est.) 1,328 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,325 people, 573 households, and 339 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,152.2 inhabitants per square mile (444.9/km2). There were 616 housing units at an average density of 535.7 per square mile (206.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

There were 573 households, of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.2% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.8% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the village was 37.2 years. 28% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

Notable people

  • J Harlen Bretz, geologist

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