Utica, Michigan facts for kids
|City of Utica|
Downtown Utica welcome sign
Location of Utica, Michigan
|• Total||1.74 sq mi (4.51 km2)|
|• Land||1.71 sq mi (4.43 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)|
|Elevation||650 ft (198 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||4,763|
|• Density||2,781.9/sq mi (1,074.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1615434|
The city now known as Utica was platted by Joseph Stead in 1829, who preferred to call it "Harlow." Others referred to the city as "Hog's Hollow" or "McDougalville," until a few years later it was finally named Utica by settlers from New York, in honor of the city of the same name in that state. This was common of settlers in this region, and is reflected in the names of nearby cities such as Rochester and Troy that are also named for New York cities.
Utica boasts a small historic district centered on Cass Avenue and Auburn Road, but few of the buildings predate 1906, due to destructive fires in 1905 and 1906.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.74 square miles (4.51 km2), of which 1.71 square miles (4.43 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,757 people, 2,218 households, and 1,245 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,781.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,074.1/km2). There were 2,463 housing units at an average density of 1,440.4 per square mile (556.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.4% White, 1.9% African American, 0.5% Native American, 3.5% Asian, 1.9% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.8% of the population.
There were 2,218 households of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.8% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.9% were non-families. 38.0% 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 2.13 and the average family size was 2.80.
The median age in the city was 41.7 years. 17.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.4% were from 25 to 44; 28.3% were from 45 to 64; and 17.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,577 people, 1,952 households, and 1,184 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,578.2 per square mile (992.8/km²). There were 2,005 housing units at an average density of 1,129.4 per square mile (434.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.77% White, 0.92% African American, 0.37% Native American, 2.56% Asian, 0.74% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.10% of the population.
There were 1,952 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the city, the population dispersal was 21.0% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $38,683, and the median income for a family was $57,156. Males had a median income of $36,912 versus $26,353 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,615. About 4.8% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 17.3% of those age 65 or over.
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