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Location of Vassar, Michigan
|Founded||1 March 1849|
|• Total||2.20 sq mi (5.69 km2)|
|• Land||2.15 sq mi (5.56 km2)|
|• Water||0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)|
|Elevation||643 ft (196 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,183.43/sq mi (456.82/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1615523|
Vassar is a city in Tuscola County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Founded March 1, 1849. The population was 2,697 at the 2010 census and 2,823 in 2000 (a decrease of about 4.5%). The city is located on the western edge of Vassar Township but is administratively autonomous.
- According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.18 square miles (5.65 km2), of which 2.12 square miles (5.49 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water. The Cass River flows through the city.
- It is considered to be part of the Thumb of Michigan, which in turn is a subregion of the Flint/Tri-Cities.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,697 people, 1,001 households, and 668 families living in the city. The population density was 1,272.2 inhabitants per square mile (491.2/km2). There were 1,154 housing units at an average density of 544.3 per square mile (210.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.4% White, 8.8% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.
There were 1,001 households, of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.2% 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 2.99.
The median age in the city was 32.5 years. 31.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 11.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.
Vassar was founded by four men who were led by James M. Edmunds and Townsend North in search of an area to build a dam and start a city. The city was named after Edmund's uncle, Matthew Vassar, who later founded Vassar College.
It was the first county seat of Tuscola County. In 1860, the seat was given to Caro. Vassar's growth for the next thirty years was based mainly on its lumbering and a handful of related industries.
Vassar Public Schools:
- Vassar High School
- Vassar Junior High School
- Central Elementary School
- Townsend North Elementary School
St. Luke's Lutheran School is a grade school of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Vassar.
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