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City of Whittemore
Location of Whittemore, Michigan
Location of Whittemore, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Iosco
Incorporated (city) 1907
Area
 • Total 0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)
 • Land 0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
778 ft (237 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 384
 • Estimate 
(2012)
377
 • Density 387.9/sq mi (149.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
48770
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-87140
GNIS feature ID 1616402

Whittemore is a city in Iosco County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 384 at the 2010 census, which makes Whittemore the fourth smallest city in the state.

History

A post office was established here on April 13, 1880. Whitemore was incorporated as a city in 1907.

Geography

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 218
1920 232 6.4%
1930 361 55.6%
1940 420 16.3%
1950 452 7.6%
1960 460 1.8%
1970 460 0.0%
1980 438 −4.8%
1990 463 5.7%
2000 476 2.8%
2010 384 −19.3%
Est. 2015 375 −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 384 people, 183 households, and 96 families residing in the city. The population density was 387.9 inhabitants per square mile (149.8/km2). There were 226 housing units at an average density of 228.3 per square mile (88.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 1.3% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 183 households of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.7% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.5% were non-families. 39.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 47 years. 19% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.1% were from 25 to 44; 33.1% were from 45 to 64; and 19% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.3% male and 54.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 476 people, 197 households, and 127 families residing in the city. The population density was 483.1 per square mile (185.6/km²). There were 225 housing units at an average density of 228.4 per square mile (87.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.74% White, 0.42% African American and 0.84% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.

There were 197 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $26,375. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,175. About 21.1% of families and 24.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.7% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions

Whittemore Speedway is a racetrack located in the city of Whittemore. Whittemore Speedway is Michigan's longest continuously running race track.

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