Northport Information

Northport is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michingan. The population was 648 at the 2000 census. When Leelanau County was formed in 1863, Northport served as the first county seat from 1863 to 1883.

 


 

 


 

Notable residents

Northport has gained fame for being an area where the rich and famous can live quietly and anonymously. In addition to the residents of the exclusive, gated Northport Point, chef Mario Batali lives north of town at Cathead point, comedian and actor Tim Allen routinely spent summers in Northport until he and his wife divorced, and the father of singer Madonna has long lived south of town on his own farm/vinyard in Leelenau County.

 

Places of interest

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Amy Alpaugh House located in Northport in 1947.

 

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 648 people, 272 households, and 174 families residing in the village. The population density was 389.7 per square mile (150.7/km²). There were 391 housing units at an average density of 235.1/sq mi (90.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.14% White, 0.31% African American, 2.16% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.55% of the population.

There were 272 households out of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the village the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 17.4% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 31.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $40,368, and the median income for a family was $48,750. Males had a median income of $31,042 versus $26,786 for females. The per capita income for the village was $23,786. About 6.7% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

Source: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

 

 
 
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