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Ovid is a city in Clinton and Shiawassee counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. Nearly all of the city is located within Ovid Township in Clinton County. The population was 1,603 at the 2010 census.

Ovid, Michigan
Location of Ovid Michigan
Location of Ovid Michigan
Coordinates: 43°0′21″N 84°22′22″W / 43.00583°N 84.37278°W / 43.00583; -84.37278
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountiesClinton, Shiawassee
Area
 • Total0.91 sq mi (2.35 km2)
 • Land0.91 sq mi (2.35 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
728 ft (222 m)
Population
 • Total1,603
 • Estimate 
(2017)[3]
1,616
 • Density1,781.70/sq mi (688.17/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
48866
Area code(s)989
FIPS code26-61860[4]
GNIS feature ID0634234[5]

The city is on M-21, about 9 miles (14 km) east of St. Johns and about 10 miles (16 km) west of Owosso.

In November 2015 Voters approved a charter to alter the municipality from a village to a city.

EtymologyEdit

Ovid was named after Ovid, New York, the hometown of a settler named William Swarthout who migrated here in the mid-1800s.[6]

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.92 square miles (2.38 km2), all land.[7]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
18801,479
18901,423−3.8%
19001,293−9.1%
19101,078−16.6%
19201,067−1.0%
19301,1316.0%
19401,24810.3%
19501,41013.0%
19601,5056.7%
19701,6509.6%
19801,7123.8%
19901,442−15.8%
20001,5145.0%
20101,6035.9%
Est. 20171,616[3]0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
 
Postcard for the Third Annual Gladiolus Festival held at Ovid August 30–31, and September 1, 1941.

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,603 people, 578 households, and 398 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,742.4 inhabitants per square mile (672.7/km2). There were 618 housing units at an average density of 671.7 per square mile (259.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.7% of the population.

There were 578 households of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 18.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.1% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.12.

The median age in the city was 35 years. 29.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.2% were from 25 to 44; 20.5% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.6% male and 54.4% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,514 people, 575 households, and 400 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,634.9 per square mile (628.6/km²). There were 604 housing units at an average density of 652.2 per square mile (250.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.30% White, 0.13% African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 1.25% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.23% of the population.

There were 575 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,333, and the median income for a family was $38,235. Males had a median income of $33,438 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,324. About 10.5% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.9% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

Ovid and nearby Elsie are served by the Ovid-Elsie Area Schools, which operates two elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and a community center which houses pre-school and alternative high school programs.

Elementary schoolsEdit

  • Leonard Elementary School, in Ovid
  • E.E. Knight Elementary School, in Elsie

Middle schoolEdit

  • Ovid-Elsie Middle School, in Elsie

High schoolsEdit

  • Ovid-Elsie High School, in Elsie

Former schoolEdit

  • North Elementary School, in Ovid - Now the North Community Center.

Notable peopleEdit

Points of interestEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jan 3, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Romig, Walter (1986). Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Wayne State University. p. 424.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

Coordinates: 43°00′21″N 84°22′18″W / 43.00583°N 84.37167°W / 43.00583; -84.37167