Kingsley, Michigan
Village of Kingsley
Official logo of Kingsley, Michigan
Nickname: 
A Little Bit of Paradise
Location within Grand Traverse County
Location within Grand Traverse County
Kingsley is located in Michigan
Kingsley
Kingsley
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°35′03″N 85°32′14″W / 44.58417°N 85.53722°W / 44.58417; -85.53722Coordinates: 44°35′03″N 85°32′14″W / 44.58417°N 85.53722°W / 44.58417; -85.53722
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyGrand Traverse
TownshipParadise
Government
 • PresidentRodney Bogart
Area
 • Total1.22 sq mi (3.17 km2)
 • Land1.22 sq mi (3.15 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
968 ft (295 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,431
 • Density1,176.81/sq mi (454.22/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49649
Area code231
FIPS code26-43340[2]
GNIS feature ID0629725[3]
WebsiteOfficial website
Kingsley village limit sign on eastbound M-113
Kingsley village limit sign on eastbound M-113

Kingsley is a rural village in Paradise Township, Grand Traverse County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,480 at the 2010 census.

Looking westward into Kingsley from M-113
Looking westward into Kingsley from M-113

History

The land Kingsley sits on today was originally owned by its founders, Judson Kingsley and Myron S. Brownson. In 1872, the Pennsylvania Railroad was completed between Cadillac and Traverse City.[4] Kingsley built a station for the new railroad, which happened to run through his property. Kingsley also opened a post office, known as Kingsley Station. In 1876, Judson Kingsley platted Kingsley Station as a new village under the name of Kingsley.[5]

In 1874, Brownson, a practicing medic from Steuben County, New York, bought land adjacent to that of Kingsley. In July 1882, Brownson platted his land into a new settlement he called Paradise. In 1893, the villages of Kingsley and Paradise united under the name of Kingsley.[5][6]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.44 square miles (3.73 km2), of which 1.42 square miles (3.68 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[7] The Kingsley ZIP code, 49649, serves the majority of Paradise Township, as well as the southwest corner of Union Township, the western portion of Fife Lake Township, a portion of northern Greenwood Township, the northeast corner of Hanover Township, a large portion of western Mayfield Township, and the southwest corner of Blair Township.[8]

Government

The village president of Kingsley is Rodney Bogart. The president pro tempore is Mary Lajko. The five village trustees are Chris McPherson, Courtney Wallace, Eric Weger, Gabe Bogart, and Dan Walton.[9]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900419
191049718.6%
1920350−29.6%
1930302−13.7%
194038527.5%
195042510.4%
196058637.9%
19706327.8%
19806645.1%
199073811.1%
20001,46999.1%
20101,4800.7%
20201,431−3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census

As of the census[11] of 2010, there were 1,480 people, 519 households, and 380 families living in the village. The population density was 1,042.3 inhabitants per square mile (402.4/km2). There were 568 housing units at an average density of 400.0 per square mile (154.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.6% White, 0.7% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 519 households, of which 45.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.8% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.26.

The median age in the village was 32.6 years. 31.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.7% were from 25 to 44; 22.1% were from 45 to 64; and 9.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,469 people, 501 households, and 375 families living in the village. The population density was 1,324.8 per square mile (511.0/km2). There were 524 housing units at an average density of 472.6 per square mile (182.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.28% White, 0.27% African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.75% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.77% of the population.

There were 501 households, out of which 47.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 33.9% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 15.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $40,229, and the median income for a family was undetermined. Males had a median income of more than females. The per capita income for the village was $16,508. About 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line.

Education

Kingsley is served by the Kingsley Area Schools district with Kingsley Elementary, Kingsley Middle, and Kingsley High schools.[12]

Transportation

Roadways

Air travel

References

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Evolution Map - Lower - 1872". Michigan Railroads. Retrieved July 18, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "History". Village of Kingsley, Michigan. Retrieved July 18, 2020.
  6. ^ "Kingsley History, Sophomore Class of 1959" (PDF). Paradise Township. Retrieved July 18, 2020.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 2, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  8. ^ "49649 5-Digit ZCTA, 496 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. 2000.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Village Council - Village of Kingsley, Michigan". www.villageofkingsley.com. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  12. ^ "Kingsley Area Schools". www.kingsley.k12.mi.us. Retrieved July 22, 2020.