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Burr Oak, Michigan

Burr Oak is a village located in St. Joseph County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 797.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Demographics


The area, now in southeastern St. Joseph County, was first settled in 1835. The first post office was built in 1837. In 1852, land for a railroad station was donated by William Lock, on the condition that the town be renamed "Lock's Station,' which it was. Five years later, however, by popular demand the town assumed its original name, was was officially incorporated into a village in 1859.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²). 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 797 people, 303 households, and 199 families residing in the village. The population density is 307.7/km² (794.4/mi²). There are 322 housing units at an average density of 124.3/km² (321.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 97.87% White, 0.63% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 0.13% from two or more races. 1.51% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 303 households out of which 28.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% are married couples living together, 10.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% are non-families. 27.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.63 and the average family size is 3.17.

In the village the population is spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $34,792, and the median income for a family is $37,969. Males have a median income of $31,442 versus $21,364 for females. The per capita income for the village is $17,463. 8.5% of the population and 5.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 9.7% are under the age of 18 and 4.1% are 65 or older.