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Ludington, Michigan

Ludington is a city located in Mason County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,357. It is the county seat of Mason County6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Industry


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.6 km² (3.7 mi²). 8.7 km² (3.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.9 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 8.94% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 8,357 people, 3,690 households, and 2,166 families residing in the city. The population density is 957.5/km² (2,482.2/mi²). There are 4,227 housing units at an average density of 484.3/km² (1,255.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 95.02% White, 0.97% African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.06% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. 4.15% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,690 households out of which 28.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.2% are married couples living together, 13.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% are non-families. 36.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.21 and the average family size is 2.88.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 80.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $28,089, and the median income for a family is $36,333. Males have a median income of $31,970 versus $22,809 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,215. 16.3% of the population and 12.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 27.7% are under the age of 18 and 8.0% are 65 or older.


Ludinton is home to the Ludington Pumped Water Plant, a hydroelectric facility.