Free Soil, Michigan

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Population in 2013: 144 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -18.6%
 
Males: 63  (43.9%)
Females: 81  (56.1%)
Median resident age:  44.9 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip code: 49411

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,585 (it was $27,083 in 2000)
Free Soil:

$26,585
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,854 (it was $13,329 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,023 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
Free Soil:

$50,023
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $114,679; Detached houses: $126,978; Mobile homes: $62,648

Median gross rent in 2012: $933.

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  • White alone - 138 (95.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (2.8%)
  • Black alone - 2 (1.4%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Free Soil: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.3%), Polish (9.9%), Irish (9.4%), United States (8.9%), French Canadian (7.9%), English (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 677 feet

Land area: 1.03 square miles.

Population density: 139 people per square mile   (very low).

Free Soil, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Free Soil:

  • High school or higher: 73.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Free Soil village:

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 7.4%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.3%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Free Soil, Michigan as of April 18, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Free Soil to the number of sex offenders is 14 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $700 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $694 (1.2%)

Free Soil satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sheboygan, WI (79.1 miles , pop. 50,792).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (113.7 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (173.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fountain, MI (2.2 miles) , Stronach, MI (2.8 miles) , Filer City, MI (2.9 miles) , Oak Hill, MI (3.0 miles ), Eastlake, MI (3.2 miles ), Manistee, MI (3.3 miles ), Custer, MI (3.3 miles ), Scottville, MI (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 44.11 N, Longitude: 86.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 231

Free Soil household income distribution Free Soil home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +24 (+15.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (21%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (19%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11%)
  • Top executives (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Child care workers (23%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)

Average climate in Free Soil, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Free Soil-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the Free Soil village center killed 2 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/12/1972, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 20.0 miles away from the village center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Free Soil-area historical earthquake activity is near Michigan state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 309.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 346.3 miles away from Free Soil center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 400.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 264.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 375.7 miles away from Free Soil center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 228.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mason County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Free Soil topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Free Soil:

  • TENDERCARE OF MANISTEE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MANISTEE, MI)
  • WEST SHORE MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; MANISTEE, MI)
  • MANISTEE COUNTY MEDICAL CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MANISTEE, MI)
  • FMC - MANISTEE (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; MANISTEE, MI)
  • BAYWOOD NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LUDINGTON, MI)
  • TENDERCARE OF LUDINGTON (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LUDINGTON, MI)
  • MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER OF WEST MICHIGAN Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; LUDINGTON, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Free Soil:

  • Ferris State University (about 47 miles; Big Rapids, MI; Full-time enrollment: 11,238)
  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 56 miles; Traverse City, MI; FT enrollment: 3,276)
  • Muskegon Community College (about 60 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,310)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 60 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,293)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 73 miles; Harrison, MI; FT enrollment: 3,653)
  • Central Michigan University (about 81 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 22,758)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 81 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 21,982)

Public high school in Free Soil:

Public elementary/middle school in Free Soil:

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Notable locations in Free Soil: Freesoil Station (A), Freesoil - Meade Township Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Free Soil include: Freesoil United Methodist Church (A), Saint John Cantius Catholic Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint John Cantius' Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Mason County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 79.0. This is about average.

City:

79.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.14. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.14
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.5%
(28.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  64.1%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  10.9%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Free Soil compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Free Soil (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: Freesoil Branch, Freesoil Branch, Freesoil Branch, Freesoil Branch. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Free Soil travel time to work - commute Free Soil mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Wood (28%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Free Soil village (based on Mason County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.64%
Here: 38.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist Church Additional (Not in any CCC Body) Congregational Christian Churches
Adherents37.9%10.4%9.9%9.8%6.8%
Congregations17.1%7.3%7.3%12.2%2.4%
NameBaptist General ConferenceReformed Church in AmericaEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents4.9%3.8%2.3%1.6%12.7%
Congregations4.9%2.4%2.4%2.4%41.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Mason County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Mason County:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

11.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Mason County:

29.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.2%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$136
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$537
Totals for Government 0$0 9$673

Free Soil government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $26,000 ($180.56)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($62.50)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($41.67)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($6.94)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $1,000 ($6.94)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($62.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($41.67)

Free Soil government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($20.83)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $29,000 ($201.39)
    General Support: $18,000 ($125.00)
  • Tax - Property: $7,000 ($48.61)

Free Soil government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $71,000 ($493.06)

4.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,262 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
Michigan average:

5.09%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kent County, MI  0.43% ($41,020 average AGI)
from Manistee County, MI  0.39% ($26,591)
from Oceana County, MI  0.36% ($24,366)


4.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,011 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Michigan average:

5.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kent County, MI  0.40% ($35,844 average AGI)
to Muskegon County, MI  0.31% ($39,943)
to Oceana County, MI  0.31% ($20,257)

Strongest AM radio stations in Free Soil:

  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMTE (1340 AM; 1 kW; MANISTEE, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 15 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WKLA (1450 AM; 1 kW; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKJF (1370 AM; 5 kW; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: WKJF RADIO, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Free Soil:

  • WVXM (97.7 FM; MANISTEE, MI; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)
  • WKZC (94.9 FM; SCOTTVILLE, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMTE-FM (101.5 FM; MANISTEE, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOUF (92.1 FM; BEULAH, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WIAA (88.7 FM; INTERLOCHEN, MI; Owner: INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
  • WCXT (105.3 FM; HART, MI; Owner: WATERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKLA-FM (106.3 FM; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTCM-FM (103.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOLW (91.1 FM; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: NORTHERN CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WBNZ (99.3 FM; FRANKFORT, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCUZ (100.1 FM; BEAR LAKE, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • W201CF (88.1 FM; BALDWIN, MI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Free Soil:

  • W34BZ (Channel 34; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W48BY (Channel 48; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53CC (Channel 53; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCMW (Channel 21; MANISTEE, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WPBN-TV (Channel 7; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WPBN/WTOM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WWTV (Channel 9; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: HERITAGE B/CING COMPANY OF MICHIGAN)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total average daily traffic: 655
Total average daily truck traffic: 57
Total future (year 2017) average daily traffic: 751

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Free Soil)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Free Soil)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 340A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 340JH , Serial Number: 340A0771, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 08/13/1979
    Registrant (Corporation): Dara Air LLC, 62 W Freeman Rd, Free Soil, MI 49411

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Service Call: 4

Incident types - Free Soil

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Free Soil, MI
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