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Population in 2012: 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

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 2011: 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 (22.4%), Polish (10.2%), Irish (9.8%), French Canadian (8.8%), United States (7.3%), English (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 677 feet

Land area: 1.03 square miles.

Population density: 139 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Free Soil:

  • High school or higher: 74.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Free Soil village:

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 7.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

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 September 30, 2013.
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%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
Michigan:

9.7%

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%)


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Tornado activity:

Free Soil-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 45% 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.

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, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Free Soil:

  • TENDERCARE OF MANISTEE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MANISTEE, MI)
  • WEST SHORE MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, about 12 miles away; MANISTEE, MI)
  • MANISTEE COUNTY MEDICAL CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MANISTEE, MI)

Political contributions by individuals in Free Soil, MI

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

  • Ferris State University (about 47 miles; Big Rapids, MI; Full-time enrollment: 9,983)
  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 56 miles; Traverse City, MI; FT enrollment: 2,488)
  • Muskegon Community College (about 60 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 60 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 4,104)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 73 miles; Harrison, MI; FT enrollment: 2,363)
  • Central Michigan University (about 81 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 20,153)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 81 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 19,392)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.1. This is better than average.
City:

25.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.29. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.29
U.S.:

9.59


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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Free Soil, MI

Free Soil compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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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

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Free Soil travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Wood (26%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.64%
Here38.6%
USA50.2%

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.
State:

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

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

11.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mason County:

9.3%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Mason County:

29.1%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.2%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 3$303
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$106
Totals for Government 0$0 8$409

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)

5.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
Michigan average:

5.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Oceana County, MI  0.52% ($30,534 average AGI)
from Kent County, MI  0.46% ($26,078)
from Manistee County, MI  0.36% ($26,150)


5.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,175 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Michigan average:

5.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kent County, MI  0.49% ($25,019 average AGI)
to Manistee County, MI  0.41% ($21,804)
to Oceana County, MI  0.40% ($26,227)

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


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