Barton Hills, Michigan
official_name = Barton Hills, Michigan
settlement_type = Village
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Barton Hills in Washtenaw County, Michigan
area_total_km2 = 2.1
area_land_km2 = 2.1
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 0.8
area_land_sq_mi = 0.8
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 335
population_density_km2 = 161.5
population_density_sq_mi = 418.2
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 287
elevation_ft = 942
latd = 42 |latm = 19 |lats = 4 |latNS = N
longd = 83 |longm = 45 |longs = 19 |longEW = W
Barton Hills is a village in Washtenaw County in the
U.S. stateof Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 335.
Located within Ann Arbor Charter Township and adjacent to the city of Ann Arbor, the community was originally named "Huron Farms" and was established by the
Detroit Edison Companyin 1913. The company acquired land on both sides of the Huron River and built a series of dams for electric power production. Land owned by the company was also used for agricultural purposes, including farms, dairy cattle, and fruit orchards. The area where the village is currently located was too hilly for farming and was instead promoted by company executive as an exclusive residential community for company executives. Membership in the Barton Hills Country Club was considered by many to be a mark of distinction. As homes were constructed in the 1920s, restrictions attached to each deed stipulated that the homes must be designed by a registered architect.
By the 1940s, through the economic and social turmoil of the
Great Depressionand World War II, the community had become an economic liability for a public utility. The company shareholders decided to make an outright gift of its holding to the residents of the community in exchange for assuming responsibility for maintaining the water system, roads, and other municipal services.
However, the community did not seek municipal status until some thirty years later. On
December 12, 1973, the community became the first home rule village in Washtenaw County.
Barton Hills has the highest per capita income of any other location in Michigan, although it is not commonly used for reference because the village has fewer than 1,000 households.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 335 people, 136 households, and 112 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 418.2 per square mile (161.7/km²). There were 141 housing units at an average density of 176.0/sq mi (68.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 88.96% White, 1.49% African American, 5.07% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 3.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.
There were 136 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them. 81.6% of households are married couples living together, 0.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.73.
The village population is 18.8% under the age of 18, 3.6% age 18 to 24, 14.6% age 25 to 44, 40.6% age 45 to 64, and 22.4% age 65 and older. The median age is 52. For every 100 females there are 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.
The median household income is $149,056, and the median family income is $153,166. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $51,111 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $110,683. None of the families and 0.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, none of whom were under the age of eighteen or over 64.
Highest income places in the United States
Michigan locations by per capita income
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