Farwell, Michigan

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Farwell, Michigan

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High Points

Farwell strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Farwell Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 6% Farwell Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Farwell Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Farwell, Michigan

Comparing Farwell to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Age of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Racial Diversity 3 2
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 3
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 3
Median Family Income 3 1
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Short Commute Times 6 6
Working at Home 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Housing Recently Built 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 10

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Farwell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 54 miles NW of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 138 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Clare
Standard Zip Codes 48622
Phone Area Codes 989
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.835
Longitude -84.866

Farwell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 28 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Station EVART
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 31 to 54 F
Jul Temp 54 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32.6 inches
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
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Farwell Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 855 100%
Male 388 45.4%
Female 467 54.6%
Under 18 210 24.6%
18+ 645 75.4%
65+ 149 17.4%
Median Age 39.5
Average Family Size 2.94
White 830 97.1%
African-American 5 0.6%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 1.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated Farwell Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 850
Growth -5
Growth % -0.6%

Farwell Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 21.4%
German 19.1%
Irish 11.1%
English 10.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.7%
French (except Basque) 6.2%
Scottish 4.8%
Dutch 3.2%
Polish 2.7%
Italian 2.4%
French Canadian 2.1%
European 1.7%
Finnish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Egyptian 1.2%
Hungarian 0.9%
Welsh 0.7%
Norwegian 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Arab/Arabic 0.3%
African 0.3%
Acadian/Cajun 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Farwell 855 $32,917
Barryton 381 $28,750
Clare 3,173 $36,194
Coleman 1,296 $36,544
Harrison 2,108 $35,179
Mount Pleasant 25,946 $43,927
Rosebush 379 $35,250

Farwell Public Libraries

Surrey Township Public Library
Farwell, Michigan
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Farwell High Schools (2004)

A Magnet School.
Serves 516 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

Farwell Colleges

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