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Overview

Introduction to Charlotte, Michigan

Charlotte, Michigan, in Eaton county, is 18 miles SW of Lansing, Michigan (center to center) and 90 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio. The city is located in the Lansing - East Lansing metropolitan area.

Charlotte History

In the early days, Charlotte was primarily an overgrown prairie. It was incorporated as a village in October, 1863 and on March 29, 1871, it was reincorporated as a city. According to one tradition, the community was named in honor of settler E. B. Bostwick's wife. The Grand River Valley Railroad was built in 1868, and the Peninsular Railroad was constructed in 1870. Both railroads played important roles in the growth and development of Charlotte.

Charlotte and Nearby Attractions

  • Charlton Park Village & Museums
  • Battle Creek Sanitarium
  • Binder Park Zoo
  • Waterloo State Recreation Area
  • Frederik Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park
  • Hidden Lake Gardens

Things To Do In Charlotte

The Charlton Park Village & Museums features a recreated 19th century Michigan village. R.E. Olds Transportation Museum includes Oldsmobiles, as well as other vehicles like Durant, Viking, REO, Star, buggies, trucks, and bicycles. The city also offers easy access to numerous other museums and historical sites including the Battle Creek Sanatarium, W.K. Kellogg House, Kimball House Museum, Lansing Art Gallery, and Michigan Historical Center. Among other popular places to visit near Charlotte are the Binder Park Zoo, the Frederik Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park, the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden, the Potter Park Zoo, and Hidden Lake Gardens. In addition, the city hosts the Eaton County Fair, Frontier Days, Bluegrass Festival, and Michigan Apple Festival every year.

Charlotte Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Charlotte Higher Education

Colleges close to Charlotte are Michigan State University, Kellogg Community College, Spring Arbor University, and Lansing Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,043
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens16.7%
Employed Population 16+4,018
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married44.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.4%
Median Earnings25+$31,653
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,417
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,058

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,464
% Above Poverty Level80.1%
% Below Poverty Level19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone34.3%
Median Gross Rent$720
Median House Value$105,400

Ancestry

Irish18.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.8%
English11.5%
Polish4.5%
Dutch4.3%
French Except Basque4.1%
Swedish2.3%
Scottish2.3%
Italian2.3%
Russian0.9%
Norwegian0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Czech0.5%
Croatian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Arab0.1%
German0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Charlotte Almanac

CategoryValue
County Eaton County
Standard Zip Codes48813
Phone Area Codes517
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.56
Approximate Longitude-84.83

Charlotte Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCHARLOTTE
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip33.8 inches
StationHASTINGS
Distance23.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches
StationBATTLE CREEK 5 NW
Distance25.9 miles
Jan Temp15 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellevue1,395$54,167
Dimondale1,134$83,750
Eaton Rapids5,212$52,557
Olivet1,573$50,781
Potterville2,621$59,375
Vermontville851$48,500

Charlotte Public Libraries

Charlotte Community Library
226 SOUTH BOSTWICK STREET
Charlotte, Michigan
(517) 543-8859

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Charlotte Hospitals

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
321 E Harris Street

Charlotte Public Schools

Charlotte Middle School
1068 Carlisle Hwy
ZIP: 48813
(517) 541-5700
Middle
Total Enrollment 388
Charlotte Senior High School
378 State St
ZIP: 48813
(517) 541-5600
High
Total Enrollment 868
Charlotte Upper Elementary
1068 Carlisle Hwy
ZIP: 48813
(517) 541-5770
Middle
Total Enrollment 573
Eaton County Youth Facility
822 Courthouse Driver
ZIP: 48813
(517) 925-5403
Other
Total Enrollment 28
Meadowview Offsite
240 South Cochran Ave
ZIP: 48813
(517) 541-8751
Other
Total Enrollment 45
Meadowview School
1790 Packard Hwy
ZIP: 48813
(517) 541-8751
Other
Total Enrollment 23
Parkview Elementary School
301 East Kalamo Hwy
ZIP: 48813
(517) 541-5780
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Relevant Academy Of Eaton County
512 E Lovett St
ZIP: 48813
(517) 541-8993
High
Total Enrollment 130
Washington Elementary School
525 High St
ZIP: 48813
(517) 541-5170
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Youth Facility/day Treatment
1045 Independence Blvd.
ZIP: 48813
(517) 541-5600

Charlotte Private Schools

Charlotte Sda School
1510 S Cochran Rd
ZIP: 48813
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Maple Country School
1827 N Ainger Rd
ZIP: 48813
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
St Mary Elementary School
905 Saint Marys Blvd
ZIP: 48813
Elementary
Total Enrollment 77
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