New Era Michigan Real Estate
New Era is a small village located in the Shelby Township of Oceana County. New Era is almost at the precise midway point of the Hart-Montague Trail, which is a benefit to local business owners – especially during the warm seasons in which cyclists from various international locations come to visit.
New Era, MI Geography
The Village of New Era covers an area of only 0.9 square miles – all of which is land. The soil is rich and fertile and makes New Era a prime agricultural area.
New Era, MI Demographics
There are not quite 500 people living in New Era, and they are all contained within approximately 165 households. Families account for over 80% of all households in New Era. Whites account for 91.31% of the population; Hispanic/Latino races are the next largest group at 4.34%, and they are followed by ‘2 or more races,’ which account for 2.39% of the local population and ‘other races,’ which make up 1.52%. Native American and Asian wrap up the population with equal representation of 0.22%. There are approximately 8% more females in New Era than males.
The New Era median household income is right at $46K, which is quite close to the median family income of $50K. Containing a much larger cap, the per capita income is about $18,500. Males tend to earn about $12K more than females on an annual basis.
New Era, MI History
New Era was founded in 1870 by Dr. Spaulding and Gilbert B. Globe. In 1872 a post office was created in the Chicago & Western Michigan Railway depot, and Gilbert Globe was the village’s first postmaster. It wasn’t until 1948 that New Era was officially incorporated as a village.
New Era, MI Schools
New Era only has 2 elementary schools, which both report some of the least impressive student test scores in the area. Students in higher grades must attend schools in surrounding townships and cities and many parents prefer to send their younger children to alternate elementary schools, as well.
New Era, MI Industry
The primary industry in New Era is that of agriculture – which includes fishing, hunting, lumbering and farming.