Ubly, Michigan

Ubly, Michigan

Ubly is a village in Huron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 873 at the 2000 census. The village is within Bingham Township.

On February 25, 2004, a wolverine was spotted in Michigan for the first time in over 200 years near Ubly.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of , all land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 873 people, 374 households, and 235 families residing in the village. The population density was . There were 405 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the village was 98.85% White, 0.23% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 374 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,729, and the median income for a family was $49,875. Males had a median income of $31,765 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,140. About 8.1% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

The School

The village of Ubly contains just one school for the entire district. This school was home to over 900 students (K-12) during the 2006-2007 school year. Interestingly, more students and faculty enter the doors of the Ubly Community School every day than there are people in the entire village. On a typical day, the school usually has within its walls double the number of people in the rest of the village. The cause of this is very simple: aside from Bad Axe (about 15 minutes driving distance to the north), there are no other schools within the area. Some students travel up to 35 miles just to attend Ubly Community Schools.

Ubly Community Schools has one of the highest academic MEAP and ACT scores in the state of Michigan. Ubly has been known for several years to be one of the most academically challenging public high schools in Michigan. As well as being academically successful, in recent years Ubly High School has been very successful athletically also. Noticeable athletic performances from recent years, are as follows:

2000
Boys Cross Country State Runners-Up (Coach Stewart Kieliszewski)

2001
Girls Cross Country, 7th Place at States (Coach Stewart Kieliszewski)

2003
Football, State Semi-Finalist (Coaches Sweeney, Becker, and Recker)

2004
Girls Cross Country, 5th Place at States (Coach Stewart Kieliszewski)

2005
Girls Track, State Runners-Up; League Champions (Coach Pat Bolda)
Girls Cross Country, 6th Place at States (Coach Tammy Laurie)

2006
Girls Cross Country, 6th Place at States; League and Regional Champions (Coach Tammy Laurie)
Volleyball, Regional Finalist; League and District Champions (Coach Andy Gusa)
Baseball Regional Finalist (Coach Becker)
Girls Track, State Champions; League and Regional Champions (Coach Pat Bolda)
Football, State Semi-Finalist (Coaches Sweeney, Becker, and Recker)

2007
Volleyball (06-07 year), Regional Finalist (Coach Andy Gusa)
Girls Track, State Champions (Coach Pat Bolda); League and Regional Champions
Volleyball (07-08 year), State Runners-Up; League, District and Regional Champions (Coach Andy Gusa)
Girls Cross Country, 7th Place at States; League Champions (Coach Tammy Laurie)

2008
Girls Basketball, Regional Semifinalist, District Champions (Coach Brent Wehner)
Softball, Regional Semifinalist, District Champions (Coach Doreen Lackowski)

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