Honor

Honor

[on-er]
Tracy, Honor, pseud. of Lilbush Wingfield, 1913-89, British writer, b. Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk. A long-time foreign correspondent, Tracy is best known as a travel writer. Her novels satirize British-Irish relations and Ireland itself with wit and occasionally bitterness. Her best novels are The Straight and Narrow Path (1956), The Quiet End of Evening (1972), and The Ballad of Castle Reef (1979); her best-known travel book is Winter in Castille (1974).
Honor is a village in Benzie County of the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 299. The village is located within Homestead Township on U.S. Highway 31 along the Platte River.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 299 people, 129 households, and 82 families residing in the village. The population density was 543.1 per square mile (209.9/km²). There were 153 housing units at an average density of 277.9/sq mi (107.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 86.29% White, 6.02% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 3.01% from other races, and 4.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.34% of the population.

There were 129 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,917, and the median income for a family was $40,833. Males had a median income of $22,273 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,274. About 4.1% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 3.9% of those sixty five or over.

History

Honor was founded in 1895. For some years, it was a major logging town. It incorporated as a village in 1914.

Places to Go and Things to See

Honor, hosts a festival during the month of August. It is called the Coho Festival. It celebrates the area's most important fish, the Coho Salmon.

Honor also has the only drive-in theater left in Northern Michigan, The Cherry Bowl Drive In.

References

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