1915 in Michigan

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Events from the year 1915 in Michigan.

Office holders[edit]

State office holders[edit]

Mayors of major cities[edit]

Detroit Mayor Oscar Marx

Federal office holders[edit]

Population[edit]

In the 1910 United States Census, Michigan was recorded as having a population of 2,810,173, ranking as the ninth most populous state in the country. By 1920, Michigan's population had increased by 30.5% to 3,668,412.

Cities[edit]

The following is a list of cities in Michigan with a population of at least 10,000 based on 1910 U.S. Census data. Historic census data from 1900 and 1920 is included to reflect trends in population increases or decreases; in recent decades, all of the state's most populous cities lie in the southern half of the lower peninsula. In 1910, owing largely to an economy based on extraction of natural resources, eight of the state's most populous cities were located north of 44° latitude; in the chart below, these cities are shaded in aqua.

1910
Rank
City County 1900 Pop.[1] 1910 Pop.[1] 1920 Pop.[2] Change 1910-20
1 Detroit Wayne 285,704 465,766 993,678 113.3%
2 Grand Rapids Kent 87,565 112,571 137,634 22.3%
3 Saginaw Saginaw 42,345 50,510 61,903 22.6%
4 Bay City Bay 27,628 45,166 47,554 5.3%
5 Kalamazoo Kalamazoo 24,404 39,437 48,487 22.9%
6 Flint Genesee 13,103 38,550 91,599 137.6%
7 Jackson Jackson 25,180 31,433 48,374 53.9%
8 Lansing Ingham 16,485 31,229 57,327 83.6%
9 Battle Creek Calhoun 18,563 25,267 36,164 43.1%
10 Muskegon Muskegon 20,818 24,062 36,570 52.0%
11 Port Huron St. Clair 19,158 18,863 25,944 37.5%
12 Ann Arbor Washtenaw 14,509 14,817 19,516 31.7%
13 Pontiac Oakland 9,769 14,532 34,273 135.8%
14 Escanaba Delta 9,549 13,194 13,103 −0.7%
15 Ironwood Gogebic 9,705 12,821 15,739 22.8%
16 Alpena Alpena 11,802 12,706 11,101 −12.6%
17 Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa 10,538 12,615 12,096 −4.1%
18 Manistee Manistee 14,260 12,381 9,694 −21.7%
19 Traverse City Grand Traverse 9,407 12,115 10,925 −9.8%
20 Marquette Marquette 10,058 11,503 12,718 10.6%
21 Adrian Lenawee 9,654 10,763 11,878 10.4%
22 Menominee Menominee 12,818 10,507 8,907 −15.2%
23 Holland Ottawa 7,790 10,490 12,183 16.1%

Boom cities of the 1910s[edit]

The 1910s saw an explosion of growth in the population of small cities near Detroit. Highland Park and Hamtramck were the most extreme cases, each experiencing population increases in excess of 1,000% during the 1910s.

1910
Rank
City County 1900 Pop.[1] 1910 Pop.[1] 1920 Pop. Change 1920-30
Highland Park Wayne 427 4,120 46,499 1,028.6%
Hamtramck Wayne -- 3,559 48,615 1,266%

Counties[edit]

The following is a list of counties in Michigan with populations of at least 50,000 based on 1910 U.S. Census data. Historic census data from 1900 and 1920 are included to reflect trends in population increases or decreases.

1910
Rank
County Largest city 1900 Pop.[1] 1910 Pop.[1] 1920 Pop.[3] Change 1910-20
1 Wayne Detroit 348,793 531,591 1,177,645 121.5%
2 Kent Grand Rapids 129,714 159,145 183,041 15.0%
3 Saginaw Saginaw 81,222 89,290 100,286 12.3%
4 Houghton Houghton 66,063 88,098 71,930 −18.4%
5 Bay Bay City 62,378 68,238 69,548 1.9%
6 Genesee Flint 41,804 64,555 125,668 94.7%
7 Kalamazoo Kalamazoo 44,310 60,327 71,225 18.1%
8 Calhoun Battle Creek 49,315 56,638 72,918 28.7%
9 Berrien Niles 49,165 53,622 62,653 16.8%
10 Jackson Jackson 48,222 53,426 72,539 35.8%
11 Ingham Lansing 39,818 53,310 81,554 53.0%
12 St. Clair Port Huron 55,228 52,341 58,009 10.8%
13 Oakland Pontiac 44,792 49,576 90,050 81.6%
14 Lenawee Adrian 48,406 47,907 47,767 −0.3%
15 Marquette Marquette 41,239 46,739 45,786 −2.0%
16 Ottawa Holland 39,667 45,301 47,660 5.2%
17 Washtenaw Ann Arbor 47,761 44,714 49,520 10.7%
18 Muskegon Muskegon 37,036 40,577 62,362 53.7%
19 Allegan Holland 38,812 39,819 37,540 −5.7%

Sports[edit]

Baseball[edit]

American football[edit]

Chronology of events[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Thirteenth Census of the United States: Population by Counties and Minor Civil Divisions. U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor Bureau of the Census. pp. 231–248. 
  2. ^ Fourteenth Census of the United States Volume I Population 1920. United States Department of Commerce Bureauof the Census. 1921. pp. 232–236. 
  3. ^ Fourteenth Census of the United States Volume I Population 1920. United States Department of Commerce Bureauof the Census. 1921. pp. 458–468. 
  4. ^ "1915 Detroit Tigers Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ "1915 AL Batting Leaders". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ "2012 University of Michigan Baseball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. 2012. pp. 22, 65. Retrieved August 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ 2012 U-M Baseball Record Book, p. 13.
  8. ^ 2012 U-M Baseball Record Book, p. 16.
  9. ^ "1915 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 
  10. ^ "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. pp. 146, 151. Retrieved June 14, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Football Records: Annual Results". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  12. ^ "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 159, 170. Retrieved June 30, 2016.