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Baraga is a village located in Baraga County, Michigan. The village is named after Bishop Frederic Baraga. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,285. The village is located in the southeast corner of Baraga Township.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,285 people, 544 households, and 326 families residing in the village. The population density is 219.5/km² (569.6/mi²). There are 605 housing units at an average density of 103.4/km² (268.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 68.79% White, 0.16% African American, 23.97% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 6.15% from two or more races. 0.86% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 544 households out of which 31.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% are married couples living together, 15.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% are non-families. 36.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.34 and the average family size is 3.03.
In the village the population is spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.4 males.
The median income for a household in the village is $26,290, and the median income for a family is $33,906. Males have a median income of $31,838 versus $21,333 for females. The per capita income for the village is $14,795. 15.6% of the population and 9.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.2% of those under the age of 18 and 20.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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