|Nickname(s): Pinny, Cheesetown|
|Motto(s): Cheese Capital of Michigan|
|o Mayor||Robert Hall|
|o City Manager||Richard Byrne|
|o Total||0.85 sq mi (2.20 km2)|
|o Land||0.85 sq mi (2.20 km2)|
|o Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||600 ft (183 m)|
|o Estimate (2016)||1,257|
|o Density||1,500/sq mi (590/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|o Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0634899|
Pinconning is a city in Bay County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,307 at the 2010 Census. In 2016 the population was estimated to be 1,257. It is included in the Bay City, Michigan Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The city is locally noted for production of cheese and cheese products, especially Pinconning cheese.
The name, "Pinconning," comes from the Ojibwe Opinikaaning (syncope as Pinkaaning; recorded as "o-pin-nic-con-ing"), which translates into English as, "potato place.". The community is named after the Pinconning River, which flows through the community.
The town was first settled in 1872 by George VanEtten and Henry Kaiser as a lumber settlement along the Pinconning River. The post office in Pinconning opened on January 29, 1873. In 1907 a man named William Reid moved to Pinconning, and started Pinconning Creamery. A gravel road between Pinconning and neighboring Standish was built in 1918, the same year the prohibition had taken effect.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.85 square miles (2.20 km2), all land. The Pinconning River flows through the city. The city is located roughly 1.5 miles west of Saginaw Bay.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,307 people, 580 households, and 324 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,537.6 inhabitants per square mile (593.7/km2). There were 637 housing units at an average density of 749.4 per square mile (289.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.5% White, 0.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.
There were 580 households of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.6% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.1% were non-families. 38.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.99.
The median age in the city was 37.1 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 16.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,386 people, 609 households, and 356 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,594.9 per square mile (615.1/km²). There were 645 housing units at an average density of 742.2 per square mile (286.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.40% White, 0.07% African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.25% of the population.
There were 609 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the city, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,188, and the median income for a family was $33,646. Males had a median income of $32,344 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,210. About 15.0% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.
The city is within the Pinconning Area School District.