About the Scottville Community
Scottville's recorded history began in 1874 when the town was mapped as a station on the Pere Marquette Railroad. It was first called Mason Center because of its location in the county.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,266 people, 525 households, and 345 families residing in the city. The population density was 866.5 per square mile (334.8/km²). There were 574 housing units at an average density of 392.9/sq mi (151.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.47% White, 0.63% African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 1.26% from other races, and 2.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.82% of the population.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,750, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $26,583 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,703. About 15.5% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.8% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.