The median age in the city was 29.2 years. 32%
Most people know that sunset is the time when the sun goes down. But did you know that the sun doesn't actually set? Instead, Earth rotates into darkness, giving us the illusion that the sun is setting. So what causes sunset?
Well, it's a combination of things. The Earth's atmosphere scatters sunlight in every direction, but blue and violet light are scattered more than other colors. This is why the sky is usually blue during the daytime. As the sun gets lower in the sky, the atmosphere becomes thicker and more dense.
This scattering of sunlight happens to a greater extent, and we see red and orange light more than blue and violet light. That's why sunset is usually a beautiful red or orange color. So next time you see sunset, remember that you're actually seeing Earth rotate into darkness!
Bronson, population 30,000, is a city located in Kalamazoo County in the west-central portion of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a charter city. Bronson is the departure point for the Kalamazoo Aerial Tramway, the only aerial tram system in the United States.
The city was originally known as Bronsonville after Elijah Bronson, who in 1828 donated of land for its establishment. The early settlement had three stores, a blacksmith shop, a sawmill, and a school. In the 1840s, the community had a post office, school, churches, and 120 residents. Bronsonville changed its name to Bronson in 1848. A boom in the automobile industry in the 1920s and 1930s led to a rapid increase in the population of Bronson. The city's economy was based entirely on the automotive industry before the collapse of that industry in the early 1980s.
The city is located in western Kalamazoo County at the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 and M-52. The city's eastern boundary follows the Grand River. The city is bordered to the north by the city of Portage, to the east by the city of Kalamazoo, to the south by the city of Kalamazoo Township, and to the west by the city of Kalamazoo.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , of which is land and is water.
Bronson experiences a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps.
As of the census of 2010, there were 30,931 people, 12,073 households, and 7,514 families residing in the city. The population density was . There were 13,813 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the city was 76.1% White, 9.0% African American, 2.6% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 3.7% from other races, and 4.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.8% of the population.
There were 12,073 households of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.2% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.11.
The median age in the city was 29.2 years. 32%}
As the sun sets, the sky slowly grows dark. For many people, this is a time to relax and wind down for the day. But have you ever wondered exactly when it gets dark? The answer may surprise you.
Did you know that darkness actually begins long before the sun sets? As the sun gets lower in the sky, its light has to travel through more atmosphere. This filters out some of the blue light, making the sun look redder. At the same time, shadows get longer and darker. So by the time the sun finally dips below the horizon, darkness has already begun to fall.
Of course, not all places on Earth experience darkness at the same time. Near the equator, the sun sets and rises almost directly overhead. This means that there is less of a difference between daytime and nighttime. Closer to the poles, however, the sun stays low in the sky for much of the year. This leads to longer periods of darkness during wintertime.