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Population in 2012: 10,340 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.5%
 

Males: 4,954  (47.9%)
Females: 5,386  (52.1%)

Median resident age:  42.5 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49707.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,562 (it was $30,353 in 2000)
Alpena:

$32,562
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,513

Alpena city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $73,774 (it was $71,200 in 2000)
Alpena:

$73,774
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $107,784; Detached houses: $107,675; Townhouses or other attached units: $142,650; In 2-unit structures: $98,679; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $126,894; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $73,465; Mobile homes: $15,669

Median gross rent in 2012: $486.

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  • White alone - 10,095 (96.3%)
  • Hispanic - 113 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 86 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 70 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 65 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 50 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alpena: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.3%), Polish (18.1%), English (10.0%), French (9.4%), Irish (8.8%), United States (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 590 feet

Land area: 8.38 square miles.

Population density: 1,234 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Alpena:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alpena city:

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

102 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 78 registered sex offenders living in Alpena, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Alpena to the number of sex offenders is 133 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,529 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,321 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Saginaw, MI (116.5 miles , pop. 61,799).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (186.0 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (308.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ossineke, MI (3.2 miles ), Hubbard Lake, MI (4.2 miles ), Presque Isle Harbor, MI (4.2 miles ), Posen, MI (4.3 miles ), Lost Lake Woods, MI (4.5 miles ), Hillman, MI (4.7 miles ), Lincoln, MI (5.1 miles ), Harrisville, MI (5.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $50,700
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $52,000
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $69,600
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $123,900
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $196,300

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Latitude: 45.06 N, Longitude: 83.44 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,710 (+35.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,991 (69.3%)

Area code: 989

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Crime rates in Alpena by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 01000001210
per 100,000 0.08.80.00.00.00.00.09.619.39.80.0
Rapes 4414131515691267
per 100,000 34.335.2122.5117.1136.5137.055.786.6115.658.966.8
Robberies 31412241211
per 100,000 25.78.835.09.018.218.337.29.619.39.89.5
Assaults 2323232113343532431428
per 100,000 197.2202.4201.2189.1118.3310.6325.1307.8414.3137.5267.3
Burglaries 4648706294557970655259
per 100,000 394.5422.4612.4558.4855.6502.4733.9673.4626.3510.6563.2
Thefts 345343341295271281303247277312372
per 100,000 2958.63018.32983.12656.72466.82566.72814.72376.12669.13063.63551.3
Auto thefts 1416151310121219648
per 100,000 120.1140.8131.2117.191.0109.6111.5182.857.839.376.4
Arson 46211344533
per 100,000 34.352.817.59.09.127.437.238.548.229.528.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8) 209.5227.9292.5262.9276.8294.7267.2281.9341.2235.4270.6

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Crime rate in Alpena detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 18 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Michigan average:

1.74

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Alpena, Michigan accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.3%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -104 (-0.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Alpena-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the Alpena city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1991, a category F3 tornado 29.2 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Alpena County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Leon Czolgosz - Steel worker and assassin of President William McKinley, Archie Weston - Football player, Paul Bunker - College football and recipient of Distinguished Service Medal for service at Battle of Corregidor, K. J. Stevens - Blogger, Kenneth Joseph Povish - Catholic bishop, William Scagel - Influential custom knifemaker of the 20th century, Andy Neumann - Politician, Stanley Grenz - Theologian, Bob Butler - Football player, Dan Rohn - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Alpena:

  • DAVITA - ALPENA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 301 OXBOW DR)
  • ALPENA GEN HOSP HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 1521 W. CHISHOLM ST)
  • DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT 4 (Home Health Center, 100 WOODS CIRCLE)
  • ALPENA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 1501 W CHISHOLM ST)
  • HOSPICE OF MICHIGAN (Hospital, 112 WEST CHISHOLM STREET)
  • HOSPICE OF THE SUNRISE SHORE (Hospital, 109 NORTH SECOND AVENUE, SUITE 201)
  • TENDERCARE ALPENA (Nursing Home, 301 LONG RAPIDS RD)
  • TENDERCARE GREEN VIEW (Nursing Home, 1234 GOLF COURSE RD)

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Local government website: www.alpena.mi.us

College/University in Alpena:

  • Alpena Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,149; Location: 665 Johnson St; Public; Website: www.alpenacc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alpena:

  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 101 miles; Harrison, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,363)
  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 107 miles; Traverse City, MI; FT enrollment: 2,488)
  • Northwood University (about 108 miles; Midland, MI; FT enrollment: 2,678)
  • Delta College (about 108 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 4,934)
  • Lake Superior State University (about 109 miles; Sault Ste Marie, MI; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (about 111 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 7,661)
  • Central Michigan University (about 122 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 20,153)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Alpena:

Private elementary/middle schools in Alpena:

  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 86; Location: 355 WILSON ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 71; Location: 500 N 2ND AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ALPENA SDA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 6; Location: 4029 US HIGHWAY 23 S; Grades: 1 - 5)
See full list of schools located in Alpena, School District: ALPENA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Library in Alpena:

  • ALPENA COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,111,511; Location: 211 NORTH FIRST AVENUE; 89,400 books; 2,999 audio materials; 2,689 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 191 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • St. Mary's, and St. Anne's are now combined as All Saint's Catholic School.

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Notable locations in Alpena: Cross Roads Plaza (A), Alpena County Fairgrounds (B), Gilchrist Wharf (C), Alpena County Courthouse (D), Alpena Fire Department (E), Alpena Police Department (F), Alpena County Sheriff Office (G), Jesse Besser Museum (H), Alpena County Library (I), Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Ripley Square Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Alpena include: Thunder Bay Baptist Church (A), Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church (B), Salvation Army Church (C), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (D), Alpena Community of Christ Church (E), First Assembly of God Church (F), Free Methodist Church (G), New Life Christian Fellowship Church (H), Alpena Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Holy Cross Cemetery (1), Evergreen Cemetery (2), Grace Lutheran Cemetery (3), Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery (4), Pine Grove Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Besser (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Thunder Bay River (A), Fletcher Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Alpena include: Thomson Park (1), Blair Park (2), Russel T Gleason Roadside Park (3), Bay View Park (4), Duck Park (5), World's Largest Cement Plant Historical Marker (6), Monarch Mill Historical Marker (7), Saint Bernard Catholic Church Historical Marker (8), First Congregational Church Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Huron Lights (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 7406 USHighway 23 North) (1), Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce (235 West Chisholm Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Bear Bottom Tanning (2052 USHighway 23 South) (1), Alpena-Days Inn (1496 M 32) (2), Fletcher Motel (1001 US 23 North) (3), Dew Drop Inn Motel (2469 French Road) (4), Forty Winks Motel (1021 South State Avenue) (5), Alpena Motel (3011 USHighway 23 South) (6), Big Bear Lodge (2052 USHighway 23 South) (7), Bay Motel (2107 Us-23 South) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: District Court Probation Officer (719 West Chisholm) (1), Alpena County - Circuit Court (720 West Chisholm Street Suite 1) (2), Alpena County - District Court Probation Officer (719 West Chisholm Street Suite 3) (3), Alpena County - Friend Of The Court (719 West Chisholm Street Suite 1) (4), Alpena County - Probate Court (719 West Chisholm Street Suite 4) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Alpena County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alpena and their reported violations in the past:

ALPENA TOWNSHIP (Population served: 5208, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-02-2001), St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2001), St Public Notif received (NOV-26-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-25-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2001)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WORD OF LIFE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 205, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-1997 and SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Unresolved (JUL-01-1997), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-24-1997), St Public Notif requested (OCT-09-1997), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-09-1997), St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-1998), St Compliance achieved (NOV-14-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LITTLE TOWN LOUNGE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LONG LAKE COUNTY PARK (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SUNKEN LAKE PARK (Address: Alpena County Park Dept. , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2001 and SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2001), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2000 and SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Unresolved (OCT-16-2000), St Public Notif requested (OCT-16-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-16-2000), St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
ROSA'S ITALIAN RISTORARNTE' (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-13-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2002 and SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2002), St Unresolved (SEP-30-2002), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
HOPPE'S HUT (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2003 and MAR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-20-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAR-05-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
MOOSE LODGE 571 (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alpena that have no violations reported:

  • CITY OF ALPENA (Population served: 11304, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • PETOSKEY SHELL NORTH (Population served: 650, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WENDY'S (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPRINKLER LAKE ED. CENTER (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MELISSA HAKEN PARTY STORE (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.9%
(23.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 41.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 91.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 44.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.2%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Alpena, MI

People in group quarters in Alpena in 2010:

  • 125 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 56 people in college/university student housing
  • 55 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 34 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 8 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Alpena in 2000:

  • 138 people in nursing homes
  • 70 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 58 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in other group homes
  • 14 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Alpena compared to Michigan state average:

Alpena, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Alpena (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Park Place Drive-In Branch, Alpena Branch, Ripley Boulevard Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • First Federal of Northern Michigan: First Federal Of Northern Michigan at 100 South Second Avenue, branch established on 1957/09/10; Ripley Branch at 300 South Ripley Boulevard, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $216.9 mil, Deposits: $151.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices
  • Independent Bank: Alpena Branch at 2708 U.S. 23, branch established on 1989/06/29; Alpena M-32 Branch at 1324 M-32 West Alpena, branch established on 2002/07/01. Info updated 2010/10/20: Bank assets: $2,304.7 mil, Deposits: $2,092.2 mil, headquarters in Ionia, MI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corporation
  • Citizens Bank: Downtown Alpena at 200 West Chisholm Street, branch established on 1922/05/15. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $9,212.3 mil, Deposits: $7,452.0 mil, headquarters in Flint, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 220 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of Alpena: Bank Of Alpena at 468 Ripley Boulevard, branch established on 2001/03/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $70.1 mil, Deposits: $62.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Alpena Banking Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Alpena, Michigan:

  • Tower Motor Inn, 1496 M-32 W, Alpena, MI 49707 , Phone: (989) 356-6118, Fax: (989) 356-4208
  • Alpena Holiday Inn, 615 E Front St, Alpena, MI 49707 , Phone: (989) 356-2151
  • Sanctuary Inn And Conference Center, 1000 US 23 N, Alpena, MI 49707 , Phone: (989) 356-2151, Fax: (989) 356-2151
  • Best Western Of Alpena, 1286 M-32 W, Alpena, MI 49707 , Phone: (989) 356-9087, Fax: (989) 356-9087
  • Big Bear Lodge Alpena LLC, 2052 US 23 S, Alpena, MI 49707 , Phone: (989) 354-8573, Fax: (989) 354-6072
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Alpena, Michigan

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Alpena travel time to work - commute


Alpena mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Alpena city (based on Alpena County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.89%
Here77.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents56.0%14.2%10.4%3.2%1.8%
Congregations13.6%11.4%6.8%9.1%4.5%
NameUnited Church of ChristSalvation ArmyCommunity Church of ChristNorth American Baptist ConferenceOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.1%1.1%9.7%
Congregations2.3%2.3%4.5%2.3%43.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Alpena County:

3.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Alpena County:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Alpena County:

9.7%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Alpena County:

28.7%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$31,545$47,3181$1,548
Other Government Administration 14$47,754$40,9321$124
Judicial and Legal 1$4,543$54,5160$0
Police Protection - Officers 17$74,563$52,6330$0
Police - Other 2$4,955$29,7302$1,835
Firefighters 24$87,223$43,6120$0
Streets and Highways 4$17,247$51,7410$0
Solid Waste Management 9$17,333$23,1110$0
Parks and Recreation 3$6,573$26,2920$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6$23,074$46,1480$0
Other and Unallocable 4$9,257$27,7712$2,542
Totals for Government 92$324,067$42,2706$6,049

Alpena government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $1,055,000 ($102.03)
    Sewerage: $226,000 ($21.86)
    Water Utilities: $210,000 ($20.31)
    General - Other: $54,000 ($5.22)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,106,000 ($590.52)
    Regular Highways: $2,593,000 ($250.77)
    Sewerage: $1,271,000 ($122.92)
    Water Utilities: $1,059,000 ($102.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $828,000 ($80.08)
    Housing and Community Development: $666,000 ($64.41)
    Transit Utilities: $544,000 ($52.61)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $11,094,000 ($1072.92)
    Corporate Stocks: $6,839,000 ($661.41)
    Benefit Payments: $1,472,000 ($142.36)
    Other Investments - Other: $1,000,000 ($96.71)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $803,000 ($77.66)
    Withdrawals: $110,000 ($10.64)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $280,000 ($27.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,929,000 ($379.98)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $80,000 ($7.74)

Alpena government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,643,000 ($158.90)
    All Other: $1,373,000 ($132.79)
    Housing and Community Development: $427,000 ($41.30)
    Parking Facilities: $124,000 ($11.99)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $2,002,000 ($193.62)
    Local Employee Contribution: $156,000 ($15.09)
    From Parent Local Government: $129,000 ($12.48)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $833,000 ($80.56)
    Transit Utilities: $90,000 ($8.70)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $708,000 ($68.47)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $346,000 ($33.46)
    General Revenue, NEC: $188,000 ($18.18)
    Rents: $78,000 ($7.54)
    Fines and Forfeits: $34,000 ($3.29)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($0.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,477,000 ($142.84)
    Transit Utilities: $85,000 ($8.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,427,000 ($138.01)
    Highways: $941,000 ($91.01)
    Transit Utilities: $293,000 ($28.34)
    All Other: $23,000 ($2.22)
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000 ($0.97)
  • Tax - Property: $4,730,000 ($457.45)
    Other License: $146,000 ($14.12)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $14,000 ($1.35)

Alpena government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,166,000 ($789.75)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,577,000 ($732.79)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $593,000 ($57.35)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,000 ($0.39)

Alpena government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $6,076,000 ($587.62)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,853,000 ($856.19)

4.16% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,704 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Michigan average:

5.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Presque Isle County, MI  0.35% ($25,707 average AGI)
from Montmorency County, MI  0.30% ($22,657)
from Alcona County, MI  0.24% ($24,964)


5.25% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Michigan average:

5.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Presque Isle County, MI  0.33% ($41,051 average AGI)
to Kent County, MI  0.23% ($25,852)
to Alcona County, MI  0.22% ($30,308)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alpena:

  • WATZ (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALPENA, MI; Owner: WATZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WHAK (960 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS CITY, MI)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WJML (1110 AM; 10 kW; PETOSKEY, MI)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alpena:

  • W272AN (102.3 FM; ALPENA, MI; Owner: LUD'S ALPINE, INC.)
  • WATZ-FM (99.3 FM; ALPENA, MI; Owner: WATZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WHSB (107.7 FM; ALPENA, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO NETWORK CORPORATION)
  • WCML-FM (91.7 FM; ALPENA, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WPHN (90.5 FM; GAYLORD, MI; Owner: NORTHERN CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WCMB-FM (95.7 FM; OSCODA, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • W268AB (101.5 FM; ALPENA, MI; Owner: BRUCE DIETZ)
  • WKJZ (94.9 FM; HILLMAN, MI; Owner: CARROLL ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WJOJ (89.7 FM; HARRISVILLE, MI; Owner: NORTHLAND COMMUNITY BROADCASTERS)
  • W251AD (98.1 FM; ALPENA, MI; Owner: WAYNE KOWALSKI)
  • WVXA (96.7 FM; ROGERS CITY, MI; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Alpena:

  • W18BT (Channel 18; ALPENA, MI; Owner: THUNDER BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCML (Channel 6; ALPENA, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • W31BO (Channel 31; ALPENA, MI; Owner: ROCKFLEET BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WBKB-TV (Channel 11; ALPENA, MI; Owner: THUNDER BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION.)
See more detailed statistics of Alpena fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 20 meters (66ft)
Total average daily traffic: 37,023
Total average daily truck traffic: 477
Total future (year 2006) average daily traffic: 43,518

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alpena)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 112 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Alpena, MI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alpena)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Alpena)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 30 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 51
  • Hazardous Condition: 32
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Alpena


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alpena, MI

Most common first names in Alpena, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John20875.8 years
William20175.8 years
Mary15880.4 years
Robert15369.7 years
Joseph12477.5 years
Margaret12179.2 years
James12071.6 years
Helen11979.9 years
Frank10976.8 years
Edward10574.0 years
Most common last names in Alpena, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8077.7 years
Anderson4675.0 years
Miller3879.8 years
Johnson3473.9 years
Thompson3477.9 years
Brown3277.8 years
Werda2968.2 years
Skiba2880.2 years
Davis2875.9 years
Schultz2779.3 years
Businesses in Alpena, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's3
Arby's1Nike3
Best Western1Payless1
Burger King1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
FedEx4Sears1
GNC1Staples1
H&R Block2Subway3
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1U-Haul2
JCPenney1UPS9
Jones New York3Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Alpena, MI


Alpena on our top lists:

  • #88 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #47 (49707) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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  • John A. Radtke (2)
  • Jeff Konczak (2)
  • Frank M. Bono (1)
  • Paul Andrew Edwards (1)
  • Douglas Krentz (1)
  • Dennis A. Schultz (1)

Total of 24 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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