Bad Axe, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 2,956 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.6%
 
Males: 1,503  (50.9%)
Females: 1,453  (49.1%)
Median resident age:

44.9 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 48413.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,491 (it was $32,125 in 2000)
Bad Axe:

$39,491
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,020 (it was $17,465 in 2000)

Bad Axe city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $99,095 (it was $70,200 in 2000)
Bad Axe:

$99,095
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $160,334; detached houses: $167,188; townhouses or other attached units: $175,749; in 2-unit structures: $62,835; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $185,696; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $232,867; mobile homes: $51,862; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $216,271

Median gross rent in 2017: $600.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bad Axe: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.2%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.5% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Bad Axe, MI (2017)
    • 2,84493.6%White alone
    • 732.4%Hispanic
    • 672.2%Asian alone
    • 170.6%American Indian alone
    • 140.5%Two or more races
    • 70.2%Black alone

Races in Bad Axe detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Bad Axe, Michigan as of July 15, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bad Axe is 144 to 1.


Crime rates in Bad Axe by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(182.5)
1
(30.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.0)
1
(34.0)
1
(32.0)
5
(161.7)
7
(229.4)
13
(427.9)
1
(33.3)
4
(133.8)
3
(101.5)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.5)
1
(33.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.8)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(60.8)
8
(247.1)
1
(31.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.0)
5
(170.0)
6
(191.9)
3
(97.0)
7
(229.4)
3
(98.7)
1
(33.3)
1
(33.5)
3
(101.5)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
20
(608.5)
11
(339.7)
15
(474.2)
10
(325.1)
15
(495.2)
14
(475.9)
8
(255.8)
7
(226.4)
3
(98.3)
4
(131.7)
4
(133.1)
6
(200.7)
5
(169.1)
5
(170.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
131
(3,985)
131
(4,046)
99
(3,130)
136
(4,421)
139
(4,589)
83
(2,821)
98
(3,134)
120
(3,881)
56
(1,835)
48
(1,580)
63
(2,097)
77
(2,576)
107
(3,620)
73
(2,489)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(121.7)
2
(61.8)
2
(63.2)
1
(32.5)
3
(99.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.0)
2
(64.7)
1
(32.8)
1
(32.9)
2
(66.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(101.5)
3
(102.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(30.4)
2
(61.8)
0
(0.0)
6
(195.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)369.9264.7233.0212.0269.1207.3209.8325.0312.3437.1131.8230.8276.4119.7

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City-data.com crime index in Bad Axe, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: Polish (27.1%), German (18.9%), American (9.0%), English (7.9%), Irish (7.6%), French Canadian (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 765 feet

Land area: 2.14 square miles.

Population density: 1,381 people per square mile   (low).

Bad Axe, Michigan map

95 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

This city:

3.1%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,500 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,802 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Saginaw, MI (54.5 miles , pop. 61,799).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (98.0 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (273.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ubly, MI (2.7 miles ),
Elkton, MI (3.0 miles ),
Kinde, MI (3.1 miles ),
Pigeon, MI (3.7 miles ),
Owendale, MI (3.8 miles ),
Minden City, MI (3.8 miles ),
Gagetown, MI (4.0 miles ),
Cass City, MI (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 43.80 N, Longitude: 83.00 W

Area code: 989

Distribution of median household income in Bad Axe, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bad Axe, MI in 2017
Bad Axe satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.6%
Michigan:

4.4%
Historical population in Bad Axe, MI
Historical housing units in Bad Axe, MI
Most common industries in Bad Axe, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.1%)
  • Machinery (8.1%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (15.2%)
  • Machinery (13.6%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.8%)
  • Educational services (15.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Bad Axe, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)

Average climate in Bad Axe, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bad Axe, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.6. This is better than average.

City:

60.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Bad Axe-area historical tornado activity is below Michigan state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 48.6 miles away from the Bad Axe city center killed 116 people and injured 844 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/12/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bad Axe-area historical earthquake activity is near Michigan state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 207.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 178.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 170.2 miles away from Bad Axe center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 236.6 miles away from Bad Axe center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 390.3 miles away from Bad Axe center
On 6/20/2006 at 20:11:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 162.8 miles away from Bad Axe center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Huron County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bad Axe topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bad Axe:

  • HURON MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1100 SOUTH VAN DYKE ROAD)
  • HURON MEMORIAL HOSPICE (1100 S VANDYKE)
  • COURTNEY MANOR (1167 E HOPSON STREET)
  • HURON CO MED CARE FACILITY (1116 S VAN DYKE RD)
  • SUNNY ACRES NURSING CENTER (2762 PIGEON RD)

Airports located in Bad Axe:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bad Axe:

  • Saginaw Valley State University (about 52 miles; University Center, MI; Full-time enrollment: 9,021)
  • Delta College (about 53 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 7,480)
  • St Clair County Community College (about 64 miles; Port Huron, MI; FT enrollment: 3,057)
  • Mott Community College (about 64 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 7,394)
  • University of Michigan-Flint (about 65 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 6,284)
  • Northwood University-Michigan (about 65 miles; Midland, MI; FT enrollment: 2,763)
  • Kettering University (about 66 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 2,044)

Public high schools in Bad Axe:

  • BAD AXE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 440, Location: 200 NORTH BARRIE RD, Grades: 8-12)
  • HURON LEARNING CENTER (Students: 58, Location: 1299 SOUTH THOMAS RD SUITE 2, Grades: PK-12)
  • ASCENT HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 309 N OUTER DR, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bad Axe:

  • BIG BURNING SCHOOL (Students: 27, Location: 1509 NORTH VAN DYKE RD, Grades: KG-8)
  • CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 24, Location: 2927 CROCKARD RD, Grades: KG-8)
  • VERONA MILLS SCHOOL (Students: 21, Location: 3487 SCHOOL ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • ADAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 10, Location: 4151 SECTION LINE RD, Grades: KG-8)
  • BAD AXE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 750 SOUTH VAN DYKE RD, Grades: 4-7)
  • BAD AXE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 404 HATCHET DR, Grades: KG-3)
See full list of schools located in Bad Axe

Library in Bad Axe:

  • BAD AXE AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $271,609; Location: 200 SOUTH HANSELMAN STREET; 28,540 books; 2,771 audio materials; 3,994 video materials; 135 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bad Axe: Huron Community Fairgrounds (A), Bad Axe Station (B), Central Huron Ambulance Service Association (C), Bad Axe Public Library (D), Bad Axe City Hall (E), Bad Axe Area Fire Department (F), Huron County Sheriff Office (G), Bad Axe Museum (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bad Axe include: First Baptist Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Sacred Heart Church (C), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (D), Our Savior Lutheran Church (E), Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (F), Grace Community Missionary Church (G), Seventh Day Adventist Church (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Bad Axe: Bad Axe City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Huron County Board of Commissioners (Nature Centers; County Building), Bannick Music & Games (Amusement & Theme Parks; 918 East Huron Avenue), Huron County Visitors Bureau (Loosemore Road).

Hotels: Best Western Bad Axe Hotel & Resort (898 N. Port Crescent), Coral Gables Motel (1151 South Van Dyke Road), Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (898 North Van Dyke), Apple Creek Inn (1151 South Van Dyke Road), Franklin Inn Motor Lodge (1060 East Huron Avenue), Four Seasons Health Care Center (1167 East Hopson Street), Bad Axe Inn (898 North Van Dyke Road).

Birthplace of: Johnny Prill - Accordionist, Thomas L. Holling - Politician.

Huron County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

BAD AXE (Population served: 3,129, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-13-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-13-2013)
LONGSHOT LANES BAR & GAMES (Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
VERONA HILLS GOLF CLUB (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
VERONA TAVERN- TSCHIRHART (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SENIOR CITIZENS MEAL SITE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HURON KNIGHTS BUILDING ASSOC. (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
NORTH VAN DYKE OFFICE-HBH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • M-46 MINI MARKET (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OAK BEACH COUNTY PARK BEACH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MCGRAW PARK (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OAK BEACH COUNTY PARK CG (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RICK'S AND NICK'S INC (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NEW LIFE CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORMANS CORPORATION (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.0%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.2%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Bad Axe in 2010:

  • 105 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 54 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 31 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Bad Axe in 2000:

  • 94 people in nursing homes
  • 62 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 26 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Bad Axe (2011 data):

  • Independent Bank: Bad Axe Branch at 305 East Huron Avenue, branch established on 1886/07/10; Northgate Branch at 655 North Port Crescent Street, branch established on 1966/02/18. 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
  • Signature Bank: at One East Huron Avenue, branch established on 1894/01/01; North Van Dyke Branch at 833 North Van Dyke, branch established on 1976/02/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $232.6 mil, Deposits: $203.0 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Of Huron Corp.
  • Chemical Bank: Bad Axe Branch at 704 North Van Dyke Road, branch established on 1980/08/26. Info updated 2010/07/30: Bank assets: $5,331.9 mil, Deposits: $4,367.1 mil, headquarters in Midland, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 146 total offices, Holding Company: Chemical Financial Corporation
  • Northstar Bank: at 833 South Van Dyke, branch established on 2001/02/01. Info updated 2010/02/26: Bank assets: $238.3 mil, Deposits: $205.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Northstar Financial Group, Inc.
  • Bay Port State Bank: Bad Axe Branch at 796 North Vandyke, branch established on 1995/12/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $86.1 mil, Deposits: $77.8 mil, headquarters in Bay Port, MI, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Bay Port Financial Corporation
  • Talmer Bank and Trust: Bad Axe at 123 N. Port Crescent, branch established on 1937/01/01. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $2,126.7 mil, Deposits: $1,722.6 mil, headquarters in Troy, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 56 total offices, Holding Company: Talmer Bancorp Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Bad Axe:

Marital status in Bad Axe, MI
  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

For population 25 years and over in Bad Axe:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bad Axe
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bad Axe, MI (based on Huron County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,25037
Catholic6,76516
Mainline Protestant2,89524
Other5805
None15,628-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Huron County:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Huron County:

7.22 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 41
Huron County:

12.33 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

9.8%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.4%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.0%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

59.3%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bad Axe:

60.9%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.8
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bad Axe:

16.8%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bad Axe:

8.0%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bad Axe:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.2%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Bad Axe:

65.1%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.2%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bad Axe, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 7$28,253$48,4343$3,277
Streets and Highways 4$14,718$44,1540$0
Sewerage 4$16,587$49,7611$735
Other Government Administration 4$14,306$42,9181$1,196
Water Supply 1$3,623$43,4760$0
Financial Administration 1$3,339$40,0680$0
Police - Other 0$0 2$974
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 21$80,826$46,1867$6,182

Bad Axe government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,044,000 ($353.18)
    Police Protection: $734,000 ($248.31)
    Sewerage: $715,000 ($241.88)
    Regular Highways: $710,000 ($240.19)
    Central Staff Services: $425,000 ($143.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $135,000 ($45.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $118,000 ($39.92)
    Local Fire Protection: $58,000 ($19.62)
    General Public Buildings: $47,000 ($15.90)
    Financial Administration: $42,000 ($14.21)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($6.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $78,000 ($26.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $267,000 ($90.32)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,208,000 ($408.66)

Bad Axe government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,284,000 ($434.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $136,000 ($46.01)
    Other: $26,000 ($8.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($5.07)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $383,000 ($129.57)
    Rents: $47,000 ($15.90)
    Interest Earnings: $23,000 ($7.78)
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000 ($4.40)
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,000 ($3.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,157,000 ($391.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $329,000 ($111.30)
    Highways: $286,000 ($96.75)
    Other: $131,000 ($44.32)
  • Tax - Property: $1,497,000 ($506.43)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $24,000 ($8.12)

Bad Axe government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,516,000 ($1527.74)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,124,000 ($1395.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $393,000 ($132.95)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000 ($0.34)

Bad Axe government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,393,000 ($1824.42)

3.56% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,574 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.56%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Tuscola County, MI  0.52% ($37,219 average AGI)
from Sanilac County, MI  0.38% ($32,189)
from Oakland County, MI  0.32% ($112,444)


4.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,772 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.21%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Tuscola County, MI  0.61% ($30,407 average AGI)
to Sanilac County, MI  0.48% ($34,176)
to Oakland County, MI  0.31% ($48,628)
Businesses in Bad Axe, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's1
Burger King1New Balance1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes1
Fashion Bug1Sears2
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS4
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bad Axe:

  • WLEW (1340 AM; 1 kW; BAD AXE, MI; Owner: THUMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WSGW (790 AM; 5 kW; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • 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)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMIC (660 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SANDUSKY, MI; Owner: SANILAC BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bad Axe:

  • WLEW-FM (102.1 FM; BAD AXE, MI; Owner: THUMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHNN (96.1 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W207BL (89.3 FM; PINNEBOG, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bad Axe:

  • WDCP-TV (Channel 35; BAD AXE, MI; Owner: DELTA COLLEGE)
Bad Axe fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Bad Axe fatal accident list:

Sep 22, 2007 08:17 PM, Sr-142, Lat: 43.802494, Lon: -82.982814, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 26, 2002 02:37 PM, Soper Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 15, 2000 06:47 PM, Outer Drive, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 12, 1990 07:05 PM, Huron Ave, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 10, 1987 10:45 AM, 142, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 11, 1984 01:05 PM, 53, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Dec 7, 1981 11:17 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 4.4mTotal length
  • 3,200Total average daily traffic
  • 227Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,629Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bad Axe)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Bad Axe, MI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bad Axe)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Bad Axe)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 25. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 37 took place in 2010, and the least - 11 in 2013. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Bad Axe, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (36.6%), and Structure Fires (34.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bad Axe, MI
    • 15536.6%Outside Fires
    • 14834.9%Structure Fires
    • 7918.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 429.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bad Axe, MI
Most common first names in Bad Axe, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8375.8 years
Mary7380.4 years
William5776.9 years
Anna4385.8 years
Robert4073.9 years
Charles3877.0 years
Margaret3783.0 years
James3676.4 years
George3582.1 years
Frank3480.7 years
Most common last names in Bad Axe, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3773.9 years
Miller1779.6 years
Edwards1671.6 years
Mcdonald1575.8 years
Osentoski1478.7 years
Wolschlager1481.1 years
Talaski1372.9 years
Rapson1273.2 years
Hass1279.9 years
Brown1181.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bad Axe, MI
  • 93.9%Utility gas
  • 4.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bad Axe, MI
  • 74.2%Utility gas
  • 19.0%Electricity
  • 4.9%Other fuel
  • 1.8%No fuel used


Bad Axe compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 8 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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  • Leroy Albert Koglin, Jr. (1)
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