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Population in 2010: 319. Population change since 2000: +20.4%
Males: 167  (52.5%)
Females: 152  (47.5%)

Median resident age:  57.9 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49808, 49855.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $54,896 (it was $34,750 in 2000)
Big Bay:

$54,896
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,476

Big Bay CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $98,928 (it was $88,300 in 2000)
Big Bay:

$98,928
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $333,556; Detached houses: $261,020; Townhouses or other attached units: $2,693,853; In 2-unit structures: $2,693,853; Mobile homes: $99,134

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  • White alone - 301 (94.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Big Bay: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Big Bay, Michigan on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Big Bay is mentioned 71 times on our forum:
Pics of Spectacular Michigan  (2113 replies)
Rental homes for family moving to Marquette?  (14 replies)
Houghton vs Marquette?  (28 replies)
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Best "Must see" sights in Michigan.  (48 replies)
Lake Superior can be a cruel Mistress.  (75 replies)

Ancestries: German (25.1%), French (21.8%), Irish (14.0%), English (11.9%), Czech (1.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 685 feet

Land area: 3.83 square miles.

Population density: 83 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Big Bay:

  • High school or higher: 98.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 19.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Bay CDP:

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 45.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 23.4%

6 residents are foreign born (2.7% Europe).

This place:  2.7%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Big Bay, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Big Bay to the number of sex offenders is 319 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,571 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $744 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (159.7 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (260.4 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (344.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Negaunee, MI (4.7 miles ), Ishpeming, MI (4.7 miles ), Trowbridge Park, MI (4.7 miles ), West Ishpeming, MI (4.8 miles ), Marquette, MI (4.9 miles ), Michigamme, MI (5.1 miles ), Palmer, MI (5.2 miles ), Harvey, MI (5.3 miles ).

Latitude: 46.81 N, Longitude: 87.73 W

Area code: 906

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.1%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Finance and insurance (20%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Woodworkers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)

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Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marquette County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Big Bay, MI

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Bay:

  • Northern Michigan University (about 24 miles; Marquette, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,952)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 45 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,330)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 159 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 4,962)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 160 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 3,643)
  • Lake Superior State University (about 162 miles; Sault Ste Marie, MI; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 165 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 176 miles; Traverse City, MI; FT enrollment: 2,488)

Public elementary/middle school in Big Bay:

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Notable location: Powell Township Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Big Bay include: Presbyterian Church of Big Bay (A), Saint Mary's Catholic Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: McKenzie Bay (A), Lake Independence (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Big Bay: Perkins County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Beach: Squaw Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Big Bay Motel (96 Bensinger).

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.3%
(3.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  1.9 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  55.6%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Big Bay, MI

Big Bay compared to Michigan state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Wood (33%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Big Bay CDP (based on Marquette County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.97%
Here57.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents52.2%23.1%6.2%4.4%1.9%
Congregations16.3%18.8%11.3%2.5%3.8%
NameEpiscopal ChurchBaptist General ConferenceSalvation ArmyAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.9%1.4%1.3%1.2%6.5%
Congregations6.3%5.0%2.5%2.5%31.3%
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: 15
Marquette County:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Marquette County:

4.44 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 52
This county:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Marquette County:

29.0%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.1%
State:

13.4%

5.36% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($323 average AGI)
Marquette County:

0.10%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Houghton County, MI  0.31% ($23,573 average AGI)
from Delta County, MI  0.20% ($28,896)
from Alger County, MI  0.18% ($20,262)


5.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,428 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Michigan average:

5.98%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($242 average AGI)
Marquette County:

0.08%
Michigan average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Delta County, MI  0.21% ($37,700 average AGI)
to Houghton County, MI  0.20% ($31,936)
to Alger County, MI  0.18% ($39,256)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Bay:

  • WZAM (970 AM; 5 kW; ISHPEMING, MI)
  • WDMJ (1320 AM; 5 kW; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WIAN (1240 AM; 1 kW; ISHPEMING, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Bay:

  • WKQS-FM (101.9 FM; NEGAUNEE, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WFXD (103.3 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WNGE (99.5 FM; NEGAUNEE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WMQT-FM (107.7 FM; ISHPEMING, MI; Owner: TACONITE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNMU-FM (90.1 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WGLI (98.7 FM; HANCOCK, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY INDIAN COMMUNITY)
  • WVCN (104.3 FM; BARAGA, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJPD (92.3 FM; ISHPEMING, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • W260AG (99.9 FM; ISHPEMING, MI; Owner: FAMILY EDUC. BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHWL (95.7 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • WCUP (105.7 FM; L'ANSE, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY INDIAN COMMUNITY)
  • WUPK (94.1 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Big Bay:

  • WMQF (Channel 19; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: MARQUETTE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBKP (Channel 5; CALUMET, MI; Owner: SCANLAN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLUC-TV (Channel 6; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: WLUC LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WNMU (Channel 13; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: BD. OF CONTROL OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Big Bay)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 8101, S Of Big Bay Road On Cr 510 (Lat: 46.784083 Lon: -87.726500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 144.8 m, Overall height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WPUX699
    Assigned Frequencies: 866.012 MHz, 851.012 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/09/2012, Expiration Date: 05/22/2022, Certifier: Harry E Warner
    Registrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:
  • 8101, S Of Big Bay Road On Cr510 (Lat: 46.784083 Lon: -87.726500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 144.8 m, Overall height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WPUY459
    Assigned Frequencies: 866.362 MHz, 866.862 MHz, 867.862 MHz, 868.362 MHz, 868.862 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/09/2012, Expiration Date: 05/28/2022, Certifier: Harry E Warner
    Registrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:
  • Lat: 46.743333 Lon: -87.879139, Call Sign: WQOM427
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.725 MHz, 159.555 MHz, 158.220 MHz, 152.465 MHz, 157.725 MHz, 159.555 MHz, 158.220 MHz, 159.600 MHz, 159.765 MHz, 160.005 MHz... (+3 more)
    Grant Date: 11/15/2011, Expiration Date: 11/15/2021, Certifier: Tim Worth
    Registrant: Range Corporation, 2342 Us 41 W, Marquete, MI 49855-4300, Phone: (906) 228-7000, Fax: (906) 228-8658

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BIG BAY, 8101, S Of Big Bay Road On Cr510 (Lat: 46.784083 Lon: -87.726500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 144.8 m, Overall height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WPSN993
    Assigned Frequencies: 6541.25 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/06/2011, Expiration Date: 06/29/2021, Certifier: Harry E Warner
    Registrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Remington Road (Lat: 46.738528 Lon: -87.654000), Overall height: 55 m, Call Sign: KUS281
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.240 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/06/2008, Expiration Date: 04/09/2018
    Registrant: Range Corporation, 2342 Us 41 West, Marquette, MI 49855, Phone: (906) 228-7000, Fax: (906) 228-8653, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Perkins Park Cr 550 (Lat: 46.806028 Lon: -87.726250), Type: Tower, Call Sign: KFV901
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/18/2004, Expiration Date: 09/22/2014
    Registrant: Marquette County Central Dispatch, 180 Us-41 East, Negaunee, MI 49866, Phone: (906) 475-1118, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KD8DAY, Licensee ID: L01129930
    Grant Date: 03/17/2006, Expiration Date: 03/17/2016, Certifier: Robert L Meyers
    Registrant: Robert L Meyers, Big Bay, MI 49808
  • Call Sign: KD8FDS, Licensee ID: L01244621
    Grant Date: 02/09/2007, Expiration Date: 02/09/2017, Certifier: Thomas C Moran
    Registrant: Thomas C Moran, Big Bay, MI 49808


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3


Most common first names in Big Bay, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George573.8 years
James568.2 years
Mary573.8 years
Charles476.0 years
Leo464.2 years
William471.8 years
Andrew360.0 years
Anna381.7 years
Edward376.3 years
John367.3 years
Most common last names in Big Bay, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Temple577.2 years
Burns469.2 years
Johnson477.2 years
Havel375.7 years
Boulden364.3 years
Lukity381.0 years
Mackert360.4 years
Tompkins393.7 years
White380.7 years
Barrett280.5 years
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