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Population in 2012: 190 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.3%
 

Males: 90  (47.4%)
Females: 100  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  43.0 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49917.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,344 (it was $24,500 in 2000)
Copper City:

$26,344
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,851

Copper City village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $47,773 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Copper City:

$47,773
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $57,119; Detached houses: $57,119

Median gross rent in 2012: $613.

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Copper City races chart
  • White alone - 185 (97.4%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (2.1%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Copper City: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.4%), Irish (9.9%), English (7.3%), Polish (7.3%), Italian (3.3%), French (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 877 feet

Land area: 0.08 square miles.

Population density: 2,249 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Copper City:

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 12.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Copper City village:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 61.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

5 residents are foreign born (1.0% North America, 0.5% Europe).

This village:  2.6%
Michigan:  6.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $750 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $980 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (179.2 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (278.0 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (378.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ahmeek, MI (1.0 miles) , Calumet, MI (2.0 miles ), Laurium, MI (2.0 miles ), Lake Linden, MI (2.5 miles ), Hubbell, MI (2.8 miles ), Eagle River, MI (3.2 miles) , Dollar Bay, MI (3.6 miles ), Houghton, MI (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 47.28 N, Longitude: 88.39 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 906

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.5%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+3.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (60%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (20%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Top executives (9%)
  • Business operations specialists (9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (14%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)

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Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Houghton County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Copper City:

  • ASPIRUS KEWEENAW HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; LAURIUM, MI)
  • OUR LADY OF MERCY HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HUBBELL, MI)
  • PORTAGE HEALTH DIALYSIS CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; HANCOCK, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Copper City:

  • Michigan Technological University (about 14 miles; Houghton, MI; Full-time enrollment: 6,330)
  • Northern Michigan University (about 69 miles; Marquette, MI; FT enrollment: 7,952)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 177 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 178 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 179 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • Lake Superior College (about 181 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 192 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 3,643)

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Notable location: Copper City Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Houghton 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 Copper City and their reported violations in the past:

COPPER CITY (Population served: 210, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUN-01-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2002)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.4%
(23.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  67.5%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Copper City, MI

Copper City compared to Michigan state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Copper City travel time to work - commute


Copper City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (34%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Electricity (11%)

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Religion statistics for Copper City village (based on Houghton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.29%
Here49.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents55.3%19.2%7.1%3.7%2.8%
Congregations20.0%14.5%12.7%5.5%1.8%
NameWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodEpiscopal ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents1.9%1.5%1.5%0.9%6.2%
Congregations3.6%3.6%3.6%1.8%32.7%
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
Houghton County:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Houghton County:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
This county:

11.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Houghton County:

28.8%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.6%
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 0$0 1$380
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$475
Sewerage 0$0 2$520
Water Supply 0$0 2$490
Totals for Government 0$0 13$1,865

Copper City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $425,000 ($2236.84)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($178.95)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($89.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($52.63)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($47.37)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($42.11)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($21.05)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($21.05)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($21.05)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($10.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($21.05)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($47.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,000 ($21.05)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $27,000 ($142.11)

Copper City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $22,000 ($115.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($63.16)
    All Other: $1,000 ($5.26)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $447,000 ($2352.63)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($10.53)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($21.05)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($5.26)
    Rents: $1,000 ($5.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $38,000 ($200.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $24,000 ($126.32)
    Highways: $15,000 ($78.95)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($68.42)

Copper City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $68,000 ($357.89)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $66,000 ($347.37)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,000 ($10.53)

Copper City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $66,000 ($347.37)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $168,000 ($884.21)

6.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,824 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.87% of residents moved from foreign countries ($607 average AGI)
Houghton County:

0.87%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Marquette County, MI  0.40% ($31,936 average AGI)
from Baraga County, MI  0.21% ($26,760)
from Keweenaw County, MI  0.16% ($27,474)


7.38% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,003 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
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 Marquette County, MI  0.63% ($23,573 average AGI)
to Keweenaw County, MI  0.27% ($58,688)
to Oakland County, MI  0.23% ($23,963)

Strongest AM radio stations in Copper City:

  • WMPL (920 AM; 1 kW; HANCOCK, MI)
  • WCCY (1400 AM; 1 kW; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: TU-MAR BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WZAM (970 AM; 5 kW; ISHPEMING, MI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDMJ (1320 AM; 5 kW; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Copper City:

  • WGLI (98.7 FM; HANCOCK, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY INDIAN COMMUNITY)
  • WOLV (97.7 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: TU-MAR BROADCASTING, INC)
  • W260AC (99.9 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • WHKB (102.3 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: TU-MAR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGGL-FM (91.1 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WKMJ-FM (93.5 FM; HANCOCK, MI; Owner: VICTOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCUP (105.7 FM; L'ANSE, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY INDIAN COMMUNITY)

TV broadcast stations around Copper City:

  • WBKP (Channel 5; CALUMET, MI; Owner: SCANLAN TELEVISION, INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 55 meters (180ft)
Total average daily traffic: 368,892
Total average daily truck traffic: 7,794


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB8VZV
    Grant Date: 12/20/1994, Expiration Date: 12/20/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/21/2006
    Registrant: Lawrence H Blahnik, Copper City, MI 49917



Most common first names in Copper City, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William561.6 years
John474.5 years
Charles379.0 years
Eino384.0 years
Earl278.5 years
Albert275.5 years
Carl286.0 years
Eva280.4 years
Anna287.0 years
Irene290.0 years
Most common last names in Copper City, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kytta484.6 years
Chopp374.3 years
Lamerand379.3 years
Mattila366.0 years
Niemi377.3 years
Stefonich376.9 years
Laity382.7 years
Paskvan278.0 years
Peters278.5 years
Stimac280.6 years
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