Copper City, Michigan

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Population in 2013: 189 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.8%
 
Males: 89  (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 (it was $12,281 in 2000)

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 2012: All housing units: $57,119; Detached houses: $57,119

Median gross rent in 2012: $613.

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

Races in Copper City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Copper City: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.3%), Irish (9.3%), Polish (7.1%), English (6.7%), Italian (3.3%), French (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 877 feet

Land area: 0.08 square miles.

Population density: 2,237 people per square mile   (low).

Copper City, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Copper City:

  • High school or higher: 74.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Copper City village:

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

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

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

Copper City household income distribution Copper City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.9%
Michigan:

7.9%

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%)

Work and jobs in Copper City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Copper City, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Copper City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 381.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 403.7 miles away from Copper City center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 392.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 530.4 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 562.1 miles away from Copper City center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 361.1 miles away from the city 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 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).
Copper City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Copper City:

  • ASPIRUS KEWEENAW HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (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)
  • PORTAGE HEALTH HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; HANCOCK, MI)
  • CYPRESS MANOR HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HANCOCK, MI)
  • ASPIRUS SUPERIOR HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE, INC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; HANCOCK, MI)
  • PORTAGE HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 15 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: 6,078)
  • Northern Michigan University (about 69 miles; Marquette, MI; FT enrollment: 8,258)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 171 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 178 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 179 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 179 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • Lake Superior College (about 181 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)

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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 (Address: 310 Mohawk Street , Population served: 210, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-30-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
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

Copper City compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 above 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.

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:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (30%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Electricity (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.29%
Here: 49.3%
USA: 50.2%

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.
Michigan:

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

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

11.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Houghton County:

28.8%
Michigan:

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

10.6%
State:

13.4%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 2$749
Other Government Administration 0$0 13$937
Sewerage 0$0 3$1,025
Water Supply 0$0 3$966
Totals for Government 0$0 21$3,677

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $425,000 ($2248.68)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($179.89)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($89.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($52.91)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($47.62)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($42.33)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($21.16)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($21.16)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($21.16)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($10.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($21.16)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($47.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,000 ($21.16)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $27,000 ($142.86)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $22,000 ($116.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($63.49)
    All Other: $1,000 ($5.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $447,000 ($2365.08)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($10.58)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($21.16)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($5.29)
    Rents: $1,000 ($5.29)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $38,000 ($201.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $24,000 ($126.98)
    Highways: $15,000 ($79.37)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($68.78)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $68,000 ($359.79)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $66,000 ($349.21)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,000 ($10.58)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $66,000 ($349.21)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $168,000 ($888.89)

5.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,586 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
Michigan average:

5.09%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marquette County, MI  0.42% ($25,608 average AGI)
from Baraga County, MI  0.21% ($23,640)
from Keweenaw County, MI  0.15% ($31,667)


6.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,918 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Michigan average:

5.58%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($381 average AGI)
Houghton County:

0.09%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marquette County, MI  0.48% ($24,932 average AGI)
to Keweenaw County, MI  0.26% ($31,719)
to Oakland County, MI  0.22% ($25,037)

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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