Dollar Bay, Michigan

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Population in 2010: 1,082.
Males: 505  (46.7%)
Females: 577  (53.3%)
Median resident age:

35.0 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49922, 49930.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $45,027
Dollar Bay:

$45,027
MI:

$59,584

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,292

Dollar Bay CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $119,016
Dollar Bay:

$119,016
MI:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $172,696; detached houses: $185,993; mobile homes: $82,354

Median gross rent in 2019: $759.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dollar Bay: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.7%
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According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Dollar Bay, Michigan as of December 04, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dollar Bay is 261 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: Finnish (57.9%), Polish (6.6%), German (4.8%), English (4.1%), American (3.4%), French (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 620 feet

11 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.3%
Michigan:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,383 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,235 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (171.8 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (266.9 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (367.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Houghton, MI (1.6 miles ),
Hancock, MI (2.0 miles ),
Hubbell, MI (2.3 miles ),
South Range, MI (2.6 miles ),
Lake Linden, MI (2.7 miles ),
Laurium, MI (3.0 miles ),
Calumet, MI (3.0 miles ),
Copper City, MI (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 47.12 N, Longitude: 88.51 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 906

Distribution of median household income in Dollar Bay, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Dollar Bay, MI in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.5%
Michigan:

6.3%

Earthquake activity:

Dollar Bay-area historical earthquake activity is above Michigan state average. It is 83% 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 372.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/2/2017 at 16:53:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 165.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/8/2020 at 17:14:33, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 196.2 miles away from Dollar Bay center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 197.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 199.2 miles away from Dollar Bay center
On 4/24/2020 at 17:23:43, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML) earthquake occurred 189.3 miles away from Dollar Bay center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Houghton County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Dollar Bay:

  • ASPIRUS SUPERIOR HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE, INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; HANCOCK, MI)
  • PORTAGE HEALTH DIALYSIS CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; HANCOCK, MI)
  • PORTAGE HEALTH HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; HANCOCK, MI)
  • PORTAGE HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; HANCOCK, MI)
  • HOUGHTON CO MED CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HANCOCK, MI)
  • CYPRESS MANOR HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HANCOCK, MI)
  • OUR LADY OF MERCY HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HUBBELL, MI)

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

  • Michigan Technological University (about 2 miles; Houghton, MI; Full-time enrollment: 6,078)
  • Northern Michigan University (about 66 miles; Marquette, MI; FT enrollment: 8,258)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 158 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 170 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 171 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 172 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • Lake Superior College (about 174 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)

Public high school in Dollar Bay:

Public elementary/middle school in Dollar Bay:

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Library in Dollar Bay:

  • OSCEOLA TOWNSHIP SCHOOL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $37,539; Location: 48475 NORTH MAPLE DRIVE; 7,000 books; 352 audio materials; 215 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 10 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Dollar Bay: Superior Iron and Metal Company (A), U. P. Power Company Coal Dock (B), Julio Contracting Company (C), Standard Oil Company (D), Osceola Township Public Library (E), Dollar Bay Volunteer Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dollar Bay include: Peninsula Christian Church (A), First Lutheran Church (B), Bethany Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Gooseneck Creek (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 Dollar Bay that have no violations reported:

  • PENINSULA CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

64.3%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.5%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Dollar Bay:

Marital status in Dollar Bay, MI
  • Never married: 33.9%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 4.0%

For population 25 years and over in Dollar Bay:

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Michigan average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dollar Bay, MI (based on Houghton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,3749
Mainline Protestant4,02620
Evangelical Protestant2,84130
Other3567
Orthodox1001
None20,931-
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: 11
Here:

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.
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:
Houghton County:

9.4%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Houghton County:

28.8%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Houghton County:

10.6%
Michigan:

13.4%

5.38% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,067 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
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 Marquette County, MI  0.37% ($31,205 average AGI)
from Keweenaw County, MI  0.25% ($29,033)
from Baraga County, MI  0.21% ($26,280)


6.17% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,319 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
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 Marquette County, MI  0.46% ($29,655 average AGI)
to Keweenaw County, MI  0.23% ($51,071)
to Oakland County, MI  0.23% ($39,429)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dollar Bay:

  • WCCY (1400 AM; 1 kW; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: TU-MAR BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMPL (920 AM; 1 kW; HANCOCK, MI)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WZAM (970 AM; 5 kW; ISHPEMING, MI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, 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.)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dollar Bay:

  • 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.)
  • WKMJ-FM (93.5 FM; HANCOCK, MI; Owner: VICTOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGGL-FM (91.1 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • W224AO (92.7 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCUP (105.7 FM; L'ANSE, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY INDIAN COMMUNITY)
  • WVCN (104.3 FM; BARAGA, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMTU-FM (91.9 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Dollar Bay:

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

Dollar Bay fatal accident list:

Oct 10, 2019 01:17 PM, Sr-26, Lat: 47.119383, Lon: -88.520556, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jan 9, 2017 07:50 AM, Sr-26, Lat: 47.119275, Lon: -88.519631, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Feb 20, 2005 08:53 AM, Sr-26, Lat: 47.128400, Lon: -88.491810, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 20.5mTotal length
  • $1,211,000Total costs
  • 6,095Total average daily traffic
  • 519Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,567Total future (year 2017) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Dollar Bay, Lat: 47.122806 Lon: -88.502889, Call Sign: WQAS938, Licensee ID: L00888404,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.431 MHz, Grant Date: 08/02/2004, Expiration Date: 08/02/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/04/2014, Certifier: Robert Mattfolk, Registrant: Osceola Township Water Supply System
  • Dollar Bay, Lat: 47.122806 Lon: -88.502889, Call Sign: WQWX744,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.431 MHz, Grant Date: 12/21/2015, Expiration Date: 12/21/2025, Certifier: Robert Mattfolk, Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dollar Bay)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-31ATC (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 169 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 69JW, N69JW, N-69JW, Serial Number: 31036, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 05/11/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 07/09/2013
    Registrant (LLC): Warrior Aviation LLC, Po Box 290, Dollar Bay, MI 49922

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dollar Bay, MI
  • 72.4%Utility gas
  • 15.2%Wood
  • 4.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.0%Electricity
  • 4.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dollar Bay, MI
  • 92.3%Utility gas
  • 7.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Dollar Bay compared to Michigan 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.

Dollar Bay on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Spain (population 500+)"
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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