Elk Rapids, Michigan

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Population in 2014: 1,622 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.6%
 
Males: 759  (46.8%)
Females: 863  (53.2%)
Median resident age:  59.7 years
Michigan median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 49629, 49690.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,652 (it was $31,382 in 2000)
Elk Rapids:

$50,652
MI:

$52,492

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $37,339 (it was $19,735 in 2000)

Elk Rapids village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $248,159 (it was $132,400 in 2000)
Elk Rapids:

$248,159
MI:

$147,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $287,200; Detached houses: $299,709; Townhouses or other attached units: $310,054; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $290,240; Mobile homes: $16,082

Median gross rent in 2016: $643.

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  • Races in Elk Rapids, MI (2010)

    Elk Rapids races chart
    • 1,57095.6%White alone
    • 211.3%Hispanic
    • 171.0%American Indian alone
    • 110.7%Black alone
    • 110.7%Two or more races
    • 90.5%Asian alone
    • 20.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.06%Other race alone

Races in Elk Rapids detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Elk Rapids: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.8%), English (10.7%), American (9.3%), Irish (9.3%), Polish (6.0%), European (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 587 feet

Land area: 1.68 square miles.

Population density: 968 people per square mile   (low).

Elk Rapids,MI real estate house value index trend

Elk Rapids, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Elk Rapids:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elk Rapids village:

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 61.1%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

41 residents are foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 0.4% North America).

This village:

2.6%
Michigan:

6.4%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Elk Rapids, Michigan as of December 12, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Elk Rapids to the number of sex offenders is 525 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,353 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,222 (1.5%)

Elk Rapids satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Saginaw, MI (125.2 miles , pop. 61,799).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (179.8 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (240.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Alden, MI (2.6 miles) , Rapid City, MI (2.8 miles ), Bellaire, MI (3.4 miles ), Suttons Bay, MI (3.6 miles ), Greilickville, MI (3.7 miles ), Traverse City, MI (3.7 miles ), Central Lake, MI (3.7 miles ), Omena, MI (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 44.90 N, Longitude: 85.41 W

Area code: 231

Elk Rapids household income distribution Elk Rapids home values distribution

Crime rates in Elk Rapids by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Murders 000000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 110000200010000
per 100,000 58.157.90.00.00.00.0118.50.00.00.061.60.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.061.40.00.00.0
Assaults 103014063201000
per 100,000 58.10.0173.00.058.6234.20.0359.5184.0121.90.061.40.00.00.0
Burglaries 11732871078131662
per 100,000 639.5405.6173.0115.7468.9409.8592.4419.4490.860.9184.761.4368.3370.8124.1
Theft 425635393160495168304036474137
per 100,000 2,441.93,244.52,018.52,255.61,817.13,512.92,902.83,055.74,171.81,828.22,463.12,209.92,885.22,534.02,296.7
Auto thefts 130200111100000
per 100,000 58.1173.80.0115.70.00.059.259.961.360.90.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 112001002000200
per 100,000 58.157.9115.30.00.058.50.00.0122.70.00.00.0122.80.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.5) 186.6198.5115.9107.6117.2216.0257.1228.3242.9106.6160.7123.4141.2127.3100.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Elk Rapids detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.10
Michigan average:

1.74
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +48 (+2.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Elk Rapids: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Elk Rapids, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Elk Rapids-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Elk Rapids village center killed 2 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/26/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elk Rapids-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 96% 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 345.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 312.6 miles away from Elk Rapids center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 306.2 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) earthquake occurred 308.7 miles away from the 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 150.7 miles away from Elk Rapids 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 295.7 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 Antrim County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elk Rapids topographic map

Birthplace of: Scott Leavitt - Politician, Milo Allison - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Elk Rapids:

  • MEADOW BROOK MEDICAL CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BELLAIRE, MI)
  • MUNSON HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; TRAVERSE CITY, MI)
  • MUNSON HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; TRAVERSE CITY, MI)
  • TRAVERSE CITY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 13 miles away; TRAVERSE CITY, MI)
  • ORCHARD CREEK SKILLED NURSING (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; TRAVERSE CITY, MI)
  • GRAND TRAVERSE MCF (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; TRAVERSE CITY, MI)
  • MUNSON DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; TRAVERSE CITY, MI)

airports located in Elk Rapids:

Amtrak stations near Elk Rapids:

  • 16 miles: TRAVERSE CITY (3233 CASS ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.
  • 16 miles: KALKASA (KALKASKA, 2325 U.S. 131 NORTH) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.
  • 18 miles: MANCELONA (849 U.S. 131) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elk Rapids:

  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 13 miles; Traverse City, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,276)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 72 miles; Harrison, MI; FT enrollment: 3,653)
  • Ferris State University (about 84 miles; Big Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,238)
  • Central Michigan University (about 96 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 22,758)
  • Northwood University-Michigan (about 105 miles; Midland, MI; FT enrollment: 2,763)
  • Delta College (about 117 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 7,480)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (about 118 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 9,021)

Public high schools in Elk Rapids:

Public elementary/middle schools in Elk Rapids:

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Library in Elk Rapids:

  • ELK RAPIDS DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $232,544; Location: 300 ISLE OF PINES; 18,288 books; 1,634 audio materials; 608 video materials; 42 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Elk Rapids: Chain-O-Lakes Marine Incorporated (A), Honcho Rest Campground (B), Elk Rapids Golf Course (C), Elk Rapids Township Emergency Medical Services (D), Elk Rapids Area Historical Museum (E), Elk Rapids Police Department (F), Elk Rapids Township Hall (G), Elk Rapids Township Fire Department (H), Elk Rapids Library (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Elk Rapids include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (B), Elk Rapids United Methodist Church (C), Sacred Heart Church (D), Elk Rapids Baptist Church (E), Calvary Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Elk River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Elk Rapids include: Library Park (1), Rotary Park (2), Elk Rapids Park (3), Township Hall Historical Marker (4), Island House Historical Marker (5), Elk Rapids Iron Company Historical Marker (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attractions: Elk Rapids Area Historical Society (Museums; 611 River Street), Guntzviller Taxidermy (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 11060 South US31), Nature Connection (Nature Centers; 137 River Street).

Hotel: Elk Rapids Beach Resort Condominiums (8975 Bay Shore Road).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 39.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.1
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 8.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.68
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.5%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  60.4%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  4.2%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
5 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
5 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Elk Rapids, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Elk Rapids (2011 data):

  • Fifth Third Bank: Elk Rapids Branch at 120 Ames Street, branch established on 1967/12/01. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Alden State Bank: Elk Rapids Branch at 300 Ames St, branch established on 1992/01/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $164.0 mil, Deposits: $139.1 mil, headquarters in Alden, MI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Northwestern Bank: Elk Rapids Branch at 97 River Street, branch established on 1978/10/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $867.7 mil, Deposits: $784.0 mil, headquarters in Traverse City, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Michigan average:

10.9

Elk Rapids travel time to work - commute Elk Rapids mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Elk Rapids village (based on Antrim County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,25314
Catholic2,1945
Evangelical Protestant2,10524
Other173
None17,011-
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: 8
Antrim County:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Antrim County:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Antrim County:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

14.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.0%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Antrim County:

29.8%
Michigan:

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

14.6%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Elk Rapids:

49.0%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.5%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Elk Rapids:

29.1
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.0%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.1%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Elk Rapids:

6.9
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Elk Rapids:

35.8%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

54.4%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.0%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elk Rapids, 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
Financial Administration 1$4,109$49,3080$0
Other Government Administration 2$8,639$51,8347$4,043
Police Protection - Officers 5$20,092$48,2210$0
Streets and Highways 1$4,931$59,1720$0
Solid Waste Management 3$8,272$33,0880$0
Sewerage 2$7,377$44,2620$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,007$48,0842$2,553
Housing and Community Development(Local) 0$0 2$3,985
Water Supply 3$9,505$38,0200$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,417$53,0040$0
Totals for Government 19$71,349$45,06311$10,581

Elk Rapids government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $409,000 ($252.16)
  • Current Operations - Parks & Recreation: $567,000 ($349.57)
    Regular Highways: $346,000 ($213.32)
    Sewerage: $320,000 ($197.29)
    Police Protection: $290,000 ($178.79)
    Water Utilities: $174,000 ($107.27)
    Central Staff Services: $128,000 ($78.91)
    General - Other: $124,000 ($76.45)
    General Public Buildings: $90,000 ($55.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $44,000 ($27.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $210,000 ($129.47)
    General - Other: $95,000 ($58.57)
    Sewerage: $91,000 ($56.10)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($15.41)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($6.78)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $701,000 ($432.18)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($12.33)

Elk Rapids government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $501,000 ($308.88)
    Sewerage: $285,000 ($175.71)
    All Other: $58,000 ($35.76)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $828,000 ($510.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $14,000 ($8.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $296,000 ($182.49)
    Interest Earnings: $79,000 ($48.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $244,000 ($150.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $217,000 ($133.79)
    Highways: $150,000 ($92.48)
  • Tax - Property: $1,171,000 ($721.95)
    NEC: $53,000 ($32.68)

Elk Rapids government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $324,000 ($199.75)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $701,000 ($432.18)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $8,000 ($4.93)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $404,000 ($249.08)
    Water Utilities: $300,000 ($184.96)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $289,000 ($178.18)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($14.80)

Elk Rapids government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $675,000 ($416.15)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,980,000 ($1220.72)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $37,000 ($22.81)

6.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,340 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
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 Grand Traverse County, MI  0.77% ($35,056 average AGI)
from Kalkaska County, MI  0.65% ($25,377)
from Charlevoix County, MI  0.41% ($27,974)


6.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
Michigan average:

5.58%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Grand Traverse County, MI  1.08% ($26,485 average AGI)
to Charlevoix County, MI  0.58% ($27,093)
to Kalkaska County, MI  0.53% ($24,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elk Rapids:

  • 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)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 15 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WJML (1110 AM; 10 kW; PETOSKEY, MI)
  • WMKT (1270 AM; 5 kW; CHARLEVOIX, MI; Owner: MACDONALD GARBER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WLJN (1400 AM; 1 kW; ELMWOOD TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WKJF (1370 AM; 5 kW; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: WKJF RADIO, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elk Rapids:

  • WKLT (97.5 FM; KALKASKA, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WICA (91.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
  • WLJN-FM (89.9 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WLDR-FM (101.9 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WFCX (94.3 FM; LELAND, MI; Owner: NORTHERN MICHIGAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WKHQ-FM (105.9 FM; CHARLEVOIX, MI; Owner: MACDONALD GARBER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WJZQ (92.9 FM; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: WKJF RADIO, INC.)
  • WNMC-FM (90.7 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE)
  • W201CM (88.1 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WBCM (93.5 FM; BOYNE CITY, MI; Owner: WBCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCW-FM (107.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WKPK (106.7 FM; GAYLORD, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO OF GAYLORD, INC.)
  • WTCM-FM (103.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WGFN (98.1 FM; GLEN ARBOR, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WJZJ (95.5 FM; GLEN ARBOR, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WTLI (89.3 FM; BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WLXT (96.3 FM; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MACDONALD GARBER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WICV (100.9 FM; EAST JORDAN, MI; Owner: INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
  • WMKC (102.9 FM; ST. IGNACE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WCZW (107.9 FM; CHARLEVOIX, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elk Rapids:

  • WGTU (Channel 29; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: SCANLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCMV (Channel 27; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • W68DD (Channel 68; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62CQ (Channel 62; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W25CU (Channel 25; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: EDWARD J. HESS AND/OR MADGE E. HESS)
  • W36BZ (Channel 36; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W56DF (Channel 56; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W15BM (Channel 15; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W34CE (Channel 34; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W48CC (Channel 48; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CP (Channel 52; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W58CN (Channel 58; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66CX (Channel 66; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54CR (Channel 54; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: ROCKFLEET BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • W55CL (Channel 55; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Elk Rapids fatal accident list:

Mar 16, 1997 08:42 AM, Ottawa, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 31, 1986 08:50 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • 12,663Total average daily traffic
  • 498Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,639Total future (year 2012) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Elk Rapids)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Elk Rapids Harbor, Cedar St (Lat: 44.908333 Lon: -85.416750), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WHX490, Licensee ID: L00009443
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHzGrant Date: 06/04/2014, Expiration Date: 06/15/2024Registrant: Village Of Elk Rapids Harbor

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Elk Rapids)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: RETKA LUVERNE M KITFOX 4-1200 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2260L , Serial Number: DCU036, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 08/27/1997
    Registrant (Individual): J Duane Jorgensen, Po Box 217, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
  • Aircraft: CESSNA R182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 111 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2372C , Serial Number: R18200164, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 02/20/1978
    Registrant (Corporation): Martin Land Improvement Inc, Po Box 7, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
  • Aircraft: MAULE M-7-260C (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6459L , Serial Number: 30018C, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 05/30/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Steven L Smith, 8988 Cairn Hwy, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 80507 , Serial Number: 17266626, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 01/30/1976
    Registrant (Individual): James P Kane, 6845 W Harbor Dr, Elk Rapids, MI 49629

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elk Rapids and their reported violations in the past:

WANDAWOOD RESORT (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
TRAVERSE BAY R.V. PARK (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elk Rapids that have no violations reported:

  • ELK RAPIDS, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 1,700, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHITE BIRCH LODGE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VASQUEZ HACIENDA (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Elk Rapids

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elk Rapids, MI
Most common first names in Elk Rapids, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2677.4 years
Robert1974.2 years
William1875.1 years
Margaret1580.9 years
Helen1580.5 years
Charles1478.3 years
Mary1380.4 years
Richard1373.4 years
Edward1275.8 years
James1269.8 years
Most common last names in Elk Rapids, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson1473.3 years
Bachi871.8 years
Wilson863.9 years
Morrison879.6 years
Kline787.9 years
Smith771.1 years
Miller679.7 years
Moore677.2 years
Fox589.0 years
Mclain589.2 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Businesses in Elk Rapids, MI

  • Curves: 1
  • FedEx: 2
  • H&R Block: 1

Elk Rapids compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 7 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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