Gaastra, Michigan

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Population in 2013: 338 (67% urban, 33% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.3%
 
Males: 156  (46.2%)
Females: 182  (53.8%)
Median resident age:  46.7 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49927.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,449 (it was $23,125 in 2000)
Gaastra:

$27,449
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,234 (it was $15,797 in 2000)

Gaastra city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $39,136 (it was $33,600 in 2000)
Gaastra:

$39,136
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $54,561; Detached houses: $56,595; Mobile homes: $20,265
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Gaastra races chart
  • White alone - 337 (97.1%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.6%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gaastra: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (20.3%), Polish (15.6%), German (12.2%), French Canadian (7.8%), French (6.3%), Irish (6.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1620 feet

Land area: 1.65 square miles.

Population density: 205 people per square mile   (very low).

Gaastra,MI real estate house value index trend

Gaastra, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Gaastra:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 16.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gaastra city:

  • Never married: 15.3%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 14.2%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Gaastra, Michigan as of March 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Gaastra to the number of sex offenders is 113 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $760 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $650 (1.5%)

Gaastra satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (110.7 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (210.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (295.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Caspian, MI (1.1 miles ), Stambaugh, MI (1.4 miles ), Iron River, MI (1.7 miles ), Mineral Hills, MI (2.1 miles ), Tipler, WI (2.7 miles ), Alpha, MI (3.3 miles) , Alvin, WI (3.5 miles) , Crystal Falls, MI (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 46.06 N, Longitude: 88.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 906

Gaastra household income distribution Gaastra home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.7%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -37 (-9.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

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

Average climate in Gaastra, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gaastra-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/25/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.1 miles away from the Gaastra city center killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/4/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 37.0 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gaastra-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 359.0 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 318.5 miles away from Gaastra center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 482.4 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 517.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 371.1 miles away from Gaastra center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 437.3 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 Iron County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Gaastra:

  • DICKINSON IRON DIST HELTH DEPT (Hospital, about 3 miles away; IRON RIVER, MI)
  • IRON RIVER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; IRON RIVER, MI)
  • UNITED HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; IRON RIVER, MI)
  • NORTHSTAR HEALTH SYSTEM Critical Access Hospitals (about 3 miles away; IRON RIVER, MI)
  • CRYSTAL MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CRYSTAL FALLS, MI)
  • CRYSTAL FALLS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; CRYSTAL FALLS, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gaastra:

  • Northern Michigan University (about 67 miles; Marquette, MI; Full-time enrollment: 8,258)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 74 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,078)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 90 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 109 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 111 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 115 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 116 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)

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Notable location: Gaastra Police Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Iron 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 2010 was 57.4. This is better than average.

City:

57.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.5
U.S.:

32.0

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

GAASTRA (Population served: 376, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-24-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-04-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-30-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-11-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-11-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-12-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-12-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-22-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-04-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
MISSION BIBLE TRAINING CENTER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.7%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

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

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.6%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Gaastra compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age 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

Gaastra travel time to work - commute Gaastra mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gaastra city (based on Iron County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.35%
Here: 62.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist Church The Evangelical Covenant ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents57.8%22.2%4.3%3.3%2.6%
Congregations12.0%16.0%12.0%4.0%8.0%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Baptist General ConferenceAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.3%1.9%1.8%0.8%3.0%
Congregations4.0%4.0%8.0%4.0%28.0%
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: 4
Iron County:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Iron County:

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Iron County:

11.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

14.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Iron County:

28.5%
Michigan:

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

15.6%
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 1$3,255$39,0605$140
Streets and Highways 1$3,370$40,4400$0
Totals for Government 2$6,625$39,7505$140

Gaastra government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $607,000 ($1795.86)
    Regular Highways: $112,000 ($331.36)
    Central Staff Services: $73,000 ($215.98)
    Sewerage: $29,000 ($85.80)
    Water Utilities: $25,000 ($73.96)
    General Public Buildings: $20,000 ($59.17)
    Fire Protection: $18,000 ($53.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($38.46)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($5.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($2.96)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $24,000 ($71.01)
    General: $21,000 ($62.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($8.88)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($2.96)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $55,000 ($162.72)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($38.46)

Gaastra government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $34,000 ($100.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($26.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $617,000 ($1825.44)
    Rents: $49,000 ($144.97)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($14.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $61,000 ($180.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $62,000 ($183.43)
    All Other: $61,000 ($180.47)
  • Tax - Property: $46,000 ($136.09)

Gaastra government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $209,000 ($618.34)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $203,000 ($600.59)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($17.75)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $101,000 ($298.82)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $89,000 ($263.31)

4.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,641 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
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  0.41% ($40,211 average AGI)
from Dickinson County, MI  0.35% ($35,313)


4.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,941 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.10%
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 Marquette County, MI  0.39% ($19,222 average AGI)
to Dickinson County, MI  0.35% ($25,125)
to Brown County, WI  0.28% ($-13,154)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gaastra:

  • WIKB (1230 AM; 1 kW; IRON RIVER, MI; Owner: NORTHLAND ADVERTISING, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WZAM (970 AM; 5 kW; ISHPEMING, MI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WERL (950 AM; 1 kW; EAGLE RIVER, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gaastra:

  • WIKB-FM (99.1 FM; IRON RIVER, MI; Owner: NORTHLAND ADVERTISING, INC.)
  • W237AW (95.3 FM; IRON RIVER, MI; Owner: WRVM, INC.)
  • WNMU-FM (90.1 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WOBE (100.7 FM; CRYSTAL FALLS, MI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF IRON MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • WHTO (106.7 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: TODD STUART NOORDYK)
  • WJNR-FM (101.5 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF IRON MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • WVCM (91.5 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: VCY AMERICA INC.)
  • WIMK (93.1 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • W244AW (96.7 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: FAMILY ED BC CORP OF DOOR CNTY WI)
  • WEUL (98.1 FM; KINGSFORD, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gaastra:

  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJFW-TV (Channel 12; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: NORTHLAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTTM (Channel 12; HURON, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W54AR (Channel 54; FENCE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WUPT-CA (Channel 25; CRYSTAL FALLS, MI; Owner: WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA TELEVISION, INC.)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KC8MFQ, Licensee ID: L00839374
    Grant Date: 04/21/2009, Expiration Date: 04/21/2019, Certifier: Josh L Penkivech
    Registrant: Josh L Penkivech, 46 Maple Wood Ave, Gaastra, MI 49927
  • Call Sign: N8IEQ, Licensee ID: L01435716
    Grant Date: 10/07/2008, Expiration Date: 10/07/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/17/2012
    Registrant: Paul R Penkivech, 46 Maplewood Ave, Gaastra, MI 49927
  • Call Sign: N8OXV, Licensee ID: L00384685
    Grant Date: 07/28/2012, Expiration Date: 07/28/2022
    Registrant: Michaeline Penkivech, 46 Maplewood Ave, Gaastra, MI 49927
  • Call Sign: N8OXW
    Grant Date: 06/18/1991, Expiration Date: 06/18/2001, Cancellation Date: 06/19/2003
    Registrant: Martin J Penkivech, 27 Second St, Gaastra, MI 49927
  • Call Sign: NW8K, Licensee ID: L01042739
    Grant Date: 07/16/2008, Expiration Date: 08/10/2018
    Registrant: John W Sullivan Jr, 154 Scott Lake Road, Gaastra, MI 49927
  • Call Sign: W8YNY, Previous Call Sign: N8IEQ, Licensee ID: L01435716
    Grant Date: 08/17/2012, Expiration Date: 08/17/2022, Certifier: Paul R Penkivech
    Registrant: Paul R Penkivech, 46 Maplewood Ave, Gaastra, MI 49927

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Gaastra, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John878.3 years
Thomas469.3 years
Beatrice367.0 years
Eleanor380.4 years
Edward376.7 years
Anna386.6 years
Frank375.7 years
Arthur383.0 years
George370.7 years
Joseph380.3 years
Most common last names in Gaastra, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bal682.5 years
Perlongo668.7 years
Sartorelli570.6 years
Belongie475.3 years
Clements482.8 years
Bobula476.3 years
Gallup469.0 years
Kolbas474.9 years
Olsen484.0 years
Anderson367.6 years
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