Ishpeming, Michigan

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Population in 2014: 6,532 (92% urban, 8% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.3%
 
Males: 3,021  (46.3%)
Females: 3,511  (53.7%)
Median resident age:  40.8 years
Michigan median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 49849, 49866.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,047 (it was $31,347 in 2000)
Ishpeming:

$36,047
MI:

$48,273

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,813 (it was $16,946 in 2000)

Ishpeming city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $76,635 (it was $51,400 in 2000)
Ishpeming:

$76,635
MI:

$117,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $486.

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  • Races in Ishpeming, MI (2013)

    Ishpeming races chart
    • 6,26195.8%White alone
    • 1402.1%American Indian alone
    • 590.9%Hispanic
    • 400.6%Two or more races
    • 140.2%Asian alone
    • 10.02%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ishpeming: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (15.0%), Italian (12.3%), French (8.9%), German (8.9%), Swedish (5.6%), French Canadian (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1411 feet

Land area: 8.69 square miles.

Population density: 752 people per square mile   (low).

Ishpeming,MI real estate house value index trend

Ishpeming, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Ishpeming:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ishpeming city:

  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

61 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
Michigan:

6.2%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Ishpeming, Michigan as of July 01, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Ishpeming to the number of sex offenders is 199 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,451 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,003 (1.4%)

Ishpeming satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (137.9 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (238.4 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (321.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: West Ishpeming, MI (1.5 miles ), Negaunee, MI (1.8 miles ), Palmer, MI (2.3 miles ), Trowbridge Park, MI (3.5 miles ), Marquette, MI (3.6 miles ), Harvey, MI (3.9 miles ), Republic, MI (4.1 miles ), K. I. Sawyer AFB, MI (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 46.49 N, Longitude: 87.67 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +596 (+9.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,078 (38.4%)

Area code: 906

Ishpeming household income distribution Ishpeming home values distribution

Crime rates in Ishpeming by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0002000011100
per 100,000 0.00.00.030.50.00.00.00.015.615.515.30.00.0
Rapes 2925862004402
per 100,000 29.6136.930.576.3123.293.231.00.00.061.961.20.030.5
Robberies 0110121213110
per 100,000 0.015.215.30.015.431.115.531.015.646.415.315.20.0
Assaults 6428894586372
per 100,000 88.760.830.5122.2123.2139.862.077.4125.092.845.9106.430.5
Burglaries 8411122172020787115
per 100,000 118.360.8167.8183.2323.5108.7310.1309.6109.3123.7107.1167.176.4
Thefts 10813111114314313012090104105878381
per 100,000 1,597.21,992.41,693.12,183.52,203.12,018.61,860.81,393.41,624.51,624.11,331.11,261.01,237.2
Auto thefts 1181815168451211364
per 100,000 162.7121.7274.6229.0246.5124.262.077.4187.4170.145.991.261.1
Arson 1011000121000
per 100,000 14.80.015.315.30.00.00.015.531.215.50.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 122.7213.2132.3257.0250.4203.7138.6105.1144.0194.0152.992.387.5

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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 Ishpeming detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.37
Michigan average:

1.72
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -455 (-6.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Ishpeming, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Ishpeming-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 405.5 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 467.8 miles away from Ishpeming 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 500.2 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 353.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 443.8 miles away from Ishpeming 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 296.7 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 Marquette County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Birthplace of: Glenn T. Seaborg, Kelly Johnson (engineer) - Aerospace engineer, Mike Prusi - Politician, Steven Wiig - Actor, Patrick Daniel Norton - Politician, Mark Ayotte - Basketball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Ishpeming:

  • BELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 901 LAKESHORE DRIVE)
  • MARQUETTE COUNTY MEDICAL CARE FACILITY (200 W SAGINAW ST)
  • MATHER NURSING CENTER (435 STONEVILLE RD)

airports located in Ishpeming:

Amtrak station near Ishpeming:

  • 14 miles: MARQUETTE (MARQUETTE CTA, 145 W. SPRING ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ishpeming:

  • Northern Michigan University (about 14 miles; Marquette, MI; Full-time enrollment: 8,258)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 61 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,078)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 137 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 138 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 142 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 143 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 157 miles; Traverse City, MI; FT enrollment: 3,276)

Public high schools in Ishpeming:

  • WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 342, Location: 300 SOUTH WESTWOOD DR, Grades: 9-12)
  • ISHPEMING HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 319 EAST DIVISION ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ishpeming:

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Library in Ishpeming:

  • ISHPEMING CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $268,913; Location: 317 NORTH MAIN STREET; 56,403 books; 1,123 audio materials; 795 video materials; 2 other licensed databases; 91 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Ishpeming: Jasper Knob Scenic Overlook (A), Country Village RV Park (B), Ishpeming Station (C), Ishpeming Police Department (D), Ishpeming Volunteer Fire Department (E), Ishpeming City Library (F), Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ishpeming include: Bethany Lutheran Church (A), Saint Joseph Church (B), Laestadian Church (C), Wesley United Methodist Church (D), United Evangelical Covenant Church (E), Saint John the Evangelist Church (F), Old Fashion Baptist Church (G), Good Shepherd Fellowship (H), Trinity Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Little Lake (A), Lake Minnie (B), Lake Bancroft (C), Lake Bacon (D), Baby Lake (E), Lake Angeline (F), Lake Sally (G), Lily Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Partridge Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Ishpeming include: Al Quaal Recreation Area (1), Mother Baseball Diamond (2), Lake Angeline Park (3), Lake Bancroft Park (4), Ishpeming: Historic Ski Center Historical Marker (5), Cliffs Shaft Mine Historical Marker (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Debbi Tours Travel & Cruise (Tours & Charters; 380 Stoneville Road), Horn Peter J (Tours & Charters; USHighway 41), Gregorich Ernest (Tours & Charters; 41 Highway West).

Hotels: Enchanted Inn Bed & Breakfast (866 County Road 478), Coaches Party Store Motel and Trailer Court (4461 USHighway 41), Best Western Country Inn (850 U South 41 West), Country Village - Best Western Country Inn (850 Us Highway 41 West), Best Western Jasper Ridge Inn (1000 River Parkway), Gregorich Ernest (41 Highway West).

Court: Marquette County - Road Commission- Ishpeming- Office (North 2nd).

Marquette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.3%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 33.3% for American Indian residents, 16.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.9%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Ishpeming in 2010:

  • 140 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Ishpeming in 2000:

  • 113 people in nursing homes
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill

Ishpeming, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Ishpeming (2011 data):

  • The Peninsula Bank of Ishpeming: The Peninsula Bank Of Ishpeming at 100 South Main Street, branch established on 1887/10/27; Pen North Branch at 900 U.S. 41 West, branch established on 1993/05/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $137.3 mil, Deposits: $115.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Peninsula Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Ishpeming North Branch at 700 Us Hwy 41 W, branch established on 1980/08/12. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Northern Michigan Bank & Trust: Palms Avenue Branch at 743 Palms Avenue, branch established on 2012/01/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $224.5 mil, Deposits: $203.7 mil, headquarters in Escanaba, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Northern Michigan Corporation
  • Citizens Bank: Us 41 Po Box 524 Branch at 662 Palms Ave, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $9,212.3 mil, Deposits: $7,452.0 mil, headquarters in Flint, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 220 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Michigan average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ishpeming city (based on Marquette County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic15,62613
Mainline Protestant10,11331
Evangelical Protestant5,53942
Other8139
Orthodox451
None34,941-
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: 15
Marquette County:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Marquette County:

4.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 52
Here:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Marquette County:

29.0%
Michigan:

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

12.1%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ishpeming:

47.0%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

39.8%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.7%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

14.1%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ishpeming:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ishpeming:

34.9%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

51.2%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

74.5%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ishpeming, 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 2$7,178$43,0681$1,377
Other Government Administration 4$17,847$53,54110$1,094
Police Protection - Officers 9$41,205$54,9400$0
Police - Other 1$3,033$36,3961$609
Firefighters 0$0 1$240
Streets and Highways 17$74,674$52,7110$0
Parks and Recreation 2$11,345$68,0705$704
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6$19,465$38,9300$0
Water Supply 2$10,477$62,8620$0
Local Libraries 2$5,517$33,1023$2,489
Other and Unallocable 1$3,460$41,5201$1,116
Totals for Government 46$194,201$50,66122$7,629

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,334,000 ($357.32)
    General - Other: $2,145,000 ($328.38)
    Sewerage: $749,000 ($114.67)
    Water Utilities: $620,000 ($94.92)
    Police Protection: $601,000 ($92.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $525,000 ($80.37)
    Health Services - Other: $439,000 ($67.21)
    Housing & Community Development: $331,000 ($50.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $156,000 ($23.88)
    Central Staff Services: $152,000 ($23.27)
    Libraries: $119,000 ($18.22)
    Financial Administration: $100,000 ($15.31)
    Fire Protection: $89,000 ($13.63)
    General Public Buildings: $44,000 ($6.74)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.15)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $1,054,000 ($161.36)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $908,000 ($139.01)
    Benefit Payments: $193,000 ($29.55)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $76,000 ($11.64)
    Withdrawals: $2,000 ($0.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($0.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $196,000 ($30.01)
    Police Protection: $49,000 ($7.50)
    General - Other: $47,000 ($7.20)
    Parks & Recreation: $47,000 ($7.20)
    Fire Protection: $33,000 ($5.05)
    Libraries: $26,000 ($3.98)
    Health - Other: $12,000 ($1.84)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,599,000 ($397.89)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $798,000 ($122.17)
    Sewerage: $683,000 ($104.56)
    Housing & Community Development: $335,000 ($51.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $209,000 ($32.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($0.77)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $434,000 ($66.44)
    From Local Government: $63,000 ($9.64)
    Local Employee Contribution: $55,000 ($8.42)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $493,000 ($75.47)
    All Other: $420,000 ($64.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $285,000 ($43.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $376,000 ($57.56)
    Rents: $330,000 ($50.52)
    Interest Earnings: $128,000 ($19.60)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $894,000 ($136.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,216,000 ($186.16)
    Highways: $992,000 ($151.87)
    All Other: $421,000 ($64.45)
  • Tax - Property: $1,921,000 ($294.09)
    NEC: $54,000 ($8.27)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $85,000 ($13.01)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $30,000 ($4.59)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $55,000 ($8.42)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $30,000 ($4.59)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,791,000 ($274.19)
    Total Federal Securities: $1,056,000 ($161.67)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,494,000 ($228.72)

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,036 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Michigan average:

5.09%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($236 average AGI)
Marquette County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Houghton County, MI  0.23% ($24,932 average AGI)
from Delta County, MI  0.23% ($23,690)
from Alger County, MI  0.22% ($28,018)


4.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,234 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
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 Houghton County, MI  0.20% ($25,608 average AGI)
to Delta County, MI  0.19% ($32,125)
to Dickinson County, MI  0.16% ($30,525)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ishpeming:

  • WIAN (1240 AM; 1 kW; ISHPEMING, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WZAM (970 AM; 5 kW; ISHPEMING, MI)
  • WDMJ (1320 AM; 5 kW; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ishpeming:

  • WKQS-FM (101.9 FM; NEGAUNEE, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WMQT-FM (107.7 FM; ISHPEMING, MI; Owner: TACONITE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNGE (99.5 FM; NEGAUNEE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • W260AG (99.9 FM; ISHPEMING, MI; Owner: FAMILY EDUC. BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFXD (103.3 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WNMU-FM (90.1 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WJPD (92.3 FM; ISHPEMING, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WUPK (94.1 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WHWL (95.7 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • WGLQ (97.1 FM; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCN (104.3 FM; BARAGA, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYKX (104.7 FM; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUPX (91.5 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Ishpeming:

  • WMQF (Channel 19; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: MARQUETTE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLUC-TV (Channel 6; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: WLUC LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WNMU (Channel 13; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: BD. OF CONTROL OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WUPT-LP (Channel 43; REPUBLIC, MI; Owner: WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W07DB (Channel 7; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: FEDERAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Ishpeming fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Ishpeming fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • 37,738Total average daily traffic
  • 1,782Total average daily truck traffic

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

ELY TOWNSHIP-GREENWOOD (Population served: 266, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-12-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-12-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WAYSIDE CLUB-GRILL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
TILDEN TOWNSHIP HALL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

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

  • ELY TOWNSHIP-DIORITE (Population served: 168, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 38
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Ishpeming

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ishpeming, MI

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Ishpeming, MI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Burger King1Subway1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Little Caesars Pizza1UPS2

Ishpeming compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • House age above state average.

Ishpeming on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 (49866) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
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