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Population in 2012: 1,967 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.5%
 

Males: 955  (48.6%)
Females: 1,012  (51.4%)

Median resident age:  38.1 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49913.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,263 (it was $30,404 in 2000)
Laurium:

$31,263
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,434

Laurium village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $61,179 (it was $49,800 in 2000)
Laurium:

$61,179
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $83,070; Detached houses: $82,117; Townhouses or other attached units: $33,317; In 2-unit structures: $44,487; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $106,137; Mobile homes: $145,371

Median gross rent in 2012: $611.

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  • White alone - 1,895 (95.9%)
  • Two or more races - 25 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 24 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 13 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Laurium: 76.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Laurium, Michigan on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Laurium is mentioned 23 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: English (14.5%), German (10.8%), Italian (8.1%), French (6.4%), Irish (6.2%), United States (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1246 feet

Land area: 0.67 square miles.

Population density: 2,927 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Laurium:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Laurium village:

  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

43 residents are foreign born

This village:  2.0%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Laurium, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Laurium to the number of sex offenders is 656 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,051 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $859 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (176.3 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (274.1 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (375.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Calumet, MI (1.0 miles ), Lake Linden, MI (1.8 miles ), Copper City, MI (2.0 miles ), Hubbell, MI (2.1 miles ), Ahmeek, MI (2.2 miles) , Dollar Bay, MI (3.0 miles ), Houghton, MI (3.2 miles ), Hancock, MI (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 47.24 N, Longitude: 88.44 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 906

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Crime rates in Laurium by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 3100200102
per 100,000 140.446.50.00.097.40.00.050.20.0101.1
Robberies 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 4125026021
per 100,000 187.246.595.4237.90.098.0299.90.0101.250.6
Burglaries 0523636442
per 100,000 0.0232.695.4142.7292.3147.0299.9200.9202.4101.1
Thefts 23281019362629261016
per 100,000 1076.31302.3477.1903.91753.51273.91449.31305.9506.1808.9
Auto thefts 4322220012
per 100,000 187.2139.595.495.197.498.00.00.050.6101.1
Arson 0010100000
per 100,000 0.00.047.70.048.70.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.3) 204.7124.251.799.9173.887.4136.9104.957.8136.5

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Crime rate in Laurium detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Michigan average:

1.74

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.5%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -154 (-6.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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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).
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Birthplace of: George Gipp - Football player, Lyman Frimodig - Athlete and college basketball coach, Philip Ruppe - Politician.


Hospital/medical center in Laurium:

  • ASPIRUS KEWEENAW HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 205 OSCEOLA)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Laurium:

  • OUR LADY OF MERCY HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HUBBELL, MI)
  • PORTAGE HEALTH DIALYSIS CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; HANCOCK, MI)
  • PORTAGE HEALTH HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, about 10 miles away; HANCOCK, MI)

Political contributions by individuals in Laurium, MI

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laurium:

  • Michigan Technological University (about 10 miles; Houghton, MI; Full-time enrollment: 6,330)
  • Northern Michigan University (about 69 miles; Marquette, MI; FT enrollment: 7,952)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 174 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 175 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 176 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • Lake Superior College (about 178 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 189 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 3,643)

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Notable locations in Laurium: Laurium Village Police Station (A), Laurium Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Laurium include: Laurium United Methodist Church (A), Apostolic Lutheran Church (B), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (C), Lake Linden Avenue Gospel Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Laurium: Suomi Synod Historical Marker (1). 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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.5%
(20.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  60.3%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.0%
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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Laurium, MI


9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000

Laurium compared to Michigan state average:

Laurium, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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  • 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Laurium travel time to work - commute


Laurium mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Laurium village (based on Houghton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.29%
Here49.3%
USA50.2%

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.
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.
Michigan:

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

11.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Houghton County:

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Houghton County:

28.8%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.6%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$376
Other Government Administration 1$3,086$37,0322$1,326
Police Protection - Officers 4$13,685$41,0553$1,581
Firefighters 0$0 15$927
Streets and Highways 5$11,985$28,7643$797
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$590
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$1,868$22,4161$1,362
Totals for Government 11$30,624$33,40827$6,959

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $296,000 ($150.48)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $554,000 ($281.65)
    General - Other: $322,000 ($163.70)
    Police Protection: $182,000 ($92.53)
    Parks & Recreation: $68,000 ($34.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $52,000 ($26.44)
    Central Staff Services: $33,000 ($16.78)
    Fire Protection: $32,000 ($16.27)
    General Public Buildings: $23,000 ($11.69)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($6.10)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($3.05)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $60,000 ($30.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($2.03)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($1.53)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.51)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $423,000 ($215.05)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $101,000 ($51.35)
    All Other: $52,000 ($26.44)
    Parks & Recreation: $49,000 ($24.91)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $242,000 ($123.03)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $186,000 ($94.56)
    General Revenue, NEC: $99,000 ($50.33)
    Interest Earnings: $30,000 ($15.25)
    Property Sale Other: $9,000 ($4.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($15.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $338,000 ($171.84)
    Highways: $248,000 ($126.08)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.51)
  • Tax - Property: $317,000 ($161.16)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,102,000 ($560.24)

6.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,824 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.87% of residents moved from foreign countries ($607 average AGI)
Houghton County:

0.87%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Marquette County, MI  0.40% ($31,936 average AGI)
from Baraga County, MI  0.21% ($26,760)
from Keweenaw County, MI  0.16% ($27,474)


7.38% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,003 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
Michigan average:

5.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Marquette County, MI  0.63% ($23,573 average AGI)
to Keweenaw County, MI  0.27% ($58,688)
to Oakland County, MI  0.23% ($23,963)

Strongest AM radio stations in Laurium:

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Laurium:

  • 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.)
  • WCUP (105.7 FM; L'ANSE, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY INDIAN COMMUNITY)
  • WVCN (104.3 FM; BARAGA, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Laurium:

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


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • CITY HALL, 310 Hecla Street (Lat: 47.239639 Lon: -88.440944), Type: Building, Structure height: 10 m, Call Sign: KNAR426
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.370 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/02/2011, Expiration Date: 02/04/2021
    Registrant: El-Com Services Inc, Marquette, MI 49855, Phone: (906) 228-5255, Fax: (906) 228-2621, Email:
  • 136 S Florida St (Lat: 47.228250 Lon: -88.445111), Call Sign: WQJ45, Licensee ID: L00055337
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.695 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/16/2002, Expiration Date: 02/13/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/13/2002
    Registrant: Upper Peninsula Power Company, 600 Lakeshore Dr, Houghton, MI 49931, Phone: (906) 487-5000
  • 400 Hecla St (Lat: 47.235250 Lon: -88.444083), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 52.4 m, Call Sign: WQIE365
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.415 MHz, 155.970 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/16/2008, Expiration Date: 01/16/2018, Certifier: Roy Britz
    Registrant: Apco International Inc Licensing Service 060508, 351 N Williamson Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1112, Phone: (386) 944-2463, Fax: (386) 322-2502, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Laurium)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: SCHNEIDERHAN E/CURSKI T KITFOX IV (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 421UH , Serial Number: C9505-0113, Airworthiness Date: 09/21/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 434 Kearsarge St, Laurium, MI 49913


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

Businesses in Laurium, MI

  • FedEx: 1
  • U-Haul: 1


Laurium on our top lists:

  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses"
  • #19 (49913) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Finnish first ancestries"
  • #38 (49913) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slovene first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #83 (49913) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Croatian first ancestries"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
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