Ludington, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 8,061 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.5%
 
Males: 3,704  (46.0%)
Females: 4,357  (54.0%)
Median resident age:

43.9 years
Michigan median age:

39.7 years

Zip codes: 49431.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,168 (it was $28,089 in 2000)
Ludington:

$37,168
MI:

$52,492

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,116 (it was $17,215 in 2000)

Ludington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $127,993 (it was $73,700 in 2000)
Ludington:

$127,993
MI:

$147,100

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $172,045; detached houses: $181,256; townhouses or other attached units: $285,697; in 2-unit structures: $150,793; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $156,646; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $258,021; mobile homes: $59,060; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $12,360

Median gross rent in 2016: $624.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ludington: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 17.3%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.2% for Black residents, 40.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.1% for American Indian residents, 19.4% for other race residents, 15.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ludington, MI (2016)
    • 7,33490.9%White alone
    • 3724.6%Hispanic
    • 1231.5%Two or more races
    • 841.0%Black alone
    • 811.0%American Indian alone
    • 500.6%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 96 registered sex offenders living in Ludington, Michigan as of October 22, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ludington is 84 to 1.


Crime rates in Ludington by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2013

2014

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(94.6)
13
(156.1)
12
(143.6)
8
(96.7)
8
(94.9)
15
(180.1)
11
(132.2)
14
(174.2)
12
(149.4)
15
(186.2)
17
(210.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(11.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(36.3)
1
(11.9)
2
(24.0)
4
(48.1)
1
(12.4)
2
(24.9)
1
(12.4)
1
(12.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
19
(224.6)
18
(216.1)
16
(191.5)
26
(314.4)
24
(284.6)
15
(180.1)
20
(240.4)
10
(124.5)
19
(236.6)
19
(235.9)
13
(161.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
45
(532.0)
55
(660.3)
57
(682.1)
60
(725.4)
56
(664.1)
35
(420.2)
45
(540.9)
38
(472.9)
20
(249.1)
17
(211.1)
19
(235.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
285
(3,369)
215
(2,581)
300
(3,590)
265
(3,204)
249
(2,953)
257
(3,086)
230
(2,765)
156
(1,942)
145
(1,806)
130
(1,614)
149
(1,847)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(94.6)
10
(120.0)
14
(167.5)
9
(108.8)
9
(106.7)
9
(108.1)
5
(60.1)
3
(37.3)
4
(49.8)
6
(74.5)
3
(37.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(36.0)
7
(83.8)
3
(36.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(36.0)
2
(24.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.4)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 288.5)284.1327.1381.9338.8333.2348.8321.6281.8268.0285.2297.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Michigan average:

1.64
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Ancestries: German (14.5%), American (9.3%), English (8.8%), Irish (6.5%), Polish (5.3%), French (4.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 584 feet

Land area: 3.37 square miles.

Population density: 2,394 people per square mile   (low).

Ludington,MI real estate house value index trend

Ludington, Michigan map

238 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 1.0% Latin America).

This city:

3.0%
Michigan:

6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,073 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,949 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sheboygan, WI (65.5 miles , pop. 50,792).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (98.3 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (159.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Scottville, MI (2.8 miles ),
Custer, MI (3.3 miles ),
Pentwater, MI (3.5 miles ),
Fountain, MI (3.8 miles),
Free Soil, MI (3.9 miles),
Hart, MI (4.3 miles ),
Filer City, MI (4.4 miles),
Stronach, MI (4.4 miles)

Latitude: 43.96 N, Longitude: 86.44 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,851 (+35.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,842 (54.5%)

Area code: 231

Distribution of median household income in Ludington, MI in 2016
Distribution of house value in Ludington, MI in 2016
Ludington satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $196,900
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $218,900
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2006: 19 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $131,900
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $88,000
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $235,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $706,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Ludington, MI residents
Average permit cost in Ludington, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.0%
Michigan:

4.4%
Historical population in Ludington, MI
Historical housing units in Ludington, MI
Most common industries in Ludington, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.0%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.0%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Health care (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.1%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.7%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Ludington, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Cashiers (5.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.7%)
  • Registered nurses (4.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)

Average climate in Ludington, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ludington-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.5 miles away from the Ludington city center killed 2 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/12/1972, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ludington-area historical earthquake activity is near Michigan state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 313.8 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 351.4 miles away from Ludington center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 388.1 miles away from Ludington center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 363.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 259.3 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 213.1 miles away from Ludington 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 Mason County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ludington topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ludington:

  • HOSPICE OF MICHIGAN (10 ATKINSON DR, SUITE #3)
  • MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER OF WEST MICHIGAN (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 1 N ATKINSON DRIVE)
  • BAYWOOD NURSING HOME (1000 E TINKHAM AVE)
  • OAKVIEW MEDICAL CARE FACILITY (1000 DIANA ST)
  • TENDERCARE OF LUDINGTON (1000 E TINKHAM AVE)
  • DAVITA - LUDINGTON (7 N ATKINSON DR STE 210)
  • LAKESHORE HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (5511 WEST US TEN HWY, SUITE C)
  • MEMORIAL MEDICAL HOME CARE (ONE NORTH ATKINSON DRIVE, SUITE 202)
  • MICHIGAN HOME HEALTH CARE INC (5724 W-US 10)

Airports and heliports located in Ludington:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ludington:

  • Muskegon Community College (about 51 miles; Muskegon, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,310)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 51 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,293)
  • Ferris State University (about 52 miles; Big Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,238)
  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 71 miles; Traverse City, MI; FT enrollment: 3,276)
  • Lakeland College (about 73 miles; Plymouth, WI; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 75 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 21,982)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 79 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)

Public high schools in Ludington:

  • LUDINGTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 817, Location: 508 NORTH WASHINGTON AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • ACADEMY OF SCIENCE MATH AND TECHNOLOGY EARLY COLLE (Location: 2130 W. US 10, Grades: 11-12)
  • DEVELOPMENTAL CLASSROOMS (Location: 2130 WEST US HIGHWAY 10, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ludington:

  • FOSTER SCHOOL (Students: 195, Location: 505 EAST FOSTER ST, Grades: 3-5)
  • FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 721 ANDERSON ST, Grades: KG-2)
  • LAKEVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 502 WEST HAIGHT ST, Grades: KG-2)
  • O.J. DEJONGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 706 EAST TINKHAM AVE, Grades: 6-8)

Private elementary/middle schools in Ludington:

  • LUDINGTON AREA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 141, Location: 700 E BRYANT RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 94, Location: 2980 W US HIGHWAY 10, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Ludington

Library in Ludington:

  • MASON COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $911,548; Location: 217 EAST LUDINGTON AVENUE; 95,000 books; 2,000 e-books; 4,000 audio materials; 4,000 video materials; 295 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ludington: Ludington Yacht Club (A), Thompson Marina (B), Ludington Outboard Club (C), Tamarac Sport Fishing Dock (D), Ray Auto Marina (E), Ludington Station (F), Cartier Campgrounds (G), Harbor View Marina (H), Ludington Municipal Marina (I), Mason County Courthouse (J), Mason County District Library (K), Mason County Sheriff's Office (L), Ludington Fire Department (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ludington include: Prayer and Praise Assembly of God Church (A), Emmanuel Lutheran Church (B), People's Church (C), Ludington Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), Living Word Church (E), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (F), United Methodist Church (G), Bethany Lutheran Church (H), Ludington Baptist Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Lakeview Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Ludington include: Copeyon Park (1), Waterfront Park (2), Ludington City Park (3), Marquette's Death Historical Marker (4), Mason County Historical Marker (5), Mason County Courthouse Historical Marker (6), Swedish Lutheran Church Historical Marker (7), Ludington Car Ferries Historical Marker (8), SS Badger Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Haunted Corn Maze (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2688 West Conrad Road), Amber Elk Ranch (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2688 West Conrad Road), Big Sable Point Lighthouse (Tours & Charters; 5611 North Lighthouse).

Hotels: Four Seasons Lodging & Breakfast (717 East Ludington Avenue), Blue Spruce Motel (109 North Ferry Street), Country Haven Resort-Motel (3263 North Lakeshore Dr).

Court: Mason County Government - Courthouse- Circuit Court (304 East Ludington Avenue).

Birthplace of: Mike Hankwitz - Football player and coach, William A. Ekwall - Politician, William R. Charette - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, Davey Claire - Baseball player.

Mason County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

SILVER CREEK RV RESORT (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
WHITE PINE VILLAGE (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
KIBBY CREEK TRAVEL PARK (Population served: 170, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
STAR PORT MARINA (Population served: 154, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-13-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2011), St Public Notif issued (JUL-13-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-13-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-15-2011 to SEP-14-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
SILVER CREEK RV RESORT (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
HEMLOCK GOLF COURSE (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP HALL (Population served: 104, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-11-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-11-2008), St Tech Assistance Visit (DEC-12-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-18-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
KIBBY CREEK TRAVEL PARK (SEASONAL) (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • MEMORIAL FAMILY CARE CENTER (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HOBBY CREST RESORT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.5%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.4%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Ludington in 2010:

  • 220 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 59 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 14 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Ludington in 2000:

  • 95 people in nursing homes
  • 68 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in military barracks, etc.

Banks with branches in Ludington (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Ludington Branch at 130 East Ludington Avenue, branch established on 1882/02/19; Ludington Plaza Branch at 4566 West U.S 10, branch established on 1972/04/24. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Northwestern Bank: Ludington Federal Branch at 101 East Court Street, branch established on 1991/05/17; Ludington East Branch at 3965 West Us 10, branch established on 2004/10/11. 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
  • The Shelby State Bank: Ludington Branch at 30 North Meyers Avenue, branch established on 2008/07/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $206.2 mil, Deposits: $177.4 mil, headquarters in Shelby, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Shelby Financial Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank: Ludington at 5870 West U.S. 10, branch established on 1967/03/13. 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
  • West Shore Bank: at 201 West Loomis Street, branch established on 1898/07/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $345.2 mil, Deposits: $264.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 8 total offices, Holding Company: West Shore Bank Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Ludington:

Marital status in Ludington, MI
  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 45.5%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 16.9%

For population 25 years and over in Ludington:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Michigan average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Ludington
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ludington, MI (based on Mason County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,3856
Evangelical Protestant4,22333
Mainline Protestant3,58111
Other5116
None16,005-
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
This county:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Mason County:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

11.13 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

9.3%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Mason County:

29.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.2%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.7%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.3%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Ludington:

28.6
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.2%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.9%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ludington:

34.2%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Ludington:

53.9%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Ludington:

76.1%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ludington, 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
Police Protection - Officers 14$71,827$61,5660$0
Water Supply 14$45,747$39,2120$0
Streets and Highways 11$38,223$41,6980$0
Parks and Recreation 5$14,264$34,23415$4,429
Other Government Administration 5$24,539$58,8940$0
Sewerage 5$18,755$45,0120$0
Financial Administration 4$10,660$31,9800$0
Other and Unallocable 4$13,312$39,9360$0
Welfare 2$6,165$36,9902$1,630
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$4,189$50,2680$0
Police - Other 1$2,551$30,6120$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 66$250,232$45,49717$6,059

Ludington government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $417,000 ($51.73)
    Sewerage: $147,000 ($18.24)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,946,000 ($241.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,549,000 ($192.16)
    Water Utilities: $1,543,000 ($191.42)
    Police Protection: $1,502,000 ($186.33)
    Sewerage: $1,199,000 ($148.74)
    General - Other: $886,000 ($109.91)
    Central Staff Services: $589,000 ($73.07)
    General Public Buildings: $286,000 ($35.48)
    Financial Administration: $283,000 ($35.11)
    Local Fire Protection: $196,000 ($24.31)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $39,000 ($4.84)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000 ($8.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,665,000 ($454.66)

Ludington government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,433,000 ($177.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $948,000 ($117.60)
    Other: $445,000 ($55.20)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $11,000 ($1.36)
    Other: $5,000 ($0.62)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $197,000 ($24.44)
    Other: $82,000 ($10.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $541,000 ($67.11)
    Rents: $144,000 ($17.86)
    Donations From Private Sources: $56,000 ($6.95)
    Special Assessments: $46,000 ($5.71)
    Interest Earnings: $39,000 ($4.84)
    Fines and Forfeits: $30,000 ($3.72)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,738,000 ($215.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $791,000 ($98.13)
    General Local Government Support: $737,000 ($91.43)
    Other: $15,000 ($1.86)
  • Tax - Property: $3,931,000 ($487.66)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $88,000 ($10.92)
    Other License: $20,000 ($2.48)

Ludington government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,358,000 ($292.52)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,046,000 ($253.81)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $312,000 ($38.70)

Ludington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,454,000 ($428.48)

5.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,554 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Manistee County, MI  0.63% ($40,122 average AGI)
from Kent County, MI  0.45% ($53,566)
from Oceana County, MI  0.42% ($30,500)


5.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, MI  0.56% ($43,727 average AGI)
to Oceana County, MI  0.42% ($28,327)
to Manistee County, MI  0.41% ($29,875)
Businesses in Ludington, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Meijer1
Burger King1New Balance2
Chevrolet1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Ramada1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
Ford1Staples1
GNC1Subway3
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1
Haworth1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS6
Home Depot1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ludington:

  • WKLA (1450 AM; 1 kW; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 15 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ludington:

  • WKLA-FM (106.3 FM; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKZC (94.9 FM; SCOTTVILLE, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCXT (105.3 FM; HART, MI; Owner: WATERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMOM (102.7 FM; PENTWATER, MI; Owner: BAY VIEW BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WVXM (97.7 FM; MANISTEE, MI; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)
  • WWKR (94.1 FM; PENTWATER, MI; Owner: SYNERGY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WIAA (88.7 FM; INTERLOCHEN, MI; Owner: INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
  • WOUF (92.1 FM; BEULAH, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBLV (90.3 FM; TWIN LAKE, MI; Owner: BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP, INC.)
  • WMTE-FM (101.5 FM; MANISTEE, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ludington:

  • W34BZ (Channel 34; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W48BY (Channel 48; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53CC (Channel 53; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCMW (Channel 21; MANISTEE, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WPBN-TV (Channel 7; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WPBN/WTOM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Ludington: William R. Charette.

Ludington fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Ludington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 37Number of bridges
  • 417ft / 127mTotal length
  • $349,000Total costs
  • 124,908Total average daily traffic
  • 10,134Total average daily truck traffic
  • 95,020Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ludington, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 151980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ludington, MI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ludington)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 132 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ludington, MI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ludington)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ludington)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 92
  • Hazardous Condition: 101
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 15
Fire incident types in Ludington, MI

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ludington, Michigan:

  • Comfort Inn, 5323 W US Hwy 10, Ludington, Michigan 49431 , Phone: (231) 845-7004, Fax: (231) 843-1677
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 5095 W US 10, Ludington, Michigan 49431 , Phone: (231) 843-2233, Fax: (231) 843-1945
  • America's Best Value Inn, 5095 W US 10, Ludington, Michigan 49431 , Phone: (231) 843-2233
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 4079 W US-10, Ludington, Michigan 49431 , Phone: (231) 845-7311
  • Best Western Lakewinds, 5005 W US Hwy 10, Ludington, Michigan 49431 , Phone: (231) 843-2140, Fax: (231) 843-1753
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ludington, Michigan
Most common first names in Ludington, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John14577.1 years
Mary11879.8 years
William11178.5 years
Robert10673.5 years
George8476.8 years
Charles8377.2 years
James7771.9 years
Helen7579.8 years
Edward6976.5 years
Dorothy6878.2 years
Most common last names in Ludington, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10977.2 years
Anderson6879.3 years
Hansen5680.8 years
Peterson5579.8 years
Smith5477.2 years
Olson3977.2 years
Miller3681.4 years
Nelson3679.0 years
Larson3476.4 years
Christensen3280.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ludington, MI
  • 92.1%Utility gas
  • 4.6%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ludington, MI
  • 75.6%Utility gas
  • 20.5%Electricity
  • 2.8%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Other fuel


Ludington compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

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