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Population in 2012: 8,045 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.7%
 

Males: 3,823  (47.5%)
Females: 4,222  (52.5%)

Median resident age:  43.0 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49431.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,754 (it was $28,089 in 2000)
Ludington:

$29,754
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,591

Ludington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,256 (it was $73,700 in 2000)
Ludington:

$97,256
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $135,186; Detached houses: $132,818; Townhouses or other attached units: $194,149; In 2-unit structures: $174,818; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $48,066; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $158,989; Mobile homes: $55,461

Median gross rent in 2012: $576.

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  • White alone - 7,195 (89.0%)
  • Hispanic - 544 (6.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 156 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 74 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 70 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 42 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ludington: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.8%), Irish (9.6%), English (8.1%), Polish (7.7%), Dutch (5.9%), Danish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 584 feet

Land area: 3.37 square miles.

Population density: 2,390 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ludington:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ludington city:

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

187 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe).

This city:  2.3%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 73 registered sex offenders living in Ludington, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Ludington to the number of sex offenders is 110 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,588 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,148 (1.8%)

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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) .

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
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $88,000
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $187,500

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Latitude: 43.96 N, Longitude: 86.44 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,658 (+32.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,046 (57.8%)

Area code: 231

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Crime rates in Ludington by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Murders 000010100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.012.00.011.90.00.0
Rapes 141281312881511
per 100,000 166.6142.094.6156.1143.696.794.9180.1132.2
Robberies 001003124
per 100,000 0.00.011.80.00.036.311.924.048.1
Assaults 15619181626241520
per 100,000 178.671.0224.6216.1191.5314.4284.6180.1240.4
Burglaries 775045555760563545
per 100,000 916.6591.6532.0660.3682.1725.4664.1420.2540.9
Thefts 301217285215300265249257230
per 100,000 3582.92567.73369.22581.03590.23204.02952.73085.62764.8
Auto thefts 139810149995
per 100,000 154.7106.594.6120.0167.5108.8106.7108.160.1
Arson 090373032
per 100,000 0.0106.50.036.083.836.30.036.024.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 311.5) 363.6262.2284.0305.9357.0316.7311.5326.1300.6

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Michigan average:

1.74

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Ludington, Michigan accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -206 (-2.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Ludington-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 44% 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mason County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Mike Hankwitz - Football player and coach, William A. Ekwall - Politician, William R. Charette - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, Davey Claire - Baseball player.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Ludington:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Ludington, MI

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Local government website: www.ludington.mi.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ludington:

  • Muskegon Community College (about 51 miles; Muskegon, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,118)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 51 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 4,104)
  • Ferris State University (about 52 miles; Big Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 9,983)
  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 71 miles; Traverse City, MI; FT enrollment: 2,488)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 75 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 19,392)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 79 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 7,546)
  • Hope College (about 83 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,114)

Public high school in Ludington:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ludington:

Private elementary/middle schools in Ludington:

  • LUDINGTON AREA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 160; Location: 700 E BRYANT RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 91; Location: 243 N STILES RD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Ludington, map of school districts: LUDINGTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

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)

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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).

 
Mason County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Ludington and their reported violations in the past:

WHITE PINE VILLAGE (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-21-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-21-1996), St Intentional no-action (APR-21-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-22-1996), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-20-1996), St Compliance achieved (MAY-13-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
STAR PORT MARINA (Population served: 154, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
NORTH BAYOU RESORT (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAKESIDE LINKS (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MASON COUNTY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
HEMLOCK GOLF COURSE (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LINCOLN HILLS GOLF COURSE (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PEACEFUL ACRES (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • CITY OF LUDINGTON (Population served: 8357, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP HALL (Population served: 104, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MASON CO PUMPED STORAGE CAMPGD (Population served: 29, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MEMORIAL FAMILY CARE CENTER (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PERE MARQUETTE TWP MEM TREE PK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SAUBLE RESORT LLC (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.1%
(21.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.5% for Black residents, 54.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.3% for American Indian residents, 15.3% for other race residents, 66.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ludington, MI

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.

Ludington compared to Michigan state average:

Ludington, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ludington, Michigan:

  • Four Seasons Lodging & BRKFST, 717 E Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI 49431 , Phone: (231) 843-3448
  • Holiday Inn Express, 5323 W US 10, Ludington, MI 49431 , Phone: (231) 845-7004, Fax: (231) 843-1677
  • Holiday Inn Express, 5373 W Us-10, Ludington, MI 49431 , Phone: (231) 845-7004, Fax: (231) 843-1677
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 5095 W US 10, Ludington, MI 49431 , Phone: (231) 843-2233, Fax: (231) 843-1945
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ludington, Michigan

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ludington travel time to work - commute


Ludington mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Ludington city (based on Mason County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.64%
Here38.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist Church Additional (Not in any CCC Body) Congregational Christian Churches
Adherents37.9%10.4%9.9%9.8%6.8%
Congregations17.1%7.3%7.3%12.2%2.4%
NameBaptist General ConferenceReformed Church in AmericaEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents4.9%3.8%2.3%1.6%12.7%
Congregations4.9%2.4%2.4%2.4%41.5%
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: 8
Mason 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.
Michigan:

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

11.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Mason County:

29.1%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.2%
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 6$19,085$38,1701$921
Other Government Administration 5$23,297$55,9136$6,378
Police Protection - Officers 15$61,479$49,1830$0
Police - Other 1$2,750$33,0000$0
Streets and Highways 12$35,224$35,2240$0
Welfare 2$5,000$30,0002$775
Solid Waste Management 5$15,909$38,1820$0
Sewerage 6$18,713$37,4260$0
Parks and Recreation 4$11,445$34,33513$3,193
Water Supply 8$24,683$37,0250$0
Other and Unallocable 3$8,774$35,0960$0
Totals for Government 67$226,359$40,54222$11,267

Ludington government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $413,000 ($51.34)
    Sewerage: $383,000 ($47.61)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,938,000 ($240.89)
    Police Protection: $1,214,000 ($150.90)
    Water Utilities: $1,119,000 ($139.09)
    Sewerage: $936,000 ($116.35)
    General - Other: $785,000 ($97.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $552,000 ($68.61)
    Central Staff Services: $519,000 ($64.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $477,000 ($59.29)
    Financial Administration: $270,000 ($33.56)
    General Public Buildings: $149,000 ($18.52)
    Local Fire Protection: $130,000 ($16.16)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $85,000 ($10.57)
    Health - Other: $15,000 ($1.86)
    Housing and Community Development: $0 ($0.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $151,000 ($18.77)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $14,000 ($1.74)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($0.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $127,000 ($15.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,229,000 ($401.37)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($1.99)

Ludington government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,252,000 ($155.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $792,000 ($98.45)
    All Other: $468,000 ($58.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $468,000 ($58.17)
    Highways: $318,000 ($39.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $100,000 ($12.43)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $153,000 ($19.02)
    Interest Earnings: $94,000 ($11.68)
    Sale of Property: $54,000 ($6.71)
    Fines and Forfeits: $41,000 ($5.10)
    Special Assessments: $35,000 ($4.35)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($0.37)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.25)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,297,000 ($161.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $880,000 ($109.38)
    Highways: $696,000 ($86.51)
    All Other: $13,000 ($1.62)
  • Tax - Property: $3,133,000 ($389.43)
    Other License: $71,000 ($8.83)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $40,000 ($4.97)

Ludington government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,215,000 ($399.63)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,160,000 ($392.79)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,190,000 ($272.22)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,135,000 ($265.38)

Ludington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,480,000 ($805.47)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $846,000 ($105.16)

5.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
Michigan average:

5.24%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Oceana County, MI  0.52% ($30,534 average AGI)
from Kent County, MI  0.46% ($26,078)
from Manistee County, MI  0.36% ($26,150)


5.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,175 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
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 Kent County, MI  0.49% ($25,019 average AGI)
to Manistee County, MI  0.41% ($21,804)
to Oceana County, MI  0.40% ($26,227)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Ludington, Michigan:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 19
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Michigan average:
  • Fatal accident count: 144
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 222
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 154
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 378
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 25

See more detailed statistics of Ludington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total costs: $900,000
Total average daily traffic: 6,136
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,411
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 6,811

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ludington)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 97 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Ludington, MI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (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: 89 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ludington)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 30 (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

Incident types - Ludington


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

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
Businesses in Ludington, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Meijer1
Best Western1New Balance2
Burger King1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Ramada1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
GNC1Staples1
GameStop1Subway3
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Haworth1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
Home Depot1UPS6
KFC1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
Lowe's1
Browse common businesses in Ludington, MI


Ludington on our top lists:

  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • John Burton (6)
  • John E. Burton (5)
  • Frank Leslie Smiddy (2)
  • Justin A. Zaydel (1)
  • Douglas John Canfield (1)
  • Andy Struve (1)
  • Donald William Zwiefka (1)
  • Jerrald Hogenson (1)

Total of 18 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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