Michigamme, Michigan

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Population in 2010: 271. Population change since 2000: -5.6%
Males: 118  (43.8%)
Females: 153  (56.2%)
Median resident age:  52.7 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49861.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,824 (it was $27,083 in 2000)
Michigamme:

$39,824
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,257 (it was $21,285 in 2000)

Michigamme CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $82,506 (it was $47,700 in 2000)
Michigamme:

$82,506
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $204,569; Detached houses: $214,366; Mobile homes: $55,168
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Michigamme races chart
  • White alone - 263 (97.0%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (2.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Michigamme: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (8.9%), French (8.3%), German (8.3%), English (7.6%), French Canadian (6.3%), Polish (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1620 feet

Land area: 2.50 square miles.

Population density: 108 people per square mile   (very low).

Michigamme,MI real estate house value index trend

Michigamme, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Michigamme:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Michigamme CDP:

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

7 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe, 0.6% Asia).

This place:  2.1%
Michigan:  6.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $733 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $750 (0.9%)

Michigamme satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (139.9 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (241.0 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (325.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Republic, MI (3.5 miles ), West Ishpeming, MI (4.3 miles ), Ishpeming, MI (4.5 miles ), L'Anse, MI (4.7 miles ), Negaunee, MI (4.9 miles ), Zeba, MI (4.9 miles ), Palmer, MI (5.0 miles ), Baraga, MI (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 46.54 N, Longitude: 88.10 W

Area code: 906

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

7.7%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (7%)
  • Extraction workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (14%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (12%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (12%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Art and design workers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)

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

Average climate in Michigamme, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Michigamme-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 385.5 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 353.3 miles away from Michigamme center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 484.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 517.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 454.8 miles away from Michigamme center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 397.4 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).
Michigamme topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Michigamme:

  • Northern Michigan University (about 33 miles; Marquette, MI; Full-time enrollment: 8,258)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 46 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,078)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 131 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 139 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 139 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 145 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 157 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)

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Notable locations in Michigamme: Michigamme Shores Campground (A), Michigamme Station (B), Michigamme - Spurr Township Volunteer Fire Department (C), Michigamme Historical Museum (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Michigamme: Church in the Wildwood (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Lakes: Northwestern Lake (A), Gravel Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Edgewater Motel (561 U South 41) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Marquette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

MOUNT SHASTA (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-30-2013), St Public Notif issued (OCT-30-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-30-2013), St Site Visit (enforcement) (NOV-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2009), St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-15-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-16-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-16-2009), St Compliance Meeting conducted (2 times from OCT-23-2009 to NOV-05-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-20-2009), St Compliance Meeting conducted (3 times from DEC-10-2009 to JAN-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-21-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-07-2007), St Site Visit (enforcement) (SEP-07-2007), St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-24-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MARTI'S MARKET (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUL-30-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (3 times from JUL-30-2008 to OCT-03-2008), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-09-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-09-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
STUMP'S TAVERN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • MOOSE DROP INN, LLC (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.3%
(17.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.0%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Michigamme compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (74%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Michigamme CDP (based on Marquette County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.97%
Here: 57.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents52.2%23.1%6.2%4.4%1.9%
Congregations16.3%18.8%11.3%2.5%3.8%
NameEpiscopal ChurchBaptist General ConferenceSalvation ArmyAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.9%1.4%1.3%1.2%6.5%
Congregations6.3%5.0%2.5%2.5%31.3%
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: 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%

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 Michigamme:

  • 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.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WIAN (1240 AM; 1 kW; ISHPEMING, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Michigamme:

  • WNMU-FM (90.1 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WVCN (104.3 FM; BARAGA, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKQS-FM (101.9 FM; NEGAUNEE, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WNGE (99.5 FM; NEGAUNEE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WCUP (105.7 FM; L'ANSE, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY INDIAN COMMUNITY)
  • WFXD (103.3 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WMQT-FM (107.7 FM; ISHPEMING, MI; Owner: TACONITE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGLI (98.7 FM; HANCOCK, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY INDIAN COMMUNITY)
  • W260AG (99.9 FM; ISHPEMING, MI; Owner: FAMILY EDUC. BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W224AV (92.7 FM; COVINGTON, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • WJPD (92.3 FM; ISHPEMING, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WHWL (95.7 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Michigamme:

  • WLUC-TV (Channel 6; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: WLUC LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WUPT-LP (Channel 43; REPUBLIC, MI; Owner: WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W41CA (Channel 41; HERMAN, MI; Owner: ERIC MCBRIDE)
  • W48CA (Channel 48; HERMAN, MI; Owner: DAN LOFLIN)
  • WBKP (Channel 5; CALUMET, MI; Owner: SCANLAN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W16BL (Channel 16; HERMAN, MI; Owner: DON RAYBURN, SR.)
  • W22BZ (Channel 22; HERMAN, MI; Owner: DON RAYBURN, SR.)
  • W24CD (Channel 24; HERMAN, MI; Owner: DON RAYBURN, SR.)
  • W29BZ (Channel 29; HERMAN, MI; Owner: DAN LOFLIN)
  • W31BJ (Channel 31; HERMAN, MI; Owner: DAN LOFLIN)
  • W38CG (Channel 38; HERMAN, MI; Owner: ERIC MCBRIDE)
  • W44BM (Channel 44; HERMAN, MI; Owner: ERIC MCBRIDE)
  • W46CM (Channel 46; HERMAN, MI; Owner: MARTHA RAYBURN)
  • W50BZ (Channel 50; HERMAN, MI; Owner: DAN LOFLIN)
  • W60CJ (Channel 60; HERMAN, MI; Owner: ERIC MCBRIDE)
  • WMQF (Channel 19; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: MARQUETTE BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • James E McDonald, 400 Red Road (Three Lakes Mi - 196420944) (Lat: 46.534778 Lon: -88.129722), Type: 94.1, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B2F02-A, Phone: (Sup) erv-isor
  • James E McDonald, 400 Red Road (Three Lakes Mi - 196420944) (Lat: 46.534778 Lon: -88.129722), Type: 94.1, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B2F02-A, Phone: (Sup) erv-isor
  • Jerri L Janjua, 400 Red Road (Three Lakes Mi - 196420944) (Lat: 46.534778 Lon: -88.129722), Type: 94.1, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG
  • Jerri L Janjua, 400 Red Road (Three Lakes Mi - 196420944) (Lat: 46.534778 Lon: -88.129722), Type: 94.1, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7007971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB8HMC, Licensee ID: L00669718
    Grant Date: 04/14/2004, Expiration Date: 05/17/2014
    Registrant: Jean L Guster, Michigamme, MI 49861
  • Call Sign: KB8STY, Licensee ID: L00828484
    Grant Date: 03/12/2004, Expiration Date: 06/08/2014
    Registrant: Alan R Larsen, Hcr 1 Box 350, Michigamme, MI 49861
  • Call Sign: KC8YTW, Licensee ID: L00782569
    Grant Date: 12/17/2003, Expiration Date: 12/17/2013, Certifier: James O Phillips
    Registrant: James O Phillips, Michigamme, MI 49861

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
Most common first names in Michigamme, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1076.6 years
William975.4 years
George681.3 years
Charles568.4 years
Arthur467.5 years
Fred478.5 years
Paul476.2 years
Robert474.1 years
James463.5 years
Ellen385.0 years
Most common last names in Michigamme, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Paquette880.7 years
Perry873.5 years
Howe679.3 years
Anderson583.0 years
Lentz471.5 years
Skytta457.0 years
Partanen365.3 years
Deroche376.0 years
Dishnow381.0 years
Drake384.4 years
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