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New Era: Early morning, winter 2011, New Era MI New Era New Era: 1-17-2009 Snow Storm of 21 inches New Era: 1-17-2009 Snow Storm of 21 inches
 

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Oceana County

Population in 2012: 449 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.6%
 

Males: 224  (50.1%)
Females: 225  (49.9%)

Median resident age:  41.9 years
Michigan median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 49446.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $45,521 (it was $45,909 in 2000)
New Era:

$45,521
Michigan:

$45,981
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $17,948

New Era village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $117,240 (it was $85,200 in 2000)
New Era:

$117,240
Michigan:

$118,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $135,347; Detached houses: $135,347

Median gross rent in 2011: $675.

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  • White alone - 427 (94.7%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (3.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in New Era: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (34.1%), Dutch (20.9%), English (8.9%), Irish (5.9%), Norwegian (3.3%), Italian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 754 feet

Land area: 0.85 square miles.

Population density: 530 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in New Era:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Era village:

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 66.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

15 residents are foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 0.3% Europe).

This village:  2.1%
Michigan:  6.2%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in New Era, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in New Era to the number of sex offenders is 41 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,474 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,500 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Grand Rapids, MI (54.0 miles , pop. 197,800).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (88.3 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (136.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rothbury, MI (1.9 miles ), Shelby, MI (1.9 miles ), Hart, MI (3.1 miles ), Montague, MI (3.2 miles ), Whitehall, MI (3.3 miles ), Lakewood Club, MI (3.7 miles ), Hesperia, MI (3.9 miles ), Walkerville, MI (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 43.56 N, Longitude: 86.35 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 231

New Era household income distribution New Era home values distribution


 

Crime rates in New Era by Year
Type 2001 2011 2012
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Robberies 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Assaults 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Burglaries 002
per 100,000 0.00.0444.4
Thefts 039
per 100,000 0.0665.22000.0
Auto thefts 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Arson 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 282.6) 0.027.7115.7

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.6%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -61 (-11.7%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other financial specialists (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)

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Average climate in New Era, Michigan

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Tornado activity:

New Era-area historical tornado activity is below Michigan state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 43.0 miles away from the New Era village center killed 5 people and injured 142 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 55.8 miles away from the village center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Oceana County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Winds: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in New Era, MI

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New Era:

  • Muskegon Community College (about 23 miles; Muskegon, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,118)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 24 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 4,104)
  • Ferris State University (about 45 miles; Big Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 9,983)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 48 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 19,392)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 54 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 7,546)
  • Hope College (about 55 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,114)
  • Calvin College (about 59 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,895)

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Churches in New Era include: New Era Christian Reformed Church (A), New Era Reformed Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.1. This is about average.
City:

31.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.87. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.87
U.S.:

9.59

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

HOLIDAY CAMPING RESORT (Population served: 280, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-1997 and SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-20-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-20-1997), St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
STONY LAKE LUTHERAN CAMP (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SILVER LAKE WHIPPY DIP (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
NEW ERA CHRISTIAN REFORDMED CH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • STONY HAVEN CAMPGROUND & CABINS (Population served: 180, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TRAILSIDE RESTAURANT (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 10.9%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.6 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  74.6%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  3.5%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in New Era, MI


5 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

New Era 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in New Era (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: New Era Branch, New Era Branch, New Era Branch, New Era Branch, New Era Branch. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


New Era travel time to work - commute


New Era mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for New Era (based on Oceana County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.33%
Here32.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesUnited Church of Christ
Adherents33.9%12.4%9.8%9.0%6.6%
Congregations19.0%16.7%11.9%7.1%4.8%
NameChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaReformed Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents5.4%5.1%3.7%2.6%11.4%
Congregations4.8%2.4%2.4%2.4%28.6%
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: 9
Oceana County:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Oceana County:

7.23 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

10.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Oceana County:

29.4%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.5%
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 3$1,366
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,366


6.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($63,396 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
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 Muskegon County, MI  1.90% ($31,388 average AGI)
from Newaygo County, MI  0.50% ($23,417)
from Kent County, MI  0.48% ($35,217)


6.44% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.44%
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 Muskegon County, MI  1.74% ($30,661 average AGI)
to Mason County, MI  0.60% ($30,534)
to Kent County, MI  0.50% ($42,604)

Strongest AM radio stations in New Era:

  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMHG (1600 AM; 5 kW; MUSKEGON, MI)
  • WUBR (1490 AM; 1 kW; WHITEHALL, MI; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Era:

  • WCXT (105.3 FM; HART, MI; Owner: WATERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWKR (94.1 FM; PENTWATER, MI; Owner: SYNERGY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBLV (90.3 FM; TWIN LAKE, MI; Owner: BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP, INC.)
  • WEFG-FM (97.5 FM; WHITEHALL, MI; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGVS-FM (95.3 FM; WHITEHALL, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMRR (101.7 FM; MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMOM (102.7 FM; PENTWATER, MI; Owner: BAY VIEW BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WLCS (98.3 FM; NORTH MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSHN-FM (100.1 FM; HOLTON, MI; Owner: NOORDYK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSHZ (107.9 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSNX-FM (104.5 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMUS-FM (106.9 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W215AS (90.9 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WKLA-FM (106.3 FM; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around New Era:

  • WZZM-TV (Channel 13; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS CORP. OF OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • W34BZ (Channel 34; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W48BY (Channel 48; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W42CB (Channel 42; HESPERIA, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W53CC (Channel 53; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WOMS-CA (Channel 29; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W67DN (Channel 67; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in New Era)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DE34IP782, 4338 S Water Rd (New Era # 30172) (Lat: 43.566500 Lon: -86.364333), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 75.6 m, Overall height: 78 m, Call Sign: WQQW637
    Assigned Frequencies: 17815.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2013, Expiration Date: 03/15/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: AB8AZ, Previous Call Sign: KA8WPZ, Licensee ID: L00210696
    Grant Date: 02/17/2010, Expiration Date: 03/27/2020, Certifier: Darrell A Hogston
    Registrant: Darrell A Hogston, 2650 W M20, New Era, MI 49446
  • Call Sign: KA8WJR, Licensee ID: L01073579
    Grant Date: 11/26/2005, Expiration Date: 01/29/2016
    Registrant: Dorothy M Kamrowski, 2111 W Fish Rd, New Era, MI 49446
  • Call Sign: KC8MDB, Licensee ID: L00346749
    Grant Date: 01/16/2009, Expiration Date: 04/07/2019, Certifier: Lori A Hogston
    Registrant: Lori A Hogston, 2650 W M-20, New Era, MI 49446
  • Call Sign: N8JXE, Previous Call Sign: KB8ERW
    Grant Date: 09/06/1988, Expiration Date: 09/06/1998, Cancellation Date: 09/07/2000
    Registrant: Anthony J Felan, 351 Aa1 Cleveland Rd, New Era, MI 49446

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: LANKFER GARY GS-1 (GLASTAR) (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 111GL , Serial Number: 5064, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 01/14/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Gary M Lankfer, 5280 W Stony Lake Rd, New Era, MI 49446
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O 470R (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 460JH , Serial Number: 18256285, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 11/21/2002
    Registrant (Individual): James Hoekenga, 8277 W Stony Lake Rd, New Era, MI 49446
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6437E , Serial Number: 46537, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 04/18/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Joyce Blohm, 6110 S 48th Ave, New Era, MI 49446


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - New Era


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Most common first names in New Era, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1781.6 years
Charles1177.5 years
Anna1088.3 years
William1078.5 years
Mary873.4 years
James773.7 years
Jennie787.7 years
Robert767.6 years
Edward776.4 years
Kenneth667.1 years
Most common last names in New Era, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Tenbrink980.9 years
Lewis886.4 years
Smith772.7 years
Hansen680.7 years
Johnson674.2 years
Pranger673.0 years
Schiller665.8 years
Abbatoy554.4 years
Sikkenga589.0 years
Postema584.6 years
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