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Population in 2012: 302 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.4%
 

Males: 157  (52.0%)
Females: 145  (48.0%)

Median resident age:  40.8 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 48749.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,052 (it was $28,125 in 2000)
Omer:

$36,052
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,180

Omer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $57,400 (it was $64,000 in 2000)
Omer:

$57,400
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $67,825; Detached houses: $72,345; Mobile homes: $40,250

Median gross rent in 2012: $579.

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  • White alone - 295 (94.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (4.2%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Omer: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (33.7%), Polish (14.5%), United States (7.1%), Irish (6.6%), French (5.9%), English (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 605 feet

Land area: 1.24 square miles.

Population density: 244 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Omer:

  • High school or higher: 81.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Omer city:

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 59.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.3%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Omer, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Omer to the number of sex offenders is 38 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,324 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $909 (1.9%)

Omer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Saginaw, MI (43.6 miles , pop. 61,799).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (121.0 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (246.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Twining, MI (2.3 miles) , Standish, MI (2.6 miles ), Turner, MI (2.7 miles) , Au Gres, MI (2.9 miles ), Sterling, MI (2.9 miles ), Prescott, MI (3.3 miles ), Whittemore, MI (3.6 miles ), Skidway Lake, MI (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $90,300
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $90,300
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 44.05 N, Longitude: 83.85 W

Area code: 989

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

13.1%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -61 (-15.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Financial managers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Omer-area historical tornado activity is near Michigan state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/30/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.8 miles away from the Omer city center killed one person and injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/30/1976, a category F3 tornado 19.0 miles away from the city center injured 10 people.

Earthquake activity:

Omer-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Harry Matuzak - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Omer:

  • SAINT MARY'S STANDISH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; STANDISH, MI)
  • QUALITY HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; STANDISH, MI)
  • MEDILODGE OF STERLING, L L C (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; STERLING, MI)

Political contributions by individuals in Omer, MI

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Omer:

  • Delta College (about 35 miles; University Center, MI; Full-time enrollment: 4,934)
  • Northwood University (about 36 miles; Midland, MI; FT enrollment: 2,678)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (about 38 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 7,661)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 46 miles; Harrison, MI; FT enrollment: 2,363)
  • Central Michigan University (about 56 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 20,153)
  • University of Michigan-Flint (about 72 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 4,638)
  • Mott Community College (about 72 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 4,343)

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Notable locations in Omer: Russell's Canoes and Campgrounds (A), Omer Station (B), Omer - Arenac Township Fire Department (C), Omer Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Omer: Omer Masonic Hall Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Arenac 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 Omer and their reported violations in the past:

RIVER BEND CAMPGROUND (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • RUSSELLS CANOE/CAMP (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.8%
(21.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.6%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.7%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Omer, MI

Omer compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Omer travel time to work - commute


Omer mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Electricity (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Omer city (based on Arenac County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.73%
Here35.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran Church The Wesleyan ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents50.3%13.3%10.7%4.8%4.2%
Congregations16.7%20.0%6.7%6.7%3.3%
NameConservative Mennonite ConferencePentecostal Church of GodWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents3.6%2.8%1.8%1.6%6.8%
Congregations6.7%3.3%6.7%3.3%26.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Arenac County:

9.67 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.1%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.7%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Arenac County:

18.3%
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 1$1,156$13,8720$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$30
Streets and Highways 1$902$10,8240$0
Welfare 0$0 1$541
Sewerage 0$0 1$320
Water Supply 0$0 1$312
Totals for Government 2$2,058$12,3484$1,203

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $188,000 ($622.52)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($69.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $24,000 ($79.47)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $66,000 ($218.54)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($79.47)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $64,000 ($211.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($56.29)
    Special Assessments: $15,000 ($49.67)
    Rents: $12,000 ($39.74)
    General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($33.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $84,000 ($278.15)
  • Tax - Property: $60,000 ($198.68)

Omer government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $387,000 ($1281.46)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $380,000 ($1258.28)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($23.18)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $22,000 ($72.85)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $354,000 ($1172.19)

5.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,966 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
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 Bay County, MI  1.28% ($33,390 average AGI)
from Ogemaw County, MI  0.47% ($12,733)
from Genesee County, MI  0.45% ($34,966)


6.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,292 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
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 Bay County, MI  1.43% ($24,152 average AGI)
to Iosco County, MI  0.62% ($29,150)
to Ogemaw County, MI  0.46% ($19,567)

Strongest AM radio stations in Omer:

  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • 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)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSGW (790 AM; 5 kW; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMAX (1440 AM; 5 kW; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: AM MEDIA SERVICES, L.L.C.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WIOS (1480 AM; 1 kW; TAWAS CITY-EAST TAWA, MI; Owner: CARROLL ENTERPRISES, INC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Omer:

  • WWCM (96.9 FM; STANDISH, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WSAG (104.1 FM; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: BLUE MOOSE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WHNN (96.1 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKQZ (93.3 FM; MIDLAND, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYLZ (100.9 FM; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W220BR (91.9 FM; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WCEN-FM (94.5 FM; HEMLOCK, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WHST (106.1 FM; TAWAS CITY, MI; Owner: NORTHERN CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WIOG (102.5 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKJC (104.7 FM; TAWAS CITY, MI; Owner: CARROLL ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WQLB (103.3 FM; TAWAS CITY, MI; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Omer:

  • W15BP (Channel 15; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WUHO-LP (Channel 57; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WNEM-TV (Channel 5; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W58CW (Channel 58; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)

Omer fatal accident list:

Mar 30, 1998 08:50 AM, Us-23, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 31, 1990 10:09 PM, Main, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 13, 1985 06:45 PM, Main, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 16, 1979 05:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 9,581
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,053
Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic: 10,731

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Omer)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Omer SW, Lat: 44.035278 Lon: -83.877222, Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 125 m, Call Sign: WQJY872
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/20/2009, Expiration Date: 02/20/2019, Certifier: John Ogren
    Registrant: Law Office Of Suzanne S. Goodwyn, 1234 Tottenham Court, Reston, VA 20194, Phone: (703) 444-8804, Fax: (703) 991-0629, Email:


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


Most common first names in Omer, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1469.1 years
Mary1374.1 years
John1376.7 years
Joseph1172.2 years
James973.1 years
George973.2 years
Robert867.3 years
Albert780.0 years
Charles573.6 years
Frank570.6 years
Most common last names in Omer, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith482.8 years
Robinson479.7 years
Devault480.5 years
Blata471.8 years
Williams470.1 years
Dafoe469.5 years
Brown466.8 years
Davis376.6 years
Osier373.3 years
Anscomb374.3 years
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