Pentwater, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 850 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.3%
 
Males: 406  (47.8%)
Females: 444  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

59.9 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49449.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,380 (it was $38,542 in 2000)
Pentwater:

$47,380
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,334 (it was $22,783 in 2000)

Pentwater village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $178,568 (it was $126,500 in 2000)
Pentwater:

$178,568
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $170,040; detached houses: $191,288; townhouses or other attached units: $116,703; in 2-unit structures: $167,372; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $188,552; mobile homes: $54,308; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $195,518

Median gross rent in 2017: $711.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pentwater: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.9%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 25.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Pentwater, MI (2010)
    • 82195.8%White alone
    • 212.5%Hispanic
    • 121.4%Two or more races
    • 20.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Black alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Pentwater, Michigan as of October 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pentwater is 142 to 1.


Crime rates in Pentwater by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2012

2013

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(350.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(118.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(101.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(106.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(237.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(117.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5
(509.2)
4
(404.9)
1
(105.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(237.2)
2
(238.4)
1
(117.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
22
(2,240)
12
(1,215)
18
(1,901)
24
(2,553)
9
(1,051)
13
(1,531)
13
(1,542)
7
(834.3)
12
(1,413)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(101.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(117.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)125.3105.383.4123.4322.470.7220.650.188.3

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City-data.com crime index in Pentwater, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.53
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: American (24.6%), Dutch (17.9%), Irish (8.4%), German (7.4%), English (5.3%), Swedish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 689 feet

Land area: 1.31 square miles.

Population density: 651 people per square mile   (low).

Pentwater, Michigan map

33 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 1.3% Latin America, 1.2% North America).

This village:

3.9%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,265 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,509 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sheboygan, WI (64.7 miles , pop. 50,792).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (91.7 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (148.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hart, MI (2.5 miles ),
Ludington, MI (3.5 miles ),
Scottville, MI (3.8 miles ),
Custer, MI (4.0 miles ),
New Era, MI (4.0 miles ),
Walkerville, MI (4.0 miles ),
Rothbury, MI (4.4 miles ),
Fountain, MI (4.7 miles)

Latitude: 43.78 N, Longitude: 86.43 W

Area code: 231

Distribution of median household income in Pentwater, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pentwater, MI in 2017
Pentwater satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.0%
Michigan:

4.4%
Most common industries in Pentwater, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Social assistance (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.5%)
  • Public administration (8.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.6%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.3%)
  • Health care (15.0%)
  • Social assistance (9.7%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Pentwater, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (12.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.2%)
  • Top executives (4.8%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.3%)
  • Art and design workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.3%)
  • Child care workers (5.8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.8%)

Average climate in Pentwater, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Pentwater-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 42.0 miles away from the Pentwater village center killed 2 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1991, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.6 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pentwater-area historical earthquake activity is near Michigan state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 376.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 307.3 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 345.3 miles away from Pentwater 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 351.2 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 247.9 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 203.9 miles away from Pentwater 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 Oceana County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pentwater topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Pentwater:

  • OCEANA HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; HART, MI)
  • OCEANA CO MD CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HART, MI)
  • OAKVIEW MEDICAL CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LUDINGTON, MI)
  • HOSPICE OF MICHIGAN (Hospital, about 13 miles away; LUDINGTON, MI)
  • DAVITA - LUDINGTON (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; LUDINGTON, MI)
  • MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER OF WEST MICHIGAN Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; LUDINGTON, MI)
  • HACKLEY LAKESHORE HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 13 miles away; SHELBY, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pentwater:

  • Muskegon Community College (about 39 miles; Muskegon, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,310)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 39 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,293)
  • Ferris State University (about 48 miles; Big Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,238)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 63 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 21,982)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 69 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)
  • Cornerstone University (about 70 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Hope College (about 71 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)

Public high school in Pentwater:

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Library in Pentwater:

  • PENTWATER TOWNSHIP LIBRARY (Operating income: $178,608; Location: 402 EAST PARK STREET; 17,950 books; 851 audio materials; 1,193 video materials; 105 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Pentwater: Mears State Park Campground (A), Snug Harbor Marina (B), Oceana County Emergency Ambulance Services Station 3 (C), Pentwater Township Library (D), Pentwater Fire Department (E), Pentwater Police Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pentwater include: Saint James Episcopal Church (A), Centenary United Methodist Church (B), Baptist Church of Pentwater (C), Saint Vincents Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Pentwater include: Village Green and Gazebo (1), Veterans Day Storm Historical Marker (2), Graveyard of Ships Historical Marker (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Channel Lane Inn (10 Channel Lane), Best Western Pentwater Trace (7576 South Pere Marquette Hwy).

Birthplace of: Jim Lites - Lawyer.

Oceana 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 Pentwater and their reported violations in the past:

LAKE MICHIGAN CAMP (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
OCEANA BEACH ASSOCIATION (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-26-2007), St Public Notif issued (MAY-26-2007), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-26-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
WHISPERING SURF CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • LAKE MICH UNITED METHODIST CMP (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HILL & HOLLOW C.G.1 / D. BECKE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MURPHYS TAVERN (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HILL AND HOLLOW C.G.2/D. BECKE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PINES MOTEL (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

1.9 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

59.8%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

4.4%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Pentwater (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: Pentwater Branch, Pentwater Branch, Pentwater Branch, Pentwater Branch, Pentwater 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
  • The Shelby State Bank: Pentwater Branch at 388 South Hancock Street, branch established on 2005/06/06. 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

For population 15 years and over in Pentwater:

Marital status in Pentwater, MI
  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 65.3%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

For population 25 years and over in Pentwater:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pentwater
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pentwater, MI (based on Oceana County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,0846
Mainline Protestant2,43514
Evangelical Protestant1,81926
Other2422
None16,990-
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: 9
Oceana County:

3.25 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Oceana County:

10.48 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

9.3%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Oceana County:

29.4%
Michigan:

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

20.5%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.6%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Pentwater:

45.7%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Pentwater:

21.6%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.8%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Pentwater:

6.9
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Pentwater:

38.4%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

52.9%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Pentwater:

72.8%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pentwater, 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
Water Supply 3$10,455$41,8200$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$11,170$44,6802$445
Financial Administration 2$6,472$38,8320$0
Other Government Administration 1$6,908$82,8962$1,271
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,432
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$959
Totals for Government 9$35,005$46,6736$4,107

Pentwater government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $272,000 ($320.00)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($14.12)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $606,000 ($712.94)
    Police Protection: $310,000 ($364.71)
    Central Staff Services: $256,000 ($301.18)
    Regular Highways: $212,000 ($249.41)
    Sewerage: $191,000 ($224.71)
    Water Utilities: $168,000 ($197.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $101,000 ($118.82)
    Financial Administration: $69,000 ($81.18)
    General - Other: $49,000 ($57.65)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($16.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $49,000 ($57.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($21.18)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($8.24)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($3.53)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $543,000 ($638.82)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $21,000 ($24.71)

Pentwater government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $584,000 ($687.06)
    Other: $248,000 ($291.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $90,000 ($105.88)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($3.53)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $47,000 ($55.29)
    General Revenue - Other: $14,000 ($16.47)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($10.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($1.18)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $286,000 ($336.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $116,000 ($136.47)
    General Local Government Support: $63,000 ($74.12)
    Other: $6,000 ($7.06)
  • Tax - Property: $889,000 ($1045.88)
    Other License: $32,000 ($37.65)

Pentwater government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,847,000 ($2172.94)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,702,000 ($2002.35)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $145,000 ($170.59)

Pentwater government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,607,000 ($3067.06)

6.69% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,811 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
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 Muskegon County, MI  1.72% ($36,093 average AGI)
from Newaygo County, MI  0.76% ($32,474)
from Mason County, MI  0.49% ($28,327)


6.68% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,706 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
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 Muskegon County, MI  2.06% ($43,150 average AGI)
to Newaygo County, MI  0.73% ($28,219)
to Kent County, MI  0.52% ($32,096)

Businesses in Pentwater, MI

  • Comfort Inn: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Pentwater:

  • 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)
  • WKLA (1450 AM; 1 kW; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • 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.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 15 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pentwater:

  • WMOM (102.7 FM; PENTWATER, MI; Owner: BAY VIEW BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WWKR (94.1 FM; PENTWATER, MI; Owner: SYNERGY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WCXT (105.3 FM; HART, MI; Owner: WATERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKLA-FM (106.3 FM; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBLV (90.3 FM; TWIN LAKE, MI; Owner: BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP, INC.)
  • WKZC (94.9 FM; SCOTTVILLE, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVXM (97.7 FM; MANISTEE, MI; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)
  • WEFG-FM (97.5 FM; WHITEHALL, MI; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pentwater:

  • 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)
  • WZZM-TV (Channel 13; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS CORP. OF OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • W42CB (Channel 42; HESPERIA, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCMW (Channel 21; MANISTEE, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)

Pentwater fatal accident list:

Nov 24, 1995 12:08 AM, Hancock St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 14, 1982 01:20 AM, Hancock St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 210ft / 63.6mTotal length
  • $1,777,000Total costs
  • 75,027Total average daily traffic
  • 5,549Total average daily truck traffic
  • 65,429Total future (year 2015) average daily traffic
New bridges in Pentwater, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 81970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pentwater, MI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 305 Cambridge St N (Lat: 43.783333 Lon: -86.441750), Call Sign: KFF398,
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.6400 MHz, 44.7200 MHz, 44.8000 MHz, 44.8400 MHz, 44.8800 MHz, Grant Date: 04/14/2015, Expiration Date: 06/22/2025, Registrant: State Of Michigan, 7150 Harris Drive, Dimondale, MI 48821, Phone: (517) 284-4086, Fax: (517) 284-4066, Email:
  • Marrison Rd 1.5 Mi W Scottville Rd (Lat: 43.832778 Lon: -86.311194), Call Sign: KSQ211, Licensee ID: L00070415,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.870 MHz, Grant Date: 11/06/2003, Expiration Date: 01/04/2014, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2004, Registrant: Danny A Petersen, Rr 1, Pentwater, MI 49449

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pentwater)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1581J , Serial Number: 28-23989, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 12/05/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 02/26/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Douglas M Kubany, 5474 Hammett Rd, Pentwater, MI 49449
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3688V , Serial Number: 15076591, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 02/03/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 06/05/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Lawrence L Gustafson, 8792 72nd Ave, Pentwater, MI 49449
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6365J , Serial Number: 28-4777, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 03/13/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 05/29/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Lawrence L Gustafson, 8793 N 72nd Ave, Pentwater, MI 49449
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCAA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 85551 , Serial Number: 7AC-4291, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 06/14/1960, Certificate Issue Date: 10/08/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Shirley M Hanson, 725 W Marrison Rd, Pentwater, MI 49449
  • Aircraft: J&J ULTRALIGHTS SEA WING (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2673P , Serial Number: 115631, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 01/12/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 10/11/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Scott Stone, 5077 Lattin Rd, Pentwater, MI 49449
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/12/2018
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6804W , Serial Number: 28-20939, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 06/11/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 08/21/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas W Hanson, 2477 Jefferson Rd, Pentwater, MI 49449
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 06/21/2017

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 11. The highest number of reported fires - 21 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2013. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Pentwater, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (43.5%), and Outside Fires (35.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Pentwater, MI
    • 8043.5%Structure Fires
    • 6535.3%Outside Fires
    • 2312.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 168.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pentwater, MI
Most common first names in Pentwater, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3376.4 years
William3078.8 years
Charles1877.4 years
Mary1879.2 years
Margaret1778.8 years
Richard1677.8 years
James1669.4 years
Robert1575.3 years
Dorothy1283.2 years
Carl1279.3 years
Most common last names in Pentwater, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1375.8 years
Smith1278.7 years
Lentz774.7 years
Peterson682.7 years
Carlson576.6 years
Cutler572.0 years
Gustafson578.6 years
Beard578.0 years
Graham577.6 years
Jones576.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pentwater, MI
  • 88.6%Utility gas
  • 10.4%Electricity
  • 1.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pentwater, MI
  • 81.3%Utility gas
  • 10.7%Electricity
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 2.7%No fuel used


Pentwater compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 6 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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