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Population in 2013: 421 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.1%
 
Males: 191  (45.4%)
Females: 230  (54.6%)
Median resident age:  65.1 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49874, 49886.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,799 (it was $20,250 in 2000)
Powers:

$22,799
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,264 (it was $14,207 in 2000)

Powers village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,736 (it was $54,100 in 2000)
Powers:

$68,736
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $79,715; Detached houses: $83,055; Mobile homes: $30,447

Median gross rent in 2012: $400.

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  • White alone - 413 (97.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Powers: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.8%), French (12.8%), Irish (11.2%), Swedish (9.2%), Polish (6.0%), United States (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 869 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 425 people per square mile   (low).

Powers,MI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Powers:

  • High school or higher: 74.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Powers village:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 34.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 25.7%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

17 residents are foreign born (1.5% North America).

This village:  3.6%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Powers, Michigan as of April 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Powers to the number of sex offenders is 140 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $788 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $767 (1.1%)

Powers satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (84.8 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (183.7 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (266.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Carney, MI (2.7 miles ), Daggett, MI (4.0 miles ), Stephenson, MI (4.4 miles ), Norway, MI (4.4 miles ), Beecher, WI (4.5 miles ), Pembine, WI (4.6 miles ), Escanaba, MI (4.7 miles ), Niagara, WI (4.9 miles ).

Latitude: 45.69 N, Longitude: 87.53 W

Area code: 906

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

6.2%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+2.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Child care workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)

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

Average climate in Powers, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Powers-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/4/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the Powers village center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1991, a category F3 tornado 17.0 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Powers-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 425.7 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 300.6 miles away from Powers 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 460.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 390.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 411.3 miles away from Powers center
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 246.9 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 Menominee County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers in Powers:

  • PINECREST MEDICAL CARE FACILITY (N15995 MAIN STREET)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Powers:

  • Northern Michigan University (about 61 miles; Marquette, MI; Full-time enrollment: 8,258)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 83 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 86 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 91 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 108 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Lawrence University (about 108 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 111 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,078)

Public high schools in Powers:

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Notable locations in Powers: Powers Station (A), Powers Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Powers: Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Alder Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2003 was 11.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

11.4
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 0.329. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.329
U.S.:

1.929
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.5%
(24.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  1.9 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  46.7%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  4.4%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported
144 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
16 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
166 people in nursing homes in 2000
6 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded in 2000

Powers compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Powers village (based on Menominee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.99%
Here: 69.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents63.4%17.6%4.8%3.1%2.2%
Congregations16.2%13.5%10.8%10.8%2.7%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist Church The Evangelical Covenant ChurchAssemblies of GodBaptist General ConferenceOther
Adherents1.9%1.6%1.3%1.3%2.7%
Congregations5.4%10.8%5.4%2.7%21.6%
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: 11
Menominee County:

4.55 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Menominee County:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Menominee County:

3.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

7.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Menominee County:

28.8%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
State:

13.4%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 11$2,106
Sewerage 0$0 1$653
Totals for Government 0$0 12$2,759

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $33,000 ($78.38)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($28.50)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($4.75)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($26.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $23,000 ($54.63)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($26.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $42,000 ($99.76)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($21.38)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $173,000 ($410.93)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $153,000 ($363.42)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($47.51)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $235,000 ($558.19)

4.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
Michigan average:

5.09%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marinette County, WI  1.17% ($27,147 average AGI)
from Delta County, MI  0.59% ($20,691)
from Brown County, WI  0.23% ($33,381)


4.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,895 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
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 Marinette County, WI  1.42% ($24,008 average AGI)
to Delta County, MI  0.61% ($26,912)
to Brown County, WI  0.46% ($26,860)

Strongest AM radio stations in Powers:

  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WCHT (600 AM; 1 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: LAKE RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WZAM (970 AM; 5 kW; ISHPEMING, MI)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDMJ (1320 AM; 5 kW; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Powers:

  • WYKX (104.7 FM; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZNL (94.3 FM; NORWAY, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WMXG (106.3 FM; STEPHENSON, MI; Owner: ESCANABA LICENSE CORP.)
  • WOBE (100.7 FM; CRYSTAL FALLS, MI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF IRON MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • WHTO (106.7 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: TODD STUART NOORDYK)
  • WJNR-FM (101.5 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF IRON MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • WVCM (91.5 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: VCY AMERICA INC.)
  • WGKL (105.5 FM; GLADSTONE, MI; Owner: LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WIMK (93.1 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WGLQ (97.1 FM; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • W244AW (96.7 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: FAMILY ED BC CORP OF DOOR CNTY WI)
  • WEUL (98.1 FM; KINGSFORD, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • W297AE (107.3 FM; STEPHENSON, MI; Owner: BD OF CNTRL, NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIV)

TV broadcast stations around Powers:

  • WJMN-TV (Channel 3; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W21BJ (Channel 21; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: MARK W. JOHNSON)
  • W62CI (Channel 62; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: MARK W. JOHNSON)
  • W15BI (Channel 15; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: RICHARD W. JOHNSON)
  • W17BQ (Channel 17; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: MARK W. JOHNSON)
  • W27BN (Channel 27; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: LINDA M. JOHNSON)
  • W46CD (Channel 46; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: LINDA M. JOHNSON)
  • W48BP (Channel 48; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: LINDA M. JOHNSON)
  • W50BG (Channel 50; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: RICHARD W. JOHNSON)
  • W52BX (Channel 52; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: RICHARD W. JOHNSON)
  • W58CJ (Channel 58; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: RICHARD W. JOHNSON)
  • W60CB (Channel 60; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: RICHARD W. JOHNSON)
  • W64CA (Channel 64; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: ESTHER P. JOHNSON)
  • KTTM (Channel 12; HURON, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W40AN (Channel 40; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total average daily traffic: 5,082
Total average daily truck traffic: 395

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Powers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 8905, N From Cr 336 On I-3 (Lat: 45.531250 Lon: -87.502972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 144.8 m, Overall height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WPUX403
    Assigned Frequencies: 866.912 MHz, 867.912 MHz, 868.412 MHz, 868.912 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/09/2012, Expiration Date: 05/21/2022, Certifier: Harry E Warner
    Registrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:
  • 8905, N From Cr 336 On I-3 (Lat: 45.531250 Lon: -87.502972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 144.8 m, Overall height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WPUX827
    Assigned Frequencies: 866.012 MHz, 851.012 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/09/2012, Expiration Date: 05/23/2022, Certifier: Harry E Warner
    Registrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • POWERS, 8905, N. From Cr336 On I-3 (Lat: 45.531250 Lon: -87.502972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 144.8 m, Overall height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WPSN994
    Assigned Frequencies: 6721.25 MHz, 6728.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/06/2011, Expiration Date: 06/29/2021, Certifier: Harry E Warner
    Registrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WD8AFM, Licensee ID: L00246512
    Grant Date: 02/15/2006, Expiration Date: 04/23/2016, Certifier: Aaron J St John
    Registrant: Aaron J St John, W 4024 Quarry Rd, Powers, MI 49874
  • Call Sign: KD8UJP, Licensee ID: L01774205
    Grant Date: 03/22/2013, Expiration Date: 03/22/2023, Certifier: Nicholas T Kell
    Registrant: Nicholas T Kell, N15798 S Kell Road, Powers, MI 49874

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Powers, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1878.0 years
William1683.8 years
Mary1685.4 years
Anna1583.1 years
Joseph1581.9 years
Clara1184.7 years
Henry1179.5 years
Edward1174.0 years
Charles1074.5 years
Frank1080.1 years
Most common last names in Powers, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1182.0 years
Kirschner873.0 years
Anderson876.0 years
Smith880.9 years
Peterson787.3 years
Fazer673.6 years
Behrend682.2 years
Kell674.8 years
Murray684.7 years
Lavigne583.6 years

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