Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 13,631 (89% urban, 11% rural).
Population change since 2000: -17.6%
Males: 6,979  (51.2%)
Females: 6,652  (48.8%)
Median resident age:

33.7 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49783.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,451 (it was $29,652 in 2000)
Sault Ste. Marie:

$36,451
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,887 (it was $14,460 in 2000)

Sault Ste. Marie city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $88,366 (it was $62,600 in 2000)
Sault Ste. Marie:

$88,366
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $153,938; detached houses: $161,278; townhouses or other attached units: $127,857; in 2-unit structures: $117,754; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $122,093; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $170,053; mobile homes: $58,634

Median gross rent in 2017: $657.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sault Ste. Marie: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.7%
(23.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.8% for Black residents, 39.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.9% for American Indian residents, 21.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sault Ste. Marie, MI (2017)
    • 10,46474.7%White alone
    • 1,93213.8%American Indian alone
    • 8706.2%Two or more races
    • 3752.7%Black alone
    • 1941.4%Hispanic
    • 1330.9%Asian alone
    • 250.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Sault Ste. Marie detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 77 registered sex offenders living in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan as of July 15, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sault Ste. Marie is 181 to 1.


Crime rates in Sault Ste. Marie by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2013

2014

2015

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)
1
(7.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(28.2)
11
(77.0)
11
(77.0)
5
(35.8)
19
(135.1)
10
(72.2)
15
(105.6)
18
(127.8)
9
(64.7)
24
(174.4)
13
(95.4)
12
(88.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(28.2)
3
(21.0)
4
(28.0)
2
(14.3)
3
(21.3)
8
(57.8)
1
(7.0)
2
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(21.8)
4
(29.3)
1
(7.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
26
(183.5)
26
(182.0)
27
(189.1)
31
(221.9)
25
(177.8)
65
(469.3)
20
(140.8)
27
(191.7)
13
(93.5)
27
(196.2)
29
(212.8)
17
(125.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
77
(543.4)
93
(651.2)
120
(840.4)
73
(522.5)
69
(490.6)
113
(815.9)
37
(260.5)
35
(248.5)
23
(165.3)
41
(297.9)
20
(146.7)
21
(154.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
432
(3,049)
454
(3,179)
498
(3,488)
436
(3,121)
471
(3,349)
514
(3,711)
351
(2,471)
274
(1,945)
149
(1,071)
263
(1,911)
218
(1,599)
193
(1,424)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
30
(211.7)
29
(203.1)
25
(175.1)
23
(164.6)
20
(142.2)
32
(231.1)
9
(63.4)
7
(49.7)
4
(28.8)
8
(58.1)
9
(66.0)
11
(81.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(28.0)
4
(28.6)
2
(14.2)
1
(7.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.2)
1
(7.3)
2
(14.7)
1
(7.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)244.7293.3320.2251.9329.7393.0236.9244.0141.5287.2221.9172.4

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City-data.com crime index in Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Crime rate in Sault Ste. Marie detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 24 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: German (11.8%), American (6.0%), Italian (5.9%), Irish (5.6%), English (5.2%), Finnish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 613 feet

Land area: 14.8 square miles.

Population density: 920 people per square mile   (low).

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan map

585 residents are foreign born (1.6% North America, 0.7% Europe, 0.5% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

This city:

4.2%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,854 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,683 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Saginaw, MI (213.1 miles , pop. 61,799).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (290.3 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (361.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

De Tour Village, MI (6.4 miles ),
Mackinac Island, MI (6.8 miles ),
St. Ignace, MI (6.8 miles ),
Mackinaw City, MI (7.2 miles ),
Newberry, MI (7.5 miles ),
Carp Lake, MI (7.6 miles ),
Cheboygan, MI (7.7 miles ),
Levering, MI (7.9 miles )

Latitude: 46.49 N, Longitude: 84.35 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,641 (+26.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,822 (86.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Sault Ste. Marie, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sault Ste. Marie, MI in 2017
Sault Ste. Marie satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $77,900
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $94,800
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $157,400
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $114,500
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $212,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $352,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $133,800
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $219,400
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $120,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Sault Ste. Marie, MI residents
Average permit cost in Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.8%
Michigan:

4.4%
Historical population in Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Historical housing units in Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Most common industries in Sault Ste. Marie, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Public administration (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.1%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.2%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (13.8%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.4%)
  • Health care (13.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.5%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.3%)
  • Social assistance (6.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Sault Ste. Marie, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)

Average climate in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan average temperatures Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan average precipitation Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan humidity Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan wind speed Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan snowfall Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan sunshine Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan clear and cloudy days

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.6. This is better than average.

City:

58.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.28
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

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

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 397.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 373.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 360.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 517.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 411.7 miles away from the city 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 255.6 miles away from Sault Ste. Marie center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chippewa County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sault Ste. Marie topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sault Ste. Marie:

  • TENDERCARE SAULT STE MARIE (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SAULT SAINTE MARIE, MI)
  • CHIPPEWA COUNTY HEALTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; SAULT SAINTE MARIE, MI)
  • THE CHIPPEWA COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, INC. (Dialysis Facility, about 1 miles away; SAULT ST MARIE, MI)
  • CHIPPEWA COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 1 miles away; SAULT SAINTE MARIE, MI)
  • CHIPPEWA CO WAR MEM (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SAULT SAINTE MARIE, MI)

Airports located in Sault Ste. Marie:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sault Ste. Marie:

  • Lake Superior State University (about 1 miles; Sault Ste Marie, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,242)
  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 134 miles; Traverse City, MI; FT enrollment: 3,276)
  • Northern Michigan University (about 146 miles; Marquette, MI; FT enrollment: 8,258)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 176 miles; Harrison, MI; FT enrollment: 3,653)
  • Northwood University-Michigan (about 198 miles; Midland, MI; FT enrollment: 2,763)
  • Ferris State University (about 202 miles; Big Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,238)
  • Central Michigan University (about 202 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 22,758)

Public high schools in Sault Ste. Marie:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sault Ste. Marie:

  • SAULT AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 613, Location: 684 MARQUETTE AVE, Grades: 4-8)
  • LINCOLN SCHOOL (Students: 402, Location: 810 EAST 5TH AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 399, Location: 1200 RYAN AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • SOO TOWNSHIP SCHOOL (Students: 297, Location: 5788 SOUTH M 129, Grades: PK-5)
  • JOSEPH K. LUMSDEN BAHWETING ANISHNABE ACADEMY (Location: 1301 MARQUETTE AVE, Grades: KG-8, Charter school)

Private elementary/middle schools in Sault Ste. Marie:

  • ST MARY'S SCHOOL (Students: 123, Location: 360 MAPLE ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 8, Location: 615 WASHINGTON WAY, Grades: 3-8)
See full list of schools located in Sault Ste. Marie

Library in Sault Ste. Marie:

  • BAYLISS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $574,235; Location: 541 LIBRARY DRIVE; 123,587 books; 6,095 audio materials; 11,297 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 356 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • TV Stations listed in Sault Ste. Marie: Channel 8 no longer owned by Scanlan Communications. Now owned by Max Media LLC

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sault Ste. Marie: North East Pier (A), West Center Pier Light (B), Sault Sainte Marie Welcome Center (C), Sherman Park Zoo (D), Corps of Engineers Warehouse (E), Sainte Marie Yard and Marine (F), Sault Ste Marie Golf Course (G), Tanglewood Marsh Golf Course (H), Soo Locks Campground (I), Sault Ste Marie Station (J), Museum Ship Valley Camp (K), Sugar Islander Ferry (L), Southeast Pier Light (M), Great Lakes Fleet Marine Railway (N), United States Steel Corporation (O), Welchs Dock (P), Twin City Drydock and Marine (Q), Northwest Pier Light (R), Lawrences Marina (S), Sault Sainte Marie Municipal Boat Harbor Ramp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Soo Plaza Shopping Center (1), Cascade Crossings Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sault Ste. Marie include: Newman Center (A), Saint Barnabas Lutheran Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), Sault Ste Marie Living Word Church (D), Mount Hope Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Open Door Baptist Church (G), Church of Christ (H), Apostolic Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Creeks: Ashmun Creek (A), Seymour Creek (B), Mission Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sault Ste. Marie include: Kewadin Park (1), Sherman Park (2), Sault Locks Park (3), Brady Park (4), Alford Park (5), Aune Osborn Park (6), Rotary Park (7), Minneapolis Woods (8), Malcolm Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Terry O'Quinn - Film actor, Dick Lundy (animator) - Animator, Jeff Blashill - Ice hockey coach, Joseph M. Ford - Businessman, Taffy Abel - Ice hockey player, Ted Cox (American football) - Football player and coach, Cliff Barton - Ice hockey player, Ray Kaunisto - Ice hockey player, Shingabawossin - Native leader.

Chippewa 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 Sault Ste. Marie and their reported violations in the past:

JEHOVAH'S WITNESS KINGDOM HALL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-31-2014), St Tech Assistance Visit (APR-01-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-29-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-03-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-19-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-19-2008), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-19-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAY-19-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
SUNSET MOTEL-PERRY EQUITY GROUP LLC (Population served: 54, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-2013)
HILLTOP BAR (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-11-2006), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SUGAR ISLAND TWP. HALL (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sault Ste. Marie that have no violations reported:

  • LIVING WORD CHURCH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUNDOWN LOUNGE (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SACRED HEART CHURCH (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

54.5%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.2%
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: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Sault Ste. Marie in 2010:

  • 464 people in college/university student housing
  • 180 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 109 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 43 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 21 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 20 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 2 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Sault Ste. Marie in 2000:

  • 2,218 people in state prisons
  • 791 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 108 people in nursing homes
  • 82 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 82 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 66 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 64 people in other group homes
  • 53 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 16 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 14 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
Arena or stadium:
  • Taffy Abel Arena. Lake Superior State University.

Banks with branches in Sault Ste. Marie (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: S. Ste. Marie Plaza Branch at 3398 I75 Business Spur, branch established on 1973/02/20; S. Ste. Marie Branch at 320 Ashmun Street, branch established on 1886/06/30. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • The Huntington National Bank: Sault Ste. Marie Branch at 511 Ashmun Street, branch established on 1886/11/20. 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
  • mBank: Sault Maini-Ridge St. Br. at 138 Ridge Street, branch established on 1995/09/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $498.3 mil, Deposits: $410.0 mil, headquarters in Manistique, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Mackinac Financial Corporation
  • Citizens Bank: 501 Court Branch at 501 Court, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $9,212.3 mil, Deposits: $7,452.0 mil, headquarters in Flint, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 220 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Sault Ste. Marie:

Marital status in Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Never married: 41.2%
  • Now married: 37.9%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

For population 25 years and over in Sault Ste. Marie:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sault Ste. Marie
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Religion statistics for Sault Ste. Marie, MI (based on Chippewa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,66513
Evangelical Protestant3,02633
Mainline Protestant2,31719
Other3433
Orthodox1001
None26,069-
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: 13
Chippewa County:

3.34 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Chippewa County:

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Chippewa County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Chippewa County:

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

9.9%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.9%
Michigan:

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

15.3%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.3%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.9%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sault Ste. Marie:

20.6%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.1%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.1%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

57.9%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Sault Ste. Marie:

80.6%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sault Ste. Marie, MI Residents

Sault Ste. Marie government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $8,552,000 ($627.39)
    Regular Highways: $2,688,000 ($197.20)
    Police Protection: $2,668,000 ($195.73)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,466,000 ($107.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,328,000 ($97.42)
    Health - Other: $1,264,000 ($92.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $208,000 ($15.26)
    Transit Utilities: $111,000 ($8.14)
    Air Transportation: $84,000 ($6.16)
    Central Staff Services: $49,000 ($3.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,639,000 ($120.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,981,000 ($512.14)

Sault Ste. Marie government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $9,315,000 ($683.37)
    Parking Facilities: $37,000 ($2.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,068,000 ($78.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $984,000 ($72.19)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $590,000 ($43.28)
    Health and Hospitals: $124,000 ($9.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $228,000 ($16.73)
    General Revenue - Other: $152,000 ($11.15)
    Interest Earnings: $131,000 ($9.61)
    Rents: $115,000 ($8.44)
    Donations From Private Sources: $92,000 ($6.75)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($0.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,694,000 ($197.64)
    General Local Government Support: $1,492,000 ($109.46)
    Other: $973,000 ($71.38)
  • Tax - Property: $7,664,000 ($562.25)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $44,000 ($3.23)

Sault Ste. Marie government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,967,000 ($3005.43)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,615,000 ($2392.71)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,352,000 ($612.72)

Sault Ste. Marie government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,716,000 ($1226.32)

4.35% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,289 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
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 Mackinac County, MI  0.42% ($31,661 average AGI)
from Oakland County, MI  0.17% ($37,455)


4.89% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,263 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
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 Marquette County, MI  0.20% ($28,538 average AGI)
to Mackinac County, MI  0.19% ($27,680)
to Grand Traverse County, MI  0.18% ($49,625)

Businesses in Sault Ste. Marie, MI

  • AT&T: 1
  • Arby's: 1
  • McDonald's: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Sault Ste. Marie:

  • WKNW (1400 AM; 1 kW; SAULT SAINTE MARIE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WSOO (1230 AM; 1 kW; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: FABIANO-STRICKLER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WIDG (940 AM; 5 kW; ST. IGNACE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJML (1110 AM; 10 kW; PETOSKEY, MI)
  • WHAK (960 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS CITY, MI)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 15 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sault Ste. Marie:

  • WLSO (90.1 FM; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: LAKE SUPERIOR STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W277AG (103.3 FM; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • WYSS (99.5 FM; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WCMZ-FM (98.3 FM; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WSUE (101.3 FM; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: FABIANO-STRICKLER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WADW (105.5 FM; PICKFORD, MI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sault Ste. Marie:

  • W52CB (Channel 52; SAULT STE MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W21BN (Channel 21; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W67CS (Channel 67; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W56DI (Channel 56; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W61CR (Channel 61; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: ROCKFLEET BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • W32BN (Channel 32; SAULT STE MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W36BV (Channel 36; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W39BY (Channel 39; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W50CA (Channel 50; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWUP-TV (Channel 10; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: HERITAGE BROADCASTING COMPANY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WGTQ (Channel 8; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: SCANLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Sault Ste. Marie fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 1,211ft / 369mTotal length
  • $22,000Total costs
  • 122,719Total average daily traffic
  • 7,352Total average daily truck traffic
  • 185,516Total future (year 2015) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sault Ste. Marie, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 81960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sault Ste. Marie, MI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sault Ste. Marie)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Call Sign: KW2587, Licensee ID: L00567413,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.230 MHz, 153.350 MHz, Grant Date: 10/09/1975, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Registrant: Sovereign Communications, LLC, P.O. Box 1230, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-2231

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 6410 East 1 1/2 Mile Road (Lat: 46.484944 Lon: -84.230278), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 48 m, Overall height: 50 m, Call Sign: WQSW708,
    Assigned Frequencies: 851.550 MHz, 851.862 MHz, 852.562 MHz, 852.712 MHz, 853.575 MHz, 853.825 MHz, Grant Date: 11/27/2013, Expiration Date: 11/27/2023, Certifier: Mark Sandberg, Registrant: State Of Michigan, 7150 Harris Drive, Dimondale, MI 48821, Phone: (517) 284-4086, Fax: (517) 284-4066, Email:
  • 415 West 12th Avenue (Lat: 46.480694 Lon: -84.359639), Type: Building, Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WQUP476,
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.000 MHz, Grant Date: 09/03/2014, Expiration Date: 09/03/2024, Certifier: Katie Pepin, Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 1287 North Barclay Boulevard, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, Phone: (847) 229-0250, Fax: (847) 229-0259, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • WMKD Studio, 1411 Ashmun St. (Lat: 46.486306 Lon: -84.353167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.8 m, Overall height: 14.9 m, Call Sign: WQKF303,
    Assigned Frequencies: 944.500 MHz, Grant Date: 04/27/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Del M Reynolds, Registrant: Munn-Reese, Inc., 385 Airport Drive, Coldwater, MI 49036, Phone: (517) 278-7339
  • WKNW Studio, 1411 Ashmun St. (Lat: 46.486306 Lon: -84.353167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.8 m, Overall height: 14.9 m, Call Sign: WQOK382,
    Assigned Frequencies: 951.500 MHz, Grant Date: 10/25/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: William C Gleich, Registrant: Munn-Reese, Inc., 385 Airport Drive, Coldwater, MI 49036, Phone: (517) 278-7339
  • ASHMUN STUDIO, Ashmun Studio (Lat: 46.486139 Lon: -84.354222), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQTZ740,
    Assigned Frequencies: 950.000 MHz, Grant Date: 05/14/2014, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Kent Smith, Registrant: Wupn, Gaylord, MI 49734, Phone: (989) 350-8420, Fax: (906) 225-0607, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3
  • 2611 Ashmun, Units 69 & 70 (Lat: 46.476111 Lon: -84.353083), Structure height: 12.1 m, Call Sign: KNKG801,
    Assigned Frequencies: 849.805 MHz, 894.805 MHz, Grant Date: 12/21/1990, Expiration Date: 11/04/2003, Cancellation Date: 01/16/2003, Registrant: Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P., 1333 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 887-4000, Fax: (202) 887-4288, Email:
  • Sault Ste Marie Municipal Airport W 15th Ave Across Drwy 228 W. 15th Ave (Lat: 46.478333 Lon: -84.358639), Structure height: 16.8 m, Call Sign: KNKG804,
    Assigned Frequencies: 849.805 MHz, 894.805 MHz, Grant Date: 01/12/2006, Expiration Date: 05/13/2010, Cancellation Date: 01/15/2009, Registrant: Verizon Corporation, 1300 I Street N.W., Suite 400 West, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2537, Fax: (202) 336-7866, Email:
  • 523 Ashmun Street (Lat: 46.496944 Lon: -84.347806), Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: KUS281,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.240 MHz, Grant Date: 05/15/2018, Expiration Date: 04/09/2028, Registrant: Range Corporation, 2342 Us 41 West, Marquette, MI 49855, Phone: (906) 228-7000, Fax: (906) 228-8653, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 2515 Riverside Drive (Lat: 46.472250 Lon: -84.297250), Type: Bant, Structure height: 48 m, Call Sign: WQQC984,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.350 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 11/05/2012, Expiration Date: 11/05/2022, Certifier: John P Wellington, Registrant: Wellington Maritime, 2515 Riverside Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, Phone: (906) 632-8801, Fax: (906) 635-0167, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N8JIS, Licensee ID: L01340774, Grant Date: 01/03/2018, Expiration Date: 01/29/2028, Registrant: Evan L Schemm, 1412 Minneapolis Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
  • Call Sign: N8JUQ, Licensee ID: L00304555, Grant Date: 04/20/2017, Expiration Date: 07/15/2027, Certifier: Robert K Tompsett, Registrant: Robert K Tompsett, 5884 Scenic Dr, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

2002 - 2011 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2011 the average number of fire incidents per year is 23. The highest number of reported fires - 41 took place in 2003, and the least - 8 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Sault Ste. Marie, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (46.9%), and Structure Fires (38.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sault Ste. Marie, MI
    • 10646.9%Outside Fires
    • 8638.1%Structure Fires
    • 229.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 125.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • 85.0%Utility gas
  • 9.3%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • 58.9%Utility gas
  • 33.6%Electricity
  • 2.6%No fuel used
  • 2.4%Other fuel
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Sault Ste. Marie compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Sault Ste. Marie on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
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