Whittemore, Michigan

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Population in 2013: 374 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.4%
 
Males: 197  (52.9%)
Females: 177  (47.1%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 48770.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,027 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Whittemore:

$21,027
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,042 (it was $12,175 in 2000)

Whittemore city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $60,009 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Whittemore:

$60,009
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $68,701; Detached houses: $73,701; In 2-unit structures: $38,213; Mobile homes: $36,374

Median gross rent in 2012: $446.

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Whittemore races chart
  • White alone - 358 (93.2%)
  • Hispanic - 12 (3.1%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 5 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.5%)

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

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

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Ancestries: German (20.2%), United States (12.4%), Polish (12.2%), English (9.4%), Irish (6.6%), Dutch (4.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 775 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 380 people per square mile   (very low).

Whittemore,MI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Whittemore:

  • High school or higher: 77.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whittemore city:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 36.2%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 15.1%
  • Divorced: 21.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.5%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Whittemore, Michigan as of April 19, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Whittemore to the number of sex offenders is 42 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $838 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $575 (1.2%)

Whittemore satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Saginaw, MI (56.6 miles , pop. 61,799).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (132.4 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (256.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Turner, MI (2.5 miles) , Prescott, MI (2.6 miles ), Twining, MI (2.9 miles) , Skidway Lake, MI (3.5 miles ), Omer, MI (3.6 miles ), Au Gres, MI (3.8 miles ), Tawas City, MI (3.8 miles ), East Tawas, MI (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 44.23 N, Longitude: 83.80 W

Area code: 989

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

10.0%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +17 (+3.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)

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

Average climate in Whittemore, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Whittemore-area historical tornado activity is below Michigan state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/30/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.8 miles away from the Whittemore city center killed one person and injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1991, a category F3 tornado 10.6 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Whittemore-area historical earthquake activity is near Michigan state average. It is 89% 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 256.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 225.9 miles away from Whittemore 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 219.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 257.2 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 107.0 miles away from Whittemore center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 416.9 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 Iosco 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).
Whittemore topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Whittemore:

  • IOSCO CO MEDICAL CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; TAWAS CITY, MI)
  • TENDERCARE TAWAS CITY (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; TAWAS CITY, MI)
  • TAWAS ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; TAWAS CITY, MI)
  • ST JOSEPH HOME HEALTH AND HOSPIC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; TAWAS CITY, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whittemore:

  • Delta College (about 48 miles; University Center, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,480)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (about 48 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 9,021)
  • Northwood University-Michigan (about 48 miles; Midland, MI; FT enrollment: 2,763)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 51 miles; Harrison, MI; FT enrollment: 3,653)
  • Central Michigan University (about 66 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 22,758)
  • Mott Community College (about 85 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 7,394)
  • University of Michigan-Flint (about 85 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 6,284)

Public high schools in Whittemore:

Public elementary/middle schools in Whittemore:

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Notable locations in Whittemore: Whittemore Speedway (A), Burleigh - Reno - Whittemore Fire Department (B), Whittemore City Hall (C), Whittemore Branch Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Whittemore include: Whittemore Baptist Church (A), Whittemore United Methodist Church (B), Saint James Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Advance Technology (Tours & Charters; 776 Aulerich Drive).

Iosco 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 Whittemore and their reported violations in the past:

WHITTEMORE UNITED METHODIST (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (FEB-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2006)

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

  • WHITTEMORE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHITTEMORE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE WHITTEMORE INN (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MIKEY'S PIZZERIA (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 46.2%
(46.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 71.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  52.5%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Whittemore compared to Michigan state average:

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

Banks with branches in Whittemore (2011 data):

  • Independent Bank: Whittemore Branch at 205 North Bullock Street, branch established on 1960/08/15. Info updated 2010/10/20: Bank assets: $2,304.7 mil, Deposits: $2,092.2 mil, headquarters in Ionia, MI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Whittemore city (based on Iosco County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.50%
Here: 44.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Adherents43.9%13.9%13.1%5.4%4.9%
Congregations10.5%10.5%18.4%7.9%2.6%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents3.4%2.9%2.5%1.8%8.2%
Congregations5.3%7.9%5.3%2.6%28.9%
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: 10
Iosco County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Iosco County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Iosco County:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

9.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.7%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Iosco County:

30.8%
Michigan:

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

14.1%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 2$1,231
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$3,254
Streets and Highways 1$2,164$25,9680$0
Local Libraries 0$0 3$2,542
Totals for Government 1$2,164$25,96815$7,027

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $30,000 ($80.21)
    Central Staff Services: $29,000 ($77.54)
    General Public Buildings: $13,000 ($34.76)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($32.09)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($32.09)
    Libraries: $10,000 ($26.74)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($21.39)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $8,000 ($21.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,000 ($8.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $54,000 ($144.39)

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

  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($5.35)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,000 ($18.72)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $56,000 ($149.73)
    Highways: $38,000 ($101.60)
  • Tax - Property: $45,000 ($120.32)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $77,000 ($205.88)

5.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,682 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
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 Alcona County, MI  0.39% ($21,325 average AGI)
from Wayne County, MI  0.39% ($38,000)
from Genesee County, MI  0.37% ($33,684)


5.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,156 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
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 Alcona County, MI  0.40% ($20,762 average AGI)
to Ogemaw County, MI  0.36% ($25,135)
to Genesee County, MI  0.30% ($22,903)

Strongest AM radio stations in Whittemore:

  • 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)
  • WIOS (1480 AM; 1 kW; TAWAS CITY-EAST TAWA, MI; Owner: CARROLL ENTERPRISES, INC)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WSGW (790 AM; 5 kW; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WMAX (1440 AM; 5 kW; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: AM MEDIA SERVICES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whittemore:

  • WHST (106.1 FM; TAWAS CITY, MI; Owner: NORTHERN CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WKJC (104.7 FM; TAWAS CITY, MI; Owner: CARROLL ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WQLB (103.3 FM; TAWAS CITY, MI; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHNN (96.1 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWCM (96.9 FM; STANDISH, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WCMB-FM (95.7 FM; OSCODA, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WKQZ (93.3 FM; MIDLAND, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSAG (104.1 FM; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: BLUE MOOSE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCLS (100.7 FM; OSCODA, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO NETWORK CORPORATION)
  • WYLZ (100.9 FM; PINCONNING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBMI (105.5 FM; WEST BRANCH, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO NETWORK CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Whittemore:

  • 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.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Whittemore)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • National City North, 9662 Plant Road (National City N) (Lat: 44.241972 Lon: -83.792278), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 106.6 m, Overall height: 111.2 m, Call Sign: WQPZ458
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/26/2012, Expiration Date: 09/26/2022, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • DE34IP297, 158 S. Rhodes Rd. (050188) (Lat: 44.273611 Lon: -83.695028), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Overall height: 107.3 m, Call Sign: WQQW648
    Assigned Frequencies: 11425.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2013, Expiration Date: 03/15/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • 3mi N Of Whittemore, 0.2mi Nw Of Inter- Section Of State Rts 55 & 65 (Lat: 44.280278 Lon: -83.806083), Structure height: 91.1 m, Call Sign: WBG586
    Assigned Frequencies: 7100.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/23/1977, Expiration Date: 10/01/2005
    Registrant: Thunder Bay Broadcasting Corporation., 1390 Bagley Street, Alpena, MI 49707

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Whittemore)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
  • Hazardous Condition: 10

Incident types - Whittemore

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Whittemore, MI
Most common first names in Whittemore, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1875.3 years
William1471.3 years
Charles1277.7 years
George1280.4 years
Mary1179.4 years
Helen1084.2 years
Robert1068.0 years
James1071.5 years
Edward970.6 years
Arthur775.3 years
Most common last names in Whittemore, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1076.0 years
Ellsworth978.1 years
Robarts773.4 years
Erickson787.0 years
Partlo676.1 years
Colvin668.6 years
Gay674.0 years
Bowen682.0 years
Bronson677.8 years
Dorcey670.6 years
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