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49689 Zip Code (Wellston, MI) Detailed Profile




City: Wellston, MI (1.26%)
Counties: Manistee County, MI (83.37%), Wexford County, MI (16.63%)
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 1,390
Zip code population in 2010: 1,560
Zip code population in 2000: 1,630

Houses and condos: 1,600
Renter-occupied apartments: 52
% of renters here:

9%
State:

29%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 49689: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 78.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 18 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 49689
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.2% ($1,305)
Michigan:

1.5% ($2,358)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,349 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,264 (1.2%)

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Males: 739  (53.2%)
Females: 650  (46.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 49689:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 49689:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

Zip code 49689 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 49689 (2017)
    • 1,47790.6%White
    • 261.6%American Indian
    • 241.5%Two or more races
    • 181.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 80.5%Black
    • 50.3%Asian
    • 20.1%Some other race
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $109,756
49689:

$109,756
Michigan:

$155,700



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in 49689 zip code as of November 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 49689 is 137 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

53.7 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.4 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 49689, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $33,209 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$33,209
State:

$55,609

Salary/wage: $24,978 (reported on 74.6% of returns)
Here:

$24,978
State:

$46,782
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 61.8% for AGIs below $25k, 60.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 57.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 43.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 51.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $945 (reported on 29.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$945
Michigan:

$1,491
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,033 (reported on 13.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,033
State:

$6,225
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$3,000 (reported on 11.9% of returns)
Here:

+$3,000
State:

+$9,326
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,789 (reported on 13.4% of returns)
Here:

+$5,789
State:

+$11,523

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $15,543 (reported on 10.4% of returns)
49689:

$15,543
Michigan:

$15,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $25k, 3.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.7% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,570 (29% of AGI, reported on 14.9% of returns)
Here:

$17,570
State:

$21,628

Here:

29.4% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.2% for AGIs below $25k, 8.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 20.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions: $3,143 (reported on 10.4% of returns)
Here:

$3,143
State:

$4,225

Taxes paid: $4,970 (reported on 14.9% of returns)
49689:

$4,970
State:

$8,327
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $2,150 (reported on 17.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,150
State:

$2,306
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 55.2%
Here:

55%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 48.6% for AGIs below $25k, 58.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 49689, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $29,202 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$29,202
State:

$48,204

Salary/wage: $24,668 (reported on 76.0% of returns)
Here:

$24,668
State:

$42,791
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 72.5% for AGIs below $10k, 59.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 71.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 61.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 73.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 44.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,042 (reported on 41.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,042
Michigan:

$1,725
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $10k, 3.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,093 (reported on 15.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,093
State:

$3,420
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$2,318 (reported on 12.7% of returns)
Here:

+$2,318
State:

+$8,532
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, -0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,187 (reported on 17.7% of returns)
Here:

+$6,187
State:

+$9,547
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 17.1% for AGIs below $10k, 5.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,647 (reported on 2.5% of returns)
49689:

$2,647
Michigan:

$2,875

Total itemized deductions: $15,706 (31% of AGI, reported on 19.6% of returns)
Here:

$15,706
State:

$18,509

Here:

30.8% of AGI
State:

20.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 24.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,895 (4% of AGI, reported on 15.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,895
State:

$3,365

Here:

3.6% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total tax: $3,722 (reported on 68.0% of returns)
49689:

$3,722
State:

$7,691
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.1% for AGIs below $10k, 3.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 21.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,646 (reported on 22.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,646
State:

$1,737

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 63.2%
Here:

63%
State:

60%
(% for various income ranges: 62.1% for AGIs below $10k, 57.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 70.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 64.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 90.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$40,143
Michigan:

$54,909
Wellston, MI (49689) map Nearest zip codes: 49644, 49619, 49638, 49645, 49625, 49656.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

35.7%
Michigan:

46.7%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

9.9%
Michigan:

6.6%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 70
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 513


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 3 (1 now married, 1 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 215 (82 now married, 132 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 49689 with a mortgage: 250 (2 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 283

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $896
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $369

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

19.2%
Whole state:

14.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

13.5%
Whole state:

8.0%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 49689: Tippy Dam Road Campgrounds (A), Twin Oaks Campground (B), Heart of the Forest RV Park (C), Fawn Crest Golf Course (D), Pine River Paddlesport Center and Campground (E), Peterson Bridge Campground (F), Coolwater Camp Grounds (G), Kestelwoods Campgrounds (H), Blacksmith Bayou Public Access (I), High Bridge Public Access (J), Old High Bridge R R Crossing Site (K), Blacksmith Bayou Campground (L), Low Bridge Canoe Access (M), Peterson Bridge Campground (N), Peterson Bridge Canoe Access (O), Wellston County Library (P), South Branch Township Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Norman Township Fire Department (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Church in zip code 49689: First Church of Wellston (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Cemeteries: Wellston Cemetery (1), Dublin Cemetery (2), Chalker Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Chittenden Lake (A), Cranberry Lake (B), Dorner Lake (C), Lost Lake (D), Mud Lake (E), Pine Lake (F), Star Lake (G), Sylvan Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Rivers and creeks: Sylvan Creek (A), Pine River (B), Bear Wallow Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 49689 include: Dorner Lake Recreation Site (1), Crystal Lake Township Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 132010 to 2013
  • 1992000 to 2009
  • 2781990 to 1999
  • 2661980 to 1989
  • 2471970 to 1979
  • 2581960 to 1969
  • 1711950 to 1959
  • 631940 to 1949
  • 751939 or earlier

Zip code 49689 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wellston, MI (49689)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wellston, MI (49689)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 511 bedroom
  • 1942 bedrooms
  • 2523 bedrooms
  • 484 bedrooms
  • 65+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wellston, MI (49689)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wellston, MI (49689)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 401 bedroom
  • 212 bedrooms
  • 273 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Wellston, MI (49689) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wellston, MI (49689) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 20no vehicle
  • 1711 vehicle
  • 2132 vehicles
  • 803 vehicles
  • 344 vehicles
  • 115+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Wellston, MI (49689) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wellston, MI (49689) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 20no vehicle
  • 201 vehicle
  • 82 vehicles
  • 43 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 49689 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 49689 household income distribution in 2017
  • 32Less than $10,000
  • 29$10,000 to $14,999
  • 40$15,000 to $19,999
  • 44$20,000 to $24,999
  • 50$25,000 to $29,999
  • 64$30,000 to $34,999
  • 40$35,000 to $39,999
  • 12$40,000 to $44,999
  • 23$45,000 to $49,999
  • 60$50,000 to $59,999
  • 83$60,000 to $74,999
  • 53$75,000 to $99,999
  • 20$100,000 to $124,999
  • 13$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1$150,000 to $199,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 49689

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 49689
  • 3Less than $10,000
  • 3$10,000 to $14,999
  • 14$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2$20,000 to $24,999
  • 10$30,000 to $34,999
  • 7$35,000 to $39,999
  • 38$40,000 to $49,999
  • 49$50,000 to $59,999
  • 10$60,000 to $69,999
  • 21$70,000 to $79,999
  • 43$80,000 to $89,999
  • 29$90,000 to $99,999
  • 62$100,000 to $124,999
  • 53$125,000 to $149,999
  • 69$150,000 to $174,999
  • 15$175,000 to $199,999
  • 17$200,000 to $249,999
  • 13$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3$300,000 to $399,999
  • 3$400,000 to $499,999
  • 5$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 49689

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 49689
  • 2$300 to $349
  • 2$350 to $399
  • 3$400 to $449
  • 3$550 to $599
  • 10$600 to $649
  • 6$650 to $699
  • 3$1,000 to $1,249
  • 16No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $889.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $662,077.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $104,798
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $235,069
  • Two or more races householders: $128,219

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $109,756
49689:

$109,756
Michigan:

$155,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,834 - $162,764
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 49689
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,192
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 19
  • 50 or more: 3
  • Mobile homes: 373

Unemployment: 9.6%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 49689

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 49689
  • 84.6%377Drove a car alone
  • 10.3%46Carpooled
  • 0.4%2Motorcycle
  • 0.4%2Walked
  • 3.8%17Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 49689

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 49689
  • 22Less than 5 minutes
  • 115 to 9 minutes
  • 4510 to 14 minutes
  • 5615 to 19 minutes
  • 4120 to 24 minutes
  • 2525 to 29 minutes
  • 7430 to 34 minutes
  • 1335 to 39 minutes
  • 1540 to 44 minutes
  • 4945 to 59 minutes
  • 3160 to 89 minutes
  • 4090 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 72.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,384
  • In family households: 1,136 (213 male householders, 173 female householders)
    320 spouses, 342 children (317 natural, 5 adopted, 22 stepchildren), 38 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 15 parents, 1 other relatives, 23 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 248 (125 male householders (100 living alone)), 72 female householders (57 living alone)), 51 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 260 2-persons, 58 3-persons, 38 4-persons, 15 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 158 1-person, 36 2-persons, 3 3-persons

114 married couples with children.
72 single-parent households (43 men, 29 women).

97.0% of residents of 49689 zip code speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% very well, 53% well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% very well, 67% well).

Foreign born population: 23 (1.7%)
(66.3% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.7%
Whole state:

7.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 48%France
  • 4%Japan
Most common first ancestries reported in 49689
  • 15%German
  • 15%American
  • 12%Polish
  • 9%Irish
  • 7%Dutch
  • 7%English
  • 5%Canadian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 52010 or later
  • 152000 to 2009
  • 111990 to 1999
  • 24Before 1990

Zip code 49689 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • MI DEPT/TRANSPORTATION BRIDGE (M-55 SECTION 8 in WELLSTON, MI)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: MICH DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: MIDOT BRIDGE M-55 SECTION 8

Zip code 49689 marital status for males
Zip code 49689 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 57.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 31.9%Wood
  • 5.4%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Electricity
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Population in 1990: 1,043. Population change in the 1990s: +587 (+56.3%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,077
  • Northeast: 21
  • Midwest: 131
  • South: 73
  • West: 21

59% of the 49689 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Michigan.

92% of the 49689 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Wellston, MI (49689)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 27
Here:

24.4%
Michigan:

10.1%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 26
Here:

34.4%
Michigan:

8.5%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

14.6%
Michigan:

15.3%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 100,100Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 59,087Education, training, and library occupations
  • 52,405Construction and extraction occupations
  • 46,123Management occupations
  • 42,525Material moving occupations
  • 35,323Law enforcement workers including supervisors

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (10-19 employees: 1 establishment, 5-9 employees: 3 establishments)
  • Construction: Framing Contractors (20-49: 1)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (1-4: 4)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (5-9: 1)
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Miniwarehouses) (5-9: 1)
  • Construction: Other Building Equipment Contractors (5-9: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 49689 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1471.8 years
Mary1378.2 years
Helen1182.6 years
George1177.5 years
John973.5 years
William977.7 years
Kenneth865.9 years
Charles763.2 years
Frank780.0 years
Robert767.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 49689 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Allen572.6 years
Arlic584.0 years
Johnson570.0 years
Gregory480.8 years
Nelson485.0 years
Belic484.6 years
Buerger471.8 years
Raymond373.4 years
Randall374.3 years
Loomis381.6 years
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