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49879 Zip Code (Republic, MI) Detailed Profile




City: Republic, MI (2.39%)
Counties: Marquette County, MI (94.95%), Iron County, MI (5.05%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 985
Zip code population in 2010: 1,038
Zip code population in 2000: 996

Houses and condos: 1,213
Renter-occupied apartments: 59
% of renters here:

12%
State:

28%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 49879: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 141.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 7.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 49879
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.0% ($957)
Michigan:

1.4% ($2,455)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,206 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $828 (0.9%)

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Males: 487  (49.4%)
Females: 498  (50.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 49879:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 49879:

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

Zip code 49879 compared to 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 49879 (2019)
    • 99996.2%White
    • 181.7%American Indian
    • 101.0%Two or more races
    • 50.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 30.3%Black
    • 20.2%Asian
    • 10.10%Some other race
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $92,993
49879:

$92,993
Michigan:

$169,600



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in 49879 zip code as of January 20, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 49879 is 421 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

56.2 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 49879, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $39,609 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,609
State:

$55,609

Salary/wage: $35,838 (reported on 69.6% of returns)
Here:

$35,838
State:

$46,782
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 48.7% for AGIs below $25k, 50.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 59.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 73.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 77.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $458 (reported on 41.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$458
Michigan:

$1,491
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,064 (reported on 23.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,064
State:

$6,225
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$2,117 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

+$2,117
State:

+$9,326

Profit/loss from business: +$7,900 (reported on 10.9% of returns)
Here:

+$7,900
State:

+$11,523

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $8,257 (reported on 15.2% of returns)
49879:

$8,257
Michigan:

$15,298

Total itemized deductions: $16,500 (26% of AGI, reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

$16,500
State:

$21,628

Here:

25.8% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI

Charity contributions: $2,225 (reported on 8.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,225
State:

$4,225

Taxes paid: $4,633 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
49879:

$4,633
State:

$8,327

Earned income credit: $1,613 (reported on 17.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,613
State:

$2,306
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.2% for AGIs below $25k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 54.3%
Here:

54%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 47.6% for AGIs below $25k, 58.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 50.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 49879, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $33,128 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$33,128
State:

$48,204

Salary/wage: $29,519 (reported on 75.2% of returns)
Here:

$29,519
State:

$42,791
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 69.6% for AGIs below $10k, 47.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 62.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 115.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,090 (reported on 55.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,090
Michigan:

$1,725
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.7% for AGIs below $10k, 3.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,043 (reported on 23.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,043
State:

$3,420
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,709 (reported on 16.3% of returns)
Here:

+$1,709
State:

+$8,532
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,000 (reported on 10.5% of returns)
Here:

+$4,000
State:

+$9,547

IRA payment deduction: $2,000 (reported on 3.5% of returns)
49879:

$2,000
Michigan:

$2,875

Total itemized deductions: $15,231 (27% of AGI, reported on 10.7% of returns)
Here:

$15,231
State:

$18,509

Here:

26.8% of AGI
State:

20.7% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $2,273 (4% of AGI, reported on 9.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,273
State:

$3,365

Here:

4.0% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI

Total tax: $3,843 (reported on 71.3% of returns)
49879:

$3,843
State:

$7,691
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,354 (reported on 13.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,354
State:

$1,737

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 51.9%
Here:

52%
State:

60%
(% for various income ranges: 36.7% for AGIs below $10k, 44.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 61.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 65.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 86.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$38,450
Michigan:

$59,584
Republic, MI (49879) map Nearest zip codes: 49815, 49861, 49814, 49881, 49849, 49920.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

31.6%
Michigan:

44.7%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

4.2%
Michigan:

46.0%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 72
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 422


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 164 (60 now married, 104 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 49879 with a mortgage: 177 (14 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 264

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $946
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $414

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

16.2%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

8.0%
Whole state:

7.4%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.4
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 49879: Squaw Lake State Forest Campground (A), Horseshoe Lake State Forest Campground (B), Witbeck Rapids Campground (C), Camp Floodwood (D), Republic Township Ambulance (E), Republic Police Department (F), Republic Township Fire Department (G), Republic Michigamme Public Library (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 49879 include: Republic United Methodist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Bethany Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes: Lustig Lake (A), Twin Lake (B), Twin Lakes (C), Lotto Lake (D), Loon Lake (E), Pickerel Lake (F), Wahlstrom Lake (G), Peterson Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Rivers and creeks: Gambles Creek (A), Trout Falls Creek (B), Spruce River (C), Caps Creek (D), Mill Creek (E), Mitchigan River (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 92014 or later
  • 442010 to 2013
  • 732000 to 2009
  • 1481990 to 1999
  • 981980 to 1989
  • 2201970 to 1979
  • 2321960 to 1969
  • 1671950 to 1959
  • 621940 to 1949
  • 1421939 or earlier

Zip code 49879 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Republic, MI (49879)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Republic, MI (49879)
  • 5no bedroom
  • 571 bedroom
  • 1682 bedrooms
  • 1703 bedrooms
  • 294 bedrooms
  • 65+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Republic, MI (49879)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Republic, MI (49879)
  • 16no bedroom
  • 251 bedroom
  • 142 bedrooms
  • 63 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Republic, MI (49879) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Republic, MI (49879) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 9no vehicle
  • 1591 vehicle
  • 1622 vehicles
  • 773 vehicles
  • 194 vehicles
  • 105+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Republic, MI (49879) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Republic, MI (49879) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 19no vehicle
  • 311 vehicle
  • 62 vehicles
  • 33 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 49879 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 49879 household income distribution in 2019
  • 68Less than $10,000
  • 33$10,000 to $14,999
  • 40$15,000 to $19,999
  • 16$20,000 to $24,999
  • 47$25,000 to $29,999
  • 19$30,000 to $34,999
  • 16$35,000 to $39,999
  • 31$40,000 to $44,999
  • 17$45,000 to $49,999
  • 38$50,000 to $59,999
  • 57$60,000 to $74,999
  • 57$75,000 to $99,999
  • 19$100,000 to $124,999
  • 13$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3$150,000 to $199,999
  • 3$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 49879

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 49879
  • 3Less than $10,000
  • 2$10,000 to $14,999
  • 15$15,000 to $19,999
  • 12$20,000 to $24,999
  • 38$25,000 to $29,999
  • 13$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2$35,000 to $39,999
  • 31$40,000 to $49,999
  • 25$50,000 to $59,999
  • 28$60,000 to $69,999
  • 8$70,000 to $79,999
  • 23$80,000 to $89,999
  • 16$90,000 to $99,999
  • 43$100,000 to $124,999
  • 15$125,000 to $149,999
  • 28$150,000 to $174,999
  • 9$175,000 to $199,999
  • 13$200,000 to $249,999
  • 40$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3$300,000 to $399,999
  • 11$400,000 to $499,999
  • 6$500,000 to $749,999
  • 3$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 49879

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 49879
  • 32$100 to $149
  • 3$300 to $349
  • 3$450 to $499
  • 4$800 to $899
  • 3$1,500 to $1,999
  • 12No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $630.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $78,207
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $43,773
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $107,000

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $92,993
49879:

$92,993
Michigan:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,436 - $164,184

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $128,295
Here:

$128,295
State:

$219,912

Mobile homes: $77,007
Here:

$77,007
State:

$56,186
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 49879
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,091
  • Two: 5
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • 5 to 9: 42
  • 20 to 49: 4
  • Mobile homes: 58

Unemployment: 2.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 49879

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 49879
  • 81.0%239Drove a car alone
  • 8.8%26Carpooled
  • 4.7%14Walked
  • 4.7%14Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 49879

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 49879
  • 13Less than 5 minutes
  • 465 to 9 minutes
  • 1210 to 14 minutes
  • 2115 to 19 minutes
  • 2020 to 24 minutes
  • 2025 to 29 minutes
  • 4130 to 34 minutes
  • 1435 to 39 minutes
  • 1140 to 44 minutes
  • 5945 to 59 minutes
  • 1160 to 89 minutes
  • 790 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 77.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 985
  • Male householders: 270 (117 living alone), Female householders: 228 (57 living alone)
  • 235 spouses (235 opposite-sex spouses), 31 unmarried partners, (27 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 191 children (187 natural, 0 adopted, 4 stepchildren), 3 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 9 parents, 0 foster children, 0 other relatives, 15 non-relatives

Size of family households: 222 2-persons, 49 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 173 1-person, 26 2-persons, 3 4-persons

85 married couples with children.
49 single-parent households (6 men, 43 women).

99.5% of residents of 49879 zip code speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

7.0%
Most common first ancestries reported in 49879
  • 42%Finnish
  • 8%German
  • 5%Swedish
  • 3%American
  • 3%French
  • 3%English
  • 3%French Canadian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 3Before 1990

Zip code 49879 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • MI DEPT/TRANSPORTATION BRIDGE (M-95 OVER MICHIGAMME RIVER in REPUBLIC TOWNSHIP, MI)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: MICH DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: MIDOT BRIDGE M-95 OVER MICHIGAMME RIVER
  • MI DEPT/TRANSPORTATION BRIDGE B02-52011 (M-95 AT TROUT CREEK B02-52011 in REPUBLIC TOWNSHIP, MI)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: MICH DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: MIDOT BRIDGE M-95 OVER TROUT CREEK

Zip code 49879 marital status for males
Zip code 49879 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 12.0%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 9.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 51.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.4%Wood
  • 12.7%Electricity
  • 2.1%Utility gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 1,192.

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

  • This state: 768
  • Northeast: 14
  • Midwest: 166
  • South: 14
  • West: 14

73% of the 49879 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Michigan.

94% of the 49879 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 15% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Republic, MI (49879)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 18
Here:

23.5%
Michigan:

10.7%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
Here:

15.2%
Michigan:

9.2%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Michigan:

14.3%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 72,315Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 54,732Construction and extraction occupations
  • 52,211Management occupations
  • 45,815Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 39,612Office and administrative support occupations
  • 38,022Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

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

  • Wholesale Trade: Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers (10-19 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (5-9: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Commercial and Institutional Building Construction (1-4: 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

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

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

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 7. The highest number of reported fires - 13 took place in 2006, and the least - 2 in 2017. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 49879 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (46.4%), and Outside Fires (43.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 49879
    • 5846.4%Structure Fires
    • 5443.2%Outside Fires
    • 108.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 32.4%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 49879, Michigan

Most common first names in zip code 49879 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2371.4 years
Charles1177.4 years
Robert1067.3 years
William978.1 years
George973.7 years
Helen984.5 years
Emil880.2 years
Mary680.0 years
Raymond671.7 years
Henry673.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 49879 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1776.1 years
Mattila1472.0 years
Koski1275.8 years
Mattson1272.5 years
Niemi1273.6 years
Sullivan1084.1 years
Isaacson1079.4 years
Aho974.7 years
Hendrickson979.8 years
Maki976.7 years

Businesses in zip code 49879

  • True Value: 1

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