East Tawas, Michigan

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Population in 2022: 2,694 (86% urban, 14% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.7%
 
Males: 1,273  (47.3%)
Females: 1,421  (52.7%)
Median resident age:

59.7 years
Michigan median age:

40.3 years

Zip codes: 48730.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $39,928 (it was $30,229 in 2000)
East Tawas:

$39,928
MI:

$66,986

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $29,805 (it was $17,168 in 2000)

East Tawas city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $114,264 (it was $78,700 in 2000)
East Tawas:

$114,264
MI:

$224,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $182,236; detached houses: $189,563; townhouses or other attached units: $133,924; in 2-unit structures: $108,552; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $152,528; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $166,590; mobile homes: $77,796; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $86,672

Median gross rent in 2022: $569.

March 2022 cost of living index in East Tawas: 75.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 14.2%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in East Tawas, MI (2022)
    • 2,42890.9%White alone
    • 692.6%Two or more races
    • 622.3%Black alone
    • 401.5%Hispanic
    • 220.8%Other race alone
    • 180.7%Asian alone
    • 140.5%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in East Tawas, Michigan as of July 13, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in East Tawas is 131 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (28.7%), English (12.9%), American (9.0%), Polish (8.2%), Scottish (7.5%), French Canadian (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 689 feet

Land area: 2.88 square miles.

Population density: 937 people per square mile   (low).

East Tawas, Michigan map

87 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 0.9% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

This city:

3.3%
Michigan:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,744 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,344 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Saginaw, MI (64.1 miles , pop. 61,799).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (132.7 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (270.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Tawas City, MI (1.4 miles ),
Au Sable, MI (3.4 miles ),
Oscoda, MI (3.5 miles ),
Whittemore, MI (4.0 miles ),
Turner, MI (4.2 miles),
Au Gres, MI (4.4 miles ),
Twining, MI (4.4 miles),
Prescott, MI (4.8 miles )

Latitude: 44.29 N, Longitude: 83.49 W

Area code: 989

Distribution of median household income in East Tawas, MI in 2022
Distribution of house value in East Tawas, MI in 2022
East Tawas satellite photo by USGS

East Tawas tourist attractions:

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

5.9%
Michigan:

3.5%
Historical population in East Tawas, MI
Historical housing units in East Tawas, MI

Population change in the 1990s: +59 (+2.0%).
Most common industries in East Tawas, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.2%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.1%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.4%)
  • Utilities (5.7%)
  • Truck transportation (5.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.5%)
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Public administration (10.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.1%)
Most common occupations in East Tawas, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Construction laborers (4.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)

Average climate in East Tawas, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

East Tawas, Michigan average temperatures East Tawas, Michigan average precipitation East Tawas, Michigan humidity East Tawas, Michigan wind speed East Tawas, Michigan snowfall East Tawas, Michigan sunshine East Tawas, Michigan clear and cloudy days

East Tawas, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

East Tawas-area historical tornado activity is below Michigan state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/30/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.9 miles away from the East Tawas 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 24.0 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

East Tawas-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 66% 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 248.8 miles away from East Tawas center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 219.9 miles away from East Tawas center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 172.2 miles away from East Tawas center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 263.1 miles away from East Tawas center
On 6/10/2019 at 14:50:45, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 207.5 miles away from East Tawas 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 117.1 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 (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
East Tawas topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in East Tawas:

  • FMC - TAWAS BAY (1698 E HURON)

Other hospitals and medical centers near East Tawas:

  • ST JOSEPH HOME HEALTH AND HOSPIC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; TAWAS CITY, MI)
  • TAWAS ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; TAWAS CITY, MI)
  • TENDERCARE TAWAS CITY (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; TAWAS CITY, MI)
  • IOSCO CO MEDICAL CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; TAWAS CITY, MI)

Airports located in East Tawas:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East Tawas:

  • Delta College (about 56 miles; University Center, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,480)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (about 56 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 9,021)
  • Northwood University-Michigan (about 60 miles; Midland, MI; FT enrollment: 2,763)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 67 miles; Harrison, MI; FT enrollment: 3,653)
  • Central Michigan University (about 81 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 22,758)
  • Mott Community College (about 89 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 7,394)
  • University of Michigan-Flint (about 89 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 6,284)

Public high school in East Tawas:

  • ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL ACADEMY OF IOSCO COUNTY (Location: 1230 EAST U.S. 23, Grades: 6-12, Charter school)

Private elementary/middle school in East Tawas:

  • HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL (Students: 82, Location: 411 WILKINSON ST, Grades: PK-7)

Library in East Tawas:

  • IOSCO-ARENAC DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,180,951; Location: 120 WEST WESTOVER STREET; 92,027 books; 3,157 audio materials; 1 local licensed databases; 234 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in East Tawas: East Tawas Station (A), East Tawas Library (B), East Tawas Police Department (C), East Tawas Fire Department (D), East Tawas City Hall (E), Iosco-Arenac District Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in East Tawas include: Holy Family Catholic Church (A), Lake Huron Community Church (B), Living Waters Christian Church (C), Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (D), Church of the Nazarene (E), Christ Church Episcopal (F), East Tawas Assembly of God Church (G), Apostolic Church of East Tawas (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Greenwood Cemetery (1), Saint Joseph's Cemetery (2), American Legion Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in East Tawas include: Tom Dillon Park (1), Dewey Durant Park (2), Bolen Park (3), East Tawas City Park (4), Lumbering on the Huron Shore Historical Marker (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Hubie's Wondergolf (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1909 East US Highway 23), Aaron's Wooded Acres Resort (968 N. Us Highway 23).

Hotels: Bambi Motel (1100 East Bay Street), Aaron's Wooded Acres Resort (968 N. Us Highway 23), Childs Bill (1100 East Bay Street).

Birthplace of: J. Scott Campbell - Comic book artist.

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 East Tawas and their reported violations in the past:

EAST TAWAS, CITY OF (Population served: 2,808, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-20-2012)
ROSE CITY MCDONALDS (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-17-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-17-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-20-2012)
KINGDOM HALL JEHOVAH WITNESSES (Population served: 73, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-30-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-14-2013)

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

  • RED HAWK GOLF CLUB (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WILBER METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TAWAS HEADSTART (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.8%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.5%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
57 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Banks with branches in East Tawas (2011 data):

  • Huron Community Bank: at 301 North Newman Street, branch established on 1927/06/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $180.9 mil, Deposits: $145.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Huron Community Financial Services, Inc.
  • Independent Bank: East Tawas Branch at 228 Newman Street, branch established on 1890/01/01. 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
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Tawas Branch at 1885 Huron Road, branch established on 1975/09/15. 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

For population 15 years and over in East Tawas:

Marital status in East Tawas, MI
  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 42.3%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 20.7%

For population 25 years and over in East Tawas:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Michigan average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - East Tawas
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for East Tawas, MI (based on Iosco County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,10825
Catholic3,0704
Mainline Protestant2,59312
Other4094
None15,707-
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: 10
Iosco County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Iosco County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

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

9.92 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Iosco County:

10.7%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.8%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Iosco County:

14.1%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.0%
State:

50.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
East Tawas:

46.8%
Michigan:

47.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.5
Michigan:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.6%
Michigan:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.5%
Michigan:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
East Tawas:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

38.2%
Michigan:

34.1%

General health condition:
East Tawas:

55.0%
State:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

74.6%
Michigan:

79.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of East Tawas, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 5$21,668$52,0032$912
Parks and Recreation 3$11,885$47,5405$6,630
Police Protection - Officers 3$9,179$36,7160$0
Financial Administration 2$7,525$45,1502$1,565
Other Government Administration 2$11,169$67,0147$4,135
Firefighters 0$0 23$6,640
Local Libraries 0$0 3$2,877
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,120
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$366
Totals for Government 15$61,425$49,14044$24,245

East Tawas government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $9,000 ($3.34)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $917,000 ($340.39)
    Regular Highways: $742,000 ($275.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $592,000 ($219.75)
    General - Other: $503,000 ($186.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $429,000 ($159.24)
    General Public Buildings: $246,000 ($91.31)
    Police Protection: $231,000 ($85.75)
    Central Staff Services: $181,000 ($67.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $146,000 ($54.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $140,000 ($51.97)
    Financial Administration: $94,000 ($34.89)
    Libraries: $48,000 ($17.82)
    Health - Other: $31,000 ($11.51)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $134,000 ($49.74)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $227,000 ($84.26)
    Other - Police Protection: $225,000 ($83.52)
    Other - General - Other: $131,000 ($48.63)
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $21,000 ($7.80)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $24,000 ($8.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $51,000 ($18.93)
    Local Fire Protection: $27,000 ($10.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000 ($7.80)
    Libraries: $18,000 ($6.68)
    Housing and Community Development: $17,000 ($6.31)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $928,000 ($344.47)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($15.59)

East Tawas government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $839,000 ($311.43)
    Housing and Community Development: $668,000 ($247.96)
    Sewerage: $461,000 ($171.12)
    Other: $126,000 ($46.77)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $5,000 ($1.86)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $295,000 ($109.50)
    Other: $96,000 ($35.63)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $290,000 ($107.65)
    Donations From Private Sources: $242,000 ($89.83)
    General Revenue - Other: $80,000 ($29.70)
    Interest Earnings: $35,000 ($12.99)
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,000 ($4.83)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.37)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $539,000 ($200.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $518,000 ($192.28)
    General Local Government Support: $320,000 ($118.78)
    Other: $212,000 ($78.69)
    Housing and Community Development: $138,000 ($51.22)
  • Tax - Property: $1,486,000 ($551.60)
    Other License: $4,000 ($1.48)

East Tawas government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,010,000 ($1488.49)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,786,000 ($1405.35)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $223,000 ($82.78)

East Tawas government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,436,000 ($2760.21)
Businesses in East Tawas, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Chevrolet1Long John Silver's1
Curves1New Balance1
Dairy Queen1Nike1
FedEx1SAS Shoes1
H&R Block1The Room Place1
KFC1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1

Strongest AM radio stations in East Tawas:

  • WIOS (1480 AM; 1 kW; TAWAS CITY-EAST TAWA, MI; Owner: CARROLL ENTERPRISES, INC)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WSGW (790 AM; 5 kW; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in East Tawas:

  • WCLS (100.7 FM; OSCODA, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO NETWORK CORPORATION)
  • WKJC (104.7 FM; TAWAS CITY, MI; Owner: CARROLL ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WQLB (103.3 FM; TAWAS CITY, MI; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHST (106.1 FM; TAWAS CITY, MI; Owner: NORTHERN CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WCMB-FM (95.7 FM; OSCODA, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WHNN (96.1 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WATZ-FM (99.3 FM; ALPENA, MI; Owner: WATZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WJOJ (89.7 FM; HARRISVILLE, MI; Owner: NORTHLAND COMMUNITY BROADCASTERS)

TV broadcast stations around East Tawas:

  • WBKB-TV (Channel 11; ALPENA, MI; Owner: THUNDER BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION.)
East Tawas fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of East Tawas fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 1.2mTotal length
  • 180Total average daily traffic
  • 18Total average daily truck traffic
  • 320Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in East Tawas)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 3230 Tuttle Rd (Lat: 44.376139 Lon: -83.598861), Call Sign: KDR344,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.865 MHz, Grant Date: 09/14/2005, Expiration Date: 11/28/2015, Cancellation Date: 06/25/2012, Registrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:

  • 3230 Tuttle Rd (Lat: 44.376139 Lon: -83.598861), Structure height: 59 m, Call Sign: WNIP245,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.340 MHz, Grant Date: 01/04/2012, Expiration Date: 01/17/2022, Cancellation Date: 02/24/2012, Registrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:

  • 3230 Tuttle Rd (Lat: 44.376139 Lon: -83.598861), Call Sign: KQA271, Licensee ID: L00001365,
    Assigned Frequencies: 42.4800 MHz, 42.5800 MHz, Grant Date: 07/14/2000, Expiration Date: 10/02/2005, Cancellation Date: 08/23/2002, Registrant: State Of Michigan, 714 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823, Phone: (517) 362-3434

  • Lat: 44.273083 Lon: -83.429139, Call Sign: WROF939,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.062 MHz, 456.062 MHz, Grant Date: 10/08/2021, Expiration Date: 10/08/2031, Certifier: Katherine Winn, Registrant: J & K Communications, Inc., 222 South Tower View Drive, Columbia City, IN 46725, Phone: (260) 244-7975, Fax: (260) 244-3253, Email:

  • 411 Wilkinson St (Lat: 44.282778 Lon: -83.496944), Call Sign: WRTC523,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.112 MHz, Grant Date: 06/01/2022, Expiration Date: 06/01/2032, Certifier: Timothy St. Aubin, Registrant: Visiplex, 1287 Barclay Boulevard, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, Phone: (847) 229-0250, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Various Locations (Lat: 44.288611 Lon: -83.503028), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNH784,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.256 MHz, Grant Date: 08/10/2022, Expiration Date: 11/07/2032, Registrant: City Of East Tawas, 760 Newman, East Tawas, MI 48730, Phone: (989) 362-6161, Email:

  • DE34IP309, 4460 Bissnnett Rd (Lat: 44.438250 Lon: -83.343583), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQQN507,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2013, Expiration Date: 02/01/2023, Cancellation Date: 01/30/2023, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th St, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4840, Email:

  • RC01386A, 4460 Bissnnett Rd (Lat: 44.438250 Lon: -83.343583), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQXA832,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/15/2016, Expiration Date: 01/15/2026, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:


FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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  • 113 Newman St (Lat: 44.276417 Lon: -83.484694), Type: Tower, Call Sign: KGW403,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 12/21/2022, Expiration Date: 02/19/2033, Registrant: State Of Michigan, 7150 Harris Drive, Dimondale, MI 48821, Phone: (517) 333-5050, Fax: (517) 284-4066, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in East Tawas)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in East Tawas)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 18. The highest number of reported fires - 31 took place in 2006, and the least - 7 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in East Tawas, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (61.9%), and Outside Fires (26.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in East Tawas, MI
    • 19361.9%Structure Fires
    • 8126.0%Outside Fires
    • 299.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 92.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for East Tawas, MI
Most common first names in East Tawas, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5878.1 years
William5275.5 years
James4974.2 years
Robert4770.2 years
Mary4679.2 years
George4678.0 years
Charles3573.8 years
Harold3576.8 years
Edward3474.2 years
Helen3278.2 years
Most common last names in East Tawas, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2376.5 years
Smith2375.0 years
Lixey1477.9 years
Anderson1380.2 years
Miller1279.9 years
White1181.9 years
Wood1183.8 years
Williams1076.1 years
Thompson972.7 years
Mielock882.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in East Tawas, MI
  • 94.8%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 1.5%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in East Tawas, MI
  • 67.7%Utility gas
  • 32.3%Electricity


East Tawas 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

East Tawas on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Netherlands (population 500+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
There are 16 pilots and 38 other airmen in this city.
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  • Danny C. Alexander (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2024.