Montague, Michigan

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Population in 2022: 2,413 (91% urban, 9% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.2%
 
Males: 1,148  (47.6%)
Females: 1,265  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

36.5 years
Michigan median age:

40.3 years

Zip codes: 49437.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $66,783 (it was $40,677 in 2000)
Montague:

$66,783
MI:

$66,986

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $26,991 (it was $21,238 in 2000)

Montague city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $183,524 (it was $87,700 in 2000)
Montague:

$183,524
MI:

$224,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $193,510; detached houses: $203,522; townhouses or other attached units: $280,190; in 2-unit structures: $162,964; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $150,363; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $274,283; mobile homes: $55,925

Median gross rent in 2022: $756.

March 2022 cost of living index in Montague: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 4.5%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)

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  • Races in Montague, MI (2022)
    • 2,18386.6%White alone
    • 2208.7%Hispanic
    • 1034.1%Two or more races
    • 341.3%Other race alone
    • 60.2%Black alone
    • 20.08%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Montague, Michigan as of May 30, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Montague is 95 to 1.


Crime rates in Montague by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(84.9)
1
(42.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.3)
2
(82.1)
Robberies
(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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(43.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.4)
2
(85.1)
1
(42.8)
4
(169.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(84.7)
3
(127.2)
1
(42.6)
2
(84.8)
2
(84.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9
(394.4)
7
(296.5)
3
(127.2)
8
(340.4)
8
(342.2)
1
(42.4)
5
(212.2)
3
(127.0)
3
(127.2)
1
(42.6)
2
(84.8)
1
(42.4)
1
(42.3)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
34
(1,490)
34
(1,440)
42
(1,780)
69
(2,936)
41
(1,754)
44
(1,864)
25
(1,061)
25
(1,058)
30
(1,272)
26
(1,106)
28
(1,187)
14
(593.0)
28
(1,183)
25
(1,026)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.8)
1
(42.4)
1
(42.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(127.2)
2
(84.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(84.8)
1
(42.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index96.0112.292.0158.3140.3114.8128.6102.088.689.8165.350.484.1114.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Montague, MI

Crime rate in Montague detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 5 (5 officers - 5 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Michigan average:

1.86
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Ancestries: German (26.6%), American (11.9%), English (6.5%), Irish (4.6%), Norwegian (4.3%), Dutch (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 192 feet

Land area: 2.66 square miles.

Population density: 907 people per square mile   (low).

Montague, Michigan map

16 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Michigan:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $3,062 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $2,891 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Grand Rapids, MI (47.4 miles , pop. 197,800).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (84.1 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (127.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Maple Grove, MI (1.0 miles),
Whitehall, MI (1.1 miles ),
Lakewood Club, MI (2.5 miles ),
Rothbury, MI (2.5 miles ),
New Era, MI (3.2 miles ),
Twin Lake, MI (3.2 miles ),
North Muskegon, MI (3.5 miles ),
Muskegon, MI (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 43.42 N, Longitude: 86.36 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 231

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 13 buildings, average cost: $286,800
  • 2021: 6 buildings, average cost: $245,300
  • 2020: 4 buildings, average cost: $55,800
  • 2019: 14 buildings, average cost: $278,000
  • 2018: 9 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $438,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $135,100
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $383,300
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $86,800
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $144,400
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $181,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Montague, MI residents
Average permit cost in Montague, MI
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.1%
Michigan:

3.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +129 (+5.7%).
Most common industries in Montague, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (9.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (13.6%)
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Health care (3.5%)
  • Educational services (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.8%)
  • Educational services (10.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Montague, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Engineers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)

Average climate in Montague, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Montague, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 72.6. This is about average.

City:

72.6
U.S.:

72.6
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

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

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.3 miles away from the Montague city center killed 5 people and injured 142 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 52.1 miles away from the city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Montague-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 94.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 352.4 miles away from Montague center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 293.3 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 332.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 327.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 223.9 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 Muskegon County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Montague topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Montague:

  • HEARTLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER-WHITEHALL (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WHITEHALL, MI)
  • HILLCREST NURSING CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MUSKEGON, MI)
  • HILLCREST NURSING AND REHABILITATION COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NORTH MUSKEGON, MI)
  • HACKLEY LAKESHORE HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; SHELBY, MI)
  • MERCY HEALTH PARTNERS, LAKESHORE CAMPUS Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; SHELBY, MI)
  • HACKLEY VISITING NURSE SERVICES AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; MUSKEGON, MI)
  • HARBOR HOSPICE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; MUSKEGON, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Montague:

  • Muskegon Community College (about 15 miles; Muskegon, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,310)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 15 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,293)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 40 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 21,982)
  • Hope College (about 46 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 47 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)
  • Ferris State University (about 48 miles; Big Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,238)
  • Cornerstone University (about 50 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 2,573)

Public high school in Montague:

Public elementary/middle schools in Montague:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • The Montague Weathervane was moved from the waterfront of whitelake to the corner of Dowling and Water street, in 2004

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Montague: Montague Marina (A), Trailway Campground (B), Montague Fire Department (C), Montague Police Department (D), Montague City Public Library (E), Montague City Hall (F), Montague City Museum (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Montague include: Whitelake Church (A), Saint James Catholic Church (B), Ferry Memorial Reformed Church (C), Montague United Methodist Church (D), Saint James Lutheran Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Grove Cemetery (1), Mount Calvary Cemetery (2), Oakwood Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Montague include: Ellenwood Park (1), Cullen Field (2), Maple Grove Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Ira Flagstead - Baseball player.

Muskegon 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 Montague and their reported violations in the past:

OLD CHANNEL INN (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
NORTHERN LIGHTS FAMILY PRACTICE (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JAN-29-2014), St Tech Assistance Visit (JAN-29-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-29-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
PIGEON HILL RESORT (Population served: 38, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WEESIES BROS PKG HOUSE-#1,2,4 (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
WHITE RIVER CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • VILLA VENAFRO (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OUR LADY OF ASSUMPTION CHURCH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GREENLAWN MOBILE HOME COURT (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JOHNSON'S TRAILER RESORT (Population served: 52, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HICKORY KNOLL GOLF COURSE INC (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHITE RIVER BEACH ASSOCIATION (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHITE LAKE VFW POST #3256 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUNRISE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OLD CHANNEL TR GOLF-EAST PRO (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OLD CHANNEL TRAIL GOLF COURSE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.9%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.0%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Montague (2011 data):

  • Comerica Bank: Montague Branch at 4555 Dowling Street, branch established on 1956/02/14. Info updated 2011/07/29: Bank assets: $60,970.5 mil, Deposits: $48,300.9 mil, headquarters in Dallas, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 497 total offices, Holding Company: Comerica Incorporated

For population 15 years and over in Montague:

Marital status in Montague, MI
  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Montague:

  • High school or higher: 96.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Michigan average:

11.0

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Montague, MI (based on Muskegon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,063105
Mainline Protestant14,05149
Catholic13,68711
Black Protestant3,31411
Other2,46410
Orthodox3501
None120,259-
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: 24
Muskegon County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Muskegon County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 34
Muskegon County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Muskegon County:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 117
Muskegon County:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

10.8%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Muskegon County:

30.5%
Michigan:

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

13.2%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.7%
Michigan:

50.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.3%
Michigan:

47.9%

Average BMI:
Montague:

28.6
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Montague:

19.0%
State:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.0%
Michigan:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Montague:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.5%
Michigan:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

58.1%
State:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Montague:

78.9%
Michigan:

79.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Montague, 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
Police Protection - Officers 5$29,513$70,8312$2,502
Other Government Administration 3$17,805$71,2200$0
Streets and Highways 2$11,925$71,5500$0
Parks and Recreation 1$6,088$73,0560$0
Financial Administration 1$6,703$80,4360$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,550$54,6000$0
Sewerage 1$6,005$72,0600$0
Water Supply 1$7,771$93,2520$0
Police - Other 0$0 3$3,183
Totals for Government 15$90,360$72,2885$5,685

Montague government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $802,000 ($332.37)
    Police Protection: $704,000 ($291.75)
    General - Other: $555,000 ($230.00)
    Regular Highways: $313,000 ($129.71)
    Central Staff Services: $262,000 ($108.58)
    Financial Administration: $169,000 ($70.04)
    General Public Buildings: $127,000 ($52.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $78,000 ($32.32)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $58,000 ($24.04)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($1.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $60,000 ($24.87)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $216,000 ($89.52)
    Other - Police Protection: $39,000 ($16.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $146,000 ($60.51)
    Housing and Community Development: $14,000 ($5.80)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($2.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($1.66)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,183,000 ($490.26)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($4.56)

Montague government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $469,000 ($194.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $170,000 ($70.45)
    Other: $29,000 ($12.02)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $159,000 ($65.89)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $83,000 ($34.40)
    General Revenue - Other: $56,000 ($23.21)
    Interest Earnings: $51,000 ($21.14)
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000 ($4.56)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($2.49)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($2.07)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $607,000 ($251.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $305,000 ($126.40)
    Highways: $304,000 ($125.98)
    General Local Government Support: $215,000 ($89.10)
  • Tax - Property: $1,448,000 ($600.08)
    Other License: $71,000 ($29.42)

Montague government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,660,000 ($687.94)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,491,000 ($617.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $170,000 ($70.45)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,802,000 ($1161.21)

Businesses in Montague, MI

  • YMCA: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Montague:

  • WUBR (1490 AM; 1 kW; WHITEHALL, MI; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMHG (1600 AM; 5 kW; MUSKEGON, MI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMUS (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Montague:

  • WEFG-FM (97.5 FM; WHITEHALL, MI; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGVS-FM (95.3 FM; WHITEHALL, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMRR (101.7 FM; MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCXT (105.3 FM; HART, MI; Owner: WATERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSHZ (107.9 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLCS (98.3 FM; NORTH MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W215AS (90.9 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WBLV (90.3 FM; TWIN LAKE, MI; Owner: BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP, INC.)
  • WSNX-FM (104.5 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMUS-FM (106.9 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWKR (94.1 FM; PENTWATER, MI; Owner: SYNERGY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WSHN-FM (100.1 FM; HOLTON, MI; Owner: NOORDYK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMOM (102.7 FM; PENTWATER, MI; Owner: BAY VIEW BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Montague:

  • WZZM-TV (Channel 13; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS CORP. OF OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • W42CB (Channel 42; HESPERIA, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOMS-CA (Channel 29; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W34BZ (Channel 34; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W48BY (Channel 48; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W67DN (Channel 67; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53CC (Channel 53; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WTLJ (Channel 54; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WGVU-TV (Channel 35; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMKG-LP (Channel 38; NORTON SHORES, MI; Owner: KELLEY ENTERPRISES)
Montague fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021

Montague fatal accident list:

Jan 14, 1999 08:33 PM, Dowling St, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 17, 1993 02:24 AM, Old Channe, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 26, 1978 01:05 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 118ft / 36.2mTotal length
  • 68,602Total average daily traffic
  • 3,627Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Montague, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 21920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Montague, MI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Montague)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Cor Ferry St And Dowling (Lat: 43.418333 Lon: -86.360056), Call Sign: KQL867, Licensee ID: L00074837,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.190 MHz, Grant Date: 05/08/1997, Expiration Date: 07/21/2002, Cancellation Date: 11/24/2002, Registrant: City Of Montague, 8660 Water St, Montague, MI 49437, Phone: (616) 893-3311

  • N Of Fruitvale Rd W Of Us Hwy 31 (Lat: 43.435278 Lon: -86.340333), Call Sign: WNVY875, Licensee ID: L00013266,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.025 MHz, Grant Date: 04/04/1996, Expiration Date: 04/04/2001, Cancellation Date: 01/24/2001, Registrant: Michigan Consolidated Gas Company Dba Michcon, 500 Griswold Street, Detroit, MI 48226, Phone: (616) 459-6810

  • Old Channel Trl & W Whitbeck Rd (Lat: 43.388889 Lon: -86.386167), Call Sign: KBI379,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.280 MHz, Grant Date: 03/01/2001, Expiration Date: 03/11/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/14/2011, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514

  • 4900 Stanton Blvd. (Lat: 43.423056 Lon: -86.363167), Type: Mast, Structure height: 16.7 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQNT843,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1800 MHz, Grant Date: 05/23/2011, Expiration Date: 05/23/2021, Cancellation Date: 07/24/2021, Certifier: Tom Cederquist, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

  • 5353 Wilcox St (Lat: 43.409833 Lon: -86.373472), Call Sign: WRDB261,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.237 MHz, 462.262 MHz, 462.287 MHz, 462.312 MHz, 462.337 MHz, 462.362 MHz, 462.187 MHz, 462.412 MHz, 462.437 MHz, 462.462 MHz, 462.487 MHz, Grant Date: 03/18/2019, Expiration Date: 03/18/2029, Certifier: Bill Sikkenga, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

  • WILCOX ST., 5085 Wilcox St (Lat: 43.410083 Lon: -86.369694), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93.9 m, Call Sign: WRMA692,
    Assigned Frequencies: 857.837 MHz, 859.887 MHz, Grant Date: 03/15/2021, Expiration Date: 03/15/2031, Certifier: Michael Payionk, Registrant: Dte Energy Company, 1 Energy Plz, Detroit, MI 48226, Phone: (313) 235-9713, Fax: (717) 637-8300, Email:

  • 4900 Stanton Blvd. (Lat: 43.423056 Lon: -86.363167), Type: Mast, Structure height: 16.7 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WROR383,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1800 MHz, Grant Date: 11/23/2021, Expiration Date: 11/23/2031, Certifier: Tom Cederquist, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 S Wells St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 729-4858, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Lasley Street Tower, Lasley Street (Lat: 43.421611 Lon: -86.359528), Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 48.7 m, Call Sign: WPUT995,
    Assigned Frequencies: 932.256 MHz, 941.256 MHz, Grant Date: 03/03/2022, Expiration Date: 05/02/2032, Certifier: Tom Kroll, Registrant: J & K Communications, Inc., 222 South Tower View Dr., Columbia City, IN 46725, Phone: (219) 244-7975, Fax: (219) 244-3253, Email:

  • Montague, Lat: 43.421000 Lon: -86.359500, Call Sign: WQAS936, Licensee ID: L00120221,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.281 MHz, Grant Date: 05/30/2014, Expiration Date: 08/02/2024, Certifier: Thomas Kroll, Registrant: City Of Montague

  • 6903 WILCOX, 5085 Wilcox St (Lat: 43.410083 Lon: -86.369694), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93.9 m, Call Sign: WRFR299,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 04/15/2020, Expiration Date: 04/15/2030, Certifier: Mark E Sandberg, Registrant: State Of Michigan, 7150 Harris Drive, Dimondale, MI 48821, Phone: (517) 333-5050, Email:


FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • 4650 Goodrich St (Lat: 43.401944 Lon: -86.358111), Type: Building, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WHD605,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 09/22/1994, Expiration Date: 09/22/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Wesley Marine Service Company, 4650 Goodrich St, Montague, MI 49437

  • 4525 Dowling St (Lat: 43.375000 Lon: -86.426444), Type: Building, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WHX502, Licensee ID: L00005856,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 02/25/1997, Expiration Date: 04/23/2002, Cancellation Date: 07/28/2002, Registrant: Ellenwood Landing Condominium Association, 4525 Dowling St, Montague, MI 49437

  • 8560 Ellenwood Drive (Lat: 43.375000 Lon: -86.426444), Type: Bant, Structure height: 8.2 m, Call Sign: WPWN973, Licensee ID: L00005856,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 12/30/2002, Expiration Date: 12/30/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/02/2013, Certifier: Martin L Leemaster, Registrant: Ellenwood Landing Condominium Association


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Montague)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Montague)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$88,8703$112,81316$133,9391$29,8304$152,278
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$52,7501$77,5101$142,2300$01$84,610
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$54,9906$209,0551$64,1202$379,525
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$67,1600$02$257,4800$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$117,6800$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0038.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$53,570
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0038.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Montague, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Montague, MI - Value

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 25. The highest number of reported fires - 38 took place in 2005, and the least - 3 in 2012. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Montague, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (36.0%), and Structure Fires (33.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Montague, MI
    • 15636.0%Outside Fires
    • 14433.3%Structure Fires
    • 7216.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 6114.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Montague, MI
Most common first names in Montague, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert4667.8 years
William3576.8 years
John2872.3 years
George2671.3 years
Charles2576.6 years
James2369.4 years
Mary2080.5 years
Fred1979.0 years
Edward1976.6 years
Harold1972.6 years
Most common last names in Montague, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3079.4 years
Johnson2274.9 years
Ramthun1581.0 years
Anderson1474.7 years
Schultz1474.4 years
Dahl1383.2 years
Schmiedeknec1387.2 years
Kroll1383.5 years
Lipka1184.8 years
Hill1180.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Montague, MI
  • 95.1%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Montague, MI
  • 58.0%Utility gas
  • 39.0%Electricity
  • 3.0%Other fuel


Montague compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 10 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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