Powers, Michigan

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Population in 2022: 384 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.7%
 
Males: 138  (36.1%)
Females: 246  (63.9%)
Median resident age:

69.8 years
Michigan median age:

40.3 years

Zip codes: 49874, 49886.

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Estimated median household income in 2022: $35,752 (it was $20,250 in 2000)
Powers:

$35,752
MI:

$66,986

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $23,129 (it was $14,207 in 2000)

Powers village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $102,325 (it was $54,100 in 2000)
Powers:

$102,325
MI:

$224,400

Median gross rent in 2022: $518.

March 2022 cost of living index in Powers: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 16.4%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 77.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.3% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Powers, MI (2022)
    • 33391.7%White alone
    • 92.5%Two or more races
    • 92.5%Hispanic
    • 71.9%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Powers, Michigan as of July 13, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Powers is 93 to 1.


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Ancestries: European (17.6%), American (15.3%), German (10.6%), French (9.4%), Polish (9.4%), Croatian (4.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 869 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 387 people per square mile   (very low).

Powers, Michigan map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,110 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,064 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (84.8 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (183.7 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (266.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Carney, MI (2.7 miles ),
Daggett, MI (4.0 miles ),
Stephenson, MI (4.4 miles ),
Norway, MI (4.4 miles ),
Beecher, WI (4.5 miles ),
Pembine, WI (4.6 miles ),
Escanaba, MI (4.7 miles ),
Niagara, WI (4.9 miles )

Latitude: 45.69 N, Longitude: 87.53 W

Area code: 906

Distribution of median household income in Powers, MI in 2022
Distribution of house value in Powers, MI in 2022
Powers satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.4%
Michigan:

3.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+2.4%).
Most common industries in Powers, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (18.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.4%)
  • Wood products (6.4%)
  • Paper (6.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.3%)
  • Truck transportation (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (11.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (11.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (9.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.8%)
  • Truck transportation (7.8%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Paper (5.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (34.9%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Paper (7.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (7.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Powers, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (9.3%)
  • Child care workers (9.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.0%)
  • Registered nurses (7.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (7.0%)

Average climate in Powers, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Powers, Michigan average temperatures Powers, Michigan average precipitation Powers, Michigan humidity Powers, Michigan wind speed Powers, Michigan snowfall Powers, Michigan sunshine Powers, Michigan clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2003 was 4.19. This is significantly better than average.

City:

4.19
U.S.:

72.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 0.329. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.329
U.S.:

1.515

Tornado activity:

Powers-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/4/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the Powers village center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1991, a category F3 tornado 17.0 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Powers-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 85% 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 260.7 miles away from Powers center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 425.7 miles away from Powers center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 300.6 miles away from Powers 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 460.0 miles away from Powers center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 261.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 390.3 miles away from Powers 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 Menominee County (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Powers topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Powers:

  • PINECREST MEDICAL CARE FACILITY (N15995 MAIN STREET)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Powers:

  • Northern Michigan University (about 61 miles; Marquette, MI; Full-time enrollment: 8,258)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 83 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 86 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 91 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 108 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Lawrence University (about 108 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 111 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,078)

Public high schools in Powers:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Powers: Powers Station (A), Powers Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Powers: Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Alder Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Menominee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This village:

1.9 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

46.7%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

4.4%
Whole state:

6.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

144 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
16 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
166 people in nursing homes in 2000
6 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Powers:

Marital status in Powers, MI
  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 25.1%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 32.4%
  • Divorced: 19.7%

For population 25 years and over in Powers:

  • High school or higher: 82.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Michigan average:

11.0

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Powers, MI (based on Menominee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,0387
Mainline Protestant3,46912
Evangelical Protestant2,41619
Other2312
None9,875-
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: 11
This county:

4.55 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Menominee County:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Here:

3.31 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

7.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.8%
Michigan:

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

13.1%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Powers:

50.0%
Michigan:

50.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

56.2%
Michigan:

47.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

31.9
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Powers:

10.0%
Michigan:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

25.0%
Michigan:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.2
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

45.0%
Michigan:

34.1%

General health condition:
Powers:

45.0%
Michigan:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

61.0%
State:

79.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Powers, 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
Sewerage 0$0 2$1,400
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,218
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$628
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,649
Totals for Government 0$0 12$4,895

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $81,000 ($210.94)
    Central Staff Services: $39,000 ($101.56)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($59.90)
    General Public Buildings: $16,000 ($41.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($49.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $7,000 ($18.23)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $162,000 ($421.88)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($23.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $93,000 ($242.19)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($39.06)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $427,000 ($1111.98)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $415,000 ($1080.73)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,000 ($31.25)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,471,000 ($3830.73)

Strongest AM radio stations in Powers:

  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WCHT (600 AM; 1 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: LAKE RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WZAM (970 AM; 5 kW; ISHPEMING, MI)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDMJ (1320 AM; 5 kW; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Powers:

  • WYKX (104.7 FM; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZNL (94.3 FM; NORWAY, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WMXG (106.3 FM; STEPHENSON, MI; Owner: ESCANABA LICENSE CORP.)
  • WOBE (100.7 FM; CRYSTAL FALLS, MI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF IRON MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • WHTO (106.7 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: TODD STUART NOORDYK)
  • WJNR-FM (101.5 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: RESULTS BROADCASTING OF IRON MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • WVCM (91.5 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: VCY AMERICA INC.)
  • WGKL (105.5 FM; GLADSTONE, MI; Owner: LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WIMK (93.1 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WGLQ (97.1 FM; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • W244AW (96.7 FM; IRON MOUNTAIN, MI; Owner: FAMILY ED BC CORP OF DOOR CNTY WI)
  • WEUL (98.1 FM; KINGSFORD, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • W297AE (107.3 FM; STEPHENSON, MI; Owner: BD OF CNTRL, NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIV)

TV broadcast stations around Powers:

  • WJMN-TV (Channel 3; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W21BJ (Channel 21; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: MARK W. JOHNSON)
  • W62CI (Channel 62; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: MARK W. JOHNSON)
  • W15BI (Channel 15; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: RICHARD W. JOHNSON)
  • W17BQ (Channel 17; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: MARK W. JOHNSON)
  • W27BN (Channel 27; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: LINDA M. JOHNSON)
  • W46CD (Channel 46; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: LINDA M. JOHNSON)
  • W48BP (Channel 48; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: LINDA M. JOHNSON)
  • W50BG (Channel 50; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: RICHARD W. JOHNSON)
  • W52BX (Channel 52; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: RICHARD W. JOHNSON)
  • W58CJ (Channel 58; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: RICHARD W. JOHNSON)
  • W60CB (Channel 60; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: RICHARD W. JOHNSON)
  • W64CA (Channel 64; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: ESTHER P. JOHNSON)
  • KTTM (Channel 12; HURON, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W40AN (Channel 40; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)

Powers fatal accident list:

Jan 26, 2020 07:25 PM, Us-2/41, Lat: 45.694011, Lon: -87.509506, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 18.4mTotal length
  • $77,000Total costs
  • 20,450Total average daily traffic
  • 1,800Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Powers, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12020-2022
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Powers, MI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Powers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 8905, N From Cr 336 On I-3 (Lat: 45.531250 Lon: -87.502972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 144.8 m, Overall height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WPUX827,
    Assigned Frequencies: 851.012 MHz, Grant Date: 03/05/2022, Expiration Date: 05/23/2032, Certifier: Harry E Warner, Registrant: State Of Michigan, 7150 Harris Drive, Dimondale, MI 48821, Phone: (517) 333-5050, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 8905 POWERS, N. From Cr336 On I-3 (Lat: 45.531250 Lon: -87.502972), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 144.8 m, Overall height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WPSN994,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, Grant Date: 04/14/2021, Expiration Date: 06/29/2031, Certifier: Harry E Warner, Registrant: State Of Michigan, 7150 Harris Drive, Dimondale, MI 48821, Phone: (517) 333-5050, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: WD8AFM, Licensee ID: L00246512, Grant Date: 02/06/2016, Expiration Date: 04/23/2026, Certifier: Aaron J St John, Registrant: Aaron J St John, W 4024 Quarry Rd, Powers, MI 49874

  • Call Sign: KD8KKT, Licensee ID: L01475659, Grant Date: 02/11/2019, Expiration Date: 03/18/2029, Certifier: Roy P Chenier, Registrant: Roy P Chenier, N15686 Co Rd 566, Powers, MI 49874

  • Call Sign: KE8GMQ, Licensee ID: L02092915, Grant Date: 03/29/2017, Expiration Date: 03/29/2027, Certifier: Richard L Sexton, Registrant: Richard L Sexton, N 16550 County Road 563, Powers, MI 49874


Most common first names in Powers, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1878.0 years
William1683.8 years
Mary1685.4 years
Anna1583.1 years
Joseph1581.9 years
Clara1184.7 years
Henry1179.5 years
Edward1174.0 years
Charles1074.5 years
Frank1080.1 years
Most common last names in Powers, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1182.0 years
Kirschner873.0 years
Anderson876.0 years
Smith880.9 years
Peterson787.3 years
Fazer673.6 years
Behrend682.2 years
Kell674.8 years
Murray684.7 years
Lavigne583.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Powers, MI
  • 81.0%Utility gas
  • 15.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Electricity
  • 1.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Powers, MI
  • 84.2%Utility gas
  • 10.5%Electricity
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Powers compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Powers on our top lists:

  • #99 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest residents"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females"
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