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Allegan is a city in Allegan County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Indian tribe
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Allegan. For links to other places called Allegan, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Allegan is 42.529N. The longitude is -85.855W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 653 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,909.


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Median household income
Local
$39,539
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Allegan demographic reports
Allegan is on the Kalamazoo River
Former and merged names include:
· Otsego
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 88. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 17.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Allegan County Fair - Sept. 15-19, 2007
  • Michigan Fiber Festival - Aug. 15-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Allegan web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Allegan residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Allegan ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Allegan was $17,075, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Allegan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Allegan include Downtown Allegan Historic District, Marshall Street Historic District, Pritchard's Outlook Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Allegan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $409.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $816.


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Libraries in Allegan include Allegan Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Allegan include Allegan County News

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Allegan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Allegan political report.

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The average commute time for Allegan workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Allegan include Budget Host Sunset Motel Suites.

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