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Bad Axe is a city in Huron County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for a used axe found by surveyor making camp here.

The latitude of Bad Axe is 43.801N. The longitude is -83W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 758 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,332.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$32,125
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bad Axe demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Huron Community Fair - Aug. 5-11, 2007
  • Hatchet Festival - June 22-24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bad Axe web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Sanilac Petroglyphs, Bad Axe Museums and Log Cabins
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.)
Songs:
· "I Found My Baby in Bad Axe"

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bad Axe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Huron County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48413 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

26% of Bad Axe residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bad Axe ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bad Axe was $17,465, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Bad Axe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bad Axe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $316.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $712.


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Libraries in Bad Axe include Bad Axe Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bad Axe include Huron Daily Tribune

TV stations in Bad Axe include WDCQ.

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

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The average commute time for Bad Axe workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Bad Axe include Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Express.

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