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Baraga is a village in Baraga County.
The community was named after Bishop Frederick Baraga, missionary
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Baraga. For links to other places called Baraga, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Baraga is 46.778N. The longitude is -88.488W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,268.
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11% of Baraga residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Baraga ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Baraga was $14,795, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Baraga residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Baraga, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $204. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $676.
Baraga County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Baraga political report.
The average commute time for Baraga workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Baraga include Best Western Baraga Lakeside.
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