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Detour is a township in Chippewa County, in the Sault Ste. Marie metro area.

The latitude of Detour is 46.008N. The longitude is -84.002W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 633 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 894.


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Median household income
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$36,500
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Detour demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Warrenville
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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DeTour, once a bustling operating base for both lumberman and fisherman, may have more sunken vessels per lineal foot of waterfront than any other port on the Great Lakes.
-- Wandering: Sketches of Northern Michigan Yesterday and Today
John T. Nevill

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15% of Detour residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Detour ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Detour was $19,984, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Median rent in Detour, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $294.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $838.


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

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The average commute time for Detour workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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“ DeTour, once a bustling operating base for both lumberman and fisherman, may have more sunken vessels per lineal foot of waterfront than any other port on the Great Lakes. ”
~ Wandering: Sketches of Northern Michigan Yesterday and Today
John T. Nevill

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