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Grayling is a city in Crawford County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the grayling trout abounding in the Au Sable River
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Grayling. For links to other places called Grayling, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Grayling is 44.661N. The longitude is -84.714W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,138 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,960.


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Median household income
Local
$24,250
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Grayling demographic reports
Grayling is on the Au Sable River
Boomed during 19th-century logging days
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jim Harrison, author
Local festivals include:
  • Au Sable River Festival - July 28, 2007
  • Wellington Free Fair - Sept. 22, 2007
  • Winter Fun Days - Feb. 3-4, 2007
  • Sticky Buns Day - July 14, 2007
  • Dairy Days - June 16-17, 2007
  • Black Iron Days - Aug. 25-26, 2007
Dates often change. Check Grayling web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Hartwick Pines State Park
Historic sites and museums: Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, Hartwick Pines Lumbering Museum, Grayling Historical Museum, Hartwick Pines State Park and Logging Museum
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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Grayling demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Crawford 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 49738 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Grayling residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grayling ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grayling was $13,089, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

12% of Grayling residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Grayling, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $310.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $638.


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Libraries in Grayling include Beaver Creek Township Library, Crawford County Library, Lovells Community Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Grayling include Crawford County Avalanche

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

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The average commute time for Grayling workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Grayling include Best Value Inn - Grayling, Holiday Inn.

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