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Ishpeming is a city in Marquette County, in the Marquette metro area.

The community name derives from Chippewa for "high place"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Ishpeming. For links to other places called Ishpeming, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Ishpeming is 46.488N. The longitude is -87.667W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,407 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,535.


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Median household income
Local
$31,347
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ishpeming demographic reports
Ishpeming is on the Upper Peninsula
Former and merged names include:
· Lake Superior Location
School sports teams are called the "Hematites," for the iron ore once mined here
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 14. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1959 movie, "Anatomy of a Murder"
Well-known residents have included:
· Robert Traver, writer
Nearby parks & recreation: Greenwood Reservoir
Historic sites and museums: National Ski Hall of Fame
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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8% of Ishpeming residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ishpeming ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ishpeming was $16,946, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Ishpeming residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Ishpeming, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $298.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $652.


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Libraries in Ishpeming include Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Ishpeming include WBUP.

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Marquette County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ishpeming political report.

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The average commute time for Ishpeming workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Ishpeming include Best Western.

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