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Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County.

The community name derives from Algonquian for "turtle"

The latitude of Mackinac Island is 45.849N. The longitude is -84.618W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 594 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 500.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$36,964
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mackinac Island demographic reports
Mackinac Island is in the Straits of Mackinac between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan
Former and merged names include:
· Michilimackinac
Astor fur-trading post established here

Expensive summer homes, carriage rides, a commercial strip of souvenir stores and fudge shops

Filming location for:
· 1980 movie "Somewhere in Time"
· 1949 movie "This Time for Keeps"
Local festivals include:
  • Lilac Festival - June 8-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mackinac Island web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Fort Mackinac
Historic sites and museums: Mackinac State Historic Park, Surrey Hill Square Carriage Museum
Pronunciations: The final C is silent; Mackinac is pronounced like the city on the mainland, Mackinaw
Quotes:
Mackinac village was just as perfect as I remembered it, a strong of white Victorian buildings along a sloping Main Street, snug cottages climbing up the steep hill to old Fort Mackinac, built in 1780 to defend the strait, still standing guard over the town.
-- The Lost Continent
Bill Bryson

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Mackinac Island demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mackinac 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 49757 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

21% of Mackinac Island residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mackinac Island ancestry & family history guide.

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Attractions

Recommendations: An afternoon drink on the porch of the Grand Hotel

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mackinac Island was $27,965, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

31% of Mackinac Island residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Mackinac Island include Mackinac Island Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Mackinac Island, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $389.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $925.


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Libraries in Mackinac Island include Mackinac Island Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Mackinac Island include Mackinac Island Town Crier

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Mackinac Island workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Mackinac Island include Grand Hotel, Inn at Stonecliffe, Mission Point Resort.

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“ Mackinac village was just as perfect as I remembered it, a strong of white Victorian buildings along a sloping Main Street, snug cottages climbing up the steep hill to old Fort Mackinac, built in 1780 to defend the strait, still standing guard over the town. ”
~ The Lost Continent
Bill Bryson

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