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Profile for Mackinaw City, Michigan, MI

Mackinaw City Municipal Marina, Pier B
Mackinaw City Municipal Marina, Pier B
Date taken: 8/9/2006
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Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet County. (The community straddles Emmet and Cheboygan counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community name derives from Algonquian for "turtle"

The latitude of Mackinaw City is 45.783N. The longitude is -84.727W.

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

The estimated population, in 2003, was 854.


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Median household income
Local
$37,031
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mackinaw City demographic reports
Mackinaw City is on the Straits of Mackinac
Former and merged names include:
· Mackinaw
Local festivals include:
  • International Ironworkers Festival - Aug. 10-12, 2007
  • Kite Festival - June 16-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mackinaw City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Fort Michilimackinac, Historic Mill Creek
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
Mackinaw City -- they are fairly casual about how they spell the word up this way -- was a scattered and unsightly little town, full of gift shops, motels, ice cream parlors, pizzerias, parking lots and firms operating ferries to Mackinac Island.
-- The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America
Bill Bryson

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Mackinaw City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Emmet 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 49701 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mackinaw City was $18,725, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Mackinaw City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Mackinaw City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $318.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $894.


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Libraries in Mackinaw City include Mackinaw Area Public Library ... View libraries

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Emmet County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mackinaw City political report.

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The average commute time for Mackinaw City workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Mackinaw City include Best Western of Mackinaw City, Budget Host Mackinaw City, Clarion Hotel Beachfront, Comfort Suites Mackinaw City, Days Inn, Days Inn Lakeside, Econo Lodge, Econo Lodge at the Bridge, Grand View Resort Beachfront, Holiday Inn ... More hotels.

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“ Mackinaw City -- they are fairly casual about how they spell the word up this way -- was a scattered and unsightly little town, full of gift shops, motels, ice cream parlors, pizzerias, parking lots and firms operating ferries to Mackinac Island. ”
~ The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America
Bill Bryson

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