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Marquette is a city in Marquette County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Jacques Marquette, French Jesuit missionary
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Marquette. For links to other places called Marquette, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Marquette is 46.543N. The longitude is -87.395W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 666 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,704.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Marquette demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marquette 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 49855 ZIP code.
16% of Marquette residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Marquette ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Marquette was $17,787, compared with $21,587 nationally.
34% of Marquette residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Marquette, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $387. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $835.
Libraries in Marquette include Peter White Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Marquette include Mining Journal
TV stations in Marquette include WLUC, WMQF, WNMU.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WNMU-FM.
Marquette County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Marquette political report.
The average commute time for Marquette workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Marquette between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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