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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,918
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Marquette demographic reports
Marquette is in the Upper Peninsula, on Lake Superior
Former and merged names include:
· Iron Bay
Shipping center for nearby iron mines in the 19th and early 20th centuries
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 19. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: pasties
Filming location for:
· 1959 movie, "Anatomy of a Murder"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Marquette County Fair - Aug. 9-11, 2007
  • Traditional Pow Wow - March 17-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Marquette web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Presque Isle Park, VanRiper State Park, McCormick and Donnelley wilderness areas
Marquette attractions: Casino
Historic sites and museums: Marquette Maritime Museum, Marquette County Historical Society Museum
Colleges and universities: Northern Michigan University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

34% of Marquette residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Marquette, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $387.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $835.


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Libraries in Marquette include Peter White Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Marquette include Mining Journal

TV stations in Marquette include WLUC, WMQF, WNMU.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WNMU-FM.

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

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Marquette include Comfort Suites Marquette, Econo Lodge Lakeside, Holiday Inn Hotels, Knights Inn, Landmark Inn, Marquette Days Inn, Nordic Bay Lodge, Ramada Inn, Travelodge.

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