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Munising is a city in Alger County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Ojibway for "island at"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Munising. For links to other places called Munising, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Munising is 46.411N. The longitude is -86.647W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 614 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,470.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Munising demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Alger 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 49862 ZIP code.
12% of Munising residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Munising ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Munising was $19,779, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Munising residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Munising, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $331. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $701.
Libraries in Munising include Munising School Public Library ... View libraries
Alger County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Munising political report.
The average commute time for Munising workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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