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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.


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Median household income
Local
$33,899
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Munising demographic reports
Munising is on Lake Superior
Former and merged names include:
· East Munising
· Old Munising
Once known for the manufacture of wooden bowls
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 0. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Wagner Falls Scenic Site, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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19% of Munising residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Munising, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $331.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $701.


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Libraries in Munising include Munising School Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Munising workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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