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Ontonagon is a village in Ontonagon County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Chippewa term for "bowl"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Ontonagon. For links to other places called Ontonagon, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ontonagon is 46.871N. The longitude is -89.313W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 617 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,696.
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21% of Ontonagon residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ontonagon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ontonagon was $16,293, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Ontonagon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ontonagon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $233. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $551.
Libraries in Ontonagon include Ontonagon Township Library ... View libraries
Ontonagon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ontonagon political report.
The average commute time for Ontonagon workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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