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Pentwater is a village in Oceana County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Pentwater. For links to other places called Pentwater, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Pentwater is 43.781N. The longitude is -86.433W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 610 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 966.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$38,542
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pentwater demographic reports
Pentwater is on Lake Michigan.
Former and merged names include:
· Pent Water
Developed first as a lumber town and later as a furniture-making center
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Festival - Sept. 22-23, 2007
  • Spring Fest - June 9-10, 2007
  • Homecoming Celebration - Aug. 9-12, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 13, 2007
  • Pentwater/Hart Winterfest - Feb. 9-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pentwater web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Charles Mears State Park
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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Pentwater demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oceana 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 49449 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Pentwater residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pentwater ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pentwater was $22,783, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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31% of Pentwater residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Pentwater, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $342.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $875.


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Libraries in Pentwater include Pentwater Township Library ... View libraries

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Oceana County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pentwater political report.

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The average commute time for Pentwater workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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