Profile for Petoskey, Michigan, MI
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Petoskey is a city in Emmet County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Indian chief.
The latitude of Petoskey is 45.373N. The longitude is -84.955W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 666 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,154.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Petoskey demographic reports
Petoskey is on Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan.
Former and merged names include:
· Bear River
· Porter's Village
An Obijbwa-Ottawa reservation was established here in 1836. Four decades later, the federal government abolished the reservation and opened the land to settlement.
The local economy during the 19th century centered on lumber, quarries and tourism.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 12. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Bruce Catton, historian
Local festivals include:
- Festival on the Bay - Aug. 17-19, 2007
- C.S. Lewis Festival - Oct. 26-28, 2007
- Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair - Aug. 18-26, 2007
- Winter Carnival - Feb. 17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Petoskey web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Petoskey State Park
Historic sites and museums: Little Traverse History Museum
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
22% of Petoskey residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Petoskey ancestry & family history guide.
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Recommendations: Preserves, spoon fruits and salad dressings from American Spoon Foods
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Petoskey was $20,259, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Petoskey residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Petoskey festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair - A
- Festival on the Bay - A
- Winter Carnival - F
- C.S. Lewis Festival - O
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Petoskey festival web sites:
Median rent in Petoskey, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $421. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $965.
Libraries in Petoskey include Petoskey Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Petoskey include Petoskey News-Review
Emmet County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Petoskey political report.
The average commute time for Petoskey workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Petoskey include Apple Tree Inn, Best Western Inn of Petoskey, Comfort Inn Petoskey, Days Inn Petoskey, Econo Lodge - Petoskey, Super 8.
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