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"The Soo"

One of the oldest communities in the country

Sault Sainte Marie is a city in Chippewa County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from French for "leap" or "waterfall"

The latitude of Sault Sainte Marie is 46.495N. The longitude is -84.345W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 617 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 16,542.


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Median household income
Local
$29,652
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sault Sainte Marie demographic reports
Sault Sainte Marie is on the Upper Peninsula, at the Canada border
Former and merged names include:
· Le Sault de Sainte Marie
Explorer ?tienne Brul? landed here in 1618. Jesuit priest Jacques Marquette founded a mission here 50 years later
To ward off cabin fever during the long winter, LSSU students hold an annual snowman burning ceremony.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 25. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Saint Mary's River Fest - June 29-July 1, 2007
  • Summer Arts Festival - Aug. 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sault Sainte Marie web sites and events links in the sections below.
Sault Sainte Marie attractions: Casino
Historic sites and museums: Museum Ship Valley Camp, River of History Museum, Tower of History
Colleges and universities: Lake Superior State University
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.)
Quotes:
Its streets end in a darkness of spruce and hemlock or in an emptiness of water. In winter, it is locked in white silence.
-- Land of Promise
Walter Havinghurst

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Sault Sainte Marie residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sault Sainte Marie ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sault Sainte Marie was $14,460, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Sault Sainte Marie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Sault Sainte Marie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $357.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $732.


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Libraries in Sault Sainte Marie include Bayliss Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sault Sainte Marie include Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

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Chippewa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sault Sainte Marie political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Sault Sainte Marie workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sault Sainte Marie between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Sault Sainte Marie include Best Western Sault Ste Marie, Comfort Inn Sault Sainte Marie, Econo Lodge Sault Sainte Marie, Quality Inn & Suites.

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“ Its streets end in a darkness of spruce and hemlock or in an emptiness of water. In winter, it is locked in white silence. ”
~ Land of Promise
Walter Havinghurst

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