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Alpena is a township in Alpena County, in the Alpena metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Alpena. For links to other places called Alpena, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Alpena is 45.089N. The longitude is -83.411W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 627 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 9,788.
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26% of Alpena residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alpena ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alpena was $18,779, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Alpena residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alpena, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $327. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $695.
Alpena County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alpena political report.
The average commute time for Alpena workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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