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L'Anse is a township in Baraga County.
The community was named for its location. L'Anse means "The Bay" in French.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named L'Anse. For links to other places called L'Anse, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of L'Anse is 46.716N. The longitude is -88.306W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,365 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,926.
In 1896 a fire destroyed the community. It was later rebuilt.
Sections below provide additional information and links about L'Anse demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Baraga 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 49908 ZIP code.
11% of L'Anse residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the L'Anse ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in L'Anse was $16,455, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of L'Anse residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in L'Anse, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $291. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $612.
Newspapers in L'Anse include L'Anse Sentinel
Baraga County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our L'Anse political report.
The average commute time for L'Anse workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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