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Solon is a township in Leelanau County, in the Traverse City metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Solon. For links to other places called Solon, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Solon is 44.811N. The longitude is -85.765W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 610 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,542.
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22% of Solon residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Solon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Solon was $22,987, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Solon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Solon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $471. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $902.
Leelanau County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Solon political report.
The average commute time for Solon workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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