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Michigan City is a city in La Porte County.

The latitude of Michigan City is 41.707N. The longitude is -86.895W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 627 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 32,335.


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Median household income
Local
$33,732
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Michigan City demographic reports
Michigan City is on Lake Michigan.
Michigan City developed as the northern terminus of the old Michigan Road.
Site of Indiana State Prison
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 150. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4.6 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Independence Day"
Local festivals include:
  • Lakefront Art Festival - Aug. 18-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Michigan City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Historic sites and museums: Old Lighthouse Museum, Barker Mansion
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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 71

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Michigan City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the La Porte 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 46360 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Michigan City residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Michigan City ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Michigan City was $16,995, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

12% of Michigan City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Michigan City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $411.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $784.


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Libraries in Michigan City include Coolspring Branch, Michigan City Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Michigan City include News Dispatch

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La Porte County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Michigan City political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Michigan City workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Michigan City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Michigan City, IN

Pros: nice environment in some areas...

Cons: many out of towners crowd the beach and festivals taking away a good time for in town people...

This is a good place to Take children for a day out would be Washington park where you could go to the zoo, which they are redoing, and picnic at the playground and swim or play in the sand at the beach...

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