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Population (year 2000): 11,304. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,792 (-4.5% change)
Males: 5,320 (47.1%), Females: 5,984 (52.9%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 39.6 years
Median household income: $30,353 (year 2000)
Median house value: $70,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Alpena:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.2%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: Polish (26.2%), German (24.7%), French (14.0%), English (9.4%), Irish (7.6%), French Canadian (4.8%).

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Elevation: 590 feet

Land area: 8.4 square miles

Alpena,

For population 25 years and over in Alpena

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 12.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alpena city

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 49.9%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

1.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -104 (-0.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MI Saginaw, (119.0 miles pop. 61,799).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MI Detroit, (186.6 miles pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (366.8 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MI (10.2 miles Ossineke, Lake, MI Hubbard (18.6 miles Lake Woods, MI (19.8 miles Lost MI (22.4 miles Posen, MI (26.3 miles Lincoln, MI Harrisville, (29.9 miles MI (31.6 miles Hillman, City, MI (35.6 miles Rogers


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 12 buildings, average cost: $81,200
  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $50,700
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $52,000
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $69,600
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $123,900
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $205,000

Latitude: 45.06 N, Longitude: 83.44 W

Area code: 989


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.1%), Manufacturing (14.2%), Retail trade (13.1%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,230 (+37.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,658 (75.6%)


 

Crime in Alpena by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 8.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 5 4 4 14 13 15
    per 100,000 44.2 35.4 35.4 123.8 115.0 132.7
Robberies 7 3 1 4 1 2
    per 100,000 61.9 26.5 8.8 35.4 8.8 17.7
Assaults 12 23 23 23 21 13
    per 100,000 106.2 203.5 203.5 203.5 185.8 115.0
Burglaries 39 46 48 70 62 94
    per 100,000 345.0 406.9 424.6 619.2 548.5 831.6
Thefts 258 345 343 341 295 271
    per 100,000 2282.4 3052.0 3034.3 3016.6 2609.7 2397.4
Auto thefts 16 14 16 15 13 10
    per 100,000 141.5 123.8 141.5 132.7 115.0 88.5
184.3 223.3 228.8 275.5 237.8 242.6


Average climate in Alpena, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Alpena,

Alpena-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the Alpena city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1991, a category 3 tornado 29.6 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Alpena:
  • ALPENA GENERAL HOSPITAL (1501-1511 W CHISHOLM ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Alpena:
  • ROGERS CITY REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 37 miles; ROGERS CITY, MI)
  • TAWAS ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL (about 57 miles; TAWAS CITY, MI)
  • WEST BRANCH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 76 miles; WEST BRANCH, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Alpena:
  • ALPENA COUNTY REGIONAL (about 8 miles; ALPENA, MI; ID: APN)
  • OTSEGO COUNTY (about 88 miles; GAYLORD, MI; ID: GLR)
  • PELLSTON REGIONAL AIRPORT OF EMMET COUNTY (about 100 miles; PELLSTON, MI; ID: PLN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Alpena:
  • SILVER CITY AIRPARK (about 4 miles; ALPENA, MI; ID: 53M)
  • FLYING M RANCH (about 24 miles; LINCOLN, MI; ID: 3L7)
  • HARRISVILLE (about 30 miles; HARRISVILLE, MI; ID: 5Y0)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 5 $20,021 $48,050 7 $8,659
Firefighters 23 $79,850 $41,660 0 $0
Police - Other 2 $4,439 $26,634 3 $1,707
Police Protection - Officers 18 $71,007 $47,338 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 1 $3,983 $47,796 0 $0
Financial Administration 9 $27,385 $36,513 1 $449
Streets and Highways 15 $49,118 $39,294 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 4 $13,304 $39,912 6 $3,489
Parks and Recreation 3 $8,484 $33,936 0 $0
Totals for Government 80 $277,591 $41,638 17 $14,305


Colleges/Universities in Alpena:
  • ALPENA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,142; Location: 666 JOHNSON ST; Public; Website: alpenacc.org)
  • ALPENAS HOLLYWOOD SCHOOL OF BEAUTY INC (Location: 1036 US 23 N; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alpena:
  • SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 111 miles; UNIVERSITY CENTER, MI; Full-time enrollment: 6,216)
  • DELTA COLLEGE (about 111 miles; UNIVERSITY CENTER, MI; FT enrollment: 5,117)
  • LAKE SUPERIOR STATE UNIVERSITY (about 114 miles; SAULT STE MARIE, MI; FT enrollment: 2,677)
  • NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY (about 116 miles; MIDLAND, MI; FT enrollment: 2,784)
  • KETTERING UNIVERSITY (about 141 miles; FLINT, MI; FT enrollment: 2,900)
  • CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 142 miles; MT PLEASANT, MI; FT enrollment: 21,353)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-FLINT (about 142 miles; FLINT, MI; FT enrollment: 4,544)
Public high school in Alpena:
  • ALPENA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,678; Location: 3303 S. 3RD AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Alpena:
  • THUNDER BAY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 860; Location: 3500 3RD AVENUE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • BESSER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 500; Location: 375 WILSON STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • ELLA M. WHITE SCHOOL (Students: 444; Location: 201 N. RIPLEY BOULEVARD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • HINKS SCHOOL (Students: 307; Location: 7667 US 23 NORTH; Grades: KG - 06)
  • LINCOLN COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 309 W. LAKE STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SUNSET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 249; Location: 1421 HOBBS DRIVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • OXBOW ACES ACADEMY/ALTERNATIVE & ADULT ED (Students: 148; Location: 700 PINECREST; Grades: UG - UG)
  • PIED PIPER OPPORTUNITY CENTER (Students: 94; Location: 444 WILSON STREET; Grades: UG - UG)
Private primary/middle schools in Alpena:
  • ST ANNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 211; Location: 205 SO NINTH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 136; Location: 355 WILSON STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 82; Location: 500 NORTH 2ND STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
Library in Alpena:
  • ALPENA COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $788,053; Location: 211 NORTH FIRST AVENUE; 78,277 books; 1,463 audio materials; 1,795 video materials; 246 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Gilchrist Wharf (A).

Cemeteries: Holy Cross Cemetery (1), Evergreen Cemetery (2).

Reservoir: Lake Besser (A).

Rivers and creeks: Fletcher Creek (A), Thunder Bay River (B).

Parks in Alpena include: McRae Park (1), Mich-E-Ke-Wis Park (2).


Alpena compared to Michigan state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Alpena:
  • WATZ (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALPENA, MI; Owner: WATZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WHAK (960 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS CITY, MI)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WJML (1110 AM; 10 kW; PETOSKEY, MI)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alpena:
  • W272AN (102.3 FM; ALPENA, MI; Owner: LUD'S ALPINE, INC.)
  • WATZ-FM (99.3 FM; ALPENA, MI; Owner: WATZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WHSB (107.7 FM; ALPENA, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO NETWORK CORPORATION)
  • WCMB-FM (95.7 FM; OSCODA, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WJOJ (89.7 FM; HARRISVILLE, MI; Owner: NORTHLAND COMMUNITY BROADCASTERS)
  • W268AB (101.5 FM; ALPENA, MI; Owner: BRUCE DIETZ)
  • W251AD (98.1 FM; ALPENA, MI; Owner: WAYNE KOWALSKI)

TV broadcast stations around Alpena:
  • W18BT (Channel 18; ALPENA, MI; Owner: THUNDER BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBKB-TV (Channel 11; ALPENA, MI; Owner: THUNDER BAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION.)
  • WCML (Channel 6; ALPENA, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • W31BO (Channel 31; ALPENA, MI; Owner: ROCKFLEET BROADCASTING II, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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