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Population (year 2000): 8,357. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,292 (-0.8% change)
Males: 3,838 (45.9%), Females: 4,519 (54.1%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 39.0 years
Median household income: $28,089 (year 2000)
Median house value: $73,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Ludington:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.5%)
  • Hispanic (4.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian (1.7%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • Black (1.0%)

Ancestries: German (27.7%), Irish (13.3%), English (11.3%), Polish (10.0%), Swedish (7.2%), French (5.2%).

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Elevation: 584 feet

Land area: 3.4 square miles

Ludington,

For population 25 years and over in Ludington

  • High school or higher: 82.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 11.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ludington city

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 50.7%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

1.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -206 (-2.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapids, MI Grand (87.6 miles pop. 197,800).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Milwaukee, (121.2 miles pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (169.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MI (11.2 miles Scottville, MI (12.3 miles Pentwater, MI (15.5 miles Custer, MI (18.6 miles Hart, Free Soil, MI (18.8 miles) , Fountain, MI (19.2 miles) , MI Manistee, (21.5 miles MI (22.5 miles Eastlake,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 3 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $196,900
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $218,900
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $165,300

Latitude: 43.96 N, Longitude: 86.44 W

Area code: 231


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.9%), Manufacturing (19.4%), Retail trade (13.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,901 (+34.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,317 (62.9%)


 

Crime in Ludington by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 14 12 8 13
    per 100,000 167.5 143.6 95.7 155.6
Robberies 0 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 12.0 0.0
Assaults 15 6 19 18
    per 100,000 179.5 71.8 227.4 215.4
Burglaries 77 50 45 55
    per 100,000 921.4 598.3 538.5 658.1
Thefts 301 217 285 215
    per 100,000 3601.8 2596.6 3410.3 2572.7
Auto thefts 13 9 8 10
    per 100,000 155.6 107.7 95.7 119.7
323.9 226.2 269.1 263.9


Average climate in Ludington, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ludington,

Ludington-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.1 miles away from the Ludington city center killed 2 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/12/1972, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Ludington:
  • MEMORIAL MED CENTER OF WEST MICHIGAN (ONE ATKINSON DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Ludington:
  • WEST SHORE MEDICAL CENTER (about 23 miles; MANISTEE, MI)
  • LAKESHORE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; SHELBY, MI)
  • HACKLEY HOSPITAL (about 46 miles; MUSKEGON, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ludington:
  • MUSKEGON COUNTY (about 57 miles; MUSKEGON, MI; ID: MKG)
  • CHERRY CAPITAL (about 81 miles; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; ID: TVC)
  • GERALD R. FORD INTERNATIONAL (about 99 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; ID: GRR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Ludington:
  • MASON COUNTY (about 4 miles; LUDINGTON, MI; ID: LDM)
  • OCEANA COUNTY (about 24 miles; HART/SHELBY, MI; ID: C04)
  • MANISTEE CO.-BLACKER (about 26 miles; MANISTEE, MI; ID: MBL)

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
Sewerage 7 $20,573 $35,268 0 $0
Streets and Highways 13 $34,918 $32,232 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $2,874 $34,488 0 $0
Water Supply 11 $29,918 $32,637 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 5 $12,800 $30,720 5 $84
Police Protection - Officers 15 $58,259 $46,607 0 $0
Other Government Administration 5 $19,771 $47,450 0 $0
Financial Administration 6 $17,371 $34,742 1 $886
Parks and Recreation 5 $13,212 $31,708 14 $3,951
Police - Other 2 $4,872 $29,232 0 $0
Totals for Government 70 $214,567 $36,782 20 $4,921


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ludington:
  • MUSKEGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; MUSKEGON, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,365)
  • FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; BIG RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 8,593)
  • GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; ALLENDALE, MI; FT enrollment: 15,124)
  • NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE (about 83 miles; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; FT enrollment: 2,343)
  • LAKELAND COLLEGE (about 83 miles; SHEBOYGAN, WI; FT enrollment: 2,103)
  • HOPE COLLEGE (about 86 miles; HOLLAND, MI; FT enrollment: 2,918)
  • GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 88 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 7,590)
Public high schools in Ludington:
  • LUDINGTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 914; Location: 508 N. WASHINGTON AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • DUNES EDUCATIONAL CENTER (Students: 84; Location: 111 N. DENNIS ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Ludington:
  • O.J. DEJONGE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 460; Location: 706 E. TINKHAM AVENUE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • FOSTER SCHOOL (Students: 294; Location: 505 E. FOSTER STREET; Grades: 03 - 06)
  • FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 249; Location: 721 E. ANDERSON STREET; Grades: KG - 02)
  • LAKEVIEW SCHOOL (Students: 217; Location: 502 W. HAIGHT STREET; Grades: 03 - 06)
  • SOUTH HAMLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 196; Location: 6498 W. DECKER ROAD; Grades: 03 - 06)
  • PERE MARQUETTE SCHOOL (Students: 159; Location: 1115 S. MADISON STREET; Grades: PK - 02)
  • RIVERTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 106; Location: 4964 S. STILES ROAD; Grades: KG - 04)
  • MASON-LAKE ISD SPECIAL EDUCATION (Students: 86; Location: 2130 WEST US-10; Grades: UG - UG)
Private primary/middle schools in Ludington:
  • LUDINGTON AREA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 700 EAST BRYANT ROAD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 32; Location: 6665 TIMBER LANE; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Ludington:
  • MASON COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $747,738; Location: 217 EAST LUDINGTON AVENUE; 95,000 books; 4,000 audio materials; 4,000 video materials; 295 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Ludington: Ludington Outboard Club (A), Ray Auto Marina (B), Thompson Marina (C), Tamarac Sport Fishing Dock (D), Ludington Yacht Club (E).

Cemetery: Lakeview Cemetery (1).

Parks in Ludington include: Oriole Field (1), Cartier Park (2).


Ludington compared to Michigan state average:
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Ludington:
  • WKLA (1450 AM; 1 kW; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 15 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMTE (1340 AM; 1 kW; MANISTEE, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ludington:
  • WKLA-FM (106.3 FM; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKZC (94.9 FM; SCOTTVILLE, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCXT (105.3 FM; HART, MI; Owner: WATERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMOM (102.7 FM; PENTWATER, MI; Owner: BAY VIEW BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WWKR (94.1 FM; PENTWATER, MI; Owner: SYNERGY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WVXM (97.7 FM; MANISTEE, MI; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)
  • WOUF (92.1 FM; BEULAH, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMTE-FM (101.5 FM; MANISTEE, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ludington:
  • W34BZ (Channel 34; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W48BY (Channel 48; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53CC (Channel 53; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCMW (Channel 21; MANISTEE, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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