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Population (year 2000): 6,080. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,198 (+1.9% change)
Males: 2,805 (46.1%), Females: 3,275 (53.9%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 38.7 years
Median household income: $33,657 (year 2000)
Median house value: $120,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Petoskey:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.6%)
  • American Indian (3.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)

Ancestries: German (23.7%), English (14.8%), Irish (14.8%), Polish (9.5%), United States (5.2%), French (5.0%).

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Elevation: 786 feet

Land area: 5.0 square miles

Petoskey,

For population 25 years and over in Petoskey

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Petoskey city

  • Never married: 29.3%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

3.6% Foreign born (2.6% Europe, 0.8% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+0.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MI Saginaw, (151.8 miles pop. 61,799).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MI Detroit, (242.8 miles pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (307.0 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Springs, MI Harbor (4.7 miles City, MI (11.3 miles Boyne MI (13.4 miles Alanson, Falls, MI (14.4 miles Boyne MI (17.9 miles Pellston, Jordan, MI (18.4 miles East MI Charlevoix, (20.3 miles MI Ellsworth, (23.6 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 10 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $377,500
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $266,300
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $625,000
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $334,700
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings

Latitude: 45.37 N, Longitude: 84.97 W

Area code: 231


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.9%), Retail trade (18.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (14.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,725 (+110.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,085 (67.4%)


 

Crime in Petoskey by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 4 0 0 0
    per 100,000 65.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 1 0 5 1
    per 100,000 16.4 0.0 82.2 16.4
Assaults 9 4 7 6
    per 100,000 148.0 65.8 115.1 98.7
Burglaries 12 37 23 34
    per 100,000 197.4 608.6 378.3 559.2
Thefts 146 177 176 166
    per 100,000 2401.3 2911.2 2894.7 2730.3
Auto thefts 4 1 11 6
    per 100,000 65.8 16.4 180.9 98.7
176.0 173.5 204.4 180.9


Average climate in Petoskey, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Petoskey,

Petoskey-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/3/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.0 miles away from the Petoskey city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 54.0 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Claude E. Shannon - (1916-2001), inventor of information theory, Hal Smith (actor), Damon Huffman - College basketball player (Brown Bears).


Hospital/medical center in Petoskey:
  • NORTHERN MICHIGAN HOSPITAL (416 CONNABLE AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Petoskey:
  • CHARLEVOIX AREA HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; CHARLEVOIX, MI)
  • OTSEGO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 34 miles; GAYLORD, MI)
  • CHEBOYGAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 39 miles; CHEBOYGAN, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Petoskey:
  • PELLSTON REGIONAL AIRPORT OF EMMET COUNTY (about 19 miles; PELLSTON, MI; ID: PLN)
  • OTSEGO COUNTY (about 32 miles; GAYLORD, MI; ID: GLR)
  • CHERRY CAPITAL (about 61 miles; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; ID: TVC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Petoskey:
  • HARBOR SPRINGS (about 6 miles; HARBOR SPRINGS, MI; ID: MGN)
  • BOYNE CITY MUNI (about 12 miles; BOYNE CITY, MI; ID: N98)
  • BOYNE MOUNTAIN (about 16 miles; BOYNE FALLS, MI; ID: BFA)

Amtrak station:
PETOSKY (301 W. MITCHELL ST.) - Bus Station. Services: fully wheelchair accessible.


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
Streets and Highways 8 $31,397 $47,095 0 $0
Firefighters 1 $4,902 $58,824 5 $3,275
Police Protection - Officers 18 $80,479 $53,652 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $3,848 $23,088 0 $0
Other Government Administration 6 $31,842 $63,684 0 $0
Financial Administration 12 $33,961 $33,961 1 $1,320
Sewerage 1 $3,963 $47,556 0 $0
Police - Other 2 $4,842 $29,052 5 $1,846
Parks and Recreation 6 $16,886 $33,772 0 $0
Water Supply 3 $11,891 $47,564 0 $0
Local Libraries 6 $15,325 $30,650 6 $4,410
Electric Power 6 $23,123 $46,246 0 $0
Totals for Government 71 $262,459 $44,359 17 $10,851


College/University in Petoskey:
  • NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,142; Location: 1515 HOWARD ST; Public; Website: www.ncmc.cc.mi.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Petoskey:
  • NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE (about 60 miles; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,343)
  • LAKE SUPERIOR STATE UNIVERSITY (about 88 miles; SAULT STE MARIE, MI; FT enrollment: 2,677)
  • FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 121 miles; BIG RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 8,593)
  • CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 125 miles; MT PLEASANT, MI; FT enrollment: 21,353)
  • NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY (about 131 miles; MIDLAND, MI; FT enrollment: 2,784)
  • SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 142 miles; UNIVERSITY CENTER, MI; FT enrollment: 6,216)
  • DELTA COLLEGE (about 142 miles; UNIVERSITY CENTER, MI; FT enrollment: 5,117)
Public high school in Petoskey:
  • PETOSKEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,102; Location: 1500 HILL STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Petoskey:
  • PETOSKEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 737; Location: 801 NORTHMEN DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • OTTAWA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 420; Location: 871 KALAMAZOO STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 303; Location: 410 STATE STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LINCOLN SCHOOL (Students: 254; Location: 616 CONNABLE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SHERIDAN SCHOOL (Students: 249; Location: 1415 HOWARD STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CONCORD ACADEMY-PETOSKEY/ATKINS (Students: 158; Location: 2468ATKINS; Grades: 05 - 12)
  • CONCORD ACADEMY-PETOSKEY/MITCHELL (Students: 113; Location: 2240 E. MITCHELL; Grades: KG - 04)
  • PETOSKEY MONTESSORI ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 27; Location: 1560 E. MITCHELL; Grades: 01 - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Petoskey:
  • ST FRANCIS XAVIER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 282; Location: 414 MICHIGAN STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MONTESSORI PETOSKEY CHILDRENS HOUSE (Students: 40; Location: 1560 EAST MITCHELL; Grades: KG - 6)
  • PETOSKEY SDA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 5; Location: 1404 HOWARD STREET; Grades: KG - 6)
Library in Petoskey:
  • PETOSKEY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $884,063; Location: 451 EAST MITCHELL STREET; 38,208 books; 1,565 audio materials; 210 video materials; 233 serial subscriptions)
 

Petoskey compared to Michigan state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Petoskey:
  • WJML (1110 AM; 10 kW; PETOSKEY, MI)
  • WMBN (1340 AM; 1 kW; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MACDONALD GARBER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WWKK (750 AM; 1 kW; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: STONE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WMKT (1270 AM; 5 kW; CHARLEVOIX, MI; Owner: MACDONALD GARBER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIDG (940 AM; 5 kW; ST. IGNACE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 15 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHAK (960 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS CITY, MI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Petoskey:
  • WLXT (96.3 FM; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MACDONALD GARBER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WKLZ-FM (98.9 FM; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO OF PETOSKEY, INC.)
  • WMKC (102.9 FM; ST. IGNACE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WCMW-FM (103.9 FM; HARBOR SPRINGS, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WKHQ-FM (105.9 FM; CHARLEVOIX, MI; Owner: MACDONALD GARBER BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WBCM (93.5 FM; BOYNE CITY, MI; Owner: WBCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WTLI (89.3 FM; BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKPK (106.7 FM; GAYLORD, MI; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO OF GAYLORD, INC.)
  • WBLW (88.1 FM; GAYLORD, MI; Owner: GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WICV (100.9 FM; EAST JORDAN, MI; Owner: INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
  • WGFM (105.1 FM; CHEBOYGAN, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WCZW (107.9 FM; CHARLEVOIX, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Petoskey:
  • W55CL (Channel 55; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W34CR (Channel 34; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: FRANK J. CATZ, LIVING TRUST)
  • W41CK (Channel 41; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: FRANK J. CATZ, LIVING TRUST)
  • W39CB (Channel 39; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62CR (Channel 62; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W36CD (Channel 36; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W66CY (Channel 66; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18BX (Channel 18; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W20BQ (Channel 20; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W23BM (Channel 23; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W25CD (Channel 25; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W31BI (Channel 31; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W51CR (Channel 51; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BN (Channel 53; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W57CP (Channel 57; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W64CK (Channel 64; PETOSKEY, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WFUP (Channel 45; VANDERBILT, MI; Owner: ROCKFLEET BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WGTU (Channel 29; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: SCANLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCMV (Channel 27; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)

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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