Alanson, Michigan

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Alanson, Michigan

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Comparative Profile of Alanson, Michigan

Comparing Alanson to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Racial Diversity 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Senior Citizens 2 3
Age of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 5
Portion of People Married 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 6
College Educated Adults 5 5
Median Family Income 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Short Commute Times 5 4
Working at Home 4 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
People Living Alone 4 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Affordability of Rents 3 4

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Alanson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 146 miles N of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 227 miles NE of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Emmet
Standard Zip Codes 49706
Phone Area Codes 616
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.444
Longitude -84.786

Alanson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 51 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 32.7 inches
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 26 F
Apr Temp 33 to 48 F
Jul Temp 59 to 75 F
Oct Temp 40 to 56 F
Annual Precip 31.1 inches
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 25 F
Apr Temp 27 to 52 F
Jul Temp 50 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 55 F
Annual Precip 31.2 inches
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Alanson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 785 100%
Male 384 48.9%
Female 401 51.1%
Under 18 211 26.9%
18+ 574 73.1%
65+ 85 10.8%
Median Age 32.8
Average Family Size 2.93
White 703 89.6%
African-American 7 0.9%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 44 5.6%
Other 4 0.5%
Mixed Race 26 3.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1%

Estimated Alanson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 811
Growth 26
Growth % 3.3%

Alanson Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 21.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.3%
US/American 13.6%
Irish 12.1%
English 10.1%
Polish 6.5%
French (except Basque) 5.8%
Italian 3.8%
French Canadian 2.7%
Dutch 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Swedish 0.9%
Lebanese 0.7%
Swiss 0.5%
Macedonian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Alanson 785 $38,333
Boyne City 3,503 $44,096
Boyne Falls 370 $40,250
Harbor Springs 1,567 $46,750
Pellston 771 $39,911
Petoskey 6,080 $48,168
Wolverine 359 $26,500

Alanson Public Libraries

Alanson Area Public Library
Alanson, Michigan
(231) 548-5465

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Alanson High Schools (2004)

A Magnet School.
Serves 454 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

Alanson Colleges

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