Calumet, Michigan

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Calumet, Michigan

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High Points

Calumet strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Calumet Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Calumet Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Calumet Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Calumet Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Calumet Public Transportation Use
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 16% Calumet Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Calumet, Michigan

Comparing Calumet 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
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 4 1
Racial Diversity 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 1 1
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 5
People Above Poverty 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Working at Home 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 10
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 7 9
Low Violent Crime 1 1

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Calumet Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 175 miles E of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 273 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Houghton
Standard Zip Codes 49913
P.O. Box Zip Codes 49918, 49942
Phone Area Codes 906
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.246
Longitude -88.453

Calumet Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 22 F
Apr Temp 30 to 47 F
Jul Temp 55 to 76 F
Oct Temp 36 to 52 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches
Station HERMAN
Distance 40.4 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 20 F
Apr Temp 26 to 50 F
Jul Temp 52 to 77 F
Oct Temp 34 to 53 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
Distance 45.3 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 24 F
Apr Temp 30 to 53 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
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Calumet Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 879 100%
Male 430 48.9%
Female 449 51.1%
Under 18 176 20%
18+ 703 80%
65+ 154 17.5%
Median Age 28.7
Average Family Size 3.12
White 870 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 7 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.8%

Estimated Calumet Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 812
Growth -67
Growth % -7.6%

Calumet 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
Finnish 35.7%
German 10.3%
Irish 9.3%
US/American 7.1%
French (except Basque) 7%
Italian 6.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
English 3.8%
Swedish 2.4%
French Canadian 2.4%
Slovene 1.7%
Dutch 1.5%
Croatian 1.3%
Belgian 1%
Romanian 1%
Austrian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Norwegian 0.6%
Polish 0.6%
Russian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
British 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Calumet, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Centennial Heights (49913)
Copper Harbor (49918)
Kearsarge (49942)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Calumet 879 $22,750
Ahmeek 157 $33,750
Copper City 205 $33,393
Houghton 7,010 $41,779
Lake Linden 1,081 $30,000
Laurium 2,126 $40,556
South Range 727 $34,500

Calumet Public Libraries

Calumet Public-school Library
Calumet, Michigan
(906) 337-0311
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Calumet High Schools (2004)

Serves 509 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

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Historic Calumet


Tamarack # 5 between 1900 and 1910

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Tamarack # 5 between 1900 and 1910

Hoisting engine (Tamarack No. 5) between 1900 and 1906

Just up (Hecla i.e. Calumet and Hecla Mine shaft No. 2) c1906.

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