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Overview

Introduction to Cheboygan, Michigan

Cheboygan, Michigan, in Cheboygan county, is 156 miles N of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center) and 240 miles N of Detroit, Michigan. The city has a population of 5,295.

Cheboygan History

Originally, this region was home to Native American tribes. White settlers arrived in 1844, and Cheboygan was declared the county seat of Cheboygan County in 1853. The name was likely derived from the Cheboygan River. The origin of the word "Cheboygan" has been traced to "zhaabonigan", which in the Ojibwe language meant "sewing needle". Another tradition states that it was derived from the word "Chabwegan" which meant "a place of ore". In 1877, a theater was constructed, and the community served as the home port for ferryboats to Bois Blanc. Flagler, the pioneering brass era cyclecar maker, was based in this city during the early 1900s. In 1944, Cheboygan was home to Mackinaw, the former U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker and cutter.

Cheboygan and Nearby Attractions

  • Cheboygan County Historical Museum Complex
  • Colonial Michilimackinac
  • Cheboygan State Park
  • Father Marquette National Memorial and Museum
  • Cheboygan Crib Light

Things To Do In Cheboygan

Cheboygan has numerous historical places of interest. The Cheboygan Crib Light, which was originally built in 1884 on Lake Huron, has been preserved as a centerpiece in Gordon Turner Park. The 1877 Cheboygan Opera House, and the Carnegie Free Library are also located in the city. Cheboygan County Historical Museum Complex, which houses artifacts depicting the region's history, also includes the Cheboygan County Sheriff Residence, the Spies Heritage Hall, a jail built in the early 1900s, a log cabin belonging to the Native Indians, and the Memorial Rose Garden. Cheboygan offers easy access to other museums and historic sites like the Colonial Michilimackinac, Father Marquette National Memorial and Museum, and Fort de Buade Museum. Camping, boating, hiking, fishing, and picnicking can be enjoyed at the Cheboygan State Park. The community also hosts the Cheboygan County Fair during August every year.

Cheboygan Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Chippewa International Airport.

Cheboygan Higher Education

Nearby colleges are Lake Superior State University, Northwestern Michigan College, and Northwood College.

People

Total Population 4,783
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 20.5%
Employed Population 16+ 1,631
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 45.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $32,083
% Above Poverty Level 66.1%
% Below Poverty Level 33.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.8%
% Using Public Transportation 3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.6%
Median Gross Rent $491
Median House Value $73,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.4%
US/American 0%
English 11.1%
Irish 11.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cheboygan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 156 miles N of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 240 miles N of Detroit, Michigan
County Cheboygan
Standard Zip Codes 49721
Phone Area Codes 231
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.646
Longitude -84.474

Cheboygan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHEBOYGAN
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 49 F
Jul Temp 57 to 77 F
Oct Temp 37 to 56 F
Annual Precip 29.5 inches
Station ONAWAY STATE PARK
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.1 inches
Station PETOSKEY
Distance 31.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alanson 675 $46,500
Mackinac Island 710 $76,042
Onaway 791 $31,250
Pellston 861 $41,765
St. Ignace 2,548 $46,063

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cheboygan Public Libraries

Library
Cheboygan Area Public Library
107 SOUTH BALL STREET
Cheboygan, Michigan
(231) 627-2381
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Cheboygan Hospitals

CHEBOYGAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
748 S MAIN
(231) 627-5601
Emergency Service: Yes

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Cheboygan High Schools

CHEBOYGAN AREA HIGH SCHOOL
801 W. LINCOLN AVENUE
231-627-7191
Serves 754 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

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Historic Cheboygan

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Cheboygan landing (inland route) between 1900 and 1910

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Cheboygan landing (inland route) between 1900 and 1910

D. & C. Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Co. steamer at dock between 1900 and 1910

The Dock between 1900 and 1910

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