Introduction to Escanaba, Michigan

Escanaba, Michigan, in Delta county, is 96 miles NE of Green Bay, Wisconsin and 191 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city has a population of 13,140.

Escanaba History

Located on Little Bay de Noc at the northern edge of Lake Michigan, Escanaba was established as a port town in the mid-1800s. It gained importance as a shipping point for iron ore, lumber and copper during the Civil War. Escanaba continues to serve as a chief shipping point for iron ore to other Great Lakes ports, particularly south to Chicago and northern Indiana.

Escanaba and nearby Attractions

  • Sandpoint Lighthouse
  • Delta County Historical Society
  • Ludington Park
  • Gladstone Sports Park
  • Iron Mountain Iron Mine
  • Beaver Island

Things To Do In Escanaba

Delta Plaza Mall is a major retail center of the city where you can head for a shopping spree or just hang around with friends. There are also many popular restaurants in the city.

Escanaba Transportation

Air transportation in the city is provided by Delta County Airport.

Escanaba Higher Education

The colleges situated in the city are Bay De Noc Community College and the UP Academy of Hair Design.


Total Population 12,529
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 21.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,930
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 40.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.4%
Median Earnings25+ $24,549
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,011
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,934


Median Family Income $47,017
% Above Poverty Level 71.4%
% Below Poverty Level 28.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1%


People Living Alone 43%
Median Gross Rent $518
Median House Value $80,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.1%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 10.5%

Escanaba Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 96 miles NE of Green Bay, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 191 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Delta
Standard Zip Codes 49829
Phone Area Codes 906
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.745
Longitude -87.064

Escanaba Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 30 to 46 F
Jul Temp 57 to 76 F
Oct Temp 39 to 55 F
Annual Precip 28.5 inches
Station FAYETTE 4 SW
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 24 F
Apr Temp 33 to 48 F
Jul Temp 60 to 75 F
Oct Temp 42 to 54 F
Annual Precip 28.5 inches
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 24 F
Apr Temp 31 to 46 F
Jul Temp 58 to 74 F
Oct Temp 41 to 53 F
Annual Precip 28.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Garden 210 $50,139
Gladstone 4,920 $54,830
Powers 436 $32,917

Escanaba Public Libraries

Escanaba Public Library
Escanaba, Michigan
(906) 789-7323
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Escanaba Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(906) 786-3311
Emergency Service: Yes

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Escanaba High Schools

Serves 1,152 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

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Historic Escanaba


Escanaba (MI Ore docks) c1898.

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Escanaba (MI Ore docks) c1898.

Escanaba (MI ore docks) c1898.

Escanaba (MI Ore docks) c1898.

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