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Overview

Introduction to Kingsford, Michigan

Kingsford, Michigan, in Dickinson county, is 88 miles N of Green Bay, Wisconsin (center to center) and 190 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kingsford History

The history of Kingsford is enmeshed with the growth of the Ford Empire. It was named after Edward G. Kingsford, a real estate agent and car dealer, who was a relative of Henry Ford. Kingsford helped Ford acquire land in this region in 1920. The charter of the Village of Kingsford was approved in December 29, 1923. Soon the number of residents increased from 40 people to more than a 100 homes. The village continued to flourish throughout the Second World War and on August 7th, 1947, the city charter was approved.

Kingsford and Nearby Attractions

  • Menominee Range Historical Museum
  • Bewabic State Park
  • Fayette Historic Townsite
  • Indianhead Mountain
  • Iron County Historical Museum

Things To Do In Kingsford

Recreational activities in Kingsford include fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking at parks in and around the city. Some of these parks are Cowboy Lake, Woodward Park, Lodal Park, and Menominee River Park. There are many museums nearby, including Camp Five Museum, Iron County Historical Museum, and Menominee Range Historical Museum. Historical sites in the area include Art Dettman Fish Shanty, Fayette Historic Townsite, and Hazelwood.

Kingsford Transportation

Flights are available at Sawyer International Airport.

Kingsford Higher Education

Bay de Noc Community College, Northern Michigan University, and University of Wisconsin - Marinette are some of the colleges near Kingsford.

People

Total Population 5,104
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 21.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,250
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 50%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,441
% Above Poverty Level 87%
% Below Poverty Level 13%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.6%
Median Gross Rent $660
Median House Value $70,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.2%
Irish 10.9%

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

Kingsford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 88 miles N of Green Bay, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 190 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Dickinson
Standard Zip Codes 49801, 49802
Phone Area Codes 906
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.795
Longitude -88.071

Kingsford 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 IRON MTN-KINGSFORD WWTP
Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 24 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Station BRULE ISLAND
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 20 F
Apr Temp 28 to 51 F
Jul Temp 53 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 53 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Station STEPHENSON 8 WNW
Distance 28.5 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 25 F
Apr Temp 29 to 54 F
Jul Temp 54 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 57 F
Annual Precip 31.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alpha 75 $41,250
Crystal Falls 1,683 $46,184
Iron Mountain 7,571 $48,503
Norway 2,820 $52,243

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

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KINGSFORD HIGH SCHOOL
431 HAMILTON AVENUE
906-779-2670
Serves 719 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

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