Mackinaw City, Michigan

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Mackinaw City, Michigan

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Mackinaw City Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Mackinaw City Well-Paid Single Women
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 13% Mackinaw City Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Mackinaw City, Michigan

Comparing Mackinaw City 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 7 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 5
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
Median Family Income 6 5
People Above Poverty 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 8 7
Public Transportation Use 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 5
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 4 3
Low Property Crime 1 1

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Mackinaw City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 168 miles N of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 246 miles NE of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Cheboygan
Standard Zip Codes 49701
Phone Area Codes 231
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.783
Longitude -84.727

Mackinaw City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 25 F
Apr Temp 32 to 47 F
Jul Temp 60 to 75 F
Oct Temp 42 to 54 F
Annual Precip 26.5 inches
Distance 15.4 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 15.6 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
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Mackinaw City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 859 100%
Male 402 46.8%
Female 457 53.2%
Under 18 177 20.6%
18+ 682 79.4%
65+ 161 18.7%
Median Age 44.7
Average Family Size 2.67
White 799 93%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 39 4.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 19 2.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.8%

Estimated Mackinaw City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 862
Growth 3
Growth % 0.3%

Mackinaw City 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 18.3%
English 10.2%
Irish 10.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.7%
French (except Basque) 8.2%
US/American 7%
Polish 6.8%
Dutch 4.7%
Swedish 3.9%
Scottish 3.7%
French Canadian 3%
Italian 2.8%
Norwegian 2.8%
Slovak 1.2%
Hungarian 1.1%
Lithuanian 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Finnish 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
Slovene 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Belgian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Syrian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
British 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Mackinac City (49701)

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)
Mackinaw City 859 $43,125
Alanson 785 $38,333
Cheboygan 5,295 $32,692
Mackinac Island 523 $50,536
Pellston 771 $39,911
St. Ignace 2,678 $45,893

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Mackinaw Area Public Library
Mackinaw City, Michigan
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Mackinaw City High Schools (2004)

Serves 243 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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