Munising, Michigan

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Munising, Michigan

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Munising Short Commute Times
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 6% Munising Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Munising Low Violent Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Munising Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 11% Munising Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Munising Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Munising Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Munising, Michigan

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 3
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
Median Family Income 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
People Above Poverty 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Working at Home 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 8
Housing Recently Built 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 9 10

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Munising Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 146 miles NE of Green Bay, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 241 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Alger
Standard Zip Codes 49862
Phone Area Codes 906
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.411
Longitude -86.647

Munising 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 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 23 F
Apr Temp 30 to 46 F
Jul Temp 54 to 73 F
Oct Temp 38 to 52 F
Annual Precip 35.8 inches
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 27 to 51 F
Jul Temp 52 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 57 F
Annual Precip 30.8 inches
Distance 36.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 25 F
Apr Temp 33 to 48 F
Jul Temp 57 to 76 F
Oct Temp 40 to 55 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
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Munising Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,539 100%
Male 1,194 47%
Female 1,345 53%
Under 18 544 21.4%
18+ 1,995 78.6%
65+ 637 25.1%
Median Age 43.8
Average Family Size 2.82
White 2,380 93.7%
African-American 4 0.2%
Asian 17 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 89 3.5%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 44 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 1%

Estimated Munising Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,386
Growth -153
Growth % -6%

Munising 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
French (except Basque) 13.3%
German 12.4%
Finnish 11%
Polish 9.9%
Swedish 8.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.7%
French Canadian 7.3%
Irish 6.8%
English 4.2%
Norwegian 4%
US/American 3.1%
Italian 1.5%
Scottish 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Yugoslavian 1.1%
Celtic 1%
Slovene 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Armenian 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Christmas (49862)
Forest Lake (49862)

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)
Munising 2,539 $46,133
Chatham 231 $37,188

Munising Public Libraries

Munising School Public Library
Munising, Michigan
(906) 387-2125
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Munising High Schools (2004)

Serves 355 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.2

Munising Colleges

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