Onaway, Michigan

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Onaway, Michigan

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Onaway Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Onaway Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Onaway, Michigan

Comparing Onaway 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
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 6 8
Age of the Population 6 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 2 2
People Above Poverty 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Working at Home 6 7
Short Commute Times 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 7 8
Low Property Crime 4 5

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Onaway Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 134 miles N of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 217 miles N of Detroit, Michigan
County Presque Isle
Standard Zip Codes 49765
Phone Area Codes 989
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.357
Longitude -84.223

Onaway Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.3 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
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 25 F
Apr Temp 27 to 52 F
Jul Temp 50 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 55 F
Annual Precip 31.2 inches
Distance 23.4 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
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Onaway Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 993 100%
Male 457 46%
Female 536 54%
Under 18 259 26.1%
18+ 734 73.9%
65+ 169 17%
Median Age 38.3
Average Family Size 2.97
White 957 96.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 1.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 23 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 1.4%

Estimated Onaway Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 961
Growth -32
Growth % -3.2%

Onaway 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 27.7%
US/American 15.3%
English 11.4%
Irish 9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.8%
French (except Basque) 7.7%
Italian 4.1%
Polish 3.9%
Dutch 3.4%
French Canadian 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Swedish 1.1%
Scottish 1%
Belgian 0.7%
Finnish 0.7%
Hungarian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
European 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Onaway 993 $26,786
Cheboygan 5,295 $32,692
Millersburg 263 $30,417
Rogers City 3,322 $36,310
Wolverine 359 $26,500
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Onaway High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

4549 S. M-33 HIGHWAY
Serves 225 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

4549 S. M-33
A Charter School.
Serves 43 students.

A Non-traditional School
Serves 15 students.

Onaway Colleges

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