Onekama, Michigan

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Onekama, Michigan

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Onekama Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 17% Onekama Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Onekama, Michigan

Comparing Onekama 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Racial Diversity 7 7
Age of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 6
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
Median Family Income 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
People Above Poverty 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 7 7
Public Transportation Use 2 2


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

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Onekama Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 86 miles NE of Sheboygan, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles NE of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Manistee
Standard Zip Codes 49675
Phone Area Codes 231
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.363
Longitude -86.205

Onekama Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 28 F
Apr Temp 34 to 52 F
Jul Temp 59 to 78 F
Oct Temp 42 to 58 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Distance 33.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
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Onekama Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 647 100%
Male 346 53.5%
Female 301 46.5%
Under 18 158 24.4%
18+ 489 75.6%
65+ 133 20.6%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 2.66
White 551 85.2%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 85 13.1%
Mixed Race 7 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 141 21.8%

Estimated Onekama Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 634
Growth -13
Growth % -2%

Onekama 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 18.9%
English 13.4%
Irish 11.2%
US/American 9%
French (except Basque) 6.8%
Swedish 6.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
Polish 6%
Finnish 4.9%
Norwegian 4.4%
Dutch 3.6%
French Canadian 2.7%
Czech 1.9%
British 1.4%
Scottish 1.1%
Acadian/Cajun 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Canadian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Onekama 647 $47,500
Bear Lake 318 $35,139
Copemish 232 $25,313
Eastlake 441 $35,417
Kaleva 509 $30,909
Manistee 6,586 $41,816
Thompsonville 457 $31,103
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Onekama High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 283 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

Onekama Colleges

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