Pentwater, Michigan

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Pentwater, Michigan

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High Points

Pentwater 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% Pentwater Walking and Biking to Work
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Pentwater Low Violent Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Pentwater Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Pentwater College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Pentwater Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Pentwater, Michigan

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 8
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 7 6
People Above Poverty 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 9
Public Transportation Use 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 8 7
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 5 7

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Pentwater Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles E of Sheboygan, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 90 miles NE of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Oceana
Standard Zip Codes 49449
Phone Area Codes 231
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.781
Longitude -86.433

Pentwater Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station HART
Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 28 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Distance 8.3 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
Distance 30.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 53 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
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Pentwater Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 958 100%
Male 451 47.1%
Female 507 52.9%
Under 18 151 15.8%
18+ 807 84.2%
65+ 288 30.1%
Median Age 53.4
Average Family Size 2.51
White 935 97.6%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 4 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 6 0.6%
Mixed Race 7 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.1%

Estimated Pentwater Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 984
Growth 26
Growth % 2.7%

Pentwater 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 24.4%
English 16.7%
Irish 11.1%
Dutch 9.9%
US/American 5.1%
Swedish 4.7%
Italian 3.3%
Polish 3.3%
Scottish 3.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
French Canadian 2.3%
Danish 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Norwegian 1.4%
Lithuanian 0.9%
Swiss 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Russian 0.5%
Latvian 0.5%
Albanian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
European 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Serbian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pentwater 958 $45,909
Custer 318 $35,625
Hart 1,950 $31,875
Ludington 8,357 $36,333
New Era 461 $50,000
Scottville 1,266 $36,875
Walkerville 254 $31,429

Pentwater Public Libraries

Pentwater Township Library
402 E. PARK ST.
Pentwater, Michigan
(231) 869-8581

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Pentwater High Schools (2004)

Serves 299 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

Pentwater Colleges

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