Pigeon, Michigan

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Pigeon, Michigan

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Pigeon Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Pigeon Short Commute Times
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Pigeon Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Pigeon, Michigan

Comparing Pigeon 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 9 10
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 9
Average Household Size 3 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 6 5
Affordability of Rents 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Housing Recently Built 3 4

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Pigeon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles NE of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles N of Detroit, Michigan
County Huron
Standard Zip Codes 48755
Phone Area Codes 989
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.83
Longitude -83.27

Pigeon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BAD AXE
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 27 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Distance 32.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.2 inches
Distance 36.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29.2 inches
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Pigeon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,207 100%
Male 570 47.2%
Female 637 52.8%
Under 18 265 22%
18+ 942 78%
65+ 315 26.1%
Median Age 42.1
Average Family Size 2.84
White 1,166 96.6%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 7 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 13 1.1%
Mixed Race 15 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 31 2.6%

Estimated Pigeon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,130
Growth -77
Growth % -6.4%

Pigeon 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 53.6%
US/American 11%
Irish 6.7%
English 5.4%
Polish 5%
French (except Basque) 4.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.8%
Scottish 2.6%
French Canadian 1.2%
Hungarian 1%
Italian 1%
Czech 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Northern European 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Sand Point (48755)

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)
Pigeon 1,207 $44,563
Bad Axe 3,462 $42,650
Caseville 888 $36,750
Elkton 863 $37,500
Gagetown 389 $34,444
Owendale 296 $31,667
Sebewaing 1,974 $40,742

Pigeon Public Libraries

Pigeon District Library
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(989) 453-2341
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Pigeon High Schools (2004)

Serves 405 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.1

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