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Overview

Introduction to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan is 213 miles N of Saginaw, Michigan and 295 miles N of Detroit, Michigan. It is in Chippewa County. The population of the city is 16,542.

Sault Ste. Marie History

Sault Ste. Marie was once inhabited by the Ojibwa Native Americans. They referred to the area as Baawitigong. French missionaries Jacques Marquette and Claude Dablon founded the city of Sault Ste. Marie in 1668. It is the third oldest city in the United States. Sault Ste. Marie derived its name from a French term meaning "waterfall" or "leap." It was originally incorporated as a village in 1879. In 1887 Sault Ste. Marie was reincorporated as a city.

Sault Ste. Marie and nearby Attractions

  • Tahquamenon Falls
  • Museum Ship Valley Camp
  • Tower of History
  • Brimley State Park
  • River of History Museum

Things To Do In Sault Ste. Marie

White staying at Sault Ste. Marie, you can plan a tour to the Tahquamenon Falls and Whitefish Point. During winters you can go for a snowmobile excursion and view the whitetail deer and snow bunnies while traveling along the snow covered trails. You can also view the unique rock formations on the cliffs of Lake Superior.

Sault Ste. Marie Transportation

Air transportation is available from Chippewa County International Airport.

Sault Ste. Marie Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are offered by Lake Superior State University, Northwood University, Delta College, Central Michigan University and many other colleges.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sault Ste Marie Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 213 miles N of Saginaw, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 295 miles N of Detroit, Michigan
County Chippewa
Standard Zip Codes 49783, 49788
Company Zip Codes 49784, 49785, 49786
Phone Area Codes 906
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.495
Longitude -84.345

Sault Ste Marie Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SAULT STE MARIE AP
Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 22 F
Apr Temp 29 to 48 F
Jul Temp 52 to 76 F
Oct Temp 36 to 53 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station RUDYARD 4 N
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 23 F
Apr Temp 28 to 52 F
Jul Temp 51 to 77 F
Oct Temp 33 to 53 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
Station NEWBERRY 3 S
Distance 56.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 24 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 54 to 78 F
Oct Temp 36 to 55 F
Annual Precip 30.8 inches

Sault Ste Marie Public Libraries

Library
Bayliss Public Library
541 LIBRARY DRIVE
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan
(906) 632-9331
Library Web Site

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Sault Ste Marie Hospitals

CHIPPEWA COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
500 OSBORN BLVD
(906) 635-4460
Emergency Service: No

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