South Range, Michigan

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South Range, Michigan

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy South Range Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% South Range Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 7% South Range Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of South Range, Michigan

Comparing South Range 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 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Age of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Racial Diversity 5 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 5
People Above Poverty 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
Median Family Income 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 10
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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South Range Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 164 miles E of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 259 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Houghton
P.O. Box Zip Codes 49963
Phone Area Codes 906
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.07
Longitude -88.643

South Range Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 22 F
Apr Temp 30 to 47 F
Jul Temp 55 to 76 F
Oct Temp 36 to 52 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches
Distance 31 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 24 F
Apr Temp 30 to 53 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Station HERMAN
Distance 31.2 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 20 F
Apr Temp 26 to 50 F
Jul Temp 52 to 77 F
Oct Temp 34 to 53 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
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South Range Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 727 100%
Male 376 51.7%
Female 351 48.3%
Under 18 148 20.4%
18+ 579 79.6%
65+ 174 23.9%
Median Age 40.4
Average Family Size 2.78
White 704 96.8%
African-American 16 2.2%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated South Range Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 701
Growth -26
Growth % -3.6%

South Range 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
Finnish 46.4%
Italian 13.8%
German 6.2%
French (except Basque) 5.2%
Irish 4.4%
English 4%
US/American 3.1%
French Canadian 2.8%
Croatian 2.2%
Norwegian 1.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.6%
Polish 1.6%
Austrian 1%
Swedish 0.9%
Slovene 0.9%
Belgian 0.4%
Armenian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
European 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
South Range 727 $34,500
Calumet 879 $22,750
Copper City 205 $33,393
Hancock 4,323 $36,625
Houghton 7,010 $41,779
Lake Linden 1,081 $30,000
Laurium 2,126 $40,556
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