Suttons Bay, Michigan

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Suttons Bay, Michigan

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Suttons Bay Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Suttons Bay Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Suttons Bay College Educated Adults
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Suttons Bay Short Commute Times
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Suttons Bay People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Suttons Bay Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Suttons Bay, Michigan

Comparing Suttons Bay 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
Well-Paid Single Women 10 8
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Senior Citizens 9 10
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 9
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 9 8
People Above Poverty 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 3
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Affordability of Rents 2 2

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Suttons Bay Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 120 miles E of Green Bay, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 174 miles NE of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Leelanau
Standard Zip Codes 49682
Phone Area Codes 231
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.976
Longitude -85.65

Suttons Bay Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 27 F
Apr Temp 30 to 51 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 27.5 inches
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 27 F
Apr Temp 32 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Distance 29.1 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 31.7 inches
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Suttons Bay Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 589 100%
Male 283 48%
Female 306 52%
Under 18 115 19.5%
18+ 474 80.5%
65+ 133 22.6%
Median Age 47.2
Average Family Size 2.62
White 571 96.9%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 1.2%
Other 6 1%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 2.7%

Estimated Suttons Bay Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 590
Growth 1
Growth % 0.2%

Suttons Bay 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 23.8%
English 12.3%
Norwegian 11.8%
Irish 7.5%
Polish 7.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
Czech 4.5%
Scottish 4%
French (except Basque) 3.5%
European 2.8%
Swedish 2.8%
Italian 2.6%
US/American 2.1%
Lithuanian 1.7%
Welsh 1.2%
Czechoslovakian 1.2%
Finnish 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
Hungarian 0.7%
Swiss 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Slovak 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Peshawbestown (49682)

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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Suttons Bay 589 $52,321
Bellaire 1,164 $44,625
Central Lake 990 $44,167
Elk Rapids 1,700 $45,179
Lake Ann 276 $46,944
Northport 648 $48,750
Traverse City 14,532 $46,912

Suttons Bay Public Libraries

Suttons Bay Area District Library
Suttons Bay, Michigan
(231) 271-3512

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Suttons Bay High Schools (2004)

Serves 379 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.7

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