Overview

Introduction to Alpena, Michigan

Alpena, Michigan, in Alpena county, is 116 miles N of Saginaw, Michigan and 189 miles N of Detroit, Michigan.

Alpena History

The area that is now known as Alpena was originally inhabited by Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. They lived here until the white settlers arrived in the early 1830s. Alpena was a lumbering center with vast timber stands and many rivers. The area was incorporated as a city in 1871.

Alpena and nearby Attractions

  • Alpena Chamber of Commerce
  • Jesse Besser Museum
  • Long Lake Park
  • McRae Park
  • Duck Park
  • Bay View Park

Things To Do In Alpena

The Alpena civic theatre is a popular tourist destination which offers live theatre performances. The Alpena County George N. Fletcher public library is a great place for book lovers. The city also has many parks where you can spend your leisure time.

Alpena Transportation

The most local airport providing air transportation in the region is the Alpena County Regional Airport.

Alpena Higher Education

The local colleges in the region are Alpena Community College and Alpenas Hollywood School of Beauty Inc.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,086
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens21.3%
Employed Population 16+4,231
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married41.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.7%
Median Earnings25+$27,364
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,083

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,272
% Above Poverty Level78.5%
% Below Poverty Level21.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time11 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone37%
Median Gross Rent$591
Median House Value$76,200

Ancestry

German24.2%
Polish21.4%
Irish10.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.3%
English9.8%
French Except Basque9.5%
Scottish4%
Canadian3.1%
Norwegian2.9%
Italian2.9%
Swedish1.5%
Dutch1.3%
Hungarian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Russian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Greek0.1%
Australian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
African0.1%
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Alpena Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyAlpena County
Standard Zip Codes49707
Phone Area Codes989
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude45.07
Approximate Longitude-83.43

Alpena Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationALPENA WASTEWATER PL
Distance0.3 miles
Jan Temp12 to 27 F
Apr Temp33 to 48 F
Jul Temp59 to 77 F
Oct Temp40 to 55 F
Annual Precip28.4 inches
StationROGERS CITY
Distance30.9 miles
Jan Temp11 to 27 F
Apr Temp30 to 50 F
Jul Temp56 to 78 F
Oct Temp38 to 56 F
Annual Precip28.4 inches
StationMIO HYDRO PLANT
Distance43.9 miles
Jan Temp7 to 27 F
Apr Temp30 to 54 F
Jul Temp55 to 82 F
Oct Temp34 to 58 F
Annual Precip26.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hillman690$43,472
Posen223$48,125

Alpena Public Libraries

Alpena County Library
211 NORTH FIRST AVENUE
Alpena, Michigan
(989) 356-6188

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Alpena Hospitals

Alpena Regional Medical Center
(Government - Local)
1501 W Chisholm St

Alpena Public Schools

Alpena High School
3303 South Third Ave
ZIP: 49707
(989) 358-5200
High
Total Enrollment 1315
Besser Elementary School
375 Wilson St
ZIP: 49707
(989) 358-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Bingham Arts Academy
555 S Fifth St
ZIP: 49707
(989) 358-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 117
Ella M. White School
201 North Ripley Blvd
ZIP: 49707
(989) 358-5950
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Hinks School
7667 Us Highway 23 N
ZIP: 49707
(989) 358-5560
Primary
Total Enrollment 140
Lincoln Community School
309 West Lake St
ZIP: 49707
(989) 358-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 152
Oxbow Aces Academy/alternative And Adult Ed
700 Pinecrest St
ZIP: 49707
(989) 358-5170
High
Total Enrollment 115
Pied Piper School
444 Wilson St
ZIP: 49707
(989) 356-1414
Other
Total Enrollment 25
Thunder Bay Junior High School
3500 South Third Ave
ZIP: 49707
(989) 358-5400
Middle
Total Enrollment 905

Alpena Private Schools

All Saints Catholic School
500 N Second Ave
ZIP: 49707
Elementary
Total Enrollment 89
Alpena Sda Elementary School
4029 Us Highway 23 S
ZIP: 49707
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Immanuel Lutheran School
355 Wilson St
ZIP: 49707
Elementary
Total Enrollment 79
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