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Overview

Introduction to Escanaba, Michigan

Escanaba, Michigan, in Delta county, is 96 miles NE of Green Bay, Wisconsin and 191 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Escanaba History

Located on Little Bay de Noc at the northern edge of Lake Michigan, Escanaba was established as a port town in the mid-1800s. It gained importance as a shipping point for iron ore, lumber and copper during the Civil War. Escanaba continues to serve as a chief shipping point for iron ore to other Great Lakes ports, particularly south to Chicago and northern Indiana.

Escanaba and nearby Attractions

  • Sandpoint Lighthouse
  • Delta County Historical Society
  • Ludington Park
  • Gladstone Sports Park
  • Iron Mountain Iron Mine
  • Beaver Island

Things To Do In Escanaba

Delta Plaza Mall is a major retail center of the city where you can head for a shopping spree or just hang around with friends. There are also many popular restaurants in the city.

Escanaba Transportation

Air transportation in the city is provided by Delta County Airport.

Escanaba Higher Education

The colleges situated in the city are Bay De Noc Community College and the UP Academy of Hair Design.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,455
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens22%
Employed Population 16+5,039
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married39.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.5%
Median Earnings25+$24,975
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,534
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,767

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,564
% Above Poverty Level75.8%
% Below Poverty Level24.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone39.9%
Median Gross Rent$531
Median House Value$82,100

Ancestry

French Except Basque18.8%
Swedish12.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.8%
Irish10.2%
Canadian8.9%
Finnish7%
English5.8%
Polish5.3%
Italian3.7%
Norwegian3.4%
Belgian2.7%
Scottish2%
Croatian1.5%
Dutch1.3%
Arab1.2%
Lebanese0.8%
Austrian0.6%
Russian0.6%
Danishn0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Luxemburger0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
German0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Israeli0.1%
African0.1%
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Escanaba Almanac

CategoryValue
County Delta County
Standard Zip Codes49829
Phone Area Codes906
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude45.74
Approximate Longitude-87.08

Escanaba Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationESCANABA
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp7 to 25 F
Apr Temp30 to 46 F
Jul Temp57 to 76 F
Oct Temp39 to 55 F
Annual Precip28.5 inches
StationFAYETTE 4 SW
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp12 to 24 F
Apr Temp33 to 48 F
Jul Temp60 to 75 F
Oct Temp42 to 54 F
Annual Precip28.5 inches
StationWASHINGTON ISLAND
Distance26.9 miles
Jan Temp9 to 24 F
Apr Temp31 to 46 F
Jul Temp58 to 74 F
Oct Temp41 to 53 F
Annual Precip28.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Garden199$44,167
Gladstone4,867$57,541
Powers467$38,571

Escanaba Public Libraries

Escanaba Public Library
400 LUDINGTON STREET
Escanaba, Michigan
(906) 789-7332

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Escanaba Hospitals

St Francis Hospital
(Non-profit)
3401 Ludington St

Escanaba Public Schools

Bay Middle College High School
2001 North Lincoln Road
ZIP: 49829
(906) 789-5599
Bay Pines Center
2425 North 30th St
ZIP: 49829
(906) 786-1232
Other
Total Enrollment 6
Escanaba Area Public High School
500 South Lincoln Rd
ZIP: 49829
(906) 786-6521
High
Total Enrollment 731
Escanaba Junior High
500 S Lincoln Rd
ZIP: 49829
(906) 786-5412
Middle
Total Enrollment 390
Escanaba Upper Elementary
1500 Ludington St
ZIP: 49829
(906) 786-7462
Middle
Total Enrollment 538
Learning Center
2203 7th Ave S
ZIP: 49829
(906) 789-9476
Other
Total Enrollment 53
Lemmer Elementary School
700 South 20th St
ZIP: 49829
(906) 786-5333
Primary
Total Enrollment 370
Soo Hill Elementary School
5219 18th Rd
ZIP: 49829
(906) 786-7035
Primary
Total Enrollment 135
Webster Elementary School
1209 North 19th St
ZIP: 49829
(906) 786-6118
Primary
Total Enrollment 196

Escanaba Private Schools

Escanaba Sda School
210 S Lincoln Rd
ZIP: 49829
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Holy Name Catholic School
409 S 22nd St
ZIP: 49829
Elementary
Total Enrollment 267
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Historic Escanaba

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Escanaba (MI Ore docks) c1898.

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Escanaba (MI Ore docks) c1898.

Escanaba (MI ore docks) c1898.

Escanaba (MI Ore docks) c1898.

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