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Overview

Introduction to Kingsford, Michigan

Kingsford, Michigan, in Dickinson county, is 88 miles N of Green Bay, Wisconsin (center to center) and 190 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kingsford History

The history of Kingsford is enmeshed with the growth of the Ford Empire. It was named after Edward G. Kingsford, a real estate agent and car dealer, who was a relative of Henry Ford. Kingsford helped Ford acquire land in this region in 1920. The charter of the Village of Kingsford was approved in December 29, 1923. Soon the number of residents increased from 40 people to more than a 100 homes. The village continued to flourish throughout the Second World War and on August 7th, 1947, the city charter was approved.

Kingsford and Nearby Attractions

  • Menominee Range Historical Museum
  • Bewabic State Park
  • Fayette Historic Townsite
  • Indianhead Mountain
  • Iron County Historical Museum

Things To Do In Kingsford

Recreational activities in Kingsford include fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking at parks in and around the city. Some of these parks are Cowboy Lake, Woodward Park, Lodal Park, and Menominee River Park. There are many museums nearby, including Camp Five Museum, Iron County Historical Museum, and Menominee Range Historical Museum. Historical sites in the area include Art Dettman Fish Shanty, Fayette Historic Townsite, and Hazelwood.

Kingsford Transportation

Flights are available at Sawyer International Airport.

Kingsford Higher Education

Bay de Noc Community College, Northern Michigan University, and University of Wisconsin - Marinette are some of the colleges near Kingsford.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,044
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens24%
Employed Population 16+2,169
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married54%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.2%
Median Earnings25+$32,500
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$6,688
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,712

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,744
% Above Poverty Level82.8%
% Below Poverty Level17.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone31.3%
Median Gross Rent$648
Median House Value$93,900

Ancestry

Italian12.2%
Swedish11.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11%
French Except Basque10.7%
Irish9.7%
English6.7%
Polish6.5%
Finnish4.6%
Canadian4.3%
Dutch2.7%
Norwegian2.4%
Belgian2.4%
Lithuanian1.1%
Maltese1.1%
Danishn1.1%
Greek1%
Scottish0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
Croatian0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Swiss0.3%
Czech0.3%
Arab0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Slovene0.2%
German0.2%
Russian0.1%
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Kingsford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dickinson County
Standard Zip Codes49802
Phone Area Codes906
Time ZoneAmerica/Menominee
Approximate Latitude45.8
Approximate Longitude-88.09

Kingsford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationIRON MTN-KINGSFORD WWTP
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp1 to 24 F
Apr Temp29 to 53 F
Jul Temp55 to 80 F
Oct Temp34 to 56 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationBRULE ISLAND
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp-3 to 20 F
Apr Temp28 to 51 F
Jul Temp53 to 79 F
Oct Temp33 to 53 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationSTEPHENSON 8 WNW
Distance28.5 miles
Jan Temp1 to 25 F
Apr Temp29 to 54 F
Jul Temp54 to 80 F
Oct Temp34 to 57 F
Annual Precip31.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alpha169$98,750
Crystal Falls1,696$50,921
Iron Mountain7,450$55,985
Norway2,791$50,675

Kingsford Public Schools

Dickinson-iron Special Education
1074 Pyle Dr
ZIP: 49802
(906) 779-2692
Other
Total Enrollment 52
Kingsford High School
431 Hamilton Ave
ZIP: 49802
(906) 779-2670
High
Total Enrollment 562
Kingsford Middle School
445 Hamilton Ave
ZIP: 49802
(906) 779-2680
Middle
Total Enrollment 427
Woodland Elementary School
2000 West Pyle Dr
ZIP: 49802
(906) 779-2685
Primary
Total Enrollment 801
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