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Overview

Introduction to Marquette, Michigan

Marquette, Michigan, in Marquette county, is 143 miles N of Green Bay, Wisconsin and 243 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Marquette History

Development of the area began in 1844, when William Burt and Jacob Houghton discovered iron deposits near Teal Lake, which is west of Marquette. Jackson Mining Company, the first organized mining company in the region, was formed in 1845. The village of Marquette was formed on September 14, 1849 and incorporated as a city in 1871. During the 1850s, the city was linked by rail to several mines and became the leading shipping center of the Upper Peninsula.

Marquette and nearby Attractions

  • Marquette Tourist Park
  • Marquette County History Museum
  • UP Children Museum
  • Marquette Maritime Museum
  • Presque Isle Park
  • Michigan Iron Industry Museum

Things To Do In Marquette

The parks and recreation department in the city offers various playgrounds and public beaches where you can enjoy activities like soccer, softball and baseball. The other recreational facilities her include a BMX track, tennis courts and two public swimming beaches.

Marquette Transportation

Sawyer International is the closest major airport to the city.

Marquette Higher Education

Northern Michigan University and Marquette General Hospital are the two institutes in the city providing higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,282
Male Share of the Population53%
Female Share of the Population47%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+9,676
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married28.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.5%
Median Earnings25+$28,560
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$7,744
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,830

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,909
% Above Poverty Level74.6%
% Below Poverty Level25.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work16.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone39.6%
Median Gross Rent$675
Median House Value$166,300

Ancestry

German19.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.6%
Irish10.1%
Finnish9.1%
English8.1%
French Except Basque7.8%
Polish7.4%
Italian5.6%
Swedish5.5%
Canadian2.9%
Dutch2.8%
Norwegian2.1%
Scottish1.9%
Hungarian0.9%
Russian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Greek0.5%
Czech0.5%
Arab0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Belgian0.4%
African0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Austrian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
US/American0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Australian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Marquette Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marquette County
Standard Zip Codes49855
Phone Area Codes906
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude46.55
Approximate Longitude-87.39

Marquette Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMARQUETTE
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp11 to 25 F
Apr Temp33 to 48 F
Jul Temp57 to 76 F
Oct Temp40 to 55 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationCHATHAM EXP FARM 2
Distance27.1 miles
Jan Temp6 to 25 F
Apr Temp27 to 51 F
Jul Temp52 to 79 F
Oct Temp35 to 57 F
Annual Precip30.8 inches
StationMUNISING
Distance35.8 miles
Jan Temp9 to 23 F
Apr Temp30 to 46 F
Jul Temp54 to 73 F
Oct Temp38 to 52 F
Annual Precip35.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ishpeming6,509$50,665
Negaunee4,606$60,086

Marquette Public Libraries

Peter White Public Library
217 NORTH FRONT STREET
Marquette, Michigan
(906) 228-9510

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Marquette Hospitals

Marquette General Hospital
(Non-profit)
420 W Magnetic

Marquette Public Schools

Superior Hills Elementary School
1201 South Mcclellan Ave
ZIP: 49855
(906) 225-4295
Primary
Total Enrollment 321
Marquette Senior High School
1203 West Fair Ave
ZIP: 49855
(906) 225-4254
High
Total Enrollment 1028
Cherry Creek Elementary School
1111 Ortman Rd
ZIP: 49855
(906) 225-4399
Primary
Total Enrollment 425
North Star Academy
3030 Wright St
ZIP: 49855
(906) 226-0156
Other
Total Enrollment 276
Vandenboom Alternative High School
611 North Front Street
ZIP: 49855
(906) 225-4321
Other
Total Enrollment 123
Marquette-alger Administrative Unit
321 East Ohio St
ZIP: 49855
(906) 226-5101
Other
Total Enrollment 43
Graveraet Elementary School
611 N Front St
ZIP: 49855
(906) 225-4302
Primary
Total Enrollment 288
Bothwell Middle School
1200 Tierney St
ZIP: 49855
(906) 225-4262
Middle
Total Enrollment 667
Vandenboom Child Development Center
1175 Erie Ave
ZIP: 49855
(906) 225-4295
Sandy Knoll School
401 North 6th St
ZIP: 49855
(906) 225-4281
Primary
Total Enrollment 339

Marquette Private Schools

Father Marquette Elementary School
500 S 4th St
ZIP: 49855
Elementary
Total Enrollment 276
Fr Marquette Middle School
414 W College Ave
ZIP: 49855
Elementary
Total Enrollment 136
Crossroads Christian Academy
219 Silver Creek Rd
ZIP: 49855
Elementary
Total Enrollment 43
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Historic Marquette

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Light-House Point c1899.

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Light-House Point c1899.

Light House Point 1905 (est.)

Marquette (Lighthouse Point) c1898.

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