Mackinaw City, Michigan

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Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 859. The population greatly increases during the tourist season with seasonal workers for the large number of hotels and other recreational facilities along the Straits of Mackinac. Mackinaw City is the southern end of the Mackinac Bridge, which allows travel to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Mackinaw City, along with St. Ignace across the straits, is a base for ferries to Mackinac Island.

The village is mostly within Wawatam Township, though a small portion lies within Mackinaw Township. Interstate 75 is one major highway serving the area. U.S. Highway 23 has its northern terminus in the village and U.S. Highway 31 ends in a junction with I-75 just four miles to the south.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 19.6 km² (7.6 mi²). 8.7 km² (3.4 mi²) of it is land and 10.9 km² (4.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 55.54% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 859 people, 404 households, and 244 families residing in the village. The population density is 98.7/km² (255.3/mi²). There are 630 housing units at an average density of 72.4/km² (187.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 93.02% White, 0.12% African American, 4.54% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 404 households out of which 21.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% are married couples living together, 9.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% are non-families. 34.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.12 and the average family size is 2.67.

In the village the population is spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 45 years. For every 100 females there are 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $37,031, and the median income for a family is $43,125. Males have a median income of $31,771 versus $30,125 for females. The per capita income for the village is $18,725. 9.7% of the population and 7.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.5% of those under the age of 18 and 2.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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