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Ontonagon, Michigan

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Ontonagon is a village in Ontonagon County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,769. It is the county seat of Ontonagon County6. The village is located within Ontonagon Township, at the mouth of the Ontonagon River on Lake Superior. The main industry centers on the coal port at the river mouth.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 10.0 km² (3.9 mi²). 9.7 km² (3.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.35% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,769 people, 768 households, and 450 families residing in the village. The population density is 182.1/km² (472.0/mi²). There are 891 housing units at an average density of 91.7/km² (237.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 97.68% White, 0.00% African American, 0.73% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 0.85% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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Location of Ontonagon, Michigan

There are 768 households out of which 24.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% are married couples living together, 8.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% are non-families. 37.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.11 and the average family size is 2.76.

In the village the population is spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 27.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 47 years. For every 100 females there are 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $28,300, and the median income for a family is $35,804. Males have a median income of $36,964 versus $20,815 for females. The per capita income for the village is $16,293. 11.8% of the population and 6.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.1% of those under the age of 18 and 10.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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