Baraga, Michigan

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Baraga, Michigan
settlement_type = Village
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map_caption = Location of Baraga in Baraga County, Michigan


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Michigan
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Baraga

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area_total_km2 = 5.9
area_land_km2 = 5.8
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 2.3
area_land_sq_mi = 2.3
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 1285
population_density_km2 = 219.9
population_density_sq_mi = 569.6

timezone = Eastern (EST)
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timezone_DST = EDT
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elevation_m = 192
elevation_ft = 630
latd = 46 |latm = 46 |lats = 43 |latNS = N
longd = 88 |longm = 29 |longs = 20 |longEW = W
coordinates_type = region:US-MI_type:city_source:GNIS

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postal_code = 49908
area_code = 906
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blank_info = 26-05320GR|2
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blank1_info = 0620570 [gnis|0620570]
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Baraga is a village in Baraga County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,285 at the 2000 census. The village is named after Bishop Frederic Baraga.

The village is located in Baraga Township on the L'Anse Bay on Lake Superior at the junction of US-41 and M-38. The Baraga ZIP code 49908 also serves areas of northern and northwestern Baraga Township. [ [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/MapItDrawServlet?geo_id=86000US49908&_bucket_id=50&tree_id=420&context=AdvSearch&_lang=en 49908 5-Digit ZCTA, 499 3-Digit ZCTA - Reference Map - American FactFinder] , U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), of which, 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.32%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,285 people, 544 households, and 326 families residing in the village. The population density was 569.6 per square mile (219.5/km²). There were 605 housing units at an average density of 268.2/sq mi (103.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 68.79% White, 0.16% African American, 23.97% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 6.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population. 25.5% were of Finnish, 9.9% French, 9.2% German and 6.3% French Canadian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 544 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% were non-families. 36.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $26,290, and the median income for a family was $33,906. Males had a median income of $31,838 versus $21,333 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,795. About 9.8% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 20.1% of those age 65 or over.

References

External links

* [http://www.lansesentinel.com/ "The L'Anse Sentinel"]
* [http://www.ojibwa.com Ojibwa Tribe]
* [http://www.coppercountry.com Copper Country]


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