St. Ignace, Michigan

St. Ignace, Michigan

Infobox Settlement
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Michigan
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Mackinac

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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 2678
population_density_km2 = 382.5
population_density_sq_mi = 990.7

timezone = Eastern (EST)
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elevation_ft = 587
latd = 45 |latm = 51 |lats = 57 |latNS = N
longd = 84 |longm = 43 |longs = 33 |longEW = W

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Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Ignace, is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 2,678. It is the county seat of Mackinac CountyGR|6. From the Lower Peninsula, St. Ignace is the gateway to the Upper Peninsula.

St. Ignace Township is located just to the north of the city, but is politically independent.

Located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, St. Ignace is at northern end of the Mackinac Bridge and Mackinaw City is to its south. It is a connecting node between the Lower and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

History

St. Ignace is one of the oldest cities in Michigan. French explorer and priest Jacques Marquette founded a mission on this site in 1671Sawyer, Alvah Littlefield (1911). "A History of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan and Its People", p. 318. The Lewis Publishing Company.] and named it for St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order. ("Ignace" is the French translation of Ignatius.)

La Salle, while exploring the region on "Le Griffon" with Louis Hennepin, reached St. Ignace on August 27, 1679. The Jesuits abandoned the mission in 1705. In 1882, St. Ignace was given new life by the coming of the Detroit, Mackinac and Marquette Railroad. It was incorporated as a village on February 23, 1882, and as a city in 1883.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²) of it is land and 0.37% is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,678 people, 1,085 households, and 675 families residing in the city. The population density was 990.7 per square mile (383.0/km²). There were 1,232 housing units at an average density of 455.8/sq mi (176.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.81% White, 0.30% African American, 19.42% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 7.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

There were 1,085 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,447, and the median income for a family was $45,893. Males had a median income of $29,813 versus $23,017 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,340. About 6.0% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

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* St. Ignace. Follows the route of old US 2.
*. [ [http://www.state-ends.com/michigan/us2/ Highway ends, US 2.] ]
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* Three ferry companies operate out of Saint Ignace, connecting tourists and commuters to Mackinac Island.
*The nearest airports with scheduled passenger service are in Chippewa County International Airport in Kinross (northeast of St. Ignace, adjacent to I-75) and Pellston Regional Airport [ [http://www.pellstonairport.com/ Pellston Regional Airport] ] in the Lower peninsula.

Local events

There are many recurring local events in St. Ignace. [ [http://www.stignace.com St. Ignace's Website] ]

Notes

External links

* [http://www.stignace.com St. Ignace's Website]


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