L'Anse, Michigan

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L'Anse, Michigan
Village
Downtown L'Anse
Downtown L'Anse
Location of L'Anse in Baraga County, Michigan
Location of L'Anse in Baraga County, Michigan
Coordinates: 46°45.4′N 88°27.2′W / 46.7567°N 88.4533°W / 46.7567; -88.4533Coordinates: 46°45.4′N 88°27.2′W / 46.7567°N 88.4533°W / 46.7567; -88.4533
Country United States
State Michigan
County Baraga
Area[1]
 • Total 2.53 sq mi (6.55 km2)
 • Land 2.53 sq mi (6.55 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 620 ft (189 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,011
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,963
 • Density 794.9/sq mi (306.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (CST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49946
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-45540[4]
GNIS feature ID 629897[5]

L'Anse (/ˈlɑːns/ LAHNS) is a village in northwest Michigan, U.S., and the county seat of Baraga County.[6] The population was 2,011 at the 2010 census. The village is located within L'Anse Township.

In French, L'Anse roughly translates as "the cove" as a reference to its location on Keweenaw Bay, at the base of the Keweenaw Peninsula. French explorers sighted the location of L'Anse in the 17th century.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.53 square miles (6.55 km2), all of it land.[1]

Transportation[edit]

  • US 41 runs through the southernmost portion of the village.
  • M‑38 begins in the Village of Baraga, across the bay from L'Anse.
  • Indian Trails bus lines operates daily intercity bus service between Hancock and Milwaukee, WI with a stop in L'Anse.[7]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,011 people, 874 households, and 502 families residing in the village. The population density was 794.9 inhabitants per square mile (306.9/km2). There were 988 housing units at an average density of 390.5 per square mile (150.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 88.7% White, 1.4% African American, 5.0% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 4.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 874 households of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.6% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the village was 41.7 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 21.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,107 people, 894 households, and 540 families residing in the village. The population density was 821.9 per square mile (317.8/km²). There were 981 housing units at an average density of 382.7 per square mile (148.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.22% White, 0.09% African American, 5.55% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, and 2.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population. 27.9% were of Finnish, 11.6% German, 9.4% French, 7.5% Norwegian, 5.9% French Canadian and 5.1% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 894 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the village the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,406, and the median income for a family was $38,984. Males had a median income of $31,583 versus $20,929 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,857. About 6.6% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: L'Anse, Michigan
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "HANCOCK-MARQUETTE-GREEN BAY-MILWAUKEE". Indian Trails. January 12, 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Baragaland Bicentennial 1776-1976. Baraga, Michigan: The Lumberjacks. 1976. 
  • 100 Years of History: L'Anse/Skanee Centennial. Ishpeming, Michigan: Baraga County Historical Society Pageant Division. 1971. 

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