Sandusky, Michigan

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Sandusky, Michigan
City
Location of Sandusky, Michigan
Location of Sandusky, Michigan
Coordinates: 43°25′13″N 82°49′47″W / 43.42028°N 82.82972°W / 43.42028; -82.82972Coordinates: 43°25′13″N 82°49′47″W / 43.42028°N 82.82972°W / 43.42028; -82.82972
Country United States
State Michigan
County Sanilac
Government
 • Mayor Tom Lukshaitis (NP)
 • Mayor Protem, Councilman Larry Mitchell
 • Councilmen Norton Schramm, Roger Williamson, Brad Harris
 • Councilwomen Virginia Bisset, Sandy Barr
Area[1]
 • Total 2.14 sq mi (5.54 km2)
 • Land 2.14 sq mi (5.54 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,679
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,637
 • Density 1,251.9/sq mi (483.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48471
Area code(s) 810
FIPS code 26-71540[4]
GNIS feature ID 0637223[5]

Sandusky is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,679 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Sanilac County[6].

Geography[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,679 people, 1,124 households, and 616 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,251.9 inhabitants per square mile (483.4 /km2). There were 1,258 housing units at an average density of 587.9 per square mile (227.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 1.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 1,124 households of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.1% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.2% were non-families. 40.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% 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 2.85.

The median age in the city was 41.4 years. 21.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 18.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.7% male and 54.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,745 people, 1,081 households, and 649 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,446.3 per square mile (557.8/km²). There were 1,168 housing units at an average density of 615.4 per square mile (237.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.12% White, 0.87% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.75% Asian, 1.35% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.42% of the population.

There were 1,081 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,667, and the median income for a family was $44,622. Males had a median income of $31,531 versus $20,932 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,639. About 7.2% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.

Bowling[edit]

Records-Singles State Champions-

                 Tyler Johnston
                 Ashley Smith
                 Tony Doerr
                 Peter Duran
                 Deanna Witowski

Media[edit]

Radio[edit]

See also: Thumb Radio

The thumb area is an unranked radio area. Local radio in the Sandusky Area includes WMIC AM, WBGV FM, WTGV FM, and WBTI FM.

FM[edit]

  • WNFR 90.7 FM, Wonderful News Radio (licensed to Sandusky with studios in Port Huron)
  • WIDL 92.1 FM, Cass City, Mix 92-1
  • WBGV 92.5 FM, Marlette, Today's Best Country
  • WBTI 96.9 FM, Lexington, Today's Hit Music
  • WTGV 97.7 FM, Sandusky, Light and Easy Listening
  • WLEW 102.1 FM, Bad Axe, Your Classic Hits Station
  • WCZE 103.7 FM Harbor Beach / WHYT 88.1 FM Imlay City, Smile FM
  • WSAQ 107.1 FM, Port Huron, Q Country 107

AM[edit]

  • WMIC 660 AM, Sandusky,[7] The Thumb's Information Station
  • WKYO 1360 AM, Caro, Oldies 1360
  • WPHM 1380 AM, Port Huron,[8] Information Radio 1380
  • WHLS 1450 AM/WHLX 1590 AM, Port Huron,[9] Good Times & Great Hits
  • WLCO 1530 AM, Lapeer, Real Country

Newspaper[edit]

Broadcast Television[edit]

Sanilac County lies in the Detroit television market. Channels available on Comcast are as follows:

Flint/Tri-Cities[edit]

Detroit Area[edit]

Southwestern Ontario[edit]

WDCQ channel 19 (PBS) from Bad Axe is also available over-the-air, but is not seen on Comcast.

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Sandusky has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[10]

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