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Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,539. It is the county seat of Alger County6. Munising of the primary embarkation point for cruises to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Munising is located on the southern edge of Munising Bay, across from Grand Island. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.6 km² (9.1 mi²). 13.9 km² (5.4 mi²) of it is land and 9.8 km² (3.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 41.40% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,539 people, 1,115 households, and 654 families residing in the city. The population density is 182.9/km² (474.0/mi²). There are 1,249 housing units at an average density of 90.0/km² (233.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 93.74% White, 0.16% African American, 3.51% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. 0.98% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,115 households out of which 24.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% are married couples living together, 10.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% are non-families. 36.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.17 and the average family size is 2.82.
In the city the population is spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 25.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $33,899, and the median income for a family is $46,133. Males have a median income of $41,333 versus $24,444 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,779. 11.4% of the population and 7.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.6% of those under the age of 18 and 10.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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