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Resort; automobiles are not permitted on the island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County.
The community name derives from Algonquian for "turtle"
The latitude of Mackinac Island is 45.849N. The longitude is -84.618W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 594 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 500.
Expensive summer homes, carriage rides, a commercial strip of souvenir stores and fudge shops
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mackinac Island demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mackinac County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49757 ZIP code.
21% of Mackinac Island residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mackinac Island ancestry & family history guide.
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Recommendations: An afternoon drink on the porch of the Grand Hotel
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mackinac Island was $27,965, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Mackinac Island residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Mackinac Island include Mackinac Island Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Mackinac Island, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $389. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $925.
Libraries in Mackinac Island include Mackinac Island Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Mackinac Island include Mackinac Island Town Crier
Mackinac County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mackinac Island political report.
The average commute time for Mackinac Island workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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