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One of the oldest communities in the country
Sault Sainte Marie is a city in Chippewa County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from French for "leap" or "waterfall"
The latitude of Sault Sainte Marie is 46.495N. The longitude is -84.345W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 617 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 16,542.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sault Sainte Marie demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chippewa 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 49783 ZIP code.
15% of Sault Sainte Marie residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sault Sainte Marie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sault Sainte Marie was $14,460, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Sault Sainte Marie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Sault Sainte Marie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $357. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $732.
Libraries in Sault Sainte Marie include Bayliss Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Sault Sainte Marie include Sault Ste. Marie Evening News
Chippewa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sault Sainte Marie political report.
The average commute time for Sault Sainte Marie workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sault Sainte Marie between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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