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Grayling is a township in Crawford County.
The community was named for the the grayling trout that lived in the Au Sable River.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Grayling. For links to other places called Grayling, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Grayling is 44.677N. The longitude is -84.642W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,152 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,516.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Grayling demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Crawford 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 49738 ZIP code.
24% of Grayling residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grayling ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grayling was $17,355, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Grayling residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Grayling, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $430. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $681.
Crawford County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grayling political report.
The average commute time for Grayling workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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