Algonac, Michigan

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Algonac is a city in St. Clair County of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,613 at the 2000 census.

Algonac is located at the southern end of the St. Clair River, just before it splits into a large delta region known as the St. Clair Flats. (Coordinates 42°36′N 82°34′W / 42.6°N 82.56°W / 42.6; -82.56) The St. Clair River drains Lake Huron into Lake St. Clair and is part of the Great Lakes Waterway.

At the center of Algonac is Algonac City Park, a park which contains a half-mile long boardwalk along the St. Clair River. Just to the north of the city is Algonac State Park.

Algonac was the birthplace of Emily Helen Butterfield, artist and first woman to be licensed as an architect in Michigan. She was famous for innovations in church architecture. Algonac is also the hometown of Catelynn Lowell, who stars in the reality television show Teen Mom on MTV.



  • Algonac is situated on what is called "the largest fresh-water delta in the world", at the mouth of the St. Clair River. Many canals wind their way throughout the city, which has given Algonac its nickname of "The Venice of Michigan."


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,613 people, 1,871 households, and 1,212 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,291.7 per square mile (1,272.2/km²). There were 2,014 housing units at an average density of 1,437.1/sq mi (555.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.36% White, 0.15% African American, 0.95% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

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