Ontonagon, Michigan

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Ontonagon (pronounced /ɒntəˈnɑːɡən/ ON-tə-NAH-gən) is a village in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,769. It is the county seat of Ontonagon County[3].

The village is located within Ontonagon Township, at the mouth of the Ontonagon River on Lake Superior. Industry was centered on the Smurfit-Stone Container production facility at the river mouth until the plant closed in 2010.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 10.0 square kilometers (3.9 square miles). 9.7 square kilometres (3.8 square miles) of it is land and 0.3 square kilometres (0.1 square miles) of it is water. The total area is 3.35% water.



At the census[1] of 2000 there were 1,769 people, 768 households, and 450 families living in the village. The population density was 182.1/square kilometre; (472.0/square mile). There were 891 housing units at an average density of 91.7/square kilometre (237.7/square mile). The racial makeup of the village was 97.68% White, 0.00% African American, 0.73% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 0.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.9% were of Finnish, 20.6% German, 7.4% Polish, 6.4% French. 5.8% English and 5.6% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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