Luna Pier, Michigan

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Luna Pier is a small city in Monroe County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located 6 miles from the Ohio border along the coast of Lake Erie. It was established in the early 1900s and incorporated as a city in 1963. It functioned primarily as a resort for people living in the greater Toledo, Ohio and Metro Detroit area. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 1,483.

Its most prominent feature is a large crescent-shaped pier made of concrete, approximately 800 ft long and reaching around 200 feet out into Lake Erie. The pier is flanked by sandy beaches and man-made rock and concrete embankments. On most days, the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Port Clinton can be seen from the pier. Also visible, are the Toledo Harbor Light and shipping channel.

Luna Pier, now established with mainly year round residents, attracts tourists interested in fishing, the public beach, bike trails, public boat ramp, marinas, ball fields, lake front scenery and the small-town atmosphere. The city is served by Mason Consolidated Schools.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (9.36%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,483 people, 592 households, and 406 families residing in the city. The population density was 956.9 per square mile (369.4/km²). There were 661 housing units at an average density of 426.5/sq mi (164.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.48% White, 0.20% African American, 1.01% Native American, 0.94% from other races, and 2.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.03% of the population.

There were 592 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.05.

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