Location of Montague within Muskegon County, Michigan
|- Mayor||Henry E. Muskegon County is a county in the US state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 170200 with the 2006 census estimate Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. The boundaries of the 83 counties in the US state of Michigan have not changed substantially since 1897. Muskegon County is a county in the US state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 170200 with the 2006 census estimate A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Roesler, Jr.|
|- Total||3. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 2 sq mi (8. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 3 km²)|
|- Land||2. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 7 sq mi (6. 9 km²)|
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|Elevation||636 ft (194 m)|
|- Density||905. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 2/sq mi (349. 5/km²)|
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Montague is a city in Muskegon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 231 was created in June 1999 as a split from Area code 616. Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Muskegon County is a county in the US state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 170200 with the 2006 census estimate A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,407. The city is located within Montague Township, but is politically independent. Montague Township is a Civil township of Muskegon County in the U
Noah Ferry, who named the city in honor of his father, William Montague Ferry, founded the city. William Ferry founded the cities of Grand Haven and Ferrysburg in neighboring Ottawa County. Grand Haven is a city in the US State of Michigan and is the County seat of Ottawa County. Ferrysburg is a city in Ottawa County in the US state of Michigan. Ferry Church, built in 1874, is named in honor of Noah Ferry, who died fighting for the Union at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Background and movement to battle See also [[Gettysburg Campaign]] [[Gettysburg Battlefield]] [[Gettysburg Confederate order of battle]] [[Confederate order of battle]]
At one time, Ferry Street also named for the founder, was the main street through town. It was named for him because the city's post office operated on that street since its establishment in 1867, and Ferry was instrumental in getting a post office in the city. Although city hall, the city’s new post office (constructed in 2005), and a handful of businesses still operate on Ferry, Dowling Street has become the city's main fairway because of its eventual connection to neighboring communities and U.S. Highway 31. US Route 31 is a long north-south highway connecting northern Michigan to southern Alabama, with termini at Interstate 75 near Mackinaw City
Montague is home to the "World's Largest Weathervane" which was constructed in part by local manufacturer Whitehall Metal Studios. A weather vane, also called a wind vane, is a movable device attached to an elevated object such as a roof for showing the direction of the wind The weathervane is topped by the Ella Ellenwood, a lumbering Schooner that frequented White Lake transporting lumber from Montague to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Wisconsin ( or wɪˈskɑnsɨn (French Ouisconsin) is one of the fifty United States of America, located in the north central part of the United States The ship became infamous after it sank in a storm in 1901, and the wooden nameplate of the schooner floated back to the shores of the City of Montague, where it was found in 1902. Many people believed that the boat was coming home, and as a result the ship is frequently associated with the city. The city also has a successful football team, The Wildcats, that has won districts 4 years in a row and won regionals 2 years.
The city is at the southern end of the Hart-Montague Trail, a paved cycling and multiuse trail which attracts visitors during the warm months to Montague, Hart, and the small towns and business in between. Hart-Montague Trail State Park is a linear State park in Michigan consisting of a Bicycle trail running from the city of Montague in Hart is a city in the US state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 1950
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 2 square miles (8. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 3 km²), of which, 2. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 7 square miles (6. 9 km²) of it is land and 0. 5 square miles (1. 4 km²) of it is water. The total area is 16. 88% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 2,407 people, 990 households, and 667 families residing in the city. Below is a list of many County-Designated Highways in Michigan Below is a list of many County-Designated Highways in Michigan A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density is 905. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 1 per square mile (349. 4/km²). There are 1,075 housing units at an average density of 404. 3/sq mi (156. 0/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 97. 17% White, 0. 37% African American, 0. 46% Native American, 0. 25% Asian, 0. 00% Pacific Islander, 0. 58% from other races, and 1. 16% from two or more races. 2. 33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 990 households out of which 32. 1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51. 5% are married couples living together, 12. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32. 6% are non-families. 28. 3% of all households are made up of individuals and 11. 7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2. 43 and the average family size is 2. 97.
In the city the population is spread out with 26. 1% under the age of 18, 8. 8% from 18 to 24, 27. 0% from 25 to 44, 23. 7% from 45 to 64, and 14. 4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 89. 8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87. 2 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $40,677, and the median income for a family is $49,185. Males have a median income of $37,389 versus $25,282 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,238. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country 9. 5% of the population and 6. 6% of families are below the poverty line. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country Out of the total population, 9. 1% of those under the age of 18 and 9. 3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Montague Area Public Schools (MAPS) is the local school district for the city of Montague. Three of the districts five schools are located in the city, Montague High School, Nellie B. Chisholm (NBC) Middle School, and R. R. Oherli (RRO) Elementary School. The districts other two schools, Oceana High School and Rothbury Elementary are located in the Village of Rothbury, Michigan. Rothbury is a village in Oceana County in the US state of Michigan. Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. The district serves students of both Muskegon County and Oceana County. Muskegon County is a county in the US state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 170200 with the 2006 census estimate Oceana County is a county in the US state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 26873 This arrangement exists after voters living in the tiny district of Rothbury Public Schools agreed to merge with the slightly large district of Montague Public Schools. This merger of the two districts occurring in the 1950s to increase efficiency and decrease costs for both communities, led to the formation of "Montague Area Public Schools".
The district serves students living in the Muskegon County communities of the city of Montague, as well as Montague and White River townships. White River Township is a Civil township of Muskegon County in the U In addition it serves students living in parts of Whitehall and Blue Lake townships. Whitehall Township is a Civil township of Muskegon County in the U Blue Lake Township is a Civil township of Muskegon County in the U The district also serves students living in the Oceana County communities of the Village of Rothbury and Otto Township. Otto Township is a Civil township of Oceana County in the US state of Michigan. In addition it serves students living in parts of New Era, Michigan. New Era is a village in Oceana County in the US state of Michigan. Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. Also, the district is a member of the "Muskegon County School of Choice" program; the district can serve anyone living in Muskegon County. The district has increased enrollment slightly from the program, but has limited growth in the past because the rural district has limited capacity for new enrollees.
The city of Montague is also the home of Saint James Catholic School. The small parochial school serves grades K-5 and has roughly 100 students. It serves students living in the Montague Area Public School District, as well as the Whitehall District Schools. The school shares busing with both districts, and dropped the sixth grade a few years after adding Kindergarten. Recently, White Lake Baptist Academy (grades K-12) and Mouth School (grades K-8) closed because of dwindling enrollment.