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Welcome to Alpena ...
The location of Alpena has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Alpena has a population of 9,956 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Alpena.
Alpena is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Alpena lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Alpena lies within the (989) area code.
The ZIP code for Alpena: 49707<5>
Websites for Alpena ...
Official Website: www.alpena.mi.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alpena had an population of 9,956 people. This is a decrease of 5.03% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.92% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Alpena had a population of 10,483 people (which is 35.42% of the total population of Alpena County). This makes Alpena the county's most populous community.
The population of Alpena represents 0.11% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 88th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 10,483 people, the population of Alpena decreased 7.26% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 11,304 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Alpena.
Adding Alpena to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Alpena in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alpena was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alpena on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Alpena ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Alpena - they are located in Arkansas, Kentucky, Nova Scotia, South Dakota and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alpena.
Communities near Alpena ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alpena.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alpena. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alpena.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alpena. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alpena.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alpena. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Alpena.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alpena ...
Looking for more information about Alpena? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Alpena, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alpena.
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The official website for Alpena: www.alpena.mi.us/
The official website for Alpena County: www.alpenacounty.org/
The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/
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This page was last modified: 14 Jun 2021