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Welcome to Alpena ...

The city of Alpena is located in Alpena County<1> and is the County Seat for Alpena County.

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).

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

The telephone area code for Alpena: (989)

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.

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.

  • Posen [Presque Isle County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Posen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Posen
    • Posen [Presque Isle County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Alpena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 218 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Posen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Posen<7>
  • Herron [Alpena County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herron
    • Herron [Alpena County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Alpena
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herron
  • Leroy [Presque Isle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leroy
    • Leroy [Presque Isle County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Alpena
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leroy
  • Bell [Presque Isle County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell
    • Bell [Presque Isle County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Alpena
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ossineke [Alpena County]
    • Lachine [Alpena County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lachine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lachine
      • Lachine [Alpena County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Alpena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lachine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lachine<7>
    • Long Rapids [Alpena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Rapids
      • Long Rapids [Alpena County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Alpena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Rapids
    • Hubbard Lake [Alpena County]
    • Polaski [Presque Isle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polaski
      • Polaski [Presque Isle County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Alpena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polaski
    • Spruce [Alcona County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce
      • Spruce [Alcona County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Alpena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce<7>

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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About Alpena County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Alpena, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alpena.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alpena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Alpena). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alpena or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alpena) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alpena. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alpena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0728, Longitude: -83.4375       In this case, the coordinates for Alpena have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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