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Welcome to Alpha ...

The village of Alpha is located in the western region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP).

Alpha is located in Iron County<1>.

The location of Alpha has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Alpha has a population of 136 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Alpha is 1,420 feet [433 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Alpha lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Alpha, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Alpha is within the (906) area code.

The ZIP code for Alpha: 49902<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Alpha had an population of 136 people. This is a decrease of 6.21% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 31.31% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alpha had a population of 145 people. This makes Alpha the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 145 people, the population of Alpha decreased 26.77% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 198 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alpha.

Communities Also Named Alpha ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Michigan communities named Alpha: This one is located in Iron County and the other is located in Benzie County.

Beyond Michigan, there are 33 communities that are also named Alpha - they are located in Arkansas, California, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri (2), Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alpha.

Communities near Alpha ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alpha.

  • Iron River [Iron County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron River
    • Iron River [Iron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Alpha
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,839 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iron River<7>
  • Florence [Florence County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Florence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Alpha
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,951 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
  • Crystal Falls [Iron County]
  • Stambaugh [Iron County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stambaugh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stambaugh
    • Stambaugh [Iron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Alpha
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stambaugh
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Caspian [Iron County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caspian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caspian
      • Caspian [Iron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Alpha
      • Estimated population in 2018: 850 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caspian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caspian<7>
    • Commonwealth [Florence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Commonwealth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Commonwealth
      • Commonwealth [Florence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Alpha
      • Estimated population in 2018: 392 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commonwealth
    • Homestead [Florence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homestead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homestead
      • Homestead [Florence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Alpha
      • Estimated population in 2018: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homestead
    • Gaastra [Iron County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaastra have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaastra
      • Gaastra [Iron County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Alpha
      • Estimated population in 2018: 325 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaastra
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaastra<7>
    • Mineral Hills [Iron County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Hills
      • Mineral Hills [Iron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Alpha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Hills
    • Fern [Florence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern
      • Fern [Florence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Alpha
      • Estimated population in 2018: 156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fern

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 Alpha. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alpha.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alpha. 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 Alpha.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alpha. See our Newspapers Page for Alpha.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alpha ...

Looking for more information about Alpha? 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 Alpha, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alpha.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Michigan

About Iron County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alpha. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Iron County: www.iron.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 Iron, 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 Alpha.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alpha - 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 village (such as Alpha). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alpha 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alpha) 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 Alpha. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alpha

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0440, Longitude: -88.3776       In this case, the coordinates for Alpha 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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