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Welcome to Baraga ...
The village of Baraga is located in the western region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP).
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Baraga has a population of 1,950 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Baraga.
The community of Baraga is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Baraga lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel south from Baraga (for example, toward Mineral Hills), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).
The telephone area code for Baraga: (906)
The ZIP code for Baraga: 49908<4>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Baraga had an population of 1,950 people. This is a decrease of 5.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 51.75% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Baraga had a population of 2,053 people (or 23.17% of the total population of Baraga County). This makes Baraga the county's most populous community.
The population of Baraga represents 0.02% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 248th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,053 people, the population of Baraga increased 59.77% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,285 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Baraga.
Communities near Baraga ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Baraga.
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 Baraga. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Baraga.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Baraga. 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 Baraga.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Baraga. See our Newspapers Page for Baraga.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Baraga ...
Looking for more information about Baraga? 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 Baraga, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Baraga.
Adding Baraga to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Baraga 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 Baraga was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Baraga on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Michigan (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Baraga on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2022