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Welcome to Baraga ...

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

Baraga is located in Baraga County<1>.

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.

  • Keweenaw Bay [Baraga County]
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    • Keweenaw Bay [Baraga County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Baraga
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keweenaw Bay
  • Pequaming [Baraga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pequaming
    • Pequaming [Baraga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Baraga
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pequaming
  • Pelkie [Baraga County]
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    • Pelkie [Baraga County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Baraga
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelkie have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelkie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelkie<7>
  • Alberta [Baraga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alberta
    • Alberta [Baraga County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Baraga
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elo [Houghton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elo
      • Elo [Houghton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Baraga
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elo
    • Hazel [Houghton County]
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      • Hazel [Houghton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Baraga
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazel
    • Jacobsville [Houghton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacobsville
      • Jacobsville [Houghton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Baraga
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    • Nisula [Houghton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nisula
      • Nisula [Houghton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Baraga
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nisula
    • Portage Entry [Houghton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage Entry
      • Portage Entry [Houghton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Baraga
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage Entry
    • Skanee [Baraga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skanee
      • Skanee [Baraga County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Baraga
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skanee have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skanee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skanee<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 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Baraga County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Baraga, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Baraga.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Baraga - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Baraga). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Baraga or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Baraga) 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 Baraga. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BaragaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baraga. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7784, Longitude: -88.4887    
<6>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.
<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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