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Welcome to Laurium ...

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

Laurium is located in Houghton County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Laurium has a population of 1,898 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Laurium was originally named Calumet.

Laurium is 1,210 feet [369 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Laurium lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Laurium: (906)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Laurium had an population of 1,898 people. This is a decrease of 4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Laurium had a population of 1,977 people (which is 5.4% of the total population of Houghton County). This makes Laurium the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Laurium represents 0.02% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 254th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,977 people, the population of Laurium decreased 7.01% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,126 people).

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

Communities near Laurium ...

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

  • Houghton [Houghton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houghton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houghton
    • Houghton [Houghton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Laurium
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,754 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houghton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houghton<6>
  • Hancock [Houghton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hancock
    • Hancock [Houghton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Laurium
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,506 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hancock<6>
  • South Range [Houghton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Range
    • South Range [Houghton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Laurium
    • Estimated population in 2019: 729 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Range
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Range<6>
  • Copper City [Houghton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copper City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper City
    • Copper City [Houghton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Laurium
    • Estimated population in 2019: 182 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copper City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ahmeek [Keweenaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ahmeek
      • Ahmeek [Keweenaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Laurium
      • Estimated population in 2019: 144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ahmeek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ahmeek<6>
    • Hubbell [Houghton County]
    • Fulton [Keweenaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Keweenaw County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Laurium
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
    • Mohawk [Keweenaw County]
    • Paavola [Houghton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paavola
      • Paavola [Houghton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Laurium
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paavola
    • Dollar Bay [Houghton County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Laurium ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Laurium. 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 Houghton, 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 Laurium.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Laurium - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Laurium) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Laurium. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2351, Longitude: -88.4382       In this case, the coordinates for Laurium have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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