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Welcome to Ontonagon ...

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

Ontonagon is located in Ontonagon County<1> and is the County Seat for Ontonagon County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ontonagon has a population of 1,249 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ontonagon.

The community of Ontonagon is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel south from Ontonagon (for example, toward Land O'Lakes (WI)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The area code for Ontonagon: (906)

The ZIP code for Ontonagon: 49953<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ontonagon had an population of 1,249 people. This is a decrease of 16.4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 29.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ontonagon had a population of 1,494 people (or 22.04% of the total population of Ontonagon County). This makes Ontonagon the county's most populous community.

The population of Ontonagon represents 0.02% of the population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 298th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,494 people, the population of Ontonagon decreased 15.55% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,769 people).

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

Communities near Ontonagon ...

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

  • Firesteel [Ontonagon County]
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    • Firesteel [Ontonagon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Ontonagon
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  • Greenland [Ontonagon County]
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    • Greenland [Ontonagon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Ontonagon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenland<7>
  • Rockland [Ontonagon County]
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    • Rockland [Ontonagon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Ontonagon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockland<7>
  • Silver City [Ontonagon County]
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    • Silver City [Ontonagon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Ontonagon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mass City [Ontonagon County]
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      • Mass City [Ontonagon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Ontonagon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mass City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mass City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mass City<7>
    • White Pine [Ontonagon County]
    • Nonesuch [Ontonagon County]
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      • Nonesuch [Ontonagon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Ontonagon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nonesuch have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rousseau [Ontonagon County]
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      • Rousseau [Ontonagon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Ontonagon
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    • Lake Roland [Houghton County]
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      • Lake Roland [Houghton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the east of Ontonagon
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    • Bergland [Ontonagon County]
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      • Bergland [Ontonagon County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Ontonagon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bergland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bergland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bergland<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 Ontonagon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ontonagon.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ontonagon. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ontonagon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ontonagon ...

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

Adding Ontonagon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ontonagon 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 Ontonagon was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ontonagon on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Michigan (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ontonagon on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Michigan

About Ontonagon County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ontonagon. 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 Ontonagon, 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 Ontonagon.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ontonagon - 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 Ontonagon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ontonagon 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 from Point A (ie- Ontonagon) 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 Ontonagon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OntonagonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ontonagon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8710, Longitude: -89.3138    
<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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