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Welcome to Ontonagon ...
The village of Ontonagon is located in the western region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP).
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.
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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 22 Nov 2021