Bad Axe, Michigan


Bad Axe, Michigan

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Bad Axe, Michigan
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location of Bad Axe, Michigan


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Michigan
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Huron

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unit_pref = Imperial
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area_total_km2 = 5.5
area_land_km2 = 5.5
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 2.1
area_land_sq_mi = 2.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 3462
population_density_km2 = 624.5
population_density_sq_mi = 1617.3

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 231
elevation_ft = 758
latd = 43 |latm = 48 |lats = 10 |latNS = N
longd = 82 |longm = 59 |longs = 59 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 48413
area_code = 989
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 26-04740GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0620421 [gnis|0620421]
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Bad Axe is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Huron CountyGR|6 located in the "Thumb" region of the Lower Peninsula. The population was 3,462 at the 2000 census.

The city's unusual name dates to the time of its settlement. While surveying the first state road through the Huron County wilderness in 1861, Rudolph Papst and George Willis Pack made camp at the future site of the city and found a much-used and badly damaged axe. At Pack’s suggestion, Papst used the name “Bad Axe Camp” in the minutes of the survey and on a sign he placed along the main trail [ [http://www.thehchs.org/badaxe/ba_history.htm Local History – How Bad Axe got its Name] ] .

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²), all land.

Transportation

Michigan State Trunklines

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* [M53]

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,462 people, 1,418 households, and 877 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,617.3 per square mile (624.6/km²). There were 1,545 housing units at an average density of 721.8/sq mi (278.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.57% White, 0.26% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.53% of the population.

There were 1,418 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,125, and the median income for a family was $42,650. Males had a median income of $34,758 versus $20,288 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,465. About 9.3% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.1% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Bad Axe High School uses the nickname "Hatchets".

Media

* [http://www.badaxeonline.com/ BADAXEonline.com]
* [http://www.michigansthumb.com/ Huron Daily Tribune]

Radio

The thumb lies between the and the . Radio Stations heard thought a large majority of the thumb are WTGV-FM, WMIC-AM, and WPHM-AM.FM
*WPEE 88.5 FM, Gagetown
*WIDL 92.1 FM, Caro, The best mix of the 80s, 90s, and now
*WTGV 97.7 FM, Sandusky, Light & Easy Listening
*WLEW 102.1 FM, Bad Axe, Your Classic Hits StationAM
*WMIC 660 AM, Sandusky [ [http://www.sanilacbroadcasting.com WMIC] ] , The Thumb's Information Station
*WLEW 1340 AM, Bad Axe, Thumb Country
*WPHM 1380 AM, Port Huron [ [http://www.wphm.net WPHA] ] , Information Radio 1380

Newspaper

* Daily editions of the "Detroit Free Press" and "The Detroit News" are also available throughout the area.
* Daily editions of the "Bay City Times" [ [http://www.mlive.com/bctimes/ "Bay City Times"] ] and "Saginaw News" [ [http://www.mlive.com/saginawnews/ Saginaw News] ] are also available.
* Bad Axe and the northern thumb area is served by a daily newspaper, the "Huron Daily Tribune".

Broadcast television

Although the Bad Axe area lies inside the , Detroit area television stations also serve the area. TV stations watched in the Bad Axe area are bold faced.

Flint/Tri-Cities
*WSMH, Fox 66
*WEYI, NBC 25
*WJRT, ABC 12
*WNEM, CBS 5
*WFUM, PBS 28

Detroit Area
*WJBK, Fox 2
*WDIV, NBC 4
*WXYZ, ABC 7
*WWJ, CBS 62
*WTVS, PBS 56
*WKBD, UPN 50
*WYMD, My Network TV 20

References

External links

* [http://www.cityofbadaxe.com/ Official City of Bad Axe Website]
* [http://www.badaxeonline.com/ BADAXEonline.com]

urrounding communities

Canadian City Geographic Location (8-way)
North=Port Austin
West=Pigeon, Sebewaing
Center= Bad Axe, Michigan
East=Harbor Beach, Lake Huron
South=Sandusky, Detroit
Northwest= Caseville
Northeast= Port Hope
Southwest= Saginaw, Caro
Southeast= Minden City, Port Huron


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