Onaway, Michigan

Onaway, Michigan
Onaway, Michigan
—  City  —
Location of Onaway, Michigan
Coordinates: 45°21′25″N 84°13′33″W / 45.35694°N 84.22583°W / 45.35694; -84.22583
Country United States
State Michigan
County Presque Isle
 – Total 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)
 – Land 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 850 ft (259 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 993
 – Density 585.6/sq mi (226.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49765
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-60680[1]
GNIS feature ID 0634060[2]

Onaway is a city in Presque Isle County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 933 at the 2000 census. Onaway is the Sturgeon Capital of Michigan.



Private airports

  • Leo E. Goetz County Airport

Commercial airports

The nearest commercial airports to Onaway are Alpena County Regional Airport, Cherry Capital Airport (Traverse City) and Pellston Airport.

Michigan State Trunklines


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 993 people, 448 households, and 237 families residing in the city. The population density was 585.6 per square mile (225.5/km²). There were 525 housing units at an average density of 309.6 per square mile (119.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.37% White, 1.31% Native American, and 2.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41% of the population.

There were 448 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.3% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.9% were non-families. 42.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,787, and the median income for a family was $26,786. Males had a median income of $26,932 versus $18,958 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,552. About 20.3% of families and 26.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.8% of those under age 18 and 20.4% of those age 65 or over.


All of the following can be accessed in Onaway, Michigan.


  • The Alpena News[3] is the daily newspaper of record for much of northeastern Lower Peninsula of Michigan.
  • The Onaway Outlook is the weekly newspaper for the city of Onaway, Michigan, published by Presque Isle Newspaper, Inc.
  • The Presque Isle County Advance is the weekly newspaper of Presque Isle County, published by Presque Isle Newspaper, Inc.




Call Sign Frequency City Broadcast From
WTLI 89.3 Bear Creek Township
WPHN 90.5 Gaylord
WCML 97.1 Alpena
WFXD 92.5 Atlanta
WBCM 93.5 Boyne City
WKJZ 94.9 Hillman
WLXT 96.3 Petoskey
WRGZ 96.7 Rogers City
WKLZ 98.9 Petoskey
WHAK 99.9 Rogers City
WMJZ 101.5 Gaylord
WMKC 102.9 Indian River
WGFM 105.1 Cheboygan
WHSB 107.7 Alpena


Call Sign Frequency City Broadcast From
WTCM 580 Traverse City
WARD 750 Petoskey
WHAK 960 Rogers City
WJML 1110 Petoskey


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ The Alpena News

External links

Coordinates: 45°21′27″N 84°13′26″W / 45.3575°N 84.22389°W / 45.3575; -84.22389

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