General County Information


Mackinac County Master Plan

Mackinac County Fact Book

Prepared by U.P. Engineers & Architects, Inc. for the Mackinac County Planning Commission and Economic Development Corporation.

2000 & 2010 Census

Mackinac County Facts

Mackinac County is located on the northern shores of Lakes Huron and Michigan and encompasses 2 cities and 11 townships. State and Federal land ownership is 54%. The largest seasonal employer is the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and the largest year round employer is the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

The growing tourism industry is currently built around the many attractions in St. Ignace and on Mackinac Island, National Forests, Lake Huron and Michgan, numerous rivers, streams, inland lakes, public and private campgrounds and the rapidly increasing snowmobile tourist season.

Land in Mackinac County

  • Acres – 691,000
  • Square Miles – 1,093
  • Federal Forest – 135,000
  • Shore Line – 230 approximately

Population 2010

  • County 11,113
  • Region (Sq. Mile) 1127
  • Persons Sq. Mile 10.6

Labor Force

  • Total Labor Force 7,450
  • Employed 6,750
  • Summer Unemployment Rate: 1.6
  • Winter Unemployment Rate: 21.7

Education & Training – Public Schools

  • Engadine 2,058
  • Les Cheneaux 2,444
  • Mackinac Island 523
  • St. Ignace 4,249
  • Tahquamenon Area Schools 1,238

Workforce Development

  • Michigan Works!
  • Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Colleges & Universities

  • Lake Superior State Univ. 3,077
  • North Central Michigan College
  • Bay Mills Community College

Healthcare & Emergency Services

  • Straits Area Hospital
  • Basic Care n/a Beds
  • Long Term Care 99 Beds

Ambulance

  • Volunteer Ambulance Corps throughout County
  • 2 City Ambulance

Clinics

  • MSAH/HNJ/Schoolcraft Memorial – Curtis
  • MSAH/HNJ Clinic – Engadine, Mackinac Island
  • MSAH – Naubinway
  • MSAH – Mackinac Straits Area Hospital
  • HNJ – Helen Newberry Joy Hospital

Financial Services

  • Central Savings Bank
  • First National Bank of St. Ignace
  • North Country Bank & Trust
  • State Savings Bank of Manistique
  • Soo Co-Op Credit Union (Cedarville)
  • UP State Credit Union

Fire Departments (Class Rating)

  • Townships 11
  • City 2

Climate

  • Average Summer Temperature 75° – 48°
  • Average Winter Temperature 26° – 9°
  • Snowfall: Average 115 Inches Annually

Manufacturers

  • Bickham Doors
  • Carl’s Cedar Shingles
  • Haske Post Company
  • Hessel Block Company
  • Flotation Docking Systems
  • Mackinac Fish Market
  • Maples Sawmill
  • Michigan Limestone
  • North Arrow Log Homes
  • Nye Farms
  • Old Mill Designs
  • Sand Products
  • Tassier Sugar Bush
  • Think ‘N’ Thin Lumber Co.
  • Up North Studio

Major Employers

  • Arnold Transit Co.
  • Autore Oil Co.
  • Grand Hotel
  • Les Cheneaux Community Schools
  • LMAS District Health Dept.
  • Mackinac Bridge Authority
  • Mackinac County
  • Mackinac Straits Area Hospital
  • Michigan Limestone
  • St. Ignace Area Schools
  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
  • Star Line Mackinac
  • State of Michigan
  • Shepler’s Mackinac

Industrial & Commercial

  • Accounting, Auditing & Bookkeeping
  • Computer & Data Processing
  • Financial
  • Fishing
  • General Building Contractors
  • Legal Services
  • Lodging and Resorts
  • Management & Public Relations
  • Retail Trade
  • Real Estate
  • Tourism Industry
  • Truck & Courier

Industrial Parks

  • Clark Twp. Industrial Park

Telecommunications

  • SBC/Ameritech – Local
  • CenturyTel – Local
  • Verizon Wireless, AT&T – Cellular
  • Cedarville.Net – ISP
  • MOTHERS Computers – ISP
  • EasternUP.Net – ISP
  • Lighthouse Computers – ISP

Transportation

  • Trucking Companies
  • UP Special Delivery
  • FedEx Delivery
  • United Parcel Service

Rail Carrier

  • Canadian National Railway

Marine

  • Port Inland – Commercial Port
  • Port Dolomite – Commercial Port
  • Cedarville Quarry – Commercial Port
  • Bois Blanc – Marina
  • Cedarville – Marina
  • Hessel – Marina
  • Naubinway – Marina
  • Mackinac Island – Marina
  • St. Ignace – Marina

Airports

  • Bois Blanc
  • Hessel
  • Mackinac Island
  • St. Ignace

Utilities

  • Edison Sault Electric – Electricity
  • Cloverland Electric Co-Op – Electricity
  • DTE Energy – Natural Gas
  • SEMCO – Natural Gas
  • AmeriGas – Propane
  • Autore Oil Company – Propane
  • Bowman Oil Company, Inc. – Propane
  • Shute Oil Company, Inc. – Propane
  • ThermoGas – Propane
  • Municipal – Water
  • Private Wells – Water
  • Municipal, Septic Systems – Sewer
  • Waste Management – Waste Disposal
  • Private Haulers – Waste Disposal
  • Charter Communications – Cable TV
  • UP Communications – Cable TV

Recreational

  • Mackinac Bridge State Park
  • Mackinac Island
  • Hiawatha National Forest
  • Northern Lake Huron Nature Trail – East
  • Northern Lake Huron Nature Trail – West
  • Northern Lake Michigan Nature Trail
  • North Country Trail
  • Sport Fishing & Hunting
  • Peek-a-Boo Hill Cross-country Ski Trail
  • Golf Course
  • Les Cheneaux Historic Golf
  • Hessel Ridge Golf Course
  • St. Ignace Links
  • Wawashkamo Golf Course
  • Numerous Rivers, Lakes, & Streams
  • Snowmobile & Hiking Trails, ORV, ATV, Motorcycle Trails
  • Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Bird watching
  • Campgrounds