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Marquette, Michigan
Front Street in downtown Marquette, 1909
Location of Marquette within Marquette County, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Marquette
 • Type Commission-Manager
 • Mayor John DePetro
 • City Manager William Vajda
 • City 19.45 sq mi (50.38 km2)
 • Land 11.39 sq mi (29.50 km2)
 • Water 8.06 sq mi (20.88 km2)
Elevation 666 ft (203 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 21,355
 • Estimate (2012) 21,532
 • Density 1,874.9/sq mi (723.9/km2)
 • Metro 67,077
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49855
Area code(s) 906
FIPS code 26-51900
GNIS feature ID 0631600
Census Pop.
1880 4,690
1890 9,098 94.0%
1900 10,058 10.6%
1910 11,503 14.4%
1920 12,718 10.6%
1930 14,789 16.3%
1940 15,928 7.7%
1950 17,202 8.0%
1960 19,824 15.2%
1970 21,967 10.8%
1980 23,288 6.0%
1990 21,977 −5.6%
2000 19,661 −10.5%
2010 21,355 8.6%
Est. 2012 21,532 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
2012 estimate
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  • Unloading - Upon arrival, all items are inventoried as they are unloaded. When unloading, furniture, boxes and other belongings are placed in the rooms you designate. Assembly of beds, bookcases and other furniture is available upon request. Additionally, our household movers will protect your new home by using several types of floor runners to prevent stains or scratches on carpet and wood flooring.
Marquette MI 49855
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Moving can be a real pain, and and when my moving company told me they could not do the move, I was in a panic. My house closing was coming up very quickly and I needed to be out of my house.  Add on top of that I was retiring at the same time and moving to Texas, well the stress level was high.  In the matter of three days, seven companies told me they could not do the move.  Until I talked to Erica at Rose moving.  She listened to my story, called her boss, and told me she could meet the next day to get everything set for the move the day I needed it.  In the span of three hours, all the paperwork was complete, inventoried the entire house, locked in the movers and was able to work within my schedule. Beverly Thomason in the office sent me all the paperwork I needed the next day, was signed and returned.  On the day of the move, the team came in and were very pleasant and professional.  Every specialty item, heirloom, breakable glassware and framed paintings and memorabilia was cared for as if it was their own. Within three hours,, everything was loaded on the truck and sent to the warehouse for storage and crating.  Through the two weeks it sat in storage, Beverly kept me up to date with shipment to my new address.  On the day the shipment came, the delivery team took extra special care in preparing the house to move items inside.  This team was great! The entire process from when they arrived until they departed was about two hours.  They were very professional and worked through a couple of changes in where items were to go.  Everything arrived it perfect condition. They were kind and courteous and went out of their way to make sure that everything I needed done was done.  Although a long review, Rose Moving went out of their way at the last minute to take care of my move.  Two teams, two trucks, two really great move specialists, two thousand miles of travel and the best, most professional move I've ever had. Instead of shopping around, make Rose your first choice in preparing your move.
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I loved everything about Rose Moving! Our salesman, Jim, was very helpful in explaining to us the entire process of hiring a professional moving company. All of my moves in the past were done the "old fashioned" way which I have to be honest, I'll never do again after how smooth everything was with Rose. I hate asking friends and family for help.

After Jim made us feel comfortable, he gave us a quote that was a little more than I thought it would be, but again... this is my first time hiring a "real" movers. Don't tell Jim this, but I did send out his quote to a couple competitors who came back in the same ballpark. :P

It tooks us a couple of months to nail down move dates. After we had those figured out we called our move coordinator, Judy, and let her know. If you've never used a moving company like me, you have no clue what to expect. Judy literally called and/or e-mailed me on days that I was freaking out... almost like she was reading my mind. I'd say over the course of our move, I spoke with her at least a dozen times. She made me feel like I was in control of everything even though I didn't lift a finger. :)

The lead foreman during the delivery (can't remember his name) was very professional which kept my stress level down to almost non-existent. His crew worked hard and unloaded all of my stuff in what had to be a record time. I couldn't believe how quick it went.

I opted to hire them for help with the unpacking and that was SOOOO worth it. I didn't have to worry about breaking my back trying to open all those boxes (I can't even tell you how many there were). I honestly didn't think I had so much stuff. They even removed all the boxes and cleaned up the debris.

I was able to sit down and relax the first night in my new home - thanks to Rose Moving & Storage! I'm so glad I found you.
November 01, 2013

Marquette (Get Moving Prices for Marquette, MI) is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette (Marquette, MI Relocation). The population was 21,355 at the 2010 census, making it the most populated city of the Upper Peninsula. Marquette is a major port on Lake Superior, primarily for shipping iron ore, and is the home of Northern Michigan University. In 2012, Marquette was listed among the 10 best places to retire in the U.S. by CBS Money Watch.


Statue of Jacques Marquette (Get Move Cost for Marquette, MI) in Marquette (Get Moving Estimate for Marquette, MI)

The land around Marquette (Get Move Estimate for Marquette, MI) was known to French missionaries of the early 17th century and the trappers of the early 19th century. Development of the area did not begin, however, until 1844, when William Burt and Jacob Houghton (the brother of geologist Douglass Houghton) discovered iron deposits near Teal Lake west of Marquette (Get Relocation Cost for Marquette, MI). In 1845, Jackson Mining Company, the first organized mining company in the region, was formed.

The village of Marquette (Get Move Cost for Marquette, MI) began on September 14, 1849, with the formation of a second iron concern, the Marquette (Get Movers Prices for Marquette, MI) Iron Company. Three men participated in organizing the firm: Robert J. Graveraet, who had prospected the region for ore; Edward Clark, agent for Waterman A. Fisher of Worcester, Massachusetts, who financed the company, and Amos Rogers Harlow. The village was at first called New Worcester, with Harlow as the first postmaster. On August 21, 1850, the name was changed to honor Jacques Marquette (Get Moving Prices for Marquette, MI), the French Jesuit missionary who had explored the region. A second post office, named Carp River, was opened on October 13, 1851 by Peter White, who had come there with Graveraet at age 18. Harlow closed his post office in August 1852. The Marquette (Get Relocation Estimate for Marquette, MI) Iron Company failed, while its successor, the Cleveland Iron Mining Company, flourished and had the village platted in 1854. The plat was recorded by Peter White. White's office was renamed as Marquette (Get Move Estimate for Marquette, MI) in April 1856, and the village was incorporated in 1859. It was incorporated as a city in 1871.

St. Peter Cathedral

During the 1850s, Marquette (Get Moving Prices for Marquette, MI) was linked by rail to numerous mines and became the leading shipping center of the Upper Peninsula. The first ore pocket dock, designed by an early town leader, John Burt, was built by the Cleveland Iron Mining Company in 1859. By 1862, the city had a population of over 1,600 and a soaring economy.

In the late 19th century, during the height of iron mining, Marquette (Get Moves Quote for Marquette, MI) became nationally known as a summer haven. Visitors brought in by Great Lakes passenger steamships filled the city's hotels and resorts.

South of the city, K. I. Sawyer (Sawyer, Michigan Relocation) Air Force Base was an important Air Force installation during the Cold War, host to B-52H bombers and KC-135 tankers of the Strategic Air Command, as well as a fighter interceptor squadron. The base closed in September 1995, and is now the county's Sawyer (Sawyer, Michigan Movers) International Airport.

Marquette continues to be a shipping port for hematite ores and, today, enriched iron ore pellets, from nearby mines and pelletizing plants. About 7.9 million gross tons of pelletized iron ore passed through Marquette's Presque Isle (Presque Isle, MI Moving Company) Harbor in 2005.

The Roman Catholic Bishop Frederic Baraga is buried at St. Peter's Cathedral, which is the center for the Diocese of Marquette (Get Moving Estimate for Marquette, MI).

Postal and philatelic history

In addition to the Marquette (Get Moving Prices for Marquette, MI) #1 Post Office there is the "Northern Michigan University Bookstore Contract Station #384".

The first day of issue of a postal card showing Bishop Frederic Baraga took place in Marquette (Get Moving Estimate for Marquette, MI) on 29 June 1984, and that of the Wonders of America Lake Superior stamp on May 27, 2006.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.45 square miles (50.38 km2), of which, 11.39 square miles (29.50 km2) is land and 8.06 square miles (20.88 km2) is water.

The city includes several small islands (principally Middle Island, Gull Island, Lover's Island, Presque Isle (Presque Isle, Michigan Moving Company) Pt. Rocks, White Rocks, Ripley Rock, and Picnic Rocks) in Lake Superior. The Marquette Underwater Preserve lies immediately offshore.

Marquette Mountain, used for skiing, is located in the city, as is most of the land of Marquette Branch Prison of the Michigan Department of Corrections. Trowbridge Park (an unincorporated part of Marquette (Marquette, MI Relocation Companies)) is located to the west, and Marquette (Marquette, MI Relocation) to the northwest of the city.


2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 21,355 people, 8,321 households, and 3,788 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,874.9 inhabitants per square mile (723.9 /km2). There were 8,756 housing units at an average density of 768.7 per square mile (296.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.1% White, 4.4% African American, 1.5% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 8,321 households of which 18.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.3% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 54.5% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.71.

The median age in the city was 29.1 years. 12.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 30.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3% were from 25 to 44; 21.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.

2000 census

At the 2000 census, there were 19,661 people, 8,071 households and 4,067 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,723.9 per square mile (665.3/km²). There were 8,429 housing units at an average density of 739.1 per square mile (285.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95% White, 0.8% African American, 1.7% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population. 15.5% were of German, 12.6% Finnish, 8.9% French, 8.5% English, 8.2% Irish, 6.8% Italian and 6.7% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 8,071 households of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.2% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.6% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.81.

Age distribution was 16.8% under the age of 18, 25.9% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median household income was US$29,918, and the median family income was US$48,120. Males had a median income of US$34,107 versus US$24,549 for females. The per capita income for the city was US$17,787. About 7.2% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.


Along with Northern Michigan University, the largest employers in Marquette (Get Movers Estimate for Marquette, MI) are the Marquette (Get Movers Estimate for Marquette, MI) School System, Marquette (Get Move Cost for Marquette, MI) General Hospital (a regional medical center which is the only Level 2 Trauma center in the Upper Peninsula), Marquette (Get Moves Prices for Marquette, MI) Branch Prison, Pioneer Surgical Technology, and Charter Communications.

Marquette (Get Move Cost for Marquette, MI) in film and literature

The Marquette (Marquette, Michigan Moving Company) Courthouse was used for the courtroom scenes in the film Anatomy of a Murder.

Robert Traver (John Voelker) set his novels Anatomy of a Murder (1958) and Laughing Whitefish (1965) in Marquette (Get Movers Quote for Marquette, MI). The film version of Anatomy of a Murder, dramatizing a 1952 murder that happened in the area and the subsequent trial, was partly filmed in Marquette and Big Bay. Much of it was filmed in the Marquette (Marquette, Michigan Moving Companies) Courthouse in Marquette, where the actual murder case had been tried. Traver's Danny and the Boys (1951) is a collection of short stories set in and around Marquette (Get Relocation Estimate for Marquette, MI).

Philip Caputo set his novel Indian Country (1987) in the Upper Peninsula and several scenes depict Marquette (Get Movers Cost for Marquette, MI).

Jim Harrison (Harrison, Michigan Moving Companies)'s novel True North (2005) tells about a Marquette (Get Movers Estimate for Marquette, MI) family whose wealth is based on exploiting Upper Peninsula timber.

Jeffrey Eugenides' Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Middlesex (2002) refers to Marquette (Get Movers Quote for Marquette, MI) by name, in addition to other locations in Michigan.

A large portion of the acclaimed graphic novel Blankets, by Craig Thompson, takes place in Marquette (Get Moves Estimate for Marquette, MI).

Marquette (Get Movers Estimate for Marquette, MI) was the site of many key events in the investigation of a murder in Dave Distel's The Sweater Letter, a true story of a murder that occurred near Ontonagon (Ontonagon, Michigan Movers).

Parks, sports and recreation

The city of Marquette has a number of parks and recreational facilities which are used by city and county residents. Presque Isle (Presque Isle, MI Relocation) Park is Marquette's most popular park located on the north side of the city. It includes 323 acres (131 ha) of mostly forested land and juts out into Lake Superior. The park was designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted, the same Olmsted that designed Central Park in New York. Amenities include a wooden band shell for concerts, a park pavilion, a gazebo, a marina, a concession stand, picnic tables, barbecue pits, walking/skiing trails, playground facilities, and Moosewood Nature Center.

Lake Superior shore at Presque Isle (Presque Isle, MI Relocation Company) Park in winter

The city has two popular beaches, South Beach Park and McCarty's Cove. McCarty's Cove, flanked by the red U.S. Coast Guard Station lighthouse on its south shore, serves as a reprieve from hot summer days, where city and county residents alike take advantage of the cool, but tolerable, water temperatures and the cooling effects of the lake-generated sea breeze. Both beaches have picnic areas, grills, children's playgrounds and lifeguard stands.

Other parks include Tourist Park, Founder's Landing, LaBonte Park, Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Park Cemetery, Shiras Park, Williams Park, Harlow Park, Pocket Park, Spring Street Park and Father Marquette (Get Move Estimate for Marquette, MI) Park.

There are also numerous other recreational facilities located within the city. Lakeview Arena is best known for its use as an ice hockey facility, but it also hosts a number of public events. A skateboard park is located just outside of the arena and open during the summer. Lakeview Arena was home to the Marquette (Get Move Quote for Marquette, MI) Electricians and Marquette (Get Relocation Quote for Marquette, MI) Senior High School's Redmen hockey team. In 1974, the arena replaced the historic Palestra, which had been located a few blocks away.

Gerard Hailey Memorial Baseball field home of the Marquette (Get Relocation Estimate for Marquette, MI) Blues and Reds is located in on the north side along with numerous little league and softball fields.

The Superior Dome.

The city is also known for fishing for deep water lake trout, whitefish, salmon and brown trout.

Marquette (Get Relocation Prices for Marquette, MI) has the largest wooden dome in the world, the Superior Dome – unofficially but affectionately known as the YooperDome. (The second largest, located in Japan, is just one square foot smaller.) During the football season, the Dome is used primarily for football on its newly renovated astro turf field. The turf was installed in July 2009. Northern Michigan University holds its home football games in the Dome, as does the Michigan High School Athletic Association with the upper peninsula's High School football playoffs. The dome also hosts numerous private and public events which draw in thousands from around the region.

The Marquette (Get Move Estimate for Marquette, MI) Golf Club has brought international recognition to the area for its unique and dramatic Greywalls course, opened in 2005. The course features several panoramic views of Lake Superior and winds its way through rocky outcroppings, heaving fairways and a rolling valley, yet is located less than two miles (3 km) from the downtown area.

Marquette also has an extensive network of biking and walking paths throughout the city. The city has been gradually expanding the paths and has been promoting itself as a walkable and livable community. Cross Country ski trails are also located at Presque Isle (Presque Isle, MI Moving Company) Park and the Fit Strip.

Camping facilities are located at Tourist Park.

Live theatrical productions are provided through Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre and Black Box Theatre, Marquette (Get Move Estimate for Marquette, MI)'s Graverate School Kaufman Auditorium and Lake Superior Theatre, a semi-professional summer stock theatre.

The combination of hilly terrain (a 600-foot (180 m) vertical difference from top to bottom) and large area snow falls makes downhill skiing a reality on the edge of town.

Panorama of Lower Harbor and downtown Marquette (Get Moving Prices for Marquette, MI), from Lower Harbor Park. The Lower Harbor Ore Dock is no longer in operation.


Marquette (Get Moving Cost for Marquette, MI) is served by American Eagle and Delta Air Lines out of Sawyer International Airport with daily flights to Chicago and Detroit.

Marquette (Get Movers Quote for Marquette, MI) is served by a transportation bus system called the "MarqTran" that runs through the city and to nearby places such as Sawyer International Airport and Ishpeming. Indian Trails bus lines operates daily intercity bus service between Hancock and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a stop in Marquette (Get Move Prices for Marquette, MI).

Marquette (Get Relocation Estimate for Marquette, MI) has limited freight rail service by the Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad. The Canadian National Railway also goes through nearby Negaunee.


Museums, galleries, lighthouses

The Marquette (Get Movers Estimate for Marquette, MI) Maritime Museum is located along the Lake Superior shoreline near the U.S. Coast Guard Station. The museum is open during the summer season and offers an extensive collection of maritime artifacts involving the maritime history of Marquette (Get Moves Prices for Marquette, MI). Tours of the historic Marquette (Get Movers Quote for Marquette, MI) Harbor Lighthouse are also available; and just to the north of Marquette (Get Movers Prices for Marquette, MI), the Big Bay Point Light is operated as a bed and breakfast.

The Upper Peninsula Children's Museum is located along Baraga Avenue. Those familiar with Marquette (Get Moving Prices for Marquette, MI)'s past will recognize the former Bunny Bread sign that is located on the outside of the building. The museum features hands-on exhibits for children to learn and have fun doing so. The museum is open year-round.

The Marquette (Marquette, MI Movers) History Museum features many exhibits and artifacts of Marquette (Marquette, MI Relocation Company)'s past. The museum includes a library and gift shop and is open year-round.

The DeVos Art Museum is the art museum at Northern Michigan University.

The Oasis Gallery for Contemporary Art is an ongoing project of the Marquette (Get Relocation Quote for Marquette, MI) Arts Council.


Marquette (Get Moves Quote for Marquette, MI) has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb) with four distinct seasons that is strongly moderated by Lake Superior and is located in Plant Hardiness zone 5b. Winters are long and cold with a January average of 18.8 °F (−7.3 °C). Winter temperatures are slightly warmer than inland locations at a similar latitude due to the release of the heat stored by the lake, which moderates the climate. On average, there are 11.6 days where the temperature reaches below 0 °F (−18 °C) and most days during winter remain below freezing. However, mild spells of weather can occur time to time. Being located in the snowbelt region, Marquette (Get Movers Cost for Marquette, MI) receives a significant amount of snowfall during the winter months, mostly from lake-effect snow. Because Lake Superior rarely freezes over completely, this enables lake effect snow to persist throughout winter, making Marquette (Get Move Prices for Marquette, MI) the third snowiest city in the contiguous United States as reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with an average annual snowfall of 148.9 inches (378 cm). The snow depth in winter usually exceeds 10 inches (25 cm).

Summers are warm with the warmest months, July and August, each averaging 66.6 °F (19.2 °C), showing somewhat of a seasonal lag. The surrounding lake cools summertime temperatures and as a result, temperatures above 90 °F (32 °C) are rare, with only 3.4 days per year. Spring and fall are transitional seasons that are generally mild though highly variable due to the alternation of air masses moving quickly. Spring is usually cooler than fall because the surrounding lake is slow to warm than the land while in fall, the lake releases heat, warming the area.

Marquette (Get Moving Prices for Marquette, MI) receives 29 in (737 mm) of precipitation per year, which is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year though September and October are the wettest months while January and February being the driest months. The average window for nighttime freezes is October 15 thru May 7. The highest temperature ever record in Marquette (Get Moving Estimate for Marquette, MI) was 108 °F (42 °C) on July 15, 1901 and the lowest temperature was −33 °F (−36 °C) on February 8, 1861. Marquette (Get Relocation Estimate for Marquette, MI) receives an average of 2294 hours of sunshine per year or 51% of possible sunshine, ranging from a low of 29% in December to a high of 68% in July.

Climate data for Marquette (Get Moves Cost for Marquette, MI), Michigan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 57
Average high °F (°C) 25.0
Average low °F (°C) 12.5
Record low °F (°C) −26
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.80
Snowfall inches (cm) 27.7
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 17.3 11.4 11.9 10.5 10.3 11.4 10.8 10.8 13.1 13.8 13.6 15.0 150.0
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 18.6 12.3 10.1 4.4 0.2 0 0 0 0.1 0.8 7.7 14.7 68.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 105.5 128.8 181.3 225.3 278.8 289.7 322.8 270.6 191.5 140.6 80.7 78.2 2,293.8
Source: NOAA (normals 1981–2010, sun 1961–1990, extremes 1860–present)


Public schools

The City of Marquette (Get Moving Cost for Marquette, MI) is served by the Marquette (Get Movers Quote for Marquette, MI) Area Public Schools. The district is the largest school district in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin, with about 3,100 students and 420 Faculty and Staff.

Private schools


Public libraries

  • Peter White Public Library


Multiple media outlets provide local coverage of the Marquette (Get Relocation Estimate for Marquette, MI) area.

  • Newspaper: The Mining Journal, The North Wind, and Marquette (Get Move Prices for Marquette, MI) Monthly
  • Television: WLUC-TV, WBUP-TV, WZMQ, WNMU-TV and WJMN-TV

Suburbs of Marquette (Get Relocation Cost for Marquette, MI)

Accolades and awards

  • 2010 Distinctive Destination – National Trust of Historic Preservation (Voted #1 Fan Favorite)
  • 2008 Top 10 Winter Family Getaways – Weather Channel
  • 2008 #7 Best Place to Live for Hunters and Anglers – Outdoor Life Magazine
  • 2008 #7 in Mid-West in Rural America – Progressive Farmer
  • 2005, 2007, 2008 One of the 100 Best Communities for Young People – America's Promise: Alliance for Youth
  • 2006 #7 Place to Build a Vacation Home – Men's Journal
  • 2005 Top 10 Summer Vacation Destination – Sherman Travel
  • 2004 Most Livable Community – Partners for Livable Communities
  • 2004 Michigan Cool City – Governor Jennifer Granholm
  • 2003 All America County – National Civic League
  • Tree City for 30 Years
  • Top micropolitan area- Site Selection Magazine

Festivals and events

Sister cities

Marquette (Get Movers Quote for Marquette, MI) has two sister cities.

  • Japan Higashiōmi (Japan) since 1979
  • Finland Kajaani (Finland) 1997

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