Baraga County

Reaching the beautiful and rugged “Grand Canyon of Michigan” is worth a day of adventuring. Bring home a lifetime of memories. Meet new friends. Enjoy a tasty pasty and take in nature. A great alternative to manmade resorts and a place elbow-to-elbow with people. When you long for quiet and nature, pack your backpack or suitcase and come to Baraga County.





Population 8,860 8,740


Labor Force



Total Labor Force 3,306 3,217
Employed 3,016 2,989
Unemployment 8.80% 7.1%


Major Employers That Export
(# Employed)



 Certainteed  152 160
Pettibone Traverse Lift LLC 75 72
Erickson Lumber & True Value 28 8
Peninsula Powder Coating 31 45
Selkey Manufacturing 12 12


Other Employers
(# Employed)



 KBIC Casino 179 175
MI Department of Corrections 301 301
Baraga Co. Memorial Hospital 191 184
Baraga County Extended Care 85 80
L’Anse Township Schools 119 133
Baraga Area School District 45 45
Baraga County 34 26
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community 334 334


Education & Training

 Public Schools (Enrollment)



 Baraga Area Schools 430 413
L’Anse Area Schools 658 640
Arvon Township Schools 9 12
Public Total 1,097 1,065

Private Schools

 Pelkie Mennonite School  0 0
 Sacred Heart School 64 64
Private Total 64 64

Colleges & Universities (Enrollment)

 Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College  91 104
Finlandia University (Located in Hancock) 536 614
Gogebic Community College (Located in Ironwood) 1,053 1,110
Michigan Technological University (Located in Houghton) 7,242 7,270
Northern Michigan University (Located in Marquette)  8,303 7,750


UPWARD Talent Council Michigan Works!


Baraga County Government Information, Public Records


Ojibwa Casino/Resort, Shrine of the Snowshoe Priest, Lake Trout Festival, Albert Village Museum, Aura Jamboree, Baraga County Historical Museum, Baraga County Fair (August), Hanka Homestead, Henry Ford’s Model Sawmill Village, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Pow-Wow



Baraga County Memorial Hospital, Baraga County Extended Care, Bayside Village, Covington Rest Home, New Day Treatment Center


Public Safety: Baraga Police, Baraga County Sherriff, Michigan State Police, L’Anse Police
Fire Services: Twp. of Baraga, Aura Volunteer Fire, Covington Volunteer Fire, L’Anse Fire Department
Ambulance Services: Bay Ambulance, Inc., Covington Twp. Ambulance Service


Baraga County Federal Credit Union, Baraga Village Revolving Loan Fund, Citizens Bank, Superior National Bank & Trust


Local: AT&T, Baraga Telephone Company, SprintCellular: AT&T, Verizon
Internet:, Charter Communications


Electricity: U.P. Power Company, Wisconsin Electric
Natural Gas: SEMCO
Water and Sewer: Municipal, Wells and septic systems
Waste Disposal: Waste Management


Baraga State Park, Craig Lake State Park, Huron Bay & Huron Islands, Keweenaw Bay, L’Anse and Baraga on Lake Superior, L’Anse Big Bay Snowmobile Trail, L’Anse Golf Course, L’Anse Twp. Park, Lac View Snowmobile Trail, Mount Arvon (Michigan’s Highest Peak), Recreational harbor facilities, 28 miles of ORV and Snowmobile Trails, 16 miles of Hiking/Biking/Skiing Trails, 7 Waterfalls, Sand Point Lighthouse




High (ºF)

Low (ºF)

 Summer  78 54
Winter 20 2
Snowfall  185.2 inches annually



Industrial & Commercial
(# of Establishments)



 Retail Trade 26 26
Manufacturing 23 22
Construction 15 15
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 23 21
Accommodations and food services 21 20
Other services, except public administration 20 19
Health care and social assistance 10 12
Transportation and warehousing 15 14
 Finance and insurance 8 8
Administrative and waste services 7 7
Wholesale trade 7 7
Real estate and rental and leasing 2 3
Professional and technical services 5 5
Information 3 4
Arts, entertainment and recreation 1 2
Mining 2 2
Utilities 1 1


Industrial Parks

3 – 20+ Acre Parks, Class A Road, Municipal Water &



Bus lines: Greyhound
Rail Carriers: Wisconsin Central
Airports: Houghton County Memorial, Sawyer International Airport
Airlines: United Airlines, Skywest Airlines, Delta Connection


Main Highways

US-41, US-141, M-28, M-38


Nearest Central Cities (Miles)

 Green Bay, WI 143 Chicago, IL 350



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