Schoolcraft County


Schoolcraft County is located at the top of Lake Michigan. Its boundaries extend from Point O’Keefe in Thompson Township, 53 miles north of the Alger County Line, to just 10 miles south of Lake Superior. The county is home to hundreds of inland lakes including Indian Lake, the 4th largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula at 8,000 acres. Schoolcraft County has 2 golf courses, 130 miles of snowmobile trails, numerous cross-country ski trails, ORV trails, and miles of rivers for the avid canoeist.


Census 2010 2015 % Change
Population 8,485 8,345 -1.68%


Labor Force



Total Labor Force 3,455 3,254
Employed 3,094 3,016
Unemployed 10.4% 7.30%


Major Employers That Export
(# Employed)



Manistique Papers 147 98
Carmeuse Lime & Stone 80 80
OnLine Engineering, Inc. 20 28
Manistique Machine 1 3
Graymont 28 30
Suburb Solar 2 2


Other Employers
(# Employed)



Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital 225 258
Kewadin Casino 108 109
Manistique Area School 200 123
Schoolcraft County 71 58
Jack’s Supermarket 64 70
Tribal Community Center 45 45
Shopko 32 32


Education & Training

K-12 Schools (Enrollment)



Public Schools

Manistique Area Schools 819 808
Big Bay De Noc Area Schools 208 198
Total Public 1,027 1,006

Private Schools

Bethel Baptist Christian School  7 7
St Francis De Sales School 215 131
Total Private 222 138

Colleges & Universities

Northern Michigan University (Located in Marquette)  8,303 7,750
Michigan Technological University (Located in Houghton) 7,242 7,270
Bay de Noc Community College (Located in Escanaba) 1,853 1,842


Workforce Development Agencies

UPWARD Talent Council Michigan Works!, The Job Force Board



Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, Woodland Meadows, monthly vising specialists from U.P. Health System-Marquette, the Regional Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group


Emergency Services

Public Safety: Schoolcraft County Sherriff, Michigan State Police, Manistique Public Safety

Fire Services: Inwood Twp., Mueller Twp., Newton Twp., Doyle Twp., Manistique Twp., Thompson Twp., Seney DNR Fire, Seney Twp.

Ambulance Services: County wide service available


Climate (Average Temperatures)

High (ºF)

Low (ºF)

Summer 73 56
Winter 26 10
Snowfall 130.72 inches annually



Schoolcraft County Government Information, Public Records


Financial Services

Limestone Federal Credit Union, Manistique Federal Credit Union, mBankManistique, State Savings Bank- Manistique, Northern Initiatives


Industrial & Commercial
(# of Establishments)



Retail trade 39 40
Construction 29 31
Accommodations and food services 29 27
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 19 21
Other services, except public administration 18 19
Finance and insurance 12 14
Professional and technical services 9 10
Healthcare and social assistance 19 18
Transportation and warehousing 11 12
Wholesale trade 7 7
Manufacturing 7 7
Information 4 5
Real estate and rental and leasing 1 40
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 4 4
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 4 3
Utilities 1 1


Industrial Parks

City of Manistique Industrial Park, Schoolcraft County Industrial Park


Main Highways:

US-2, M-28, M-77, M-94, M-149


Nearest Central Cities (Miles)

Green Bay, WI 163
Saginaw, MI 283
Chicago, IL 369



Local and Cellular: CenturyLink, AT&T, Hiawatha Telephone

Internet: Charter Communications, CenturyLink,



Electricity: Cloverland Electric, Wisconsin Electric

Natural Gas: SEMCO Energy

Water and Sewer: Municipal in Manistique, the Village of Germfask, and the Village of Seney, well and septic in other areas

Waste Disposal: Waste Management


Recreational Opportunities:

994 campsites, 372 hotel/motel rooms, 135 miles of hiking, skiing, and bike trails, 147 miles of snowmobile trails, 113 miles of scenic highway, 47 miles of Great Lakes Shoreline, 29 miles of ORV trails, 27 public access sites, 6 bed and breakfasts, 3 State Parks, 2 Lighthouses, Kewadin Casino, Stony Point Golf Course, Indian Lake Golf Course, The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk


Cultural Opportunities:

Cooks Corn Roast Schoolcraft County Fair in August, Bay de Noc Snowmobile Club Poker Run in February, SC Snowmobile Association Poker Run in January, 4th of July Parade/Art Show/Fireworks/Folk Fest/Arts & Crafts Show, Antique Car and Snowmobile Show in September, Treasure City, Lake Effect Art Gallery, Schoolcraft County Historical Park

Complete listing of events, statistics, maps, locations, and facilities can be found at