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Statistics and Facts of New Baltimore Michigan

History
New Baltimore incorporated as a village in 1867 and as a city in 1931. It is located on the north coastline of Lake St. Clair, along the boundary line of Macomb and St. Clair Counties. The town sits on the waterfront along Lake St. Clair's Anchor Bay, and offers a public park, beach, and downtown-shopping district.

In 1796 French hunters and fur trappers, were the first inhabitants of that portion of Macomb County that later became New Baltimore. The French settlers of this era took residence along the waterfront and rivers and later developed farms that had narrow frontage of 400 of 900 feet and extended inland from the water. Generally, the depth of the parcel was determined by how far a man could plow or cultivate in a day.

The first evidence of a settled community came in the 1845, when a Mount Clemens businessman, Alfred Ashley, platted 60 acres of land lying on both sides of Washington Street. This would become known as the village of Ashley, and on September 20, 1851, he was given a post office called Ashleyville, with him as postmaster. Mr. Ashley also opened businesses in lumbering, shipping, and real estate. The original Village of Ashley occupied what is now the center part of downtown New Baltimore, extending northwest along Clay, Base and Maria Streets from Anchor Bay. The land was subdivided in the typical gridiron fashion used in most American communities at that time. Over the years, irregularities developed in the gridiron subdivision pattern because of the lack of local controls, conflicts with French claims, and changing land uses, particularly along the waterfront area. This created problems, in both subdivision patterns in general and waterfront use in particular that remain today. This original settlement bore Ashley's name until 1867, when the village name was changed to New Baltimore.

Throughout its history, New Baltimore has been linked to the regional economy by virtue of the city's access to the waterfront and the region's transportation network. In its early years, New Baltimore took advantage of its waterfront location to operate port facilities exporting agriculture and manufacturing products to other communities. The area was known for the manufacturing of barrels, brooms, bricks, coffins, corsets, and creamery products. Lumber products and building materials were shipped by boat from the local mills. Development was heavily oriented to the waterfront, where shipping piers extended a hundred or more feet into the lake.

As automobile transportation increased in importance and travel patterns changed, so did the development of the City. Goods were no longer shipped by water and the waterfront slowly changed. Between 1860 and 1880, New Baltimore changed from a strong manufacturing and exporting community to a thriving community in Macomb County with many resort activities and well-known commercial establishments. The community was thriving and boasted an opera house, hotels, salt baths (which nearby city of Mount Clemens was famous for in the late 1800s and early 1900s), summer and winter recreational activities, saloons, a brewery and numerous resort and commercial establishments. The city was in the path of a steam locomotive line that ran between Detroit and Port Huron in the late 1800s. As technology changed, the city constructed an electricity plant to accommodate inter-urban passenger trains, which lasted until the mid-1920s. Today, access to the city is provided via Interstate 94.

Population (year 2000): 7,405. Estimated population in July 2006: 11,308 (+52.7% change)
Males: 3,599 (48.6%)
Females: 3,806 (51.4%)

Macomb County

Median resident age: 36.2 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Zip codes: 48047, 48051

Estimated median household income in 2005: $62,100 (it was $60,699 in 2000)
New Baltimore $62,100
Michigan: $46,039

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $201,700 (it was $165,800 in 2000)
New Baltimore $201,700
Michigan: $149,300

Ancestries: German (30.1%), Polish (21.2%), Italian (11.1%), Irish (10.9%), French (9.9%), English (8.5%)

Elevation: 585 feet

Land area: 4.62 square miles. Population density: 2419 people per square mile (low)

For population 25 years and over in New Baltimore
High school or higher: 86.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%
Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
Unemployed: 3.9%

Mean travel time to work: 30.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Baltimore city
Never married: 21.2%
Now married: 61.9%
Separated: 1.3%
Widowed: 6.3%
Divorced: 9.3%

331 residents are foreign born
This city: 4.5%
Michigan: 5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
New Baltimore: 1.5% ($2,427)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clinton, MI (14.3 miles, pop. 95,648)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (32.5 miles, pop. 951,270)

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (344.6 miles, pop. 2,896,016)

Nearest cities: New Haven, MI (5.1 miles), Richmond, MI (8.8 miles), Harrison, MI (9.5 miles), Pearl Beach, MI (11.0 miles), Mount Clemens, MI (11.6 miles), Clinton, MI (14.3 miles), Algonac, MI (14.7 miles), Memphis, MI (14.8 miles)

Latitude: 42.69 N, Longitude: 82.74 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -806 (-10.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 511 (13.3%)

Area code: 586

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 21 (17 officers)
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 1.52
US city average: 3.00

Hospital/medical center in New Baltimore:
HARBOR OAKS HOSPITAL (35031 23 MILE RD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near New Baltimore:
ST JOHN NORTH SHORES HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; HARRISON TOWNSHIP, MI)
MT CLEMENS GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; MOUNT CLEMENS, MI)
SELECT SPECIALTY HOSP-MACOMB CTY INC (about 12 miles; MOUNT CLEMENS, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to New Baltimore:
DETROIT CITY (about 27 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DET)
OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 48 miles; PONTIAC, MI; ID: PTK)
DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 54 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)

Other public-use airports nearest to New Baltimore:
RAY COMMUNITY (about 11 miles; RAY, MI; ID: 57D)
MARINE CITY (about 11 miles; MARINE CITY, MI; ID: 76G)
HARSENS ISLAND (about 14 miles; HARSENS ISLAND, MI; ID: Z92)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New Baltimore:
ST CLAIR COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; PORT HURON, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,287)
MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; WARREN, MI; FT enrollment: 11,057)
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-DETROIT CAMPUS (about 30 miles; TROY, MI; FT enrollment: 2,090)
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY (about 31 miles; ROCHESTER HILLS, MI; FT enrollment: 11,424)
OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BLOOMFIELD HILLS CAMPUS (about 35 miles; BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI; FT enrollment: 11,634)
LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 38 miles; SOUTHFIELD, MI; FT enrollment: 2,479)
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 20,389)

Public elementary/middle schools in New Baltimore:
ANCHOR BAY MIDDLE SCHOOL SOUTH (Students: 807; Location: 48650 SUGARBUSH ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
ANCHOR BAY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 746; Location: 52805 ASHLEY STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
LIGHTHOUSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 482; Location: 51880 WASHINGTON; Grades: KG - 05)
ASHLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 445; Location: 52347 ASHLEY STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
GREAT OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 412; Location: 32900 24 MILE ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
SUGARBUSH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 405; Location: 48400 SUGARBUSH ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
LOTTIE M. SCHMIDT ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 384; Location: 33700 HOOKER ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
DEAN A. NALDRETT SCHOOL (Students: 371; Location: 47800 SUGARBUSH ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
COMPASS POINT (Students: 116; Location: 51518 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE, UNIT H; Grades: KG - 12)

Library in New Baltimore:
MACDONALD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $351,769; Location: 36480 MAIN STREET; 36,780 books; 550 audio materials; 1,200 video materials; 64 serial subscriptions)

Average household size:
This city: 2.5 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city: 67.8%
Whole state: 68.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 4.9%
Whole state: 5.3%

Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 3.5%
Whole state: 10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 0.9%
Whole state: 4.8%

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