46.5° N. 84.4° W.

boilerplateicePopulation? 14,400, according to the 2000 census. I’ve seen several numbers attributed to the 2000 census. I’m going with 14,400.

Area? 14.8 square miles of land, 5.4 square miles of water. That makes the population density about 950. Not really very dense. A *lot* of undeveloped land. McMansions exist but developments don’t blanket the countryside.

Elevation? 650 feet average.

Age? 341 years. From memory, the only cities older are St. Augustine, FL and Sante Fe, NM. At least that’s what I learned in grade school. Them thar tubes seem to say otherwise. Whatever.

Average snowfall? 128 inches per year.

Seasons? Winter and the 4th of July.

Median family income? $40,333.

Seasons? Winter and 4th of July. At least that’s what it feels like in February. Or April.

Street conditions in February? Almost totally covered with thick potholed boiler-plate ice and eight-foot snowbanks at every corner. Er, not at *this* corner.

Click here or on the pic for a few more pics of a frozen early-morning walk.

One Response to “46.5° N. 84.4° W.”

  1. Margaret Says:

    It’s a beautiful place, but I wouldn’t like that ice. I’d need a whole new wardrobe too, as mine mainly revolves around protection from rain!