Regional Information

WUPPDR maintains an extensive database of census materials and related information. Our Agency is a local affiliate of the Michigan Center for Geographic Information formerly the Michigan Information Center (MIC) and has acquired a large volume of social and economic data from Federal and State resources.

The following are examples of information available through our office:


Population counts including census figures, labor force statistics, area race, sex, community profiles, population projections, etc.


Majors employers, labor force, income, major industries, poverty status, etc.

Region 13: Gazelle, New Business and Resilience Analysis – Prepared by the MSU Land Policy Institute at Part of the Michigan Prosperity Initiative


Number and type of unit, building permit data, median value, renter or owner occupied, etc.

WUPPDR responds to inquires from both public and private organizations. Information which is readily available is generally provided free of charge. Information requests that require a large number of copies or extensive staff time are provided at a cost.

County Profiles

For a quick overviews of each of the counties in the Western Upper Peninsula Рparticularly economic information Рclick the links below.

Baraga County Profile
Gogebic County Profile
Houghton County Profile
Iron County Profile
Keweenaw County Profile
Ontonagon County Profile

Local Government Websites

Baraga County

Baraga County

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

L’Anse Township

Village of Baraga

Village of L’Anse

Gogebic County

Houghton County

Iron County

Keweenaw County

Ontonagon County

Additional Data

Contact information for many counties and local units of government is in the 2014-2015 Michigan Municipal Guide by Municipal Publishing, LLC.
(WUPPDR is not affiliated with this publication and takes no responsibility for any inaccuracies.)

Other Michigan data are available through the State of Michigan website.

Other nation-wide data for states, counties and municipalities are available through the U.S. Census Bureau website.

American Fact Finder is also a great place to do research.

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