Area Code 906

Where Is Area Code 906?

Updated: December 26th 2017

Area code 906 serves the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Area code 906 was brought into effect on March 19, 1961, as a split from area code 616. Area code 906 lies within the Eastern Time Zone, except for the counties bordering Wisconsin, which lie in the Central Time Zone. Due to the fact that area code 906 is one of the least populous area codes, it is not expected to be exhausted until another twenty to thirty years.

Marquette is a city located in Michigan. It is the most populated city of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. The development of Marquette began in 1844 with the discovery of iron deposits, which led to the formation of mining companies. During the 1850s, Marquette was linked by rail to many iron mines and was the leading shipping center of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. At the height of iron mining, which was in the late 19th century, Marquette was nationally known as a summer retreat.

Today Marquette is located on Lake Superior and continues to be a major port for shipping hematite ores and enriched iron ore pellets. Marquette has a humid continental climate, which means hot, humid summers and cold winters. The city’s location in the Snowbelt region means that it receives a great amount of snowfall during the winter months, mainly from lake-effect snow.

Marquette has a population of 21,355 and the racial makeup of the city is 91.1% White, 4.4% Black, 1.4% Hispanic, and 0.9% Asian (2010 Census).

The city is known for being home to the Northern Michigan University, the largest university in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The largest employers in Marquette are Northern Michigan University, Marquette General Hospital, and the Marquette School System. The most popular park in the city is Presque Isle Park and the two most popular beaches in the city are South Beach Park and McCarty’s Cove. The city is also home to the Lakeview Arena, a multi-purpose arena, and the Superior Dome, the world’s largest wooden dome. The extensive network of biking and walking paths allows everyone to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. In winter, residents and tourists head to Marquette Mountain, a winter sports area for skiing and snow boarding. Museums in Marquette include the Marquette Maritime Museum, the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, and the Marquette County History Museum.

Sault Ste. Marie is situated on the northeastern end of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which is on the Canada-United States border. French colonists established the area; in French, the city’s name means “the Rapids of Saint Mary.” Sault Ste. Marie has a twin city, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; they are separated by the St. Marys River. Even though they are twin cities, the Canadian Sault Ste. Marie is about fives times as large in terms of population. Sault Ste. Marie is the second most populous city of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the county seat of Chippewa County.

Major Cities In Area Code 906

Marquette

Sault Ste. Marie

Escanaba

Menominee

Houghton

Sault Ste. Marie has a humid continental climate, meaning warm summers and cold, snowy winters; it is also one of the snowiest places in Michigan. Sault Ste. Marie has a population of 14,144 and the racial makeup of the city is 74.8% White, 17.7% Native American, 1.5% Hispanic, 0.9% Asian, and 0.7% Black (2010 Census). The economy here is based around tourism, with the Soo Locks and the Kewadin Casino, Hotel and Convention Center drawing the most amounts of people; other major draws include forests, inland lakes, and the Lake Superior shoreline. The Soo Locks brings many visitors because it is the world’s busiest canal and therefore people from all around the world come to watch shipping traffic pass through the locks. Points of interest in Sault Ste. Marie include the Soo Locks, the Point Iroquois Light Station, the Tower of History, the Museum Ship Valley Camp, the Water Street Historic Block, and Rotary Park. One of the biggest annual events in Sault Ste. Marie is the International 500 Snowmobile Race (I-500), which draws participants and fans from all over the United States and Canada. There is only one university in Sault Ste. Marie, the Lake Superior State University, which is home to the LSSU Lakers.

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