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East Tawas

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East Tawas is a city in Iosco County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,808 at the 2010 census.HistoryGeorge P. Perkins, a representative of a New York lumber firm, began this place in 1862. It was incorporated as a village in 1887 and as a city in 1895. The adjacent community of Tawas Beach was annexed into East Tawas in 1922.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.29sqmi, of which 2.84sqmi is land and 0.45sqmi is water.It is considered to be part of Northern Michigan.ClimateMajor highways has been designated the Sunrise Side Coastal Highway, and runs along the Lake Huron shore., accessed through Tawas City, is one of only three state highways that extend across the U.S. state of Michigan's Lower Peninsula from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. Its east end terminates in Tawas City at the junction of US 23.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 2,808 people, 1,332 households, and 756 families residing in the city. The population density was 988.7PD/sqmi. There were 1,728 housing units at an average density of 608.5/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 95.7% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.
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