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Menominee County is a county in the Upper Peninsula in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,029.[2] The county seat is Menominee.[3]The county's name comes from an American Indian word meaning "wild rice eater" used to describe a tribe. The county was originally created under the name of Bleeker in 1861. When county government was organized in 1863, the name was changed to Menominee.[1]

Menominee County is part of the Marinette,WI–MI Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography Edit

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 1,338.21 square miles (3,465.9 km2), of which 1,044.08 square miles (2,704.2 km2) is land and 294.13 square miles (761.8 km2) (or 21.98%) is water.[4]

Highways Edit

  • US 2
  • US 41
  • M‑35
  • M‑69

County-Designated Highways Edit

  • G-08
  • G-12
  • G-18

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical population
Census
1870 1,791
1880 11,987 569.3%
1890 33,639 180.6%
1900 27,046 −19.6%
1910 25,648 −5.2%
1920 23,778 −7.3%
1930 23,652 −0.5%
1940 24,883 5.2%
1950 25,299 1.7%
1960 24,685 −2.4%
1970 24,587 −0.4%
1980 26,201 6.6%
1990 24,920 −4.9%
2000 25,326 1.6%
2010 24,029 −5.1%
Est. 2012 23,815 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[6]

The 2010 United States Census[7] indicates Menominee County had a population of 24,029. This is a decrease of 1,297 people from the 2000 United States Census. This is a -5.1% change in population. In 2010 there were 10,474 households and 6,819 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 14,227 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). 95.3% of the population were White, 2.7% Native American, 0.3% Black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% of some other race and 1.2%of two or more races. 1.2% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race). 28.2% were of German, 13.1% French, French Canadian or Cajun, 8.4% Polish, 6.5% Swedish, 5.2% Irish and 5.2% American ancestry.[8]

There were 10,474 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 32.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.2 years. The population was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,014 and the median income for a family was $50,007. The per capita income for the county was $21,886. About 11.1% of people in families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

Government Edit

The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.

Menominee County elected officials Edit

(information as of June 2013)[9]

Cities, villages, and townships Edit

Cities Edit

Villages Edit

  • Carney
  • Daggett
  • Powers

Unincorporated communities Edit

  • Cedar River
  • Nadeau
  • Wallace

Townships Edit

  • Cedarville Township
  • Daggett Township
  • Faithorn Township
  • Gourley Township
  • Harris Township
  • Holmes Township
  • Ingallston Township
  • Lake Township
  • Mellen Township
  • Menominee Township
  • Meyer Township
  • Nadeau Township
  • Spalding Township
  • Stephenson Township

See also Edit

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