Presque Isle County, Michigan

Presque Isle County, Michigan

Infobox U.S. County
county = Presque Isle County
state = Michigan

map size = 200
founded = 1875
seat = Rogers City | area_total_sq_mi =2573
area_land_sq_mi =660
area_water_sq_mi =1913
area percentage = 74.34%
census yr = 2000
pop = 14411
density_km2 =8
web =

Presque Isle County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 14,411. The county seat is Rogers CityGR|6.


*According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,573 square miles (6,663 km²), of which, 660 square miles (1,710 km²) of it is land and 1,913 square miles (4,954 km²) of it (74.34%) is water.
*It is considered to be part of Northern Michigan.

Geographic features

*Grand Lake (Presque Isle, Michigan)

Major highways

US Highways

* provides a loop through downtown Rogers City.

Michigan State Trunklines


Presque Isle County Intercounty Highways


Adjacent counties

Geographic Location
Centre = Presque Isle County
Northeast = Lake Huron
Southeast = Alpena County
Southwest = Montmorency County
West = Cheboygan County


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 14,411 people, 6,155 households, and 4,203 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 9,910 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.07% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.5% were of German, 28.2% Polish, 7.9% English, 6.3% American, 5.6% French and 5.6% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.7% spoke English and 3.1% Polish as their first language.

There were 6,155 households out of which 24.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.70% were non-families. 28.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.90% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 22.40% from 25 to 44, 27.80% from 45 to 64, and 22.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,656, and the median income for a family was $37,426. Males had a median income of $31,275 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,363. About 6.80% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.10% of those under age 18 and 9.20% of those age 65 or over.


The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates themajor 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 andother social services. The county board of commissioners controls thebudget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most localgovernment functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, streetmaintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.

Presque Isle County elected officials

* Prosecuting Attorney: Donald J. McLennan
* Sheriff: Terry Flewelling
* County Clerk: Susan M. Rhode
* County Treasurer: Patricia Cornett
* Register of Deeds: Cathy I. Idalski
* Drain Commissioner: Charles M. Lyon
* County Surveyor: Norman J. Quaine, Jr.

(information as of September 2005)

Cities, villages, and townships

* Onaway
* Rogers CityVillages
* Millersburg
* Posen

* Allis Township
* Bearinger Township
* Belknap Township
* Bismarck Township
* Case Township
* Krakow Township
* Metz Township
* Moltke Township
* North Allis Township
* Ocqueoc Township
* Posen Township
* Presque Isle Township
* Pulawski Township
* Rogers Township

Historical markers

There are ten recognized Michigan historical markers in the county: [ [ Michigan Historical Markers] ]
* Bearinger Union School
* Burnham's Landing
* Elowsky Mill
* Forty Mile Point Lighthouse / Graveyard of Ships
* Lake Huron
* The Metz Fire
* Old Presque Isle Lighthouse
* Presque Isle Electric Cooperative Monument
* Presque Isle Light Station
* World's Largest Limestone Quarry


Bibliography and further reading

* [ Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University, Bibliography on Presque Isle County]

External links

* [ "Enchanted forest", Northern Michigan source for information, calendars, etc.]
* [ Presque Isle County Website]

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