- 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 percentage = 74.34%
census yr = 2000
pop = 14411
web = www.presqueislecounty.org
Presque Isle County is a county in the
U.S. stateof Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 14,411. The county seatis 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
Grand Lake (Presque Isle, Michigan)
* provides a loop through downtown Rogers City.
Michigan State Trunklines
Presque Isle County Intercounty Highways
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 densitywas 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 incomefor 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 healthregulations, 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
* 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
There are ten recognized Michigan historical markers in the county: [ [http://www.michmarkers.com/Frameset.htm 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
* [http://clarke.cmich.edu/localhistory/PresqueIsle.htm Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University, Bibliography on Presque Isle County]
* [http://www.theenchantedforest.com/ "Enchanted forest", Northern Michigan source for information, calendars, etc.]
* [http://www.presqueislecounty.org/ Presque Isle County Website]
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