- Eaton County, Michigan
Infobox U.S. County
county = Eaton County
state = Michigan
map size = 225
founded = 1837
seat = Charlotte | area_total_sq_mi =579
area percentage = 0.45%
census yr = 2000
pop = 103655
web = www.eatoncounty.org
Eaton County is a county in the
U.S. stateof Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 103,655. The county seatis CharlotteGR|6. Eaton County was named for John Eaton, who was Secretary of War under U.S. President Andrew Jackson, making it one of Michigan's Cabinet counties. It was organized in 1837.
According to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 579 square miles (1,500 km²), of which, 576 square miles (1,493 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) of it (0.45%) is water.
Battle Creek River
* a route traveling through downtown Charlotte.
* a route traveling through Lansing and East Lansing.
Michigan state trunklines
1900 = 31668
1910 = 30499
1920 = 29377
1930 = 31728
1940 = 34124
1950 = 40023
1960 = 49684
1970 = 68892
1980 = 88337
1990 = 92879
2000 = 103655
estimate= 107390As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 103,655 people, 40,167 households, and 28,237 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 180 people per square mile (69/km²). There were 42,118 housing units at an average density of 73 per square mile (28/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.25% White, 5.29% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 1.13% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.17% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. 3.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.1% were of German, 13.0% English, 11.2% American and 8.7% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.6% spoke English and 2.0% Spanish as their first language.
There were 40,167 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $49,588, and the median income for a family was $57,898. Males had a median income of $41,978 versus $29,638 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $22,411. About 4.10% of families and 5.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.80% of those under age 18 and 5.90% of those age 65 or over.
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 healthregulations, andparticipates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The countyboard of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. InMichigan, most local government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, streetmaintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.
Eaton County elected officials
* Prosecuting Attorney: [http://www.prosecutingattorney.info Jeffrey L. Sauter]
Sheriff: Mike Raines
County Clerk/ Register of Deeds: Fran Fuller
* County Treasurer: Bill Conarton, Jr.
Drain Commissioner: Brady Harrington
(information as of June 2006)
Cities, villages, and townships
*Five Points Corner
*Delta Charter Township
*Eaton Rapids Township
*Oneida Charter Township
*Windsor Charter Township
School Districts located in Eaton County
*Bellevue Community Schools, Bellevue
Charlotte Public Schools, Charlotte
Eaton Intermediate School District, Charlotte
*Eaton Rapids Public Schools, Eaton Rapids
Grand Ledge Public Schools, Grand Ledge. Village of Mulliken schools was annexed by Grand Ledge Public Schools
Maple Valley Schools, Vermontville
*Olivet Community Schools, Olivet
*Oneida Township S/D #3, Oneida Township
*Potterville Public Schools, Potterville
*Roxand Township School District #12, Roxand Township
*Waverly Community Schools, Delta Township
*Village of Dimondale (Holt Public Schools, Holt, Ingham County)
*Village of Sunfield (Lakewood Public Schools, Lake Odessa, Ionia County)
*A small portion of northeast Delta Township (Lansing Public Schools, Lansing, Ingham County)
* Ingham Intermediate School District (Waverly Community Schools, Village of Dimondale, portion of Delta Township)
* Ionia Intermediate School District (Village of Sunfield)
*Calhoun Intermediate School District ( Bellevue Community Schools, Olivet Community Schools)
[http://www.eatoncounty.org/echc/echchist.htm History of Eaton County]
Bibliography and further reading
* [http://www.clarke.cmich.edu/localhistory/Eaton.htm Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University, Bibliography on Eaton County]
* [http://www.eatoncounty.org/ Official Website of Eaton County]
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