Cheboygan County, Michigan


Cheboygan County, Michigan
Cheboygan County, Michigan
Seal of Cheboygan County, Michigan
Seal
Map of Michigan highlighting Cheboygan County
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the U.S.
Founded 1840
Seat Cheboygan
Largest city Cheboygan
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

885.23 sq mi (2,293 km²)
715.60 sq mi (1,853 km²)
169.63 sq mi (439 km²), 19.16%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

26,448
36/sq mi (14/km²)
Website www.cheboygancounty.net

Cheboygan County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 26,448. The county seat is Cheboygan[1].

The name of the county shares the same origin as that of the Cheboygan River, although the precise meaning is no longer known. It may have come from an Ojibwe word zhaabonigan meaning "sewing needle". Alternatively, the origin may have been "Chabwegan," meaning "a place of ore".[2] See List of Michigan county name etymologies‎.

The county boundaries were set off in 1840 and county government organized in 1853.[3]

Contents

Geography

  • According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 885.23 square miles (2,292.7 km2), of which 715.60 square miles (1,853.4 km2) (or 80.84%) is land and 169.63 square miles (439.3 km2) (or 19.16%) is water.[4]
  • The county is considered to be part of Northern Michigan.

Adjacent counties

Transportation

Airports

Private

Cheboygan County Airport (Cheboygan)

Commercial Airline

There are no commercial airline airports in Cheboygan County but the nearest ones are Alpena County Regional Airport, Chippewa County International Airport (Sault Ste. Marie, MI), and Cherry Capital Airport (Traverse City). Delta Air Lines schedules flights daily out of the Pellston Regional Airport.

Interstates

US Highways

Michigan State Trunklines

Cheboygan County Intercounty Highways

  • Michigan C-58 Cheboygan County.svg C-58
  • Michigan C-64 Cheboygan County.svg C-64
  • Michigan C-66 Cheboygan County.svg C-66
  • Michigan F-05 Cheboygan County.svg F-05

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 26,448 people, 10,835 households, and 7,573 families residing in the county. The population density was 37 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 16,583 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.80% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 2.55% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 21.4% were of German, 10.4% English, 10.0% French, 9.5% Polish, 9.2% American and 8.9% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.7% spoke English as their first language.

There were 10,835 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 26.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,417, and the median income for a family was $38,390. Males had a median income of $30,054 versus $20,682 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,088. About 8.70% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.90% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

Government

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.

Cheboygan County elected officials

(information as of November 2008)

Cities, villages, and townships

Cities

Villages

Unincorporated

  • Afton
  • Aloha
  • Alverno
  • Burt Lake
  • Topinabee
  • Tower

Townships

Historical Note: Cheboygan County had another township called Maple Grove Township, and it became part of Forest Township in 1942.

Historical markers

Jail and Sheriff's Residence, now the Cheboygan County Historical Museum Complex

There are eight recognized Michigan historical markers in the county:[6]

  • Forty Mile Point Lighthouse / Graveyard of Ships
  • Inland Waterway
  • Jacob J. Post House
  • Jail and Sheriff's Residence
  • Newton-Allaire House
  • Old Cheboygan County Courthouse
  • St. Bernard Catholic Church
  • St. Mary's Church

See also

Notes

External links

Coordinates: 45°29′N 84°30′W / 45.48°N 84.50°W / 45.48; -84.50


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