Charlevoix County, Michigan


Charlevoix County, Michigan
Charlevoix County, Michigan
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Map of Michigan highlighting Charlevoix County
Location in the state of Michigan
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Michigan's location in the U.S.
Founded 1869
Seat Charlevoix
Largest city Boyne City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,390.76 sq mi (3,602 km²)
416.84 sq mi (1,080 km²)
973.92 sq mi (2,522 km²), 70.03%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

26,090
62/sq mi (24/km²)
Website www.charlevoixcounty.org

Charlevoix County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 26,090. The county seat is Charlevoix.[1]

Contents

Geography

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Transportation

State highways

County-designated highways

  • C-48
  • C-56
  • C-65
  • C-71
  • C-73
  • C-81

Airports

Ferry service

  • Beaver Island Boat Company maintains a regular auto ferry from Charlevoix:[5]
  • The Ironton Ferry at Ironton, Michigan crosses the south arm of Lake Charlevoix. It is a designated Michigan Historical Site in operation since 1876.

Demographics

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 26,090 people, 10,400 households, and 7,311 families residing in the county. The population density was 63 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 15,370 housing units at an average density of 37 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.31% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 1.54% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 21.8% were of German, 12.0% English, 11.0% American, 10.6% Irish and 8.4% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.3% spoke English and 1.1% Spanish as their first language.

There were 10,400 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 25.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,788, and the median income for a family was $46,260. Males had a median income of $32,457 versus $22,447 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,130. About 5.40% of families and 8.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.00% of those under age 18 and 5.90% 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.

Cities, villages, and townships

Villages

Unincorporated communities

Townships

History and historical markers

See also

Notes

External links

Coordinates: 45°28′N 85°28′W / 45.47°N 85.46°W / 45.47; -85.46


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