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Hillsdale County, Michigan
Map of Michigan highlighting Hillsdale County
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the U.S.
Seat Hillsdale
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

607 sq mi (1,572 km²)

8 sq mi (21 km²), 1.37%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

46,527
75/sq mi (29/km²)
Founded 1855
Website www.co.hillsdale.mi.us

Hillsdale County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 46,527. The county seat is Hillsdale[1]. The Hillsdale County Courthouse was built by Claire Allen, a prominent southern Michigan architect.

Contents

Geography

Hillsdale County Courthouse

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 607 square miles (1,572 km²), of which, 599 square miles (1,551 km²) of it is land and 8 square miles (22 km²) of it (1.37%) is water. Hillsdale is the only county in Michigan to border two other states. Within the county also exists the head waters of two St. Joseph Rivers, the St. Joseph River (Lake Michigan) and the St. Joseph River (Maumee River).

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 46,527 people, 17,335 households, and 12,550 families residing in the county. The population density was 78 people per square mile (30/km²). There were 20,189 housing units at an average density of 34 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.56% White, 0.43% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 1.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.4% were of German, 15.0% American, 13.2% English and 9.3% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.0% spoke English, 1.2% Spanish and 1.2% German as their first language.

There were 17,335 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% were non-families. 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,396, and the median income for a family was $45,895. Males had a median income of $35,349 versus $23,718 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,255. About 5.20% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.80% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

US Highways

Michigan State Trunklines

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, villages and townships.

Hillsdale County Elected Officials

  • Board of Commissioners:
    • District One: Parke D. Hayes
    • District Two: Alan E. Ringenberg
    • District Three: Robert Null
    • District Four: Maxine Vanlerberg
    • District Five: Brad Densmore
    • District Six: Ken Lautzenheiser, Chairman of the Board
    • District Seven: Andy Welden

Cities, villages, and townships

Unincorporated

Townships

Climate

Hillsdale County experiences four distinct seasons. July is the hottest month with an average high of 82 degrees (f) & January the coldest month with an average high of 29 degrees (f). June is the wettest month with 4.29 inches (109 mm) of rain on average.

Weather data for Hillsdale, Michigan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high °F (°C) 29
(-2)
33
(1)
43
(6)
56
(13)
68
(20)
78
(26)
82
(28)
80
(27)
72
(22)
60
(16)
46
(8)
34
(1)
Average low °F (°C) 13
(-11)
14
(-10)
24
(-4)
35
(2)
45
(7)
55
(13)
59
(15)
57
(14)
49
(9)
38
(3)
29
(-2)
19
(-7)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.10
(53.3)
1.82
(46.2)
2.77
(70.4)
3.39
(86.1)
3.82
(97)
4.29
(109)
3.54
(89.9)
3.70
(94)
3.71
(94.2)
2.82
(71.6)
3.07
(78)
2.66
(67.6)
Source: weather.com Oct 2007

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 41°53′N 84°35′W / 41.89°N 84.59°W / 41.89; -84.59


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Hillsdale County, Michigan
Map
File:Map of Michigan highlighting Hillsdale County.png
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the USA highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1855
Seat Hillsdale
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.37%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

46527
Website: www.co.hillsdale.mi.us

Hillsdale County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 46,527. The county seat is Hillsdale6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,572 km² (607 sq mi). 1,551 km² (599 sq mi) of it is land and 22 km² (8 sq mi) of it (1.37%) is water. Hillsdale is the only county in Michigan to border two other states.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 46,527 people, 17,335 households, and 12,550 families residing in the county. The population density was 30/km² (78/sq mi). There were 20,189 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (34/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.56% White, 0.43% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 1.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 97.0% spoke English, 1.2% Spanish and 1.2% German as their first language.

There were 17,335 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% were non-families. 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,396, and the median income for a family was $45,895. Males had a median income of $35,349 versus $23,718 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,255. About 5.20% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.80% of those under age 18 and 8.60% 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, villages and townships.

Hillsdale County Elected Officials

  • Board of Commissioners:
    • District One: Parke D. Hayes
    • District Two: Alan E. Ringenberg
    • District Three: Robert Null
    • District Four: Maxine Vanlerberg
    • District Five: Brad Densmore
    • District Six: Ken Lautzenheiser, Chairman of the Board
    • District Seven: Andy Welden

Cities, villages, and townships

Cities

Villages

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Climate

Hillsdale County experiences four distinct seasons. July is the hottest month with an average high of 82 degrees (f) & January the coldest month with an average high of 29 degrees (f). June is the wettest month with 4.29 inches of rain on average.

Weather averages for Hillsdale, Michigan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high °F (°C) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 29 (-2) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 33 (1) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 43 (6) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 56 (13) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 68 (20) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 78 (26) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 82 (28) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 80 (27) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 72 (22) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 60 (16) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 46 (8) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 34 (1)
Average low °F (°C) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 13 (-11) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 14 (-10) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 24 (-4) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 35 (2) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 45 (7) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 55 (13) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 59 (15) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 57 (14) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 49 (9) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 38 (3) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 29 (-2) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 19 (-7)
Precipitation inch (mm) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 2.10 (53.3) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 1.82 (46.2) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 2.77 (70.4) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 3.39 (86.1) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 3.82 (97) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 4.29 (109) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 3.54 (89.9) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 3.70 (94) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 3.71 (94.2) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 2.82 (71.6) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 3.07 (78) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 2.66 (67.6)
Source: weather.com Oct 2007

External links

Coordinates: 41°53′N 84°35′W / 41.89, -84.59

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