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

580 sq mi (1,502 km²)

7 sq mi (18 km²), 1.21%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

61,518
106/sq mi (41/km²)
Founded March 2, 1831
Congressional district 3rd
Website www.ioniacounty.org

Ionia County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is part of the Grand RapidsWyoming Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population was 61,518. The county seat is Ionia[1]. The Ionia County Courthouse was built by Claire Allen, a prominent southern Michigan architect.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 580 square miles (1,503 km²), of which, 573 square miles (1,485 km²) of it is land and 7 square miles (18 km²) of it (1.21%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 61,518 people, 20,606 households, and 15,145 families residing in the county. The population density was 107 people per square mile (41/km²). There were 22,006 housing units at an average density of 38 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.96% White, 4.56% Black or African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. 2.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 29.0% were of German, 14.7% American, 11.6% English, 8.9% Irish and 5.3% Dutch ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.3% spoke English and 2.6% Spanish as their first language.

There were 20,606 households out of which 38.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.50% were non-families. 21.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 11.50% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, and 10.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 115.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,074, and the median income for a family was $49,797. Males had a median income of $36,995 versus $25,443 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,451. About 6.80% of families and 8.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.40% of those under age 18 and 8.10% 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.

Ionia County elected officials

(information as of September 2005)

Populated places

Townships

Highways

Interstates

Michigan State Trunklines

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: 42°56′N 85°04′W / 42.94°N 85.07°W / 42.94; -85.07


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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.21%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

61518
Website: www.ioniacounty.org

Ionia County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 61,518. The county seat is Ionia6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,503 km² (580 sq mi). 1,485 km² (573 sq mi) of it is land and 18 km² (7 sq mi) of it (1.21%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 61,518 people, 20,606 households, and 15,145 families residing in the county. The population density was 41/km² (107/sq mi). There were 22,006 housing units at an average density of 15/km² (38/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 91.96% White, 4.56% Black or African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. 2.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 96.3% spoke English and 2.6% Spanish as their first language.

There were 20,606 households out of which 38.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.50% were non-families. 21.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 11.50% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, and 10.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 115.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,074, and the median income for a family was $49,797. Males had a median income of $36,995 versus $25,443 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,451. About 6.80% of families and 8.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.40% of those under age 18 and 8.10% 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.

Ionia County elected officials

(information as of September 2005)

Populated places

Cities and villages

Townships

External links

Coordinates: 42°56′N 85°04′W / 42.94, -85.07

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