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

575 sq mi (1,489 km²)

7 sq mi (18 km²), 1.25%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11,333
21/sq mi (8/km²)
Founded information needed

Lake County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 11,333. The county seat is Baldwin[1].

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 575 square miles (1,488 km²). 567 square miles (1,470 km²) of it is land and 7 square miles (19 km²) of it (1.25%) is water.

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Adjacent Counties

Highways

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,333 people, 4,704 households, and 3,052 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 13,498 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.66% White, 11.17% Black or African American, 1.01% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 2.40% from two or more races. 1.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.0% were of German, 12.6% American, 8.4% Irish, 8.2% English and 6.1% Dutch ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.5% spoke English and 1.3% Spanish as their first language.

There were 4,704 households out of which 23.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.40% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.10% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.90% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 27.60% from 45 to 64, and 19.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 109.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,622, and the median income for a family was $32,086. Males had a median income of $30,124 versus $21,886 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,457. About 14.70% of families and 19.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.30% of those under age 18 and 12.00% 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.

Lake County elected officials

(information as of September 2005)

Cities, villages, and townships

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: 43°59′N 85°49′W / 43.99°N 85.81°W / 43.99; -85.81


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Lake County, Michigan
Map
File:Map of Michigan highlighting Lake 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 Baldwin
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.25%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11333

Lake County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 11,333. The county seat is Baldwin6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,488 km² (575 sq mi). 1,470 km² (567 sq mi) of it is land and 19 km² (7 sq mi) of it (1.25%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,333 people, 4,704 households, and 3,052 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (20/sq mi). There were 13,498 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (24/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 84.66% White, 11.17% Black or African American, 1.01% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 2.40% from two or more races. 1.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 97.5% spoke English and 1.3% Spanish as their first language.

There were 4,704 households out of which 23.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.40% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.10% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.90% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 27.60% from 45 to 64, and 19.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 109.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,622, and the median income for a family was $32,086. Males had a median income of $30,124 versus $21,886 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,457. About 14.70% of families and 19.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.30% of those under age 18 and 12.00% 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.

Lake County elected officials

(information as of September 2005)

Cities, villages, and townships

External links

Coordinates: 43°59′N 85°49′W / 43.99, -85.81

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