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

761 sq mi (1,971 km²)

11 sq mi (28 km²), 1.42%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

98,890
132/sq mi (51/km²)
Founded 1822
Website www.lenawee.mi.us

Lenawee County ("LENN-a-way") is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, it has a population of 98,890, with an estimated population of 100,801 as of the July 1, 2008, Census Bureau estimate. The county seat is Adrian[1].

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History

Geography

  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 761 square miles (1,972 km²), of which, 750 square miles (1,944 km²) of it is land and 11 square miles (28 km²) of it (1.42%) is water.
  • Lenawee County is considered to be part of Southeastern Michigan.
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Highways

US Highways

Michigan State Trunklines

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 98,890 people, 35,930 households, and 26,049 families residing in the county. The population density was 132 people per square mile (51/km²). There were 39,769 housing units at an average density of 53 per square mile (20/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.51% White, 2.12% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.01% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. 6.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.4% were of German, 11.6% English, 10.2% American and 9.9% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.7% spoke English and 4.2% Spanish as their first language.

There were 35,930 households out of which 34.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,739, and the median income for a family was $53,661. Males had a median income of $38,458 versus $25,510 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,186. About 4.40% of families and 6.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.10% of those under age 18 and 9.20% 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.

Lenawee County elected officials

(information as of November 2007)

Cities, villages, and townships

Townships

Notes

External links

Coordinates: 41°53′N 84°04′W / 41.89°N 84.07°W / 41.89; -84.07


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Lenawee County, Michigan
Map
File:Map of Michigan highlighting Lenawee County.png
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the USA highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1822
Seat Adrian
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.42%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

98890
Website: www.lenawee.mi.us

Lenawee County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, it has a population of 98,890, with an estimated population of 102,191 as of the July 1, 2006 Census Bureau estimate. The county seat is Adrian6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,972 km² (761 sq mi). 1,944 km² (750 sq mi) of it is land and 28 km² (11 sq mi) of it (1.42%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 98,890 people, 35,930 households, and 26,049 families residing in the county. The population density was 51/km² (132/sq mi). There were 39,769 housing units at an average density of 20/km² (53/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.51% White, 2.12% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.01% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. 6.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 94.7% spoke English and 4.2% Spanish as their first language.

There were 35,930 households out of which 34.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,739, and the median income for a family was $53,661. Males had a median income of $38,458 versus $25,510 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,186. About 4.40% of families and 6.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.10% of those under age 18 and 9.20% 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.

Lenawee County elected officials

(information as of November 2007)

Cities, villages, and townships

Cities

Villages

Unincorporated

Townships

External links

Coordinates: 41°53′N 84°04′W / 41.89, -84.07

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