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

528 sq mi (1,368 km²)

7 sq mi (18 km²), 1.27%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

82,874
158/sq mi (61/km²)
Founded 1831
Website www.co.midland.mi.us

Midland County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 82,874 with a projection of 82,605 in 2008. The county seat is Midland[1].

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Geography

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Transportation

US Highways

Michigan State Highways

Airports

Scheduled airline service is available from MBS International Airport[3] near Freeland, Michigan and Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan.[4] Midland also has a general aviation airport, [5].

Public Transportation

There is no regularly scheduled public transportation (bus service). Residents can call in advance to schedule pickup for transport within the county by two government sponsored agencies ("Dial-A-Ride" within the city of Midland and "County Connection" for those outside the city of Midland but still within Midland County) for a nominal fee[6].

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 82,874 people, 31,769 households, and 22,683 families residing in the county. The population density was 159 people per square mile (61/km²). There were 33,796 housing units at an average density of 65 per square mile (25/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.50% White, 1.05% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 1.49% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 1.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.6% were of German, 11.5% English, 10.2% United States or American, 8.9% Irish and 6.1% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.7% spoke English and 1.6% Spanish as their first language. The county is said to be mostly of Republican influence, an abnormality from its neighboring counties, Saginaw and Bay who mainly vote Democrat.

There were 31,769 households out of which 34.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,674, and the median income for a family was $55,483. Males had a median income of $45,656 versus $27,470 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,383. About 5.70% of families and 8.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.50% of those under age 18 and 7.50% 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.

Midland County elected officials

(information as of September 2005)

Cities, villages, and townships

Notes

External links

Coordinates: 43°38′N 84°23′W / 43.64°N 84.39°W / 43.64; -84.39


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Midland County, Michigan
Seal of Midland County, Michigan
Map
File:Map of Michigan highlighting Midland County.png
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the USA highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1831
Seat Midland
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.27%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

82874
Website: www.co.midland.mi.us

Midland County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 82,874. The county seat is Midland6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,367 km² (528 sq mi). 1,350 km² (521 sq mi) of it is land and 17 km² (7 sq mi) of it (1.27%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 82,874 people, 31,769 households, and 22,683 families residing in the county. The population density was 61/km² (159/sq mi). There were 33,796 housing units at an average density of 25/km² (65/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.50% White, 1.05% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 1.49% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 1.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.6% were of German, 11.5% English, 10.2% United States or American, 8.9% Irish and 6.1% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.7% spoke English and 1.6% Spanish as their first language. The county is said to be mostly of Republican influence, an abnormality from its neighboring counties, Saginaw and Bay who mainly vote Democrat.

There were 31,769 households out of which 34.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,674, and the median income for a family was $55,483. Males had a median income of $45,656 versus $27,470 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,383. About 5.70% of families and 8.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.50% of those under age 18 and 7.50% 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.

Midland County elected officials

(information as of September 2005)

Cities, villages, and townships

Midland County, MI Township boundary map

External links

Coordinates: 43°38′N 84°23′W / 43.64, -84.39

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Midland County, Michigan. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
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