Wexford County, Michigan: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

576 sq mi (1,492 km²)
565 sq mi (1,463 km²)
10 sq mi (26 km²), 1.80%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

30,484
54/sq mi (21/km²)
Founded 1840
Website www.wexfordcounty.org

Wexford County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 30,484. The county seat is Cadillac[1].

Wexford County is part of the Cadillac, Michigan, Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Missaukee County.

It was named after the city and county of Wexford in Ireland.

Contents

Geography

  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 576 square miles (1,491 km²), of which, 565 square miles (1,465 km²) of it is land and 10 square miles (27 km²) of it (1.80%) is water.
  • Wexford County is considered to be part of Northern Michigan
Advertisements

Transportation

US Highways

Michigan State Trunklines

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 30,484 people, 11,824 households, and 8,383 families residing in the county. The population density was 54 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 14,872 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.29% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 21.4% were of German, 11.3% English, 9.5% American, 9.4% Irish, 6.1% Dutch, 5.8% Swedish and 5.3% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.7% spoke English and 1.1% Spanish as their first language.

There were 11,824 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,363, and the median income for a family was $39,915. Males had a median income of $31,198 versus $21,733 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,144. About 7.70% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.50% of those under age 18 and 8.50% 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.

Wexford County elected officials

(information as of September 2005)

Presidential elections

The county is one of the only counties to have given majorities to the both the first Republican candidate, John C. Frémont[3], and to John McCain.[4] That stated, the county went for Bill Clinton twice.[5]

Cities, villages, and townships

Cities Villages Unincorporated
Townships

Historical markers

There are ten recognized Michigan historical markers in the county:[6] They are:

  • Battle of Manton
  • Caberfae Ski Resort
  • Cadillac Carnegie Library
  • Charles T. Mitchell House
  • Clam Lake Canal
  • Cobbs & Mitchell Building
  • Cobbs and Mitchell Mill No.1
  • First Wexford County Courthouse
  • Greenwood Disciples of Christ Church
  • Shay Locomotive

Notes

Further reading

External links

Coordinates: 44°20′N 85°35′W / 44.34°N 85.58°W / 44.34; -85.58


Genealogy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Familypedia

This article requires significantly more historical detail on the particular phases of this location's historical development. The ideal article for a place will give the reader a feel for what it was like to live at that location at the time their relatives were alive there..
Please help to improve this page yourself if you can..
Wexford County, Michigan
Map
File:Map of Michigan highlighting Wexford County.png
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the USA highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1840
Seat Cadillac
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.80%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

30484
Website: www.wexfordcounty.org

Wexford County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 30,484. The county seat is Cadillac6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,491 km² (576 sq mi). 1,465 km² (565 sq mi) of it is land and 27 km² (10 sq mi) of it (1.80%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 30,484 people, 11,824 households, and 8,383 families residing in the county. The population density was 21/km² (54/sq mi). There were 14,872 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (26/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.29% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 97.7% spoke English and 1.1% Spanish as their first language.

There were 11,824 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.20% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,363, and the median income for a family was $39,915. Males had a median income of $31,198 versus $21,733 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,144. About 7.70% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.50% of those under age 18 and 8.50% 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.

Wexford County elected officials

(information as of September 2005)

Cities, villages, and townships

Cities Villages Unincorporated
Townships

External links

Coordinates: 44°20′N 85°35′W / 44.34, -85.58

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Wexford 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.
Facts about Wexford County, MichiganRDF feed
County of country United States  +
County of subdivision1 Michigan  +
Short name Wexford County  +

This article uses material from the "Wexford County, Michigan" article on the Genealogy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message