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Cheboygan County, Michigan
Cheboygan County mi seal
Seal
Map of Michigan highlighting Cheboygan County
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of USA MI
Michigan's location in the U.S.
Founded 1855
Seat Cheboygan
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

885 sq mi (2,292 km²)

170 sq mi (440 km²), 19.16%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

26,448
36/sq mi (14/km²)
Website www.cheboygancounty.net

Cheboygan County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 26,448. The county seat is Cheboygan6.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,293 km² (885 sq mi). 1,853 km² (716 sq mi) of it is land and 439 km² (170 sq mi) of it (19.16%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census² of 2000, there were 26,448 people, 10,835 households, and 7,573 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (37/sq mi). There were 16,583 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (23/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.80% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 2.55% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 97.7% spoke English as their first language.

There were 10,835 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 26.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,417, and the median income for a family was $38,390. Males had a median income of $30,054 versus $20,682 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,088. About 8.70% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.90% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

Government Edit

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.

Cheboygan County elected officials Edit

(information as of September 2005)

Cities, villages, and townships Edit

CitiesEdit

VillagesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

TownshipsEdit

Historical Note: Cheboygan County had another township called Maple Grove Township, and it became part of Forest Township in 1942.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 45°29′N 84°30′W / 45.48, -84.50

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