Alcona County

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Alcona County, Michigan

PO Box 308
Harrisville, MI 48740
Phone: (989) 724-5374
Fax: (989) 724-5838

On the northeastern coast of MI on Lake Huron; established as Neewaygo County Apr 1, 1840 from Alpena County; name changed Mar 8, 1843. Name Origin: A local coinage, said to mean 'beautiful plains.'

Area (sq mi):: 1790.54 (land 674.43; water 1116.10) Population per square mile: 17.30
Population 2005: 11,653 State rank: 74 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.60%; 1990-2000 15.50% Population 2000: 11,719 (White 97.40%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 49.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,653; median household $31,362; Population below poverty level: 12.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,195-$21,109
Unemployment (2004): 11.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 27.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 50.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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