Alger County


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Alger County, Michigan

PO Box 538
Munising, MI 49862
Phone: (906) 387-2076
Fax: (906) 387-2156

On the north-central coast of the Upper Peninsula of MI, on Lake Superior, established Mar 17, 1885, from Schoolcraft County. Name Origin: For Gen. Russell Alexander Alger (1836-1907), governor of MI (1885-87), U.S. secretary of war (1897-99), and U.S. senator from MI (1902-07)

Area (sq mi):: 5049.08 (land 917.83; water 4131.25) Population per square mile: 10.50
Population 2005: 9,662 State rank: 77 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.00%; 1990-2000 9.90% Population 2000: 9,862 (White 87.50%; Black or African American 6.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.30%; Other 5.70%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 41.20
Income 2000: per capita $18,210; median household $35,892; Population below poverty level: 10.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,683-$19,648
Unemployment (2004): 7.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 19.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Marquette County (Lead Agency): $211,188, to demolish 29 blighted residential structures in Alger County, Delta County, Gogebic County, Houghton County, and Marquette County.
As per the report, state acquired approx 2,200 acres around the AuTrain Basin in Alger County and purchase was funded through the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and has been in development for more than five years.
Jon Campbell of Allegan County became the first vice president and Jerry Doucette of Alger County assumed the position of second vice president.
5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a building modernization program to upgrade infrastructure across three Alger County facilities in Munising, Mich.
Resources are continuing to shrink for many government entities, so we must find creative solutions to ensure we can effectively maintain our physical assets while serving our community," said Jerry Doucette, Alger County Commissioner.
The bus, purchased by ALTRAN in Alger County, MI, through a grant from the Federal Transit Administration that was given to the Hiawatha National Forest, will transport passengers through a National Recreation Area.

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