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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