Alpena County

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Alpena County, Michigan

720 W Chisholm St
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: (989) 356-0930
Fax: (989) 354-9648
www.alpenacounty.org

On the northeastern coast of MI, bordered on the east by Lake Huron; established as Anamickee County Apr 1, 1840 from Presque Isle County; name changed Mar 8, 1843. Name Origin: From an Indian word probably meaning 'partridge' or 'partridge country.' Originally named for the Chippewa chief

Area (sq mi):: 1695.00 (land 574.15; water 1120.85) Population per square mile: 53.00
Population 2005: 30,428 State rank: 49 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.80%; 1990-2000 2.30% Population 2000: 31,314 (White 97.80%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 40.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,566; median household $34,177; Population below poverty level: 10.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,335-$24,814
Unemployment (2004): 8.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 17.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 7.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Alpena County seat (10,939)

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