Gogebic County

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Gogebic County, Michigan

200 N Moore St
Bessemer, MI 49911
Phone: (906) 663-4518
Fax: (906) 663-4660
www.gogebic.org

On the southwest border of the Upper Peninsula of MI; organized Feb 7, 1887 from Ontonagon County. Name Origin: From Ojibway agogebic, of uncertain origin, though bic translates to 'lake'; also possibly 'trembling ground.'

Area (sq mi):: 1476.43 (land 1101.86; water 374.57) Population per square mile: 15.30
Population 2005: 16,861 State rank: 68 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.90%; 1990-2000 -3.80% Population 2000: 17,370 (White 93.80%; Black or African American 1.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 3.70%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 42.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,169; median household $27,405; Population below poverty level: 14.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,035-$20,985
Unemployment (2004): 7.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 17.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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