Luce County

Luce County, Michigan

407 W Harrie St
Newberry, MI 49868
Phone: (906) 293-5521
Fax: (906) 293-0050

On the northern coast of the Upper Peninsula of MI on Lake Superior; established Mar 1, 1887 from Chippewa County. Name Origin: For Cyrus Gray Luce (1824-1905), MI legislator, member of MI Constitutional Convention (1867), and governor (1887-96)

Area (sq mi):: 1911.89 (land 903.08; water 1008.80) Population per square mile: 7.50
Population 2005: 6,789 State rank: 82 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.30%; 1990-2000 21.90% Population 2000: 7,024 (White 82.40%; Black or African American 7.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.40%; Other 9.20%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 38.60
Income 2000: per capita $16,828; median household $32,031; Population below poverty level: 14.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,184-$18,829
Unemployment (2004): 7.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 18.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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In the 1958 photograph, I stand atop a picnic table under the pavilion at Luce County Park in the Upper Peninsula.
The Duck Lake Fire, located on Michigan's Upper Peninsula in Luce County, the state's least populated county, is burning 14 miles northeast of the town of Newberry, UPI reported.
THE BILL RUSHFORD BUCK Luce County, Michigan Total points 14 (8R, 6L) Greatest spread 23 1/8 Inside spread 20 7/8 Main beams 26 4/8, 26 7/8 Longest tine 11 3/8 Antler bases 5 3/8, 5 4/8 Abnormal points 17 4/8 Gross typical 182 3/8 Deductions 2 4/8 Net NT score 197 3/8