Marquette County

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Marquette County, Michigan

234 W Baraga Ave
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: (906) 225-8330
Fax: (906) 228-1572
www.co.marquette.mi.us

On the north coast of the Upper Peninsula of MI on Lake Superior; organized Mar 9, 1843 from Schoolcraft County. Name Origin: For Jacques Marquette (1637-75), known as Pere Marquette, French Jesuit missionary and explorer with Louis Joliet (1645-1700)

Area (sq mi):: 3425.17 (land 1821.05; water 1604.12) Population per square mile: 35.60
Population 2005: 64,760 State rank: 29 Population change: 2000-20005 0.20%; 1990-2000 -8.80% Population 2000: 64,634 (White 94.70%; Black or African American 1.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.50%; Other 3.00%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 37.50
Income 2000: per capita $18,070; median household $35,548; Population below poverty level: 10.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,315-$24,191
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 17.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Marquette County seat (20,664)

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    Marquette County, Wisconsin

    PO Box 186
    Montello, WI 53949
    Phone: (608) 297-9136
    Fax: (608) 297-7609
    www.co.marquette.wi.us

    In south- central WI, west of Lake Winnebago; established Dec 7, 1836 (prior to statehood) from Marquette District. Name Origin: For Jacques Marquette (1637-75), French missonary known as Pere Marquette; explorer with Louis Jolliet (1645-1700) of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers

    Area (sq mi):: 464.42 (land 455.49; water 8.94) Population per square mile: 33.50
    Population 2005: 15,237 State rank: 63 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.80%; 1990-2000 28.50% Population 2000: 15,832 (White 92.00%; Black or African American 3.40%; Hispanic or Latino 2.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.60%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 40.90
    Income 2000: per capita $16,924; median household $35,746; Population below poverty level: 7.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,567-$22,590
    Unemployment (2004): 6.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.80% Median travel time to work: 25.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 49.70%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    References in periodicals archive ?
    A wholly owned unit of Rio Tinto, Marquette County, Michigan based Kennecott Eagle Minerals Company is the owner, developer, and future operator of Eagle Mine in western Marquette County of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (USA).
    Kennecott Minerals has been in contract with the State of Michigan since 1992 and has leased and purchased thousands of acres of mineral rights in Marquette County, Michigan and 217,000 acres of mineral rights in Baraga County.