Presque Isle County

Presque Isle County, Michigan

PO Box 110
Rogers City, MI 49779
Phone: (989) 734-3288
Fax: (989) 734-7635

On the northeast coast of MI, bordered on east by Lake Huron; established Apr 1, 1840 from unorganized territory. Name Origin: French 'almost an island,' i.e., a peninsula

Area (sq mi):: 2572.75 (land 660.07; water 1912.68) Population per square mile: 21.70
Population 2005: 14,330 State rank: 71 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.60%; 1990-2000 4.90% Population 2000: 14,411 (White 97.70%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 45.10
Income 2000: per capita $17,363; median household $31,656; Population below poverty level: 10.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,105-$21,454
Unemployment (2004): 11.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 23.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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References in periodicals archive ?
The biggest challenge is finding new ways to market beef," says Dave Glenn, Presque Isle County MSU Extension director.
Onaway, located in western Presque Isle County, was incorporated as a village in 1899 in the center of vast hardwood forests.
Over the past six decades, infrastructure improvements have been made, new plants have opened, an airport was established, and Onaway State Park was developed with a gift of land from Presque Isle County and private donors.
Those who survived the inferno would never forget the horror of that day when, as the Presque Isle County Advance said, "the town of Metz was wiped off the map.
When the train hit the warped section, it popped off the tracks altogether, amid what the Presque Isle County Advance called "the hottest fire and densest smoke ever seen by mortals.
Local Societies: Presque Isle County Historical Museum for its multi-pronged preservation and interpretation programs
Communications/Newsletters & Websites: Presque Isle County Historical Museum for five websites that it developed and maintains.