Schoolcraft County

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Schoolcraft County, Michigan

300 Walnut St Rm 164
Manistique, MI 49854
Phone: (906) 341-3618
Fax: (906) 341-5680

On the south-central coast of the Upper Peninsula of MI, on Lake Michigan; established Mar 9, 1843 from Michilimackinac and Chippewa counties. Name Origin: For Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864), explorer, MI legislator, author, and superintendent of Indian Affairs for MI (1836-41)

Area (sq mi):: 1883.69 (land 1178.11; water 705.58) Population per square mile: 7.50
Population 2005: 8,819 State rank: 79 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.90%; 1990-2000 7.20% Population 2000: 8,903 (White 88.10%; Black or African American 1.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 9.30%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 41.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,137; median household $31,140; Population below poverty level: 12.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,337-$21,899
Unemployment (2004): 11.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 20.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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