Alger County

Alger County, Michigan

PO Box 538
Munising, MI 49862
Phone: (906) 387-2076
Fax: (906) 387-2156

On the north-central coast of the Upper Peninsula of MI, on Lake Superior, established Mar 17, 1885, from Schoolcraft County. Name Origin: For Gen. Russell Alexander Alger (1836-1907), governor of MI (1885-87), U.S. secretary of war (1897-99), and U.S. senator from MI (1902-07)

Area (sq mi):: 5049.08 (land 917.83; water 4131.25) Population per square mile: 10.50
Population 2005: 9,662 State rank: 77 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.00%; 1990-2000 9.90% Population 2000: 9,862 (White 87.50%; Black or African American 6.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.30%; Other 5.70%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 41.20
Income 2000: per capita $18,210; median household $35,892; Population below poverty level: 10.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,683-$19,648
Unemployment (2004): 7.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 19.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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More than 450 schoolchildren, along with local residents, gathered in the Mather Elementary School auditorium for the ceremony, led by Katherine Reynolds, Executive Director of the Greater Munising Bay Partnership for Commerce Development, the Alger County Chamber of Commerce and the Munising Downtown Development Authority.
The Alger County Historical Society in Munising was formed in 1966 under the leadership of Father Emil Beyer, a local priest.
Caption: Alger County Historical Society is located in the former Washington School in Munising.
Thus, in Alger County, for example, there are no figures for absolute disparities in the 10% and 20% columns.
In Alger County, where the black population is small (6.
When we spec equipment, they tell us we're in a unique climatic situation," explains Dave Schieding, purchasing and equipment manager for the Alger County Road Commission, based in Munising, Michigan.
An evening pasty party at the Alger County Historical Society's Heritage Center wrapped up the evening.
As per the report, state acquired approx 2,200 acres around the AuTrain Basin in Alger County and purchase was funded through the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and has been in development for more than five years.
In Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where Alger County logs between 200 and 250 inches of annual snowfall, retreads have a special purpose--increased traction and operational readiness.
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, which consists of 43 miles of Lake Superior shoreline in Alger County.
A rare Upper Peninsula tornado struck a dairy farm near Sundell in Alger County, killing 25 cattle and wrecking two barns.

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