Allegan County

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Allegan County, Michigan

113 Chestnut St
Allegan, MI 49010
Phone: (269) 673-0450
Fax: (269) 673-0298

On the southwestern coast of MI, bordered on the west by Lake Michigan; established Mar 2, 1831 (prior to statehood) from Kalamazoo County. Name Origin: Named for the Allegan (Alleghen) Indian tribe by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864), explorer, MI legislator, author, and superintendent of Indian Affairs for MI (1836-41)

Area (sq mi):: 1833.30 (land 827.46; water 1005.83) Population per square mile: 136.80
Population 2005: 113,174 State rank: 18 Population change: 2000-20005 7.10%; 1990-2000 16.70% Population 2000: 105,665 (White 91.00%; Black or African American 1.30%; Hispanic or Latino 5.70%; Asian 0.60%; Other 4.60%). Foreign born: 2.90%. Median age: 35.20
Income 2000: per capita $19,918; median household $45,813; Population below poverty level: 7.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,396-$26,190
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 23.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 50.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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A man who was the sole person of interest in the disappearance of his wife killed himself and left a map in his suicide note that led police to her body in a remote area in Allegan County, Michigan, on Wednesday, according to reports.
A limited-scope review was performed in the Battle Creek, Michigan, MSA; the Flint, Michigan, MSA; the Holland-Grand Haven, Michigan, MSA; the Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, Michigan, MSA; the Cass County, Michigan, Assessment Area; the assessment area comprising Huron, Sanilac, and Tuscola Counties, all in Michigan; the Branch County, Michigan, Assessment Area; and the Allegan County, Michigan, Assessment Area.