Baraga County

Baraga County, Michigan

16 N 3rd St
L'Anse, MI 49946
Phone: (906) 524-6183
Fax: (906) 524-6186

On the north coast of the Upper Peninsula of MI on Keweenaw Bay; established Feb 19, 1875 from Houghton County. Name Origin: For the Rev. Frederic Baraga (1797-1868), Slovenian-born Roman Catholic missionary to the Ojibways who became a bishop in 1853. He established schools for the Chippewa and Ottawa (1830-68)

Area (sq mi):: 1068.85 (land 904.00; water 164.85) Population per square mile: 9.70
Population 2005: 8,746 State rank: 80 Population change: 2000-20005 0.00%; 1990-2000 10.00% Population 2000: 8,746 (White 78.30%; Black or African American 5.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.30%; Other 16.10%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 39.00
Income 2000: per capita $15,860; median household $33,673; Population below poverty level: 11.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,915-$19,229
Unemployment (2004): 11.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.10% Median travel time to work: 17.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Caption: (Photo courtesy of the Baraga County Historical Society.)
Forest association and soil drainage classes in presettlement Baraga County, Michigan.
Additionally, Detroit Edison said it will purchase 17 MW from the L'Anse Warden wood waste biomass facility in Baraga County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
* The extreme northwestern corner of Baraga County above the tiny 'burg of Pelkie is likewise enrolled in the CFR Program.
The forests on these mesic sites were a mixture of hardwoods and occasional large-diameter white pine (the average white pine diameter from Baraga County in 1846-1853 was 55.4 cm) (Barrett et al.
(1995) estimated that suitable habitat in Baraga county (1,073 [km.sup.2]) could support 1.72 moose/[km.sup.2].
Opposition meetings and confrontations that had been effective in keeping a paper mill out of neighboring Baraga County created more enemies than supporters in Ontonagon.
The purpose of this research was to compare the spatial distribution of soil drainage and texture with information on pre-European settlement tree locations for Baraga County, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Anderson's desire to improve the lot of those less fortunate led her to take up a new cause: establishing a public health service for Baraga County. She also led the way in recruiting a nurse for the service.
tenuis in terrestrial gastropods of Baraga County, western Upper Peninsula, and to determine whether or not areas where WTD congregate in winter might serve as foci for infection of WTD and moose.