Gogebic County

Gogebic County, Michigan

200 N Moore St
Bessemer, MI 49911
Phone: (906) 663-4518
Fax: (906) 663-4660

On the southwest border of the Upper Peninsula of MI; organized Feb 7, 1887 from Ontonagon County. Name Origin: From Ojibway agogebic, of uncertain origin, though bic translates to 'lake'; also possibly 'trembling ground.'

Area (sq mi):: 1476.43 (land 1101.86; water 374.57) Population per square mile: 15.30
Population 2005: 16,861 State rank: 68 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.90%; 1990-2000 -3.80% Population 2000: 17,370 (White 93.80%; Black or African American 1.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 3.70%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 42.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,169; median household $27,405; Population below poverty level: 14.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,035-$20,985
Unemployment (2004): 7.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 17.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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"Waupaca Foundry's decision to establish a facility in Ironwood is great news for Gogebic County and will mean good jobs for many of the talented workers in the region," Michigan Gov.
We are investigating whether a northern ecotype (from Lac Vieux Desert in Gogebic County) has a different dormancy period than a southern ecotype (from Lower Evans Lake in Mecosta County).
Spalding-Antilla, community health representative for the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Gogebic County.
Foster said Gogebic's dependence on state aid is so high because 43 percent of the land in Gogebic County is publicly owned--primarily national--forest and tribal land.
Forest Service; local partner Jerry Murphy, director of the Gogebic County (MI) Economic Development Commission; consultant Maureen Hart; and citizens of Gogebic County and the surrounding area.
There have also been several puma reports within the 18,327-acre Sylvania Wilderness, lying within eastern Gogebic County and bordering northern Wisconsin.
To illustrate the Bayesian approach we analyzed time-series data from a mesocosm experiment conducted in 2000-L enclosures in the central basin of Long Lake (Gogebic County, Michigan, USA) during the summer of 1992.
In Gogebic County, Reimund Holzhey killed a banker and stole a $10 gold piece, a $5 bill, a pocketbook, and a gold watch in what turned out to be Michigan's last stagecoach robbery.