Gogebic County

Gogebic County, Michigan

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

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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We thank Senator Peters for his support and for joining us today to celebrate this important milestone for Gogebic County.
Twelve drill holes are located in Section 5 of Gogebic County, at the westernmost edge of the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness Park, west of County Road 519.
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.
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.
Forest Service typically receives two or three reports of cougars a year in the Ottawa National Forest of Gogebic County (Edde 2000, pers.
Keweenaw has leased to Orvana certain mineral rights in an area known as the "Western Syncline," located 20 miles northeast of Ironwood in northern Gogebic County in the Upper Peninsula of the State of Michigan.
The Gogebic County Road Commission has granted approval to a bridge design plan and a bridge inspection plan both from Brian Hintsala, of AECOM Technology.
Rich to break a Gogebic County strike by iron workers in 1894