Gratiot County

Gratiot County, Michigan

County Courthouse 214 E Center St PO Box 437
Ithaca, MI 48847
Phone: (989) 875-5215
Fax: (989) 875-5284

In central MI, north of Lansing; established Mar 2, 1831 from Saginaw County. Name Origin: For Gen. Charles Gratiot (1786-1855), U.S. army officer who built Ft. Gratiot at Port Huron (1814); chief engineer of U.S. Army (1828-38)

Area (sq mi):: 571.61 (land 570.13; water 1.48) Population per square mile: 74.30
Population 2005: 42,345 State rank: 41 Population change: 2000-20005 0.10%; 1990-2000 8.50% Population 2000: 42,285 (White 89.90%; Black or African American 3.70%; Hispanic or Latino 4.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 3.90%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 35.60
Income 2000: per capita $17,118; median household $37,262; Population below poverty level: 10.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,048-$22,287
Unemployment (2004): 8.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.50% Median travel time to work: 22.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Soft-spoken Sarah Quimby of Gratiot County could not stand her heavy-handed second husband, Elmer, and his incessant bullying.
Results from a taphonomic study were carried out in two common biomes within Gratiot County, Central Michigan.
I was born in Michigan and grew up on the flatlands east of Ithaca in Gratiot County. Starting at around the age of 6, I tagged along on many pheasant and deer hunts with my dad, Gary, and have never outgrown the thrill of the chase he instilled in me.
The city is designated as the seat of Gratiot County and provides municipal services for a population of approximately 3,000 residents.
The cause is no mystery to the nearly 7,500 people who live in this Gratiot County town--a toxic legacy of decades of pollution from the nearby former Velsicol Chemical site on the banks of the Pine River.
Mid-Michigan Rubbish serves Stockbridge, Dansville, Pinckney and Webberville, and 5 Gs Disposal operates in Gratiot County.
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Dominion (NYSE: D) has acquired the rights to The ERORA Group L.L.C.'s development of a 510-megawatt natural gas-fired electric power facility in North Star Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.
Gratiot County Journal, Ithaca, MI, February 15, 1884--Mrs.
It was in sophisticated clothes and a businesslike manner that I had driven the 30 miles from my farm home to the city of Saginaw to accept the position of Gratiot County Correspondent.