Ionia County

Ionia County, Michigan

100 Main St
Ionia, MI 48846
Phone: (616) 527-5322
Fax: (616) 527-8201

In central MI, east of Grand Rapids; established Mar 2, 1831 (prior to statehood) from unorganized territory. Name Origin: For the ancient province in Greece

Area (sq mi):: 580.23 (land 573.21; water 7.02) Population per square mile: 112.70
Population 2005: 64,608 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 5.00%; 1990-2000 7.90% Population 2000: 61,518 (White 90.60%; Black or African American 4.60%; Hispanic or Latino 2.80%; Asian 0.30%; Other 3.10%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 32.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,451; median household $43,074; Population below poverty level: 8.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,941-$22,319
Unemployment (2004): 8.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.40% Median travel time to work: 27.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Ionia County seat (12,359)

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    Skelton spoke to WDIV from the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia County, where he remained behind bars on charges of unlawful imprisonment.
    A tow truck removes the first batch of hundreds of vehicles that were stranded at the Ionia County fairgrounds after storms caused flooding in 2009.
    The chief district judge of Ionia County in Michigan is notorious for holding the owners of disruptive cell phones in contempt of court and fining them $25.
    According to the Sentinel-Standard of Ionia and, Judge Raymond Voet has a posted policy at Ionia County 64A District Court, which states that if an electronic devices causes a disturbance during court sessions the owner will be cited with contempt, reported.
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    Most of their grain was devoured by the families, but some was entrusted to a man with a cart, who took the wheat and corn on a 20-mile trip to the nearest gristmill, in Matherton in Ionia County. There it was ground into flour and corn meal.
    In 1883, he landed the plum job of constructing the new Ionia County courthouse that had been designed by Toledo architect David Gibbs.