Iosco County

Iosco County, Michigan

PO Box 778
Tawas City, MI 48764
Phone: (989) 362-4212
Fax: (989) 984-1002

On the east-central coast of MI bordered on east by Lake Huron; organized as Kanotin County Apr 1, 1840 from unorganized territory; name changed Mar 8, 1843. Name Origin: From an Indian word meaning 'shining water' or 'water of light.'

Area (sq mi):: 1890.77 (land 549.11; water 1341.66) Population per square mile: 49.20
Population 2005: 26,992 State rank: 55 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.30%; 1990-2000 -9.50% Population 2000: 27,339 (White 96.30%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.50%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 44.20
Income 2000: per capita $17,115; median household $31,321; Population below poverty level: 12.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,900-$20,740
Unemployment (2004): 9.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.90% Median travel time to work: 21.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union, Alpena, Mich., through its Tawas City branch presented the Iosco County Coats for Kids program with a check for $365 plus dozens of coats for local children.
Branch Township Clerk Jackie Emry of Iosco County said her township would have lost about $20,000 with the veto, about three-fourths of its operating budget.
"I'm more convinced than ever it's the right thing to do and that we should do it now," said Dean Wiltse, supervisor of Osceola Township in Iosco County and a member of the Sunrise Side Regional Coalition.