Keweenaw County

Keweenaw County, Michigan

5095 Forest St
Eagle River, MI 49950
Phone: (906) 337-2229
Fax: (906) 337-2795

On northernmost tip of the Upper Peninsula of MI on Lake Superior; organized Mar 11, 1861 from Houghton County. Name Origin: From Ojibway (or Potawatomi), probably 'to cross a point,' or 'portage,' variant of Kewaunee

Area (sq mi):: 5965.96 (land 540.97; water 5424.98) Population per square mile: 4.10
Population 2005: 2,195 State rank: 83 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.60%; 1990-2000 35.30% Population 2000: 2,301 (White 94.60%; Black or African American 3.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 44.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,769; median household $28,140; Population below poverty level: 12.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,900-$22,422
Unemployment (2004): 11.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 21.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 61.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Upper Peninsula fishing is also highlighted at the Keweenaw County Historical Society Commercial Fishing Museum.
In 1935, with the mines shut down and the peninsula not yet connected to Michigan's mainland by bridge, nearly one-third of the population was on relief, and in Keweenaw County, capital of copper country, 70 percent were.
with Copper, 12.5 cm, Phoenix mine, Keweenaw County, Michigan.
Geologic map of Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw County, Michigan.
"There's a pattern where Keweenaw County, (located at the northern-most peak of the U.P.) gets, on average, 300 inches per year," he continues.
Percent of the Keweenaw County population on relief after the closure of several large copper mines in 1929
After the offer was accepted by the state of Michigan, three men were appointed to lay out the most direct route for the trail: John Senter (Keweenaw County), John H.
To honor the men of the Eagle Harbor Life-Saving Station, the Keweenaw County Historical Society has opened a museum at the station's old boathouse.