Keweenaw County

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Keweenaw County, Michigan

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

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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