Lapeer County

Lapeer County, Michigan

255 Clay St
Lapeer, MI 48446
Phone: (810) 667-0356
Fax: (810) 667-0362

In east-central MI, east of Flint; established Sept 10, 1822 (prior to statehood) from Oakland and Saint Clair counties. Name Origin: From the local spelling of French la pierre 'the stone' or 'flint', probably a transliteration of an Indian name for the Flint River, for its rocky bed.

Area (sq mi):: 663.08 (land 654.20; water 8.88) Population per square mile: 142.70
Population 2005: 93,361 State rank: 22 Population change: 2000-20005 6.20%; 1990-2000 17.60% Population 2000: 87,904 (White 94.40%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 3.10%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.70%). Foreign born: 2.20%. Median age: 35.90
Income 2000: per capita $21,462; median household $51,717; Population below poverty level: 5.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,089-$27,928
Unemployment (2004): 7.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 35.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 54.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Like "Sound Off," the reader feature created by Bob Myers in Michigan's Lapeer County Press.
A Lapeer County, Mich., judge has denied a motion for summary disposition in the lawsuit between Metamora Township and those backing a proposed gravel and sand mining operation at part of the D-bar-A Boy Scout Ranch, according to The County Press.
The article didn't mention that after World War I, General Squier returned to Dryden and built a summer house and "country club for poor people." After his death, the country club was given to Lapeer County and continues as a county park to this day.
A home heavily damaged by an F2 tornado that swept through Oregon Twp in Lapeer County, Mich.
Two would-be burglars in Lapeer County, Michigan, met their match in an 11-year-old girl on the afternoon of January 30.
Students in Michigan's Lapeer County Intermediate School District have a unique opportunity to get a leg up on their collegiate competition thanks to a recently developed partnership between the public school system and the nearby Baker College of Flint.
Stone Soup Pantry provides bakery, produce, meat, dairy and non-perishable food to the hungry throughout Lapeer County. It also supports other pantries and kitchens in the county through excess food donation assistance.
From 2005-2008, he was publisher of Journal Register's Lapeer County Press and other titles in Madison Heights, Mich.
The Detroit News reported that Lapeer County, Mona Shores Public Schools in Muskegon, Comstock Township near Kalamazoo, and the Boiler Makers Local 169 Union in Allen Park were also served by DeMiro.