Macomb County

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Macomb County, Michigan

40 N Main St 1st Fl
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: (586) 469-5120
macombcountymi.gov

On the southeast coast of MI, north of Detroit; original county; established Jan 15, 1818 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Alexander Macomb (1782-1841), officer in the War of 1812 and commanding general of the U.S. Army (1835-41)

Area (sq mi):: 569.78 (land 480.44; water 89.34) Population per square mile: 1726.40
Population 2005: 829,453 State rank: 3 Population change: 2000-20005 5.20%; 1990-2000 9.90% Population 2000: 788,149 (White 91.60%; Black or African American 2.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 2.10%; Other 2.50%). Foreign born: 8.80%. Median age: 36.90
Income 2000: per capita $24,446; median household $52,102; Population below poverty level: 5.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $32,944-$34,206
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.70% Median travel time to work: 26.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Warren (136,118)
  • Sterling Heights (127,476)
  • Saint Clair Shores (61,864)
  • Roseville (47,960)
  • Eastpointe (33,384)
  • Mount Clemens County seat (17,108)
  • Fraser (15,130)
  • New Baltimore (10,857)

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    Local Michigan newspaper the Macomb Daily recently reported that Macomb County, MI will begin conducting this spring a $66,000, six-month feasibility study to assess the marketability of biodiesel fuel as well as the prospect of developing a 3-million-gallon-per-year biodiesel production plant in the county.

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