Oceana County

Oceana County, Michigan

100 State St Suite 1
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: (231) 873-4328
Fax: (231) 873-1391

On the west-central coast of MI, bordered on west by Lake Michigan; established Mar 2, 1831 (prior to statehood) from Newaygo County. Name Origin: For its long shoreline on the "fresh water ocean" of Lake Michigan

Area (sq mi):: 1306.73 (land 540.46; water 766.27) Population per square mile: 52.70
Population 2005: 28,473 State rank: 51 Population change: 2000-20005 6.00%; 1990-2000 19.70% Population 2000: 26,873 (White 85.80%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 11.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 9.00%). Foreign born: 4.40%. Median age: 36.90
Income 2000: per capita $15,878; median household $35,307; Population below poverty level: 14.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,234-$21,995
Unemployment (2004): 8.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 24.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 44.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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My mother, Florence Johnson Briody, was born in 1916 and raised in Oceana County. Several years ago, she told me an interesting story about her early childhood.
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By 1914, Lathers had moved to the hamlet of Mears--a few miles west of Hart, the Oceana County seat--and was operating a small print shop.
In the October 2, 1942 issue, for instance, Lathers mentioned the new Oceana County prosecuting attorney, William Brusstar, whom he criticized for not working his way up the legal ladder.
By the fall of 1944, at age 39, Littiebrant had become the sheriff of Oceana County.