Oceana County

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Oceana County, Michigan

100 State St Suite 1
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: (231) 873-4328
Fax: (231) 873-1391
www.oceana.mi.us

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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Several lacustrine cores from Silver and Stony Lakes, Oceana County, MI were obtained by vibracoring for the purpose of determining if there was climate variability recorded during the Little Ice Age, the hypsithermal episode, the 8.2ka event and the Younger Dryas cold period.