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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18 /PRNewswire/ -- Two exploratory wells drilled and operated by Domain Energy (NYSE: DXD) in Oceana County, Michigan, have tested at a combined flow rate of 15 million cubic feet of gas and more than 500 barrels of condensate per day.