Ogemaw County

Ogemaw County, Michigan

806 W Houghton Ave
West Branch, MI 48661
Phone: (989) 345-0215
Fax: (989) 345-7223

In northeast MI, north of Bay City; established Apr 1, 1840. Name Origin: The Chippewa word for 'chief.'

Area (sq mi):: 574.63 (land 564.30; water 10.33) Population per square mile: 38.80
Population 2005: 21,905 State rank: 64 Population change: 2000-20005 1.20%; 1990-2000 15.90% Population 2000: 21,645 (White 96.60%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 42.30
Income 2000: per capita $15,768; median household $30,474; Population below poverty level: 14.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,035-$19,662
Unemployment (2004): 8.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 24.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The Graceland enjoyed a good run; 48 years is a long time for any business and, while it didn't always make a profit, the building was an impressive structure--arguably the most famous in Ogemaw County. The immense dance floor was surrounded by a low pine railing, with permanently connected tables and benches.
And, if Prohibition ended, Ogemaw County would probably be as thirsty for legal alcoholic drinks as anywhere else.
Old-timers in Ogemaw County recall a Graceland promotion in which dancers who happened to be at a particular location on the dance floor at the end of a song could win an expensive ring.
The nearest populations are in Manistee County to the southwest and Ogemaw County to the southeast.
Previously, the most recent killer tornado in Northern Lower Michigan occurred in Ogemaw County on March 30, 1976.