Oscoda County

Oscoda County, Michigan

PO Box 399
Mio, MI 48647
Phone: (989) 826-1109
Fax: (989) 826-1136

In northeast MI, southwest of Alpena; established Apr 1, 1840 from unorganized territory. Name Origin: 'Pebbly prairie' from ossin 'stone' and muskoda 'prairie,' coined by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864), author, explorer, MI legislator, and superintendent of Indian Affairs for MI (1836-41).

Area (sq mi):: 571.57 (land 565.00; water 6.57) Population per square mile: 16.50
Population 2005: 9,298 State rank: 78 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.30%; 1990-2000 20.10% Population 2000: 9,418 (White 97.30%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 43.70
Income 2000: per capita $15,697; median household $28,228; Population below poverty level: 14.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,552-$16,674
Unemployment (2004): 11.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 23.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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I grew up in the tiny hamlet of Fairview, located in Oscoda County about halfway between Grayling and Alpena.
Rose Lockwood Moore, "Of Berry Pickers, Shanty Boys, and the Jack Pine Bird: Patterns of Settlement and Subsistence in Nineteenth Century Oscoda County (Michigan)" (master's thesis, Western Michigan University, 1990), 39, 51, 78.
We trapped coyotes in 6 townships in Alcona County, 5 in Oscoda County, 2 in Montmorency County, and 2 in Alpena County.
Oscoda County to the west consists of state or federal owned woodlands, locally called the Club Country (Robinson 2000, pers.