Oscoda County

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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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