Presque Isle County

Presque Isle County, Michigan

PO Box 110
Rogers City, MI 49779
Phone: (989) 734-3288
Fax: (989) 734-7635

On the northeast coast of MI, bordered on east by Lake Huron; established Apr 1, 1840 from unorganized territory. Name Origin: French 'almost an island,' i.e., a peninsula

Area (sq mi):: 2572.75 (land 660.07; water 1912.68) Population per square mile: 21.70
Population 2005: 14,330 State rank: 71 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.60%; 1990-2000 4.90% Population 2000: 14,411 (White 97.70%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 45.10
Income 2000: per capita $17,363; median household $31,656; Population below poverty level: 10.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,105-$21,454
Unemployment (2004): 11.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 23.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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A special needs shopping cart for older children and adults, a multi-articulating myo-electric prosthetic lifelike hand, a motorized elliptical trainer, design of video games for the disability community and the only universally accessible waterfall in the United States (Presque Isle County, Michigan) were winners of this year's awards which drew nominations from across the U.S, France and United Kingdom.
"The biggest challenge is finding new ways to market beef," says Dave Glenn, Presque Isle County MSU Extension director.
Field trials were conducted in both Presque Isle County, Michigan (PI) and Perham, MN, (PM) in 1997 and 1998.
Onaway, located in western Presque Isle County, was incorporated as a village in 1899 in the center of vast hardwood forests.
The people of Metz, a bustling village in Presque Isle County, began their day as usual children headed off to school and parents started the day's work.
* Local Societies: Presque Isle County Historical Museum for its multi-pronged preservation and interpretation programs