Shiawassee County

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Shiawassee County, Michigan

208 N Shiawassee St
Corunna, MI 48817
Phone: (989) 743-2242
Fax: (989) 743-2241
www.co.shiawassee.mi.us

In south-central MI, west of Flint; established Sep 10, 1822 (prior to statehood) from Indian lands. Name Origin: For the Shiawassee River, which runs through it; from Algonquian 'the water straight ahead' or 'river that twists about.'

Area (sq mi):: 540.73 (land 538.73; water 2.00) Population per square mile: 135.40
Population 2005: 72,945 State rank: 26 Population change: 2000-20005 1.80%; 1990-2000 2.70% Population 2000: 71,687 (White 96.30%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 36.40
Income 2000: per capita $19,229; median household $42,553; Population below poverty level: 7.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,145-$24,020
Unemployment (2004): 8.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 27.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 50.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Owosso (15,532)

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