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Alcona County, Michigan (MI)


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County population in 2012: 10,635 (1% urban, 99% rural); it was 11,719 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,381
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,178
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,595
Renter-occupied apartments: 530 (it was 537 in 2000)
% of renters here:

10%
State:

28%

Land area: 674 sq. mi.
Water area: 1116.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 16 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alcona County: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.2%), Retail trade (13.8%), Manufacturing (13.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Alcona County, Michigan:


Median resident age:  55.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years

Males: 5,555  (54.1%)
Females: 5,387  (45.9%)

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Alcona County,MI real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Alcona County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,774 ($31,362 in 1999)
This county:

$31774
Michigan:

$45255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $406 (lower quartile is $332, upper quartile is $500)
This county:

$406
State:

$591


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $108,718 (it was $84,700 in 2000)
Alcona County:

$108,718
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,934 - $187,170

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $173,208
Here:

$173,208
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $400,936
Here:

$400,936
State:

$147,658

In 2-unit structures: $61,976
Here:

$61,976
State:

$101,322

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $962,319
Here:

$962,319
State:

$144,298

Mobile homes: $103,400
Here:

$103,400
State:

$39,606

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $83,322
Here:

$83,322
State:

$95,296
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $996
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $302

Institutionalized population: 90

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Alcona County, MI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $965 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $938 (0.8%)


Alcona County household income distribution in 2009 Alcona County home values distribution


Alcona County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 14.9%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.0% for Black residents, 15.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 35.3% for other race residents, 25.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 55 years old
(Males: 54 years old, Females: 55 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 55 years old, Black residents: 26 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

12.6%
Whole state:

10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

4.4%
Whole state:

4.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Alcona County is $412 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $504 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $679 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hubbard Lake, Harrisville, Lincoln, Lost Lake Woods.

Alcona County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Alcona County: Lakeshore Terminal and Pipeline Company (A), Curtisville Civic Center (B), Harrisville State Park Modern Campground (C), Springport Station (D), Alcona Station (E), Pine River Campground (F), Monarch Ridge Golf Course (G), Alcona County Fairgrounds (H), Harrisville Station (I), J and J Harrisville Campground (J), Springport Hills Golf Course (K), Greenbush Station (L), Eagle Ridge Golf Course (M), Alcona Canoe Rental and Campground (N), Black River Station (O), Jewell Lake Campground (P), Greenbush Golf Course (Q), White Pine National Golf Course (R), Mitchell Township Park Picnic Area (S), Horseshoe Lake Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alcona County include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Saint Gabriel's Church (B), Sunnyside United Methodist Church (C), Wilber United Methodist Church (D), Greenbush Community Baptist Church (E), Faith Lutheran Church (F), Family Heritage Baptist Church (G), New Life Lutheran Church (H), Haynes Community Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Glennie Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2), Curtisville Cemetery (3), Alcona Cemetery (4), Curran Cemetery (5), Flynn Valley Cemetery (6), Mikado Township Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Trout Lake (A), Tubbs Lake (B), Reid Lake (C), Twin Lake (D), Potvin Lake (E), Potter Lake (F), Poplar Lake (G), Vaughn Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cabbage Creek (A), Butternut Creek (B), West Branch River (C), West Branch Pine River (D), Bruster Creek (E), Backus Creek (F), Blockhouse Creek (G), Wallace Creek (H), Bear Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Alcona County include: Howard Park (1), Alcona County Recreation Area (2), Alpena State Park (3), Bruce Park (4), Alcona County Park (5), Burgess Park (6), Greenbush School Historical Marker (7), Harrisville State Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Alpena County , Iosco County , Montmorency County , Ogemaw County , Oscoda County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 211
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 176 (69% naturalized citizens)

Alcona County:

1.5%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.6%

Alcona County marital status for males
Alcona County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Alcona County with a mortgage: 1,340 (77 second mortgage, 133 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,504

Here:

47.1% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 21.63%
Here21.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 2,535
Total congregations: 20

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents1,061 (41.9%)378 (14.9%)250 (9.9%)235 (9.3%)199 (7.9%)
Congregations3 (15.0%)4 (20.0%)3 (15.0%)2 (10.0%)1 (5.0%)
NameCommunity Church of ChristWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodLutheran ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents127 (5.0%)96 (3.8%)90 (3.6%)50 (2.0%)49 (1.9%)
Congregations1 (5.0%)1 (5.0%)2 (10.0%)1 (5.0%)2 (10.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Alcona County - Hubbard Lake, Harrisville, Lincoln, Lost Lake Woods

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Alcona County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Alcona County:

6.06 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.4%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.4%
Michigan:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Alcona County:

13.1%
State:

13.4%


Agriculture in Alcona County:

Average size of farms: 168 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $22,818
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $149.29
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.20%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 50.38%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $14,519
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 45.13%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $56,682
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.62%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.17
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 13.02%
Corn for grain: 395 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 780 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 109 acres

Tornado activity:

Alcona County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Michigan state average. It is 1.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/3/1999, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Alcona County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Alcona County (%):





Alcona County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,008 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 433 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 69 (2%)
  • Other means: 30 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 262 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Alcona County, Michigan in 2000:

People in group quarters in Alcona County, Michigan in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $36,811.

6.94% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,134 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.94%
Michigan average:

5.24%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.69% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($32,572 average AGI)
1.25% relocated from other states ($7,562 average AGI)
Alcona County:

1.25%
Michigan average:

1.38%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Iosco County, MI  0.95% ($25,905 average AGI)
from Wayne County, MI  0.82% ($35,111)
from Oakland County, MI  0.66% ($48,379)
from Alpena County, MI  0.59% ($30,308)
from Genesee County, MI  0.45% ($60,800)
from Macomb County, MI  0.39% ($38,824)


6.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,819 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
Michigan average:

5.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.37% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($21,096 average AGI)
1.81% relocated to other states ($9,722 average AGI)
Alcona County:

1.81%
Michigan average:

2.21%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Iosco County, MI  1.14% ($21,540 average AGI)
to Alpena County, MI  0.64% ($24,964)
to Oakland County, MI  0.48% ($35,381)
to Genesee County, MI  0.25% ($34,273)
to Wayne County, MI  0.23% ($19,300)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.4

Births per 1000 population in Alcona County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Alcona County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 2.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 16.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Alcona County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,240 (2,783 aged, 457 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 549.210
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1321.550
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 25.74

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 9
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 51.49

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17.16

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,815

Size of family households: 2,216 2-persons, 506 3-persons, 356 4-persons, 162 5-persons, 56 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,513 1-person, 218 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 11 4-persons.

97.5% of residents of Alcona County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (11% speak English very well, 56% speak English well, 33% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $95,755,000 ($8222 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,246,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $52,031,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,983,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $349,000
Federal grants: $20,396,000
Federal procurement contracts: $613,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,382,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $445,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,501,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,408,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 359
Here:

31 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 937
Here:

80 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +8
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +525
Here +45 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Alcona County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.10 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Alcona County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 24
  • 3 rooms: 247
  • 4 rooms: 710
  • 5 rooms: 1,303
  • 6 rooms: 1,090
  • 7 rooms: 638
  • 8 rooms: 303
  • 9+ rooms: 270
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 83
  • 4 rooms: 168
  • 5 rooms: 118
  • 6 rooms: 87
  • 7 rooms: 39
  • 8 rooms: 18
  • 9+ rooms: 6
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Alcona County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 202
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,582
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,155
  • 4 bedrooms: 524
  • 5+ bedrooms: 118
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 84
  • 2 bedrooms: 262
  • 3 bedrooms: 127
  • 4 bedrooms: 48
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Alcona County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 115
  • 1 vehicle: 1,512
  • 2 vehicles: 2,136
  • 3 vehicles: 593
  • 4 vehicles: 179
  • 5+ vehicles: 60
  • no vehicle: 58
  • 1 vehicle: 266
  • 2 vehicles: 180
  • 3 vehicles: 24
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

65% of Alcona County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Michigan.

Alcona County:

65.0%
State average:

58.3%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $64,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Alcona County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (46.9%)
  • Utility gas (27.8%)
  • Wood (12.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.2%)
  • Electricity (3.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35.9%)
  • Utility gas (32.4%)
  • Wood (12.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.7%)
  • Electricity (9.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 43
Here:

4.0%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 25
Here:

4.4%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 23
Here:

12.0%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Alcona County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Alcona County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Alcona County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8175.3 years
William6775.9 years
Mary5481.7 years
Robert4369.6 years
Edward3975.3 years
Helen3584.3 years
George3578.3 years
Joseph3177.3 years
Charles3077.6 years
Arthur2975.2 years
Most common last names in Alcona County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Somers2670.7 years
Schultz2274.4 years
Johnson2276.8 years
Liske2175.0 years
Miller1680.0 years
Smith1574.7 years
Fowler1473.5 years
Apsey1485.4 years
Bartz1480.3 years
Williams1269.8 years
Businesses in Alcona County, MI
NameCountNameCount
Jones New York1True Value1
Subway1U-Haul1
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