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. 2013 cost of living index in Alcona County: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 42%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 50%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Alcona County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
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 2013: $37,082 ($31,362 in 1999)

This county:

$37082
Michigan:

$48273

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $416 (lower quartile is $346, upper quartile is $502)
This county:

$416
State:

$629


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $99,252 (it was $84,700 in 2000)
Alcona:

$99,252
Michigan:

$117,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,617 - $178,342
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $863
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $347

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:

  • 2003: 79 buildings, average cost: $94,400
  • 2004: 67 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2005: 62 buildings, average cost: $169,100
  • 2006: 58 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2007: 47 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2008: 31 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $100,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,017 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,062 (1.0%)

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 2013: 15.1%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.5% for Black residents, 13.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.3% for American Indian residents, 31.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.3%
Alcona County:

15.3%
Michigan:

17.0%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for Black residents, 12.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.0% for American Indian residents, 33.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 56 years old
(Males: 56 years old, Females: 56 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 57 years old, Black residents: 47 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 51 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.8%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 13
  • 1990 to 1994: 6
  • 1985 to 1989: 16
  • 1980 to 1984: 4
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 13
  • 1965 to 1969: 119

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Alcona County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,14811
Catholic7994
Evangelical Protestant75610
Other1681
None8,071-
Alcona County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Alcona County:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Alcona County:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

6.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Alcona County:

11.4%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Alcona County:

28.4%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below Michigan state average. It is 8060423.8 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.

Earthquake activity:

Alcona County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 272.4 miles away from Alcona County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 245.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 234.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 289.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 140.4 miles away from Alcona County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 458.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Canada (38%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • India (6%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Austria (5%)
  • Philippines (5%)

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

  • German (23%)
  • English (14%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Polish (8%)
  • French (except Basque) (7%)
  • French Canadian (5%)

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:

  • 96 people in nursing homes
  • 33 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in other group homes
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 62 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 28 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 28 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,814.

5.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,904 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Michigan average:

5.09%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.98% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($26,693 average AGI)
1.33% relocated from other states ($11,211 average AGI)
Alcona County:

1.33%
Michigan average:

1.52%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Iosco County, MI  0.98% ($20,762 average AGI)
from Alpena County, MI  0.54% ($16,304)
from Wayne County, MI  0.47% ($47,000)
from Macomb County, MI  0.35% ($48,533)
from Oakland County, MI  0.35% ($77,067)
from Genesee County, MI  0.23% ($49,000)


5.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,987 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
Michigan average:

5.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.07% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($18,702 average AGI)
1.39% relocated to other states ($7,289 average AGI)
Alcona County:

1.39%
Michigan average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Iosco County, MI  0.93% ($21,325 average AGI)
to Alpena County, MI  0.58% ($28,080)
to Wayne County, MI  0.33% ($24,714)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 16.1

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.

1,547 married couples with children.
457 single-parent households (179 men, 278 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 716
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,359
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,442
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,878
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,920
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,195
  • 1940 to 1949: 776
  • 1939 or earlier: 722
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Alcona County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Alcona County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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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