County population in 2014: 10,454 (1% urban, 99% rural); it was 11,719 in 2000County 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:
Land area: 674 sq. mi.
Water area: 1116.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 16 people per square mile (low).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Alcona County: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,007 (1.0%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,198 (1.0%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 15.2%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 73.9% for Black residents, 28.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.6% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.1% for other race residents, 30.8% for two or more races residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 14.3%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 72.7% for Black residents, 24.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.6% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.3% for other race residents, 28.3% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2015: 56 years old
(Males: 56 years old, Females: 57 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 58 years old, Black residents: 42 years old, American Indian residents: 54 years old, Asian residents: 45 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 22 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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Alcona County: Maple Forest Township Hall (A), Lovells Town Hall (B), Bass Lake Cabins (C), Bell Top Lodge (D), Camp Ginger Quill (E), Camp Shoppenagon (F), Camp Wa-Wa-Sum (G), Leykaufs Cabins (H), Laurels Pine Well Cabins (I), Forest Dunes Golf Club (J), Goose Creek State Forest Campground and Trail Camp (K), Jones Lake State Forest Campground (L), Shupac Lake State Forest Campground (M), White Pine Canoe Camp (N), Hartwick Pines State Park Campground (O), Keystone Landing State Forest Campground (P), Burton's Landing State Forest Campground (Q), Au Sable River State Forest Campground and Canoe Camp (R), Lake Margrethe State Forest Campground (S), Manistee River Bridge State Forest Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Alcona County include: South Branch Church (A), Mason Chapel (B), First Baptist Church (C), Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), Saint Francis Episcopal Church (E), Church of Christ (F), Grayling Community of Christ Church (G), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (H), Heritage Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Cheney Cemetery (1), Stephan Cemetery (2), United States Government Military Cemetery (3), Rock Cemetery (4), Pioneer Cemetery (5), Oakwood Cemetery (6), Shrine Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and swamps: Marsh Lake (A), Lake Margrethe (B), Lost Lake (C), Lonesome Lake (D), Pickerel Lake (E), Little Shupac Lake (F), Little K P Lake (G), Frog Lakes (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Rivers and creeks: North Branch Au Sable River (A), Big Creek (B), Beaver Creek (C), Barker Creek (D), Goose Creek (E), Wakeley Creek (F), Thayer Creek (G), Hickey Creek (H), Bradford Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Alcona County include: Leary Park (1), North Higgins Lake State Park (2), Douglas House Historical Marker (3), Thomas E Douglas Historical Marker (4), Officer's Club Historical Marker (5), Thirty-Second Red Arrow Division Historical Marker (6), Michigan Grayling Historical Marker (7), Beginning of State Reforestation Historical Marker (8), Grayling Winter Recreation Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
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)
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
Note: State values scaled to Alcona County population
Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.6%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 8,959
One, attached: 56
3 or 4: 20
5 to 9: 36
10 to 19: 17
20 or more: 24
Mobile homes: 1,385
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 69
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
47.1% with mortgage
69.7% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Alcona County
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
2.60 / 10,000 pop.
2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
1.73 / 10,000 pop.
1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
6.93 / 10,000 pop.
2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
6.06 / 10,000 pop.
6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
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
Alcona County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 19703258.1 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 14 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 4/19/1975, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
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:
Michigan Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3225: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Michigan Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 02, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3137: January 27, 1999, FEMA Id: 3137, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Michigan SEVERE STORMS AND FLOODING, Incident Period: September 05, 1985 to September 28, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-744: September 18, 1985, FEMA Id: 744, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Michigan Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
Michigan Drought, Incident Period: March 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3035: March 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3035, Natural disaster type: Drought
The number of natural disasters in Alcona County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1 Emergencies Declared: 4
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Alcona County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,828 (3,280 aged, 548 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 121 (6%)
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Most common underlying causes of death in Alcona County, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:
Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (335)
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (220)
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 ($8,222 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:
31 per 1000 residents
68 per 1000 residents
80 per 1000 residents
45 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +8
+1 per 1000 residents
+12 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +525
+45 per 1000 residents
-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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2014 or later: 0
2010 to 2013: 18
2000 to 2009: 805
1990 to 1999: 1,439
1980 to 1989: 1,409
1970 to 1979: 2,393
1960 to 1969: 1,953
1950 to 1959: 1,330
1940 to 1949: 847
1939 or earlier: 806
Note: State values scaled to Alcona population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Alcona County, Michigan
Note: State values scaled to Alcona County population
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 9,606
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