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Alpena County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2019: 28,581 (48% urban, 52% rural); it was 31,314 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,011
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,065
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,159
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,715 (it was 2,659 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%

Land area: 574 sq. mi.

Water area: 1120.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 50 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Alpena County: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.5%), Retail trade (14.4%), Manufacturing (13.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 84%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Alpena County, MI (2019)
    • 27,22295.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4071.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3681.3%Two or more races
    • 1840.6%Asian alone
    • 1630.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1180.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 260.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

48.2 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Males: 14,098  (49.3%)
Females: 14,483  (50.7%)
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Average household size:
Alpena County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $45,214 ($34,177 in 1999)
This county:

$45,214
Michigan:

$59,584

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $496 (lower quartile is $339, upper quartile is $606)
This county:

$496
State:

$740


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $105,658 (it was $78,900 in 2000)
Alpena:

$105,658
Michigan:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $75,711 - $164,775
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $906
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $361

Institutionalized population: 290

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 5
  • Thefts: 18
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 120 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 1998: 109 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 1999: 101 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2000: 90 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2001: 97 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $135,500
  • 2003: 38 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2004: 44 buildings, average cost: $140,700
  • 2005: 51 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 2006: 38 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 2007: 41 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 2008: 26 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $162,900
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2012: 20 buildings, average cost: $125,100
  • 2013: 18 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2014: 18 buildings, average cost: $183,200
  • 2015: 22 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2016: 24 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2017: 23 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2018: 24 buildings, average cost: $202,500
  • 2019: 21 buildings, average cost: $223,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Alpena, MI residents
Average permit cost in Alpena, MI
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,387 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,252 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Alpena, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Alpena, MI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Alpena, MI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.9%
Alpena County:

12.9%
Michigan:

13.0%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.2% for Black residents, 18.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.3% for American Indian residents, 81.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 48.2 years old
(Males: 46.4 years old, Females: 49.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.9 years old, Black residents: 41.0 years old, American Indian residents: 60.8 years old, Asian residents: 39.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.9 years old, Other race residents: 41.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Alpena County is $451 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $695 a month.

Cities in this county include: Alpena, Ossineke.

Alpena 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 Alpena County: Hunt Creek Fisheries Research Area (A), Edwards School (B), Vienna Township Hall (C), Sheridan Valley Ski Area (D), Big Rock (E), Town Corner Lake State Forest Campground (F), McCormick Lake Campground (G), Lake Fifteen Campground (H), Big Oaks State Forest Campground (I), Avery Lake State Forest Campground (J), Little Wolf Lake State Forest Campground (K), Ess Lake State Forest Campground (L), Jackson Lake State Forest Campground (M), South Bay Campground (N), Elk Ridge Golf Course (O), Montmorency County Fairgrounds (P), Michigan Department of Natural Resources Atlanta Forest Area (Q), Vienna Township Volunteer Fire Department (R), Tri - Township Fire Department Station 2 (S), Montmorency Township Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alpena County include: Pleasant Valley Church (A), Saint Johns Church (B), Big Rock Congregational Church (C), Atlanta Bible Church (D), Church of Christ (E), Saint Marks Episcopal Church (F), Saint John Lutheran Church (G), Pleasant Valley Free Methodist Church (H), Maple Grove Brethren in Christ Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Briley Cemetery (1), Avery Cemetery (2), Hillman Cemetery (3), Finnish Cemetery (4), Saint Augustine Cemetery (5), Saint Johns Cemetery (6), Loud Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Marshall Pond (A), Ribble Lake (B), Turtle Lake (C), Twin Lake (D), Lower Tomahawk Lake (E), Twin Tomahawk Lakes (F), Pug Lakes (G), Lost Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Bullock Creek (A), Weber Creek (B), Barger Creek (C), Fuller Creek (D), Van Hetton Creek (E), Gilchrist Creek (F), Upper South Branch Thunder Bay River (G), Turtle Creek (H), Grass Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Alpena County include: Hunt Creek Fisheries Research Area (1), Camp Lunden Historical Marker (2), Big Rock Historical Marker (3), Angusdale Stock Farm Historical Marker (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Alcona County , Antrim County , Carbon County, Montana , Eau Claire County, Wisconsin , Powder River County, Montana , Kalkaska County , Montmorency County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
Michigan:

6.3%

Unemployment by year in Alpena, MI
County total employment by year in Alpena, MI
County average yearly wages by year in Alpena, MI

Current college students: 1,635
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 370 (58.0% naturalized citizens)

Alpena County:

1.3%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 702010 or later
  • 432000 to 2009
  • 981990 to 1999
  • 81980 to 1989
  • 371970 to 1979
  • 194Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 92.7%

Alpena County marital status for males Alpena County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,094
  • One, attached: 174
  • Two: 473
  • 3 or 4: 481
  • 5 to 9: 432
  • 10 to 19: 124
  • 20 to 49: 159
  • 50 or more: 191
  • Mobile homes: 1,021

Housing units in Alpena County with a mortgage: 5,474 (69 second mortgage, 264 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,619

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

59.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Alpena County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,7445
Mainline Protestant4,48315
Evangelical Protestant4,11123
Other5545
Orthodox--
None13,706-
Alpena 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: 11
Alpena County:

3.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Alpena County:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Alpena County:

9.7%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Alpena County:

28.7%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Alpena County:

Average size of farms: 160 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,290
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $116.22
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.54%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.61%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $20,700
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 48.87%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.70%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $46,865
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.61%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.52
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 28.31%
Corn for grain: 4296 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2507 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1045 harvested acres
Vegetables: 144 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 43 acres

Tornado activity:

Alpena County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 55955890.0 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:

Alpena County-area historical earthquake activity is near Michigan state average. It is 89% 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 291.5 miles away from Alpena County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 265.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 215.4 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 313.8 miles away from the 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 459.5 miles away from Alpena 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 163.5 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4494, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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 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 Alpena County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Alpena

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,236 (85.5%)
  • Carpooled: 969 (7.4%)
  • Bus: 93 (0.7%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 6 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 45 (0.3%)
  • Bicycle: 96 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 237 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 455 (3.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Germany (24%)
  • Philippines (14%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Russia (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Mexico (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Alpena County


  • American (25%)
  • Polish (17%)
  • German (16%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • French Canadian (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 144 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 138 people in nursing homes
  • 85 people in other group homes
  • 70 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 41 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 40 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 34 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 185 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 56 people in college/university student housing
  • 55 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 45 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 42 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 36 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 34 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,021.

4.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,843 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.34%
Michigan average:

5.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.06% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($26,504 average AGI)
1.29% relocated from other states ($14,339 average AGI)
Alpena County:

1.29%
Michigan average:

1.59%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Presque Isle County, MI  0.40% ($45,532 average AGI)
from Alcona County, MI  0.28% ($33,970)
from Montmorency County, MI  0.21% ($22,040)
from Oakland County, MI  0.21% ($37,280)


4.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,964 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
Michigan average:

5.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.90% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($24,684 average AGI)
1.37% relocated to other states ($14,278 average AGI)
Alpena County:

1.37%
Michigan average:

1.85%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Presque Isle County, MI  0.33% ($35,667 average AGI)
to Alcona County, MI  0.22% ($32,846)
to Montmorency County, MI  0.18% ($29,095)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Births per 1000 population in Alpena County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Alpena County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Alpena County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Alpena County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Alpena County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Alpena County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Alpena County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Alpena County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Alpena County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,986 (5,671 aged, 1,315 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 355 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Alpena County, Michigan in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (981)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (490)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (471)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (320)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (320)
  • Congestive heart failure (134)
  • Unspecified dementia (129)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (33)
  • Sequelae of other and unspecified cerebrovascular diseases (31)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (28)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.25
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 17,083
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 423
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 74,339

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 956
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,308
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 46
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 59

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 158.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 98.0
  • Other - 60.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,581
  • Male householders: 6,581 (2,105 living alone), Female householders: 6,283 (2,214 living alone)
  • 5,762 spouses (5,702 opposite-sex spouses), 1,075 unmarried partners, (1,044 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 6,655 children (6,195 natural, 193 adopted, 265 stepchildren), 407 grandchildren, 122 brothers or sisters, 140 parents, 22 foster children, 202 other relatives, 804 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 527

Size of family households: 4,347 2-persons, 1,655 3-persons, 1,050 4-persons, 418 5-persons, 117 6-persons, 42 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,318 1-person, 809 2-persons, 127 3-persons, 21 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

3,190 married couples with children.
1,552 single-parent households (483 men, 1,069 women).

97.0% of residents of Alpena speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (62% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $218,588,000 ($7,111 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,045,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $101,795,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $49,386,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $883,000
Federal grants: $47,488,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,857,000 ($3,227,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $14,178,000 ($8,047,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $794,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,357,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,647,000

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

Births: 1,534
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,772
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +66
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -664
Here -22 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Alpena County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.78 millions of gallons per day (18% from ground, 82% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Alpena County, Michigan
  • Year house built in Alpena County, Michigan
  • 512014 or later
  • 982010 to 2013
  • 1,1412000 to 2009
  • 1,5031990 to 1999
  • 1,5121980 to 1989
  • 3,2631970 to 1979
  • 2,2631960 to 1969
  • 2,4391950 to 1959
  • 1,2641940 to 1949
  • 2,4751939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Alpena County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Alpena County, Michigan
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Alpena County, Michigan
  • 71 room
  • 502 rooms
  • 2453 rooms
  • 9744 rooms
  • 2,1105 rooms
  • 2,3536 rooms
  • 1,8627 rooms
  • 1,0738 rooms
  • 1,4039+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alpena County, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alpena County, Michigan
  • 631 room
  • 1702 rooms
  • 5113 rooms
  • 7404 rooms
  • 5505 rooms
  • 3686 rooms
  • 2587 rooms
  • 578 rooms
  • 779+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Alpena County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Alpena County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Alpena County, Michigan
  • 7no bedroom
  • 2691 bedroom
  • 1,8662 bedrooms
  • 5,8443 bedrooms
  • 1,6464 bedrooms
  • 4435+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alpena County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alpena County, Michigan
  • 63no bedroom
  • 7561 bedroom
  • 1,0692 bedrooms
  • 7453 bedrooms
  • 1264 bedrooms
  • 455+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Alpena County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Alpena County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Alpena County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 361no vehicle
  • 3,4101 vehicle
  • 4,0462 vehicles
  • 1,4633 vehicles
  • 5384 vehicles
  • 2755+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Alpena County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Alpena County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 519no vehicle
  • 1,4491 vehicle
  • 6982 vehicles
  • 1233 vehicles
  • 114 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

86.7% of Alpena County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Michigan.

Alpena County:

86.7%
State average:

86.2%

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

  • This state: 24,897
  • Other state: 3,076
  • Northeast: 538
  • Midwest: 1,104
  • South: 867
  • West: 580
Year householders moved into unit in Alpena County, MI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Alpena County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 61.8%Utility gas
  • 17.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.0%Wood
  • 3.5%Electricity
  • 2.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 72.5%Utility gas
  • 13.6%Electricity
  • 9.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Wood
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 221
Here:

10.1%
Michigan:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 66
Here:

4.4%
Michigan:

9.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 67
Here:

7.5%
Michigan:

14.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Alpena County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $6,181,000
    Solid Waste Management: $286,000
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000
    Air Transportation: $61,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $32,422,000
    Regular Highways: $6,176,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,514,000
    General - Other: $3,406,000
    Police Protection: $2,427,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,683,000
    Libraries: $1,129,000
    General Public Buildings: $955,000
    Financial Administration: $953,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $854,000
    Air Transportation: $629,000
    Central Staff Services: $618,000
    Solid Waste Management: $286,000
    Housing and Community Development: $183,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,517,000
    Other: $907,000
    Public Welfare: $410,000
    Air Transportation: $239,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,182,000
    Health and Hospitals: $950,000
    Highways: $505,000
    Public Welfare: $47,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,370,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,295,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $822,000
    Rents: $222,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $214,000
    Interest Earnings: $117,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $120,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,751,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $26,287,000
    Highways: $4,466,000
    Other: $2,598,000
    General Local Government Support: $849,000
    Public Welfare: $376,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,997,000
    Other License: $32,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,846,000

Alpena County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $6,181,000
    Solid Waste Management: $286,000
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000
    Air Transportation: $61,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $32,422,000
    Regular Highways: $6,176,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,514,000
    General - Other: $3,406,000
    Police Protection: $2,427,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,683,000
    Libraries: $1,129,000
    General Public Buildings: $955,000
    Financial Administration: $953,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $854,000
    Air Transportation: $629,000
    Central Staff Services: $618,000
    Solid Waste Management: $286,000
    Housing and Community Development: $183,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,517,000
    Other: $907,000
    Public Welfare: $410,000
    Air Transportation: $239,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,182,000
    Health and Hospitals: $950,000
    Highways: $505,000
    Public Welfare: $47,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,370,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,295,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $822,000
    Rents: $222,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $214,000
    Interest Earnings: $117,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $120,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,751,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $26,287,000
    Highways: $4,466,000
    Other: $2,598,000
    General Local Government Support: $849,000
    Public Welfare: $376,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,997,000
    Other License: $32,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,846,000

Alpena County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $6,181,000
    Solid Waste Management: $286,000
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000
    Air Transportation: $61,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $32,422,000
    Regular Highways: $6,176,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,514,000
    General - Other: $3,406,000
    Police Protection: $2,427,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,683,000
    Libraries: $1,129,000
    General Public Buildings: $955,000
    Financial Administration: $953,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $854,000
    Air Transportation: $629,000
    Central Staff Services: $618,000
    Solid Waste Management: $286,000
    Housing and Community Development: $183,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,517,000
    Other: $907,000
    Public Welfare: $410,000
    Air Transportation: $239,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,182,000
    Health and Hospitals: $950,000
    Highways: $505,000
    Public Welfare: $47,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,370,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,295,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $822,000
    Rents: $222,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $214,000
    Interest Earnings: $117,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $120,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,751,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $26,287,000
    Highways: $4,466,000
    Other: $2,598,000
    General Local Government Support: $849,000
    Public Welfare: $376,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,997,000
    Other License: $32,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,846,000

Alpena County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $6,181,000
    Solid Waste Management: $286,000
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000
    Air Transportation: $61,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $32,422,000
    Regular Highways: $6,176,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,514,000
    General - Other: $3,406,000
    Police Protection: $2,427,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,683,000
    Libraries: $1,129,000
    General Public Buildings: $955,000
    Financial Administration: $953,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $854,000
    Air Transportation: $629,000
    Central Staff Services: $618,000
    Solid Waste Management: $286,000
    Housing and Community Development: $183,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,517,000
    Other: $907,000
    Public Welfare: $410,000
    Air Transportation: $239,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,182,000
    Health and Hospitals: $950,000
    Highways: $505,000
    Public Welfare: $47,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,370,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,295,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $822,000
    Rents: $222,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $214,000
    Interest Earnings: $117,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $120,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,751,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $26,287,000
    Highways: $4,466,000
    Other: $2,598,000
    General Local Government Support: $849,000
    Public Welfare: $376,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,997,000
    Other License: $32,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,846,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 961
  • Number of aged recipients: 59
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 902
  • Number of recipients under 18: 117
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 704
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 140
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 407
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 428
Most common first names in Alpena County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John22975.8 years
William20975.9 years
Mary17080.5 years
Robert16269.8 years
Joseph13677.2 years
James13471.0 years
Margaret12779.0 years
Helen12480.4 years
Edward12274.4 years
Frank11276.5 years
Most common last names in Alpena County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8577.3 years
Anderson4874.2 years
Miller4478.2 years
Johnson4073.5 years
Thompson3577.9 years
Brown3477.8 years
Schultz3280.8 years
Skiba3079.3 years
Davis2976.2 years
Werda2968.2 years
Businesses in Alpena County, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets9
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's3
Best Western1Nike2
Burger King1Payless1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
FedEx4Sears1
Ford1Staples1
GNC1Subway4
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
Home Depot1UPS10
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York3Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's2