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Baraga County, Michigan (MI)


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County population in 2012: 8,683 (all rural); it was 8,746 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,402
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,257
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,605
Renter-occupied apartments: 785 (it was 748 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

28%

Land area: 904 sq. mi.
Water area: 164.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 10 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Baraga County: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (31.1%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (14.1%), Manufacturing (11.9%), Public administration (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 27%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Baraga County, Michigan:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years

Males: 4,863  (51.9%)
Females: 3,997  (48.1%)

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Baraga County,MI real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Baraga County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,116 ($33,673 in 1999)
This county:

$34116
Michigan:

$45255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $323 (lower quartile is $225, upper quartile is $405)
This county:

$323
State:

$591


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $77,707 (it was $66,400 in 2000)
Baraga County:

$77,707
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,739 - $126,745

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $128,817
Here:

$128,817
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $37,155
Here:

$37,155
State:

$147,658

In 2-unit structures: $42,658
Here:

$42,658
State:

$101,322

Mobile homes: $66,084
Here:

$66,084
State:

$39,606

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $5,208
Here:

$5,208
State:

$95,296
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,156
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $282

Institutionalized population: 976

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):


Baraga County, MI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,167 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,019 (1.2%)


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


Baraga County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.3%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 26.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 9.1% for other race residents, 14.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

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

11.1%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

3.6%
Whole state:

4.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Baraga County is $422 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $620 a month.

Cities in this county include: L'Anse, Baraga, Zeba.

Baraga 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 Baraga County: Keweenaw Bay Tribal Center (A), Herman Station (B), Nestoria Station (C), Three Lakes Station (D), Beaufort Lake State Forest Campground (E), King Lake State Forest Campground (F), Big Eric's Bridge State Forest Campground (G), L'Anse Golf Club (H), Sturgeon River Campground (I), Perch River Picnic Area (J), Ruona Camp (K), Elmblad Camp (L), Camp 10 (M), Erickson Camp (N), Aura Town Hall (O), Aura School (P), Northwood Camp (Q), Sensenbrenner-Seldon Camp (R), Snyder Camp (S), Summit (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Baraga County include: Covenant Church (A), Kyro Church (B), Bethany Lutheran Church (C), Mission United Lutheran Church (D), Trinity Church (E), Zion Lutheran Church (F), Watton Apostolic Lutheran Church (G), Bishop Baraga Shrine (H), Swedish Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Covington Cemetery (1), Herman Cemetery (2), Aura Cemetery (3), Pinery Indian Cemetery (4), Old Skanee Cemetery (5), Pelkie Cemetery (6), Skanee Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Smith Lake (A), Trout Lake (B), Third Lake (C), Lost Lake (D), Upper Baraga Lake (E), Loon Lake (F), Van Lake (G), Pinery Lakes (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Mustard Creek (A), West Branch Huron River (B), O'Connell Creek (C), Petticoat Creek (D), Vermilac River (E), Gomanche Creek (F), Pine Creek (G), Falls River (H), Tracy Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Baraga County include: Second Sand Beach Park (1), Baraga Plains Waterfowl Management Area (2), Craig Lake State Park (3), Sawyer Lake County Park (4), Arvon Township Park (5), Baraga State Park (6), Keweenaw Bay Historical Marker (7), L'Anse-Lac Vieux Desert Trail Historical Marker (8), Jacob and Anna Leinonen Homestead Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Houghton County , Iron County , Marquette County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 224
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 66 (59% naturalized citizens)

Baraga County:

0.8%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.8%

Baraga County marital status for males
Baraga County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Baraga County with a mortgage: 759 (25 second mortgage, 56 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 825

Here:

47.9% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.09%
Here56.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,906
Total congregations: 14

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents2,477 (50.5%)1,664 (33.9%)277 (5.6%)244 (5.0%)244 (5.0%)
Congregations3 (21.4%)5 (35.7%)1 (7.1%)2 (14.3%)3 (21.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Baraga County - L'Anse, Baraga, Zeba

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

3.47 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

8.09 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Baraga County:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.8%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.6%
Michigan:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Baraga County:

17.7%
State:

13.4%


Agriculture in Baraga County:

Average size of farms: 241 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $17,786
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $113.53
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 42.24%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $11,357
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.56%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $45,908
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.24%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.33
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.78%
Land in orchards: 58 acres

Tornado activity:

Baraga County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 8.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Baraga County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)

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




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





Baraga County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,587 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 520 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 138 (4%)
  • Other means: 31 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 144 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $40,895.

4.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,769 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.52%
Michigan average:

5.24%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.83% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($15,873 average AGI)
1.69% relocated from other states ($9,896 average AGI)
Baraga County:

1.69%
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 Houghton County, MI  0.84% ($24,080 average AGI)
from Marquette County, MI  0.57% ($20,882)
from Ontonagon County, MI  0.34% ($22,900)


4.93% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,286 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.93%
Michigan average:

5.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.02% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($18,578 average AGI)
1.91% relocated to other states ($10,714 average AGI)
Baraga County:

1.91%
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 Marquette County, MI  1.01% ($27,700 average AGI)
to Houghton County, MI  0.84% ($26,760)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Births per 1000 population in Baraga County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Baraga County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Baraga County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,692 (1,406 aged, 286 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 11.46
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7309.810
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 595.780
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26397.8

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1326.320
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1166.250

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35.66
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 57.17

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,850

Size of family households: 1,152 2-persons, 482 3-persons, 340 4-persons, 142 5-persons, 59 6-persons, 31 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,089 1-person, 124 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

91.3% of residents of Baraga County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
6.1% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $64,815,000 ($7426 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,373,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $25,444,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,265,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,307,000
Federal grants: $18,763,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,726,000 ($5,287,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,311,000 ($328,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $474,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $744,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,873,000

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

Births: 462
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 579
Here:

66 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: +128
Here +15 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Baraga County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.62 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Baraga County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 126
  • 4 rooms: 388
  • 5 rooms: 732
  • 6 rooms: 626
  • 7 rooms: 309
  • 8 rooms: 205
  • 9+ rooms: 180
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 82
  • 3 rooms: 162
  • 4 rooms: 188
  • 5 rooms: 159
  • 6 rooms: 70
  • 7 rooms: 39
  • 8 rooms: 20
  • 9+ rooms: 11
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Baraga County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 121
  • 2 bedrooms: 698
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,294
  • 4 bedrooms: 382
  • 5+ bedrooms: 97
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 232
  • 2 bedrooms: 257
  • 3 bedrooms: 171
  • 4 bedrooms: 56
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10
Cars and other vehicles available in Baraga County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 170
  • 1 vehicle: 774
  • 2 vehicles: 1,113
  • 3 vehicles: 427
  • 4 vehicles: 100
  • 5+ vehicles: 21
  • no vehicle: 149
  • 1 vehicle: 369
  • 2 vehicles: 167
  • 3 vehicles: 40
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 16

67% of Baraga County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Michigan.

Baraga County:

66.9%
State average:

58.3%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $62,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Baraga County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (41.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28.1%)
  • Wood (15.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13.3%)
  • Electricity (1.8%)
  • Utility gas (67.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.8%)
  • Electricity (7.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.4%)
  • Wood (4.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 55
Here:

6.0%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 43
Here:

6.8%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 27
Here:

14.1%
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.)


Expenditure Revenue

Baraga County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Baraga County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Baraga County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Baraga County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Baraga 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 Baraga County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10877.5 years
William7174.1 years
Mary4979.7 years
Robert4070.3 years
George4076.7 years
Joseph4076.8 years
Edward3776.3 years
James3570.0 years
Helen3279.7 years
Donald2471.1 years
Most common last names in Baraga County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5079.1 years
Maki3474.8 years
Anderson3075.8 years
Leclaire1773.1 years
Heikkinen1480.8 years
Ross1475.1 years
Moilanen1475.9 years
Tollefson1381.9 years
Erickson1378.1 years
Gauthier1377.5 years
Businesses in Baraga County, MI
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
RadioShack1UPS2

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