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Gogebic County, Michigan (MI)


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County population in 2012: 16,084 (32% urban, 68% rural); it was 17,370 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,662
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,877
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,842
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,498 (it was 1,583 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%

Land area: 1102 sq. mi.
Water area: 374.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gogebic County: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (13.3%), Retail trade (12.9%), Manufacturing (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Gogebic County, Michigan:


Median resident age:  46.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years

Males: 8,760  (53.1%)
Females: 7,667  (46.9%)

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Gogebic County,MI real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Gogebic County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $27,765 ($27,405 in 1999)
This county:

$27765
Michigan:

$45255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $338 (lower quartile is $259, upper quartile is $409)
This county:

$338
State:

$591


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $61,126 (it was $42,600 in 2000)
Gogebic County:

$61,126
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $32,156 - $112,928

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $86,125
Here:

$86,125
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $161,642
Here:

$161,642
State:

$147,658

In 2-unit structures: $88,939
Here:

$88,939
State:

$101,322

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $96,989
Here:

$96,989
State:

$133,558

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $50,805
Here:

$50,805
State:

$144,298

Mobile homes: $49,352
Here:

$49,352
State:

$39,606
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,037
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $253

Institutionalized population: 1,418

Gogebic 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: $1,028 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $818 (1.3%)


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


Gogebic County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.8%
(17.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 46.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.5% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 44.7% for other race residents, 28.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 46 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

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

14.4%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

5.8%
Whole state:

4.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gogebic County is $415 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $615 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ironwood, Bessemer, Wakefield, Watersmeet, Marenisco.

Gogebic 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 Gogebic County: Blacks Spur (A), Boulder Creek Golf Course (B), Alpine Trailer Park and Campground (C), Mount Zion Ski Hill (D), Lac Vieux Desert Golf Course (E), Junet Station (F), Thomaston Station (G), Tula Station (H), Black River Harbor Campground (I), Ottowa Campground (J), Gogebic Station (K), Manley Siding (L), Jack Spur (M), Indianhead Mountain Ski Area (N), Black Jack Ski Area (O), Pomeroy Lake Campground (P), Marion Lake Campground and Picnic Area (Q), Burned Dam Camp (R), Bobcat Lake Campground (S), Camp Ojibway (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gogebic County include: Hope Church (A), Saint John Church (B), Immanuel Church (C), Notre Dame Church (D), Immaculate Conception Church (E), Woodland Church (F), Trinity Lutheran Church (G), Grace Open Church (H), Cornerstone Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Katakikon Indian Village Cemetery (1), Historic Indian Burial Grounds (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Marell Lake (A), Corssbill Lake (B), Lynx Lake (C), Range Lake (D), Louise Lake (E), Pomeroy Lake (F), Pit Lake (G), Little Pomeroy Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wester Creek (A), Namebinag Creek (B), Nelson Creek (C), Brotherton Creek (D), Bowden Creek (E), Bonifas Creek (F), Bobcat Creek (G), Blueberry Creek (H), Nuthatch Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Gogebic County include: Black River County Park (1), Gogebic Lake State Park (2), Lake Superior Park (3), Legion County Park (4), Molessa County Park (5), Presque Isle Park (6), State River Park (7), Gogebic County Park (8), Little Girls Point County Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Iron County, Wisconsin , Iron County , Vilas County, Wisconsin , Ontonagon County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 725
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 219 (83% naturalized citizens)

Gogebic County:

1.3%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.8%

Gogebic County marital status for males
Gogebic County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Gogebic County with a mortgage: 1,904 (126 second mortgage, 160 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,647

Here:

41.8% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.38%
Here62.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 10,836
Total congregations: 28

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist Churches
Adherents5,588 (51.6%)3,236 (29.9%)1,083 (10.0%)293 (2.7%)242 (2.2%)
Congregations5 (17.9%)6 (21.4%)4 (14.3%)2 (7.1%)2 (7.1%)
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodBaptist General ConferenceEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents109 (1.0%)80 (0.7%)78 (0.7%)57 (0.5%)70 (0.6%)
Congregations3 (10.7%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)3 (10.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Gogebic County - Ironwood, Bessemer, Wakefield, Watersmeet, Marenisco

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

5.57 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Gogebic County:

12.37 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.2%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.6%
Michigan:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Gogebic County:

12.2%
State:

13.4%


Agriculture in Gogebic County:

Average size of farms: 82 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $4,093
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $139.48
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 35.30%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.62%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $15,721
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $20,498
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.63%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.45

Tornado activity:

Gogebic County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 23.9 times below overall U.S. average.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Gogebic County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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




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





Gogebic County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,077 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 875 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 24 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3 (0%)
  • Railroad: 2 (0%)
  • Taxi: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 361 (5%)
  • Other means: 20 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 222 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,414.

4.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.68%
Michigan average:

5.24%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.49% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($8,483 average AGI)
3.19% relocated from other states ($19,809 average AGI)
Gogebic County:

3.19%
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 Iron County, WI  0.58% ($19,273 average AGI)
from Ontonagon County, MI  0.39% ($23,227)
from Vilas County, WI  0.19% ($22,455)


6.48% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,674 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
Michigan average:

5.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.74% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($7,472 average AGI)
4.75% relocated to other states ($18,202 average AGI)
Gogebic County:

4.75%
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 Iron County, WI  0.72% ($26,690 average AGI)
to Marquette County, MI  0.43% ($35,160)
to Ontonagon County, MI  0.28% ($33,250)
to Douglas County, WI  0.26% ($17,600)
to Houghton County, MI  0.17% ($17,900)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Births per 1000 population in Gogebic County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Gogebic County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Gogebic County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,496 (3,914 aged, 582 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.87
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8368.080
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 317.110
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 54800.63

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 800.660
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1429.330
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.93

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35.09
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 71.17

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.86

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,878

Size of family households: 2,416 2-persons, 832 3-persons, 580 4-persons, 235 5-persons, 66 6-persons, 42 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,484 1-person, 339 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

94.5% of residents of Gogebic County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).
2.2% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $141,306,000 ($8298 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,908,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $61,873,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $32,800,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $871,000
Federal grants: $26,205,000
Federal procurement contracts: $8,226,000 ($6,456,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,331,000 ($273,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,923,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,470,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,096,000

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

Births: 651
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,315
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +7
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +176
Here +10 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Gogebic County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.33 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Gogebic County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 159
  • 4 rooms: 788
  • 5 rooms: 1,675
  • 6 rooms: 1,556
  • 7 rooms: 961
  • 8 rooms: 414
  • 9+ rooms: 234
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 186
  • 3 rooms: 338
  • 4 rooms: 381
  • 5 rooms: 286
  • 6 rooms: 261
  • 7 rooms: 57
  • 8 rooms: 36
  • 9+ rooms: 12
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Gogebic County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 203
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,679
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,998
  • 4 bedrooms: 803
  • 5+ bedrooms: 136
  • no bedroom: 41
  • 1 bedroom: 523
  • 2 bedrooms: 554
  • 3 bedrooms: 376
  • 4 bedrooms: 89
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Gogebic County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 375
  • 1 vehicle: 2,126
  • 2 vehicles: 2,388
  • 3 vehicles: 763
  • 4 vehicles: 158
  • 5+ vehicles: 32
  • no vehicle: 365
  • 1 vehicle: 855
  • 2 vehicles: 292
  • 3 vehicles: 55
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

67% of Gogebic County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Michigan.

Gogebic County:

67.2%
State average:

58.3%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $20,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gogebic County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (49.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.4%)
  • Wood (7.6%)
  • Electricity (1.8%)
  • Utility gas (64.0%)
  • Electricity (13.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.2%)
  • Other fuel (2.8%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 176
Here:

10.7%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 102
Here:

9.3%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 53
Here:

8.0%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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

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

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


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Gogebic County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Gogebic County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Gogebic County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Gogebic County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Gogebic County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John40977.5 years
Mary25582.2 years
William19675.7 years
Joseph16777.3 years
Anna11884.5 years
George11476.4 years
Frank10976.8 years
Robert10269.7 years
Charles9577.5 years
James9371.7 years
Most common last names in Gogebic County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson21676.1 years
Anderson13477.9 years
Erickson9377.0 years
Maki9176.4 years
Mattson6875.4 years
Niemi6077.9 years
Hill5674.8 years
Carlson5580.7 years
Peterson4874.4 years
Olson4777.2 years
Businesses in Gogebic County, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
AmericInn1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
FedEx1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS8
Kmart1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1

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