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Keweenaw County, Michigan (MI)


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County population in 2012: 2,215 (all rural); it was 2,301 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 458
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 452
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 891
Renter-occupied apartments: 103 (it was 107 in 2000)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

28%

Land area: 541 sq. mi.
Water area: 5425.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 4 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Keweenaw County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (15.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Keweenaw County, Michigan:


Median resident age:  51.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years

Males: 1,107  (57.4%)
Females: 1,049  (42.6%)

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Average household size:
Keweenaw County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $28,510 ($28,140 in 1999)
This county:

$28510
Michigan:

$45255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $284 (lower quartile is $208, upper quartile is $355)
This county:

$284
State:

$591


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $71,074 (it was $49,300 in 2000)
Keweenaw County:

$71,074
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,652 - $160,918

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $141,115
Here:

$141,115
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $69,253
Here:

$69,253
State:

$147,658

Mobile homes: $182,333
Here:

$182,333
State:

$39,606
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $945
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $240

Institutionalized population: 4

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):


Keweenaw 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: $855 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $694 (0.9%)


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


Keweenaw County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 19.8%
(20.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 51 years old
(Males: 51 years old, Females: 52 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51 years old, Black residents: 26 years old, American Indian residents: 46 years old, Asian residents: 85 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 37 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

12.7%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

4.4%
Whole state:

4.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Keweenaw 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: Ahmeek, Copper Harbor, Eagle Harbor, Eagle River.

Keweenaw 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 Keweenaw County: Malone Bay Campground (A), Mendota Light House (B), North Piech Lighthouse (C), Birch Island Campground (D), Chippewa Harbor Campground (E), McCargoe Cove Campground (F), Moskey Basin Campground (G), Lookout Louise (H), Lake Richie Campground (I), East Chickenbone Lake Campground (J), Feldtmann Lake Campground (K), Boreal Research Station (L), Lane Cove Campground (M), Lac La Belle Marina (N), Lac La Belle Resort (O), Mount Bohemia Ski Area (P), Keweenaw Mountain Lodge Golf Course (Q), Rock Harbor Lighthouse (R), Hay Bay Campground (S), Hatchet Lake Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Keweenaw County include: Bethany Lutheran Church (A), Fulton Apostolic Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Eagle River Cemetery (1), Ahmeek Cemetery (2), Isle Royale Cemetery (3), Hillside Cemetery (4), Cliff Catholic Cemetery (5), Cemetery Island Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Lake Manganese (A), Lost Lake (B), Amygdaloid Lake (C), Angleworm Lake (D), Lake Benson (E), Chickenbone Lake (F), Lake Dustin (G), Lake Eva (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Eister Creek (A), Bailey Creek (B), French Annie Creek (C), Washington Creek (D), Vulcan Creek (E), Garden Brook (F), Upson Creek (G), Haven Creek (H), Grace Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Keweenaw County include: Isle Royale National Park (1), Hebard Park (2), Haven Park (3), Lauren Grove Park (4), Esrey Park (5), Keweenaw County Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Little Greenstone Beach (A), Carnelian Beach (B), Greenstone Beach (C), Thomsonite Beach (D), Hancock Beach (E), Attwood Beach (F), Agate Beach (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Houghton County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 57
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 24 (75% naturalized citizens)

Keweenaw County:

1.0%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 38.7%

Keweenaw County marital status for males
Keweenaw County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Keweenaw County with a mortgage: 264 (4 second mortgage, 24 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 460

Here:

36.5% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.20%
Here42.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 971
Total congregations: 6

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents506 (52.1%)386 (39.8%)43 (4.4%)34 (3.5%)2 (0.2%)
Congregations1 (16.7%)3 (50.0%)1 (16.7%)1 (16.7%)-
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Keweenaw County - Ahmeek, Copper Harbor, Eagle Harbor, Eagle River

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Keweenaw County:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.


Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Keweenaw County:

32.23 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.8%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.8%
Michigan:

29.7%



Agriculture in Keweenaw County:

Average size of farms: 65 acres
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $9,390
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.11%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $19,123
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 100.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.70

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Keweenaw County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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




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





Keweenaw County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 675 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 97 (11%)
  • Walked: 61 (7%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 59 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
4 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,550.

7.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($68,524 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.93%
Michigan average:

5.24%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.16% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($42,413 average AGI)
2.77% relocated from other states ($26,111 average AGI)
Keweenaw County:

2.77%
Michigan average:

1.38%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



6.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Michigan average:

5.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.20% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($16,519 average AGI)
2.68% relocated to other states ($12,815 average AGI)
Keweenaw County:

2.68%
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 Houghton County, MI  2.42% ($27,474 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9

Births per 1000 population in Keweenaw County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Keweenaw County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 17.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Keweenaw County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 504 (442 aged, 62 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 774.490
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1822.320

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 48.15

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,146

Size of family households: 395 2-persons, 92 3-persons, 67 4-persons, 38 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 346 1-person, 51 2-persons, 2 3-persons.

95.6% of residents of Keweenaw County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 32% speak English well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English not well).
1.9% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $14,929,000 ($6774 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $773,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $7,701,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $3,715,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $976,000
Federal grants: $1,876,000
Federal procurement contracts: $248,000 ($158,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $412,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,113,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $76,000
Federal Government insurance: $152,000

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

Births: 111
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 116
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -2
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State +12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -94
Here -43 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Keweenaw County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.06 millions of gallons per day (83% from ground, 17% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Keweenaw County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 30
  • 4 rooms: 118
  • 5 rooms: 224
  • 6 rooms: 264
  • 7 rooms: 114
  • 8 rooms: 62
  • 9+ rooms: 56
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 30
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 18
  • 6 rooms: 19
  • 7 rooms: 10
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9+ rooms: 8
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Keweenaw County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 61
  • 2 bedrooms: 311
  • 3 bedrooms: 377
  • 4 bedrooms: 118
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 33
  • 2 bedrooms: 33
  • 3 bedrooms: 24
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Keweenaw County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 53
  • 1 vehicle: 285
  • 2 vehicles: 402
  • 3 vehicles: 110
  • 4 vehicles: 30
  • 5+ vehicles: 11
  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 56
  • 2 vehicles: 38
  • 3 vehicles: 2
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

67% of Keweenaw County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Michigan.

Keweenaw County:

67.0%
State average:

58.3%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $24,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 13%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 9%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Keweenaw County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (51.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.5%)
  • Wood (13.4%)
  • Electricity (3.3%)
  • Utility gas (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (43.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41.1%)
  • Wood (11.2%)
  • Utility gas (2.8%)
  • Electricity (1.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16
Here:

8.9%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 30
Here:

13.1%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13
Here:

28.9%
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

Keweenaw County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Keweenaw County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Keweenaw County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Keweenaw County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Keweenaw County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




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