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. 2013 cost of living index in Keweenaw County: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (28.6%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (21.4%), Wholesale trade (12.9%), Educational, health and social services (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Keweenaw County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (98.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.7%)
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 2013: $38,926 ($28,140 in 1999)

This county:

$38926
Michigan:

$48273

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $426 (lower quartile is $324, upper quartile is $546)
This county:

$426
State:

$629


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $98,190 (it was $49,300 in 2000)
Keweenaw:

$98,190
Michigan:

$117,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,062 - $215,326

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $158,983
Here:

$158,983
State:

$159,597

Townhouses or other attached units: $121,989
Here:

$121,989
State:

$138,735

Mobile homes: $50,007
Here:

$50,007
State:

$33,033
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $896
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $385

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:

  • 2007: 18 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $108,200

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,066 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $929 (1.0%)

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 2013: 15.8%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 77.8% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.0%
Keweenaw County:

16.0%
Michigan:

17.0%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 76.5% for Black residents, 110.0% for American Indian residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 53 years old
(Males: 51 years old, Females: 54 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 53 years old, Black residents: 24 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 57 years old)

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), Birch Island Campground (B), Chippewa Harbor Campground (C), McCargoe Cove Campground (D), Moskey Basin Campground (E), Lookout Louise (F), Lake Richie Campground (G), East Chickenbone Lake Campground (H), Feldtmann Lake Campground (I), Boreal Research Station (J), Lane Cove Campground (K), Rock Harbor Lighthouse (L), Hay Bay Campground (M), Hatchet Lake Campground (N), Huginnin Cove Campground (O), Belle Isle Campground (P), Beaver Island Campground (Q), Threemile Campground (R), Tobin-Rock Harbor Campground (S), Todd Harbor Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Isle Royale Cemetery (1), Cemetery Island Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Rivers and creeks: Washington Creek (A), Grace Creek (B), Tobin Creek (C), Siskiwit River (D), Benson Creek (E), Caribou Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Keweenaw County include: Isle Royale National Park (1), Lauren Grove Park (2). 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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.1%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 3
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 13

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Keweenaw County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3703
Catholic2571
Other2-
Evangelical Protestant-1
None1,527-
Keweenaw 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: 1
Keweenaw County:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.


Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

32.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Keweenaw County:

10.8%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Keweenaw County:

28.8%
State:

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

Earthquake activity:

Keweenaw County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 390.4 miles away from Keweenaw County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 414.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 401.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 532.8 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 563.9 miles away from Keweenaw 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 366.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Canada (33%)
  • United Kingdom (21%)
  • France (13%)
  • Austria (8%)
  • Other Western Europe (8%)
  • Italy (8%)
  • Born at sea (8%)

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

  • Finnish (37%)
  • German (10%)
  • English (9%)
  • Italian (7%)
  • French (except Basque) (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Polish (4%)

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:

  • 123 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
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 2010 was $47,440.

7.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,015 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.42%
Michigan average:

5.09%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.91% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($21,862 average AGI)
2.51% relocated from other states ($15,154 average AGI)
Keweenaw County:

2.51%
Michigan average:

1.52%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Houghton County, MI  3.65% ($31,719 average AGI)


6.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,036 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
Michigan average:

5.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.04% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($19,893 average AGI)
2.42% relocated to other states ($11,143 average AGI)
Keweenaw County:

2.42%
Michigan average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Houghton County, MI  2.08% ($31,667 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 from 2007 to 2013: 9.1

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.

332 married couples with children.
72 single-parent households (20 men, 52 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 5
  • 2000 to 2004: 211
  • 1990 to 1999: 287
  • 1980 to 1989: 185
  • 1970 to 1979: 258
  • 1960 to 1969: 229
  • 1950 to 1959: 215
  • 1940 to 1949: 152
  • 1939 or earlier: 930
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Keweenaw County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,791,000
    Parks & Recreation: $956,000
    General - Other: $275,000
    Housing & Community Development: $253,000
    Police Protection: $216,000
    Welfare - Other: $140,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $106,000
    Financial Administration: $90,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $78,000
    Central Staff Services: $57,000
    Corrections - Other: $40,000
    Health Services - Other: $34,000
    General Public Buildings: $29,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $101,000
    Health: $19,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $362,000
    Parks & Recreation: $96,000
    General - Other: $40,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $873,000

Keweenaw County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $966,000
    Regular Highways: $528,000
    All Other: $63,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $230,000
    Highways: $207,000
    Public Welfare: $9,000
    All Other: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $144,000
    Interest Earnings: $96,000
    Rents: $26,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,286,000
    All Other: $186,000
    General Support: $50,000
    Public Welfare: $31,000
    Health & Hospitals: $9,000
  • Tax - Property: $742,000
    NEC: $44,000

Keweenaw County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,923,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Keweenaw County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Keweenaw County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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