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Montmorency County, Michigan (MI)


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County population in 2012: 9,476 (all rural); it was 10,315 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,216
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,560
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,834
Renter-occupied apartments: 640 (it was 621 in 2000)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

28%

Land area: 548 sq. mi.
Water area: 14.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 18 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Montmorency County: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.9%), Manufacturing (13.2%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.9%), Retail trade (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Montmorency County, Michigan:


Median resident age:  52.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years

Males: 4,924  (51.9%)
Females: 4,841  (48.1%)

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Montmorency County,MI real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Montmorency County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,399 ($30,005 in 1999)
This county:

$30399
Michigan:

$45255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $426 (lower quartile is $340, upper quartile is $527)
This county:

$426
State:

$591


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $93,123 (it was $77,400 in 2000)
Montmorency County:

$93,123
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,681 - $150,049

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $143,511
Here:

$143,511
State:

$168,888

In 2-unit structures: $11,189
Here:

$11,189
State:

$101,322

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $53,720
Here:

$53,720
State:

$144,298

Mobile homes: $67,733
Here:

$67,733
State:

$39,606

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $39,057
Here:

$39,057
State:

$95,296
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $963
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $283

Institutionalized population: 99

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):


Montmorency County, MI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $954 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $808 (0.9%)


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


Montmorency County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.3%
(17.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 14.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 52 years old
(Males: 51 years old, Females: 53 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52 years old, Black residents: 21 years old, American Indian residents: 52 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 12 years old)

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

12.8%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

4.2%
Whole state:

4.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Montmorency County is $413 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $516 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $680 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lewiston, Atlanta, Hillman, Canada Creek Ranch.

Montmorency 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 Montmorency 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 Montmorency 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 Montmorency 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 , Alpena County , Cheboygan County , Crawford County , Oscoda County , Otsego County , Presque Isle County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 186
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 138 (71% naturalized citizens)

Montmorency County:

1.3%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.0%

Montmorency County marital status for males
Montmorency County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Montmorency County with a mortgage: 1,322 (87 second mortgage, 166 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,090

Here:

54.8% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.28%
Here41.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,258
Total congregations: 17

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents2,340 (55.0%)745 (17.5%)318 (7.5%)165 (3.9%)157 (3.7%)
Congregations3 (17.6%)2 (11.8%)2 (11.8%)1 (5.9%)1 (5.9%)
NameEpiscopal ChurchConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceFree Methodist Church of North AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents155 (3.6%)140 (3.3%)97 (2.3%)75 (1.8%)66 (1.6%)
Congregations2 (11.8%)1 (5.9%)2 (11.8%)2 (11.8%)1 (5.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Montmorency County - Lewiston, Atlanta, Hillman, Canada Creek Ranch

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

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

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Montmorency County:

16.46 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.3%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.7%
Michigan:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Montmorency County:

16.9%
State:

13.4%


Agriculture in Montmorency County:

Average size of farms: 152 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $23,987
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $116.29
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 65.41%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $17,737
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 47.06%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $51,627
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.09%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.82
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 24.20%
Corn for grain: 1450 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 614 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1158 harvested acres
Vegetables: 10 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 6 acres

Tornado activity:

Montmorency County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 3.0 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.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Montmorency County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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




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





Montmorency County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,611 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 411 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 52 (2%)
  • Other means: 21 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 169 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $30,660.

7.46% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,918 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.46%
Michigan average:

5.24%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.11% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($28,651 average AGI)
1.35% relocated from other states ($6,271 average AGI)
Montmorency County:

1.35%
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 Otsego County, MI  0.74% ($22,828 average AGI)
from Wayne County, MI  0.69% ($46,259)
from Alpena County, MI  0.59% ($15,304)
from Oakland County, MI  0.49% ($43,105)
from Genesee County, MI  0.31% ($35,917)
from Macomb County, MI  0.31% ($53,833)


7.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
Michigan average:

5.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.54% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($19,239 average AGI)
1.64% relocated to other states ($6,393 average AGI)
Montmorency County:

1.64%
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 Otsego County, MI  1.03% ($22,400 average AGI)
to Alpena County, MI  0.90% ($22,657)
to Oakland County, MI  0.46% ($32,722)
to Wayne County, MI  0.33% ($23,846)
to Genesee County, MI  0.28% ($22,909)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.4

Births per 1000 population in Montmorency County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Montmorency County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 1.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Montmorency County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,327 (2,846 aged, 481 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 775.490
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1282.910
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.57

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.98
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 105.310

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 19.15

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,609

Size of family households: 1,762 2-persons, 494 3-persons, 331 4-persons, 161 5-persons, 59 6-persons, 39 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,359 1-person, 187 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

97.2% of residents of Montmorency County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 7% speak English not well, 21% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $81,663,000 ($7779 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,203,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $47,503,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,987,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $151,000
Federal grants: $11,539,000
Federal procurement contracts: $250,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,233,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $476,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,684,000
Federal Government insurance: $208,000

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

Births: 455
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 806
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +494
Here +47 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Montmorency County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.14 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Montmorency County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 37
  • 3 rooms: 171
  • 4 rooms: 674
  • 5 rooms: 1,145
  • 6 rooms: 834
  • 7 rooms: 490
  • 8 rooms: 253
  • 9+ rooms: 216
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 36
  • 3 rooms: 86
  • 4 rooms: 206
  • 5 rooms: 145
  • 6 rooms: 71
  • 7 rooms: 40
  • 8 rooms: 18
  • 9+ rooms: 10
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Montmorency County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 187
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,453
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,703
  • 4 bedrooms: 373
  • 5+ bedrooms: 102
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 120
  • 2 bedrooms: 302
  • 3 bedrooms: 147
  • 4 bedrooms: 35
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
Cars and other vehicles available in Montmorency County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 115
  • 1 vehicle: 1,252
  • 2 vehicles: 1,708
  • 3 vehicles: 556
  • 4 vehicles: 147
  • 5+ vehicles: 56
  • no vehicle: 81
  • 1 vehicle: 300
  • 2 vehicles: 197
  • 3 vehicles: 33
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

60% of Montmorency County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Michigan.

Montmorency County:

60.1%
State average:

58.3%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $70,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Montmorency County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (51.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28.2%)
  • Wood (9.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.9%)
  • Electricity (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (44.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.4%)
  • Electricity (13.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.1%)
  • Wood (4.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 48
Here:

4.9%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 29
Here:

4.8%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 20
Here:

12.5%
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

Montmorency County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Montmorency County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Montmorency County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Montmorency 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 Montmorency County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13474.0 years
William13174.6 years
Robert11372.1 years
James8469.7 years
Mary7578.2 years
George6876.1 years
Joseph6273.5 years
Charles6173.0 years
Frank5175.7 years
Donald4770.4 years
Most common last names in Montmorency County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7575.3 years
Klein2977.4 years
Johnson2973.4 years
Jones2772.9 years
Miller2576.7 years
Brown2275.7 years
Wilson2175.5 years
Allen2074.1 years
Williams1874.4 years
Thompson1868.3 years
Businesses in Montmorency County, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Rite Aid1
Ace Hardware1Subway1
Dairy Queen1True Value1
FedEx1U-Haul2
MasterBrand Cabinets4UPS1

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