County population in 2014: 9,300 (all rural); it was 10,315 in 2000County 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:
Land area: 548 sq. mi.
Water area: 14.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 17 people per square mile (low).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Montmorency County: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $936 (1.0%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $928 (1.1%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.1%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.5% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 8.3% for two or more races residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.4%
(19.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 8.3% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2013: 53 years old
(Males: 52 years old, Females: 54 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 54 years old, Black residents: 67 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 15 years old, Other race residents: 72 years old)
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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Montmorency County: Maple Grove Cabins (A), Big Bear Lake State Forest Campground (B), Lake Marjory State Forest Campground (C), Pickerel Lake State Forest Campground (D), Round Lake State Forest Campground (E), Pigeon Bridge State Forest Campground (F), Pigeon River State Forest Campground (G), Elk Hill Equestrian State Forest Campground (H), Green Trees Golf Course (I), Treetops Resort Ski Area (J), Threetops Golf Course (K), Treetops Signature Golf Course (L), Treetops Premier Golf Course (M), Treetops Tradition Golf Course (N), Otsego Club's The Tribute Course (O), Michaywe Pines Golf Course (P), Mountain Lake Golf Course (Q), Gaylord-Michaywe Wilderness Resort KOA Campground (R), The Loon Golf Course (S), Marsh Ridge Golf Course (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Montmorency County include: Full Gospel Church (A), Lighthouse Tabernacle (B), Peace Lutheran Church (C), First Presbyterian Church of Gaylord (D), Freedom Covenant Fellowship Church (E), Jehovah's Witnesses (F), Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church (G), Life Tabernacle Apostolic Church (H), Alpine Village Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Hallock Cemetery (1), Charleton Cemetery (2), Hayes Cemetery (3), Otsego Lake Cemetery (4), Johannesburg Cemetery (5), Saint Thomas Cemetery (6), Vanderbilt Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Martin Lake (A), Lake Marjory (B), Lake Manuka (C), Reardon Lake (D), Turtle Lake (E), Lynn Lake (F), Lake Twentyseven (G), Lower Chub Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Frenchman Creek (A), Pickerel Creek (B), Turtle Creek (C), Tubbs Creek (D), South Branch Pigeon River (E), Saunders Creek (F), Chub Creek (G), Club Stream (H), Mossback Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
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)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
1995 to March 2000: 8
1990 to 1994: 11
1985 to 1989: 4
1980 to 1984: 0
1975 to 1979: 5
1970 to 1974: 9
1970 to 1974: 7
1965 to 1969: 94
Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.0%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 7,684
One, attached: 51
3 or 4: 15
5 to 9: 14
10 to 19: 65
20 or more: 30
Mobile homes: 1,249
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 80
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
0.0% with mortgage
69.7% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Montmorency County
Montmorency 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: 4
3.87 / 10,000 pop.
2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
1.94 / 10,000 pop.
1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
6.78 / 10,000 pop.
2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
16.46 / 10,000 pop.
6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
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
Montmorency County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 9283747.9 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 7/3/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Montmorency County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 308.4 miles away from Montmorency County center On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 279.9 miles away from the county center On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 270.8 miles away from the county center On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 310.0 miles away from the 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 155.1 miles away from Montmorency County center On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 489.0 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
MichiganHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3225): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
MichiganWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 2, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3137): January 27, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3137, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
MichiganBlizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared (EM-3057): January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
MichiganDrought, Incident Period: March 2, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3035): March 2, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3035, Natural disaster type: Drought
The number of natural disasters in Montmorency County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12). Emergencies Declared: 4
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Montmorency County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,177 (2,626 aged, 551 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 157 (9%)
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Most common underlying causes of death in Montmorency County, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:
Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (269)
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (177)
1,451 married couples with children.
448 single-parent households (140 men, 308 women).
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:
44 per 1000 residents
68 per 1000 residents
77 per 1000 residents
45 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +4
+0 per 1000 residents
+12 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +494
+47 per 1000 residents
-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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 3
2000 to 2004: 647
1990 to 1999: 1,283
1980 to 1989: 1,389
1970 to 1979: 2,055
1960 to 1969: 1,699
1950 to 1959: 1,040
1940 to 1949: 644
1939 or earlier: 767
Rooms in houses/apartments in Montmorency County, Michigan
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 8653
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