Encyclopedia > Chippewa County, Michigan

  Article Content

Chippewa County, Michigan

Chippewa County is a county located in the U.S. State of Michigan. As of 2000, the population is 38,543. Its county seat is Sault Ste. Marie6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,988 km² (2,698 mi²). 4,043 km² (1,561 mi²) of it is land and 2,945 km² (1,137 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 42.14% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 38,543 people, 13,474 households, and 8,960 families residing in the county. The population density is 10/km² (25/mi²). There are 19,430 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 75.88% White, 5.52% African American, 13.31% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 4.43% from two or more races. 1.55% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 13,474 households out of which 30.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.50% are married couples living together, 10.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.50% are non-families. 27.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.93.

In the county the population is spread out with 21.30% under the age of 18, 11.90% from 18 to 24, 31.80% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 125.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 132.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $34,464, and the median income for a family is $41,450. Males have a median income of $31,559 versus $22,321 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,858. 12.80% of the population and 8.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 15.60% are under the age of 18 and 9.60% are 65 or older.

Cities and Towns

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Museums in England

... Museum[?], Leyland[?] London British Museum Imperial War Museum -- see also Manchester The London Institute Madame Tussaud's Museum of Moving Image[?] ...

This page was created in 38.8 ms