About Keweenaw County MI
Keweenaw County is a county in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan, the state’s northernmost county. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 2,156, making it Michigan’s least populous county. It is also the state’s largest county by total area, when the waters of Lake Superior are included in the total. The county seat is Eagle River.
Two land masses comprise most of the land portion of the county: Isle Royale and the northeastern half of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The county also includes the waters of Lake Superior between the two, extending to the state’s water borders with Ontario and Minnesota. It is thus the largest county in Michigan by total area, at 5,966 square miles (15,450 km), of which 540 square miles (1,400 km) is land and 5,426 square miles (14,050 km) (91%) is water. Of all counties (or equivalents) in the United States, Keweenaw County has the highest proportion of water area to total area.
The largest lake entirely within the county is Gratiot Lake at 1,438 acres (5.82 km), located at the base of the county’s two highest peaks: Mt. Horace Greeley at 1,550 feet (470 m) and Mt. Gratiot at 1,490 feet (450 m). Other lakes include Lac La Belle near Bete Grise Bay, Lake Medora, Lake Fanny Hooe near Copper Harbor, Lake Bailey at the base of Mt. Lookout, and Schlatter Lake at the tip of the peninsula.
The 2010 United States Census indicates Keweenaw County had a population of 2,156. This decrease of 145 people from the 2000 United States Census represents a -6.3% change in population. In 2010 there were 1013 households and 614 families in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 2,467 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). 98.5% of the population were White, 0.1% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American and 1.2% of two or more races. 0.7% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race). 38.8% were of Finnish, 14.0% German, 9.0% English, 6.6% French, French Canadian or Cajun and 5.7% Irish ancestry.
There were 1013 households out of which 16.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.71.
The county population contained 17.9% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 36.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51.6 years. The population is 51.3% male and 48.7% female.
The median income for a household in the county was $39,821, and the median income for a family was $48,563. The per capita income for the county was $21,218. About 16.6% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.2% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.
Keweenaw County Michigan neighborhoods include: Ada, Addison, Adrian, Afton, Alanson, Albion, Alger, Algonac, Allegan, Allen, Allendale, Allen Park, Allenton, Almont, Alpena, Alto, Ann Arbor, Armada, Athens, Atlas, Attica, Auburn Hills, Augusta, Avoca, Azalia, Bad Axe, Bailey, Bancroft, Bangor, Bannister, Bath, Battle Creek, Bay City, Bay Port, Beaver Island, Beaverton, Belding, Belleville, Bellevue, Belmont, Bentley, Benton Harbor, Berkley, Berlin, Berrien Center, Berville, Beverly Hills, Big Rapids, Bingham Farms, Birch Run, Birmingham, Bitely, Blanchard, Blissfield, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Village, Bloomingdale, Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Brant, Breckenridge, Bridgeport, Brighton, Britton, Brockway, Bronson, Brooklyn, Brown City, Brownstown, Brownstown Twp, Bruce Twp, Brutus, Buckley, Burlington, Burr Oak, Burt, Burtchville, Burt Lake, Burton, Byron, Byron Center, Caledonia, Camden, Canton, Capac, Carleton, Carp Lake, Carson City, Casco, Caseville, Casnovia, Cass City, Cassopolis, Cedar, Cedar Springs, Cement City, Center Line, Ceresco, Champion, Charlevoix, Charlotte, Cheboygan, Chelsea, Chesaning, Chesterfield, China, Clarklake, Clarkston, Clarksville, Clawson, Clay, Clayton, Clifford, Climax, Clinton, Clinton Township, Clio, Clyde, Coldwater, Coleman, Coloma, Colon, Columbiaville, Columbus, Commerce Township, Comstock Park, Concord, Conklin, Constantine, Coopersville, Coral, Corunna, Cottrellville, Covert, Crystal, Crystal Falls, Dansville, Davisburg, Davison, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Decatur, Deerfield, Delton, Detroit, Dewitt, Dexter, Dimondale, Dorr, Dowagiac, Dowling, Dryden, Dundee, Durand, Dutton, Eagle, East China, East Grand Rapids, East Jordan, East Lansing, East Leroy, Eastpointe, Eaton Rapids, Eau Claire, Ecorse, Edmore, Edwardsburg, Elkton, Ellsworth, Elmira, Elsie, Emmett, Empire, Erie, Fair Haven, Fargo, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Fennville, Fenton, Fenwick, Ferndale, Fife Lake, Filion, Flat Rock, Flint, Flushing, Fort Gratiot, Fostoria, Fowler, Fowlerville, Frankenmuth, Franklin, Fraser, Freeland, Freeport, Fremont, Fruitport, Fulton, Gaastra, Gagetown, Gaines, Galesburg, Garden City, Genesee, Georgetown Township, Gladwin, Glen Arbor, Gobles, Goodells, Goodrich, Gowen, Grand Blanc, Grand Haven, Grand Junction, Grand Ledge, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Grant, Grant Township, Grass Lake, Grawn, Greenville, Greenwood, Gregory, Grosse Ile, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods, Gwinn, Hamburg Twp, Hamilton, Hamtramck, Hanover, Harbor Beach, Harbor Springs, Harper Woods, Harrison Township, Harsens Island, Hart, Hartford, Hartland, Haslett, Hastings, Hawks, Hazel Park, Hemlock, Henderson, Herron, Hesperia, Hickory Corners, Highland, Highland Park, Hillman, Hillsdale, Holland, Holly, Holt, Holton, Homer, Hope, Hopkins, Horton, Howard City, Howell, Hubbard Lake, Hubbardston, Hudson, Hudsonville, Huntington Woods, Ida, Imlay City, Indian River, Inkster, Interlochen, Ionia, Ira, Iron River, Ironwood, Ishpeming, Jackson, Jasper, Jeddo, Jenison, Jerome, Jones, Jonesville, Kalamazoo, Keego Harbor, Kenockee, Kent City, Kentwood, Kimball, Kinde, Kingsley, Lachine, Laingsburg, Lake Angelus, Lake Ann, Lake Leelanau, Lake Odessa, Lake Orion, Lakeport, Lakeview, Lambertville, Lansing, Lapeer, La Salle, Lathrup Village, Lawrence, Lawton, Leland, Lennon, Lenox, Leonard, Leslie, Levering, Lincoln Park, Linden, Litchfield, Little Lake, Livonia, Lowell, Luna Pier, Lynn, Mackinaw City, Macomb, Madison Heights, Manchester, Manitou Beach, Maple City, Marcellus, Marenisco, Marine City, Marlette, Marne, Marquette, Marshall, Martin, Marysville, Mason, Mattawan, Maybee, Mayville, Mears, Melvindale, Memphis, Mendon, Merrill, Metamora, Michigamme, Michigan Center, Middleville, Midland, Milan, Milford, Millersburg, Millington, Minden City, Monroe, Montague, Montgomery, Montrose, Morenci, Morley, Morrice, Mount Clemens, Mount Morris, Mount Pleasant, Mulliken, Munith, Muskegon, Mussey, Nashville, Negaunee, Newaygo, New Baltimore, New Boston, New Buffalo, New Era, New Haven, New Hudson, New Lothrop, Newport, Niles, North Adams, North Branch, Northport, North Street, Northville, Norton Shores, Novi, Nunica, Oakland, Oakland Township, Oakley, Oak Park, Okemos, Olivet, Onaway, Onondaga, Onsted, Orchard Lake, Orion, Ortonville, Osseo, Ossineke, Otisville, Otsego, Ottawa Lake, Otter Lake, Ovid, Owendale, Owosso, Oxford, Palmyra, Paris, Parma, Paw Paw, Pellston, Pentwater, Perry, Petersburg, Petoskey, Pewamo, Pierson, Pigeon, Pinckney, Pittsford, Plainwell, Pleasant Lake, Pleasant Ridge, Plymouth, Pontiac, Portage, Port Austin, Port Hope, Port Huron, Portland, Posen, Potterville, Presque Isle, Pullman, Quincy, Ravenna, Ray, Reading, Redford, Reed City, Reese, Republic, Rhodes, Richland, Richmond, Riga, Riley, Riverdale, River Rouge, Riverview, Rives Junction, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Rock, Rockford, Rockwood, Rogers City, Romeo, Romulus, Roseville, Rothbury, Royal Oak, Ruby, Russell Island, Ruth, Saginaw, Saint Charles, Saint Clair, Saint Clair Shores, Saint Johns, Saint Joseph, Saint Louis, Saline, Sand Creek, Sand Lake, Sanford, Saugatuck, Schoolcraft, Scotts, Sebewaing, Selfridge Angb, Shelby, Shelby Township, Shelbyville, Shepherd, Sheridan, Sherwood, Sidney, Silverwood, Six Lakes, Skandia, Smiths Creek, Southfield, Southgate, South Haven, South Lyon, South Rockwood, Sparta, Spring Arbor, Springfield, Spring Lake, Springport, Spruce, Stanton, Stanwood, Sterling Heights, Stockbridge, Sumner, Sunfield, Suttons Bay, Swartz Creek, Sylvan Lake, Taylor, Tecumseh, Tekonsha, Temperance, Thompsonville, Three Rivers, Tipton, Tower, Traverse City, Trenton, Troy, Trufant, Twin Lake, Ubly, Union, Union City, Unionville, Utica, Vandalia, Vanderbilt, Vermontville, Vestaburg, Vicksburg, Wakefield, Waldron, Wales, Walker, Walkerville, Walled Lake, Warren, Washington, Waterford, Watervliet, Wayland, Wayne, Webberville, West Bloomfield, West Branch, Westland, West Olive, Westphalia, Wheeler, White Cloud, Whitehall, White Lake, White Pigeon, Whitmore Lake, Williamsburg, Williamston, Willis, Wixom, Wolverine, Wolverine Lake, Woodhaven, Woodland, Wyandotte, Wyoming, Yale, Ypsilanti, Zeeland
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