Lenawee County (“LENN-a-way”) is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 99,892. The county seat is Adrian. The county was created in 1822, from territory partitioned out of Monroe County. Its governing structure was organized in 1826.
According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 761 square miles (1,970 km), of which 750 square miles (1,900 km) is land and 12 square miles (31 km) (1.6%) is water. Lenawee County is considered to be part of Southeastern Michigan.
As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 98,890 people, 35,930 households, and 26,049 families in the county. The population density was 132 people per square mile (51/km²). There were 39,769 housing units at an average density of 53 per square mile (20/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.51% White, 2.12% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.01% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. 6.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.4% were of German, 11.6% English, 10.2% American and 9.9% Irish ancestry, 94.7% spoke English and 4.2% Spanish as their first language.
There were 35,930 households out of which 34.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.
The county population contained 25.90% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $45,739, and the median income for a family was $53,661. Males had a median income of $38,458 versus $25,510 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,186. About 4.40% of families and 6.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.10% of those under age 18 and 9.20% of those age 65 or over.
Lenawee County Michigan neighborhoods include: Adrian College, Airport Rd, Beecher, Bent Oak, Carson Hwy, East Adrian, E Church St, HomeAcres, Hooks Mill and Forrister, Joy Road, Lake Madison, Maple Ave, Maple Village, Marvin and Hartley Dr, McKenzie St N to Swanson Ct, Onsted, Spiel an heights sub, Springtime Acres, Sunnyside / Drexel Park, The Woods of West Valley, Treat Hwy, Village Green, Wildcat Ridge, Woodbury Estates