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Alger County, Michigan

Population (1990): 8,972
Population (2000): 9,862
Location: 47.1603 N, 86.4841 W
Sq. Miles: 912
Founded: March 17, 1885
County seat: Munsing
Named After: Governor Russell A. Alger


GENERAL PROFILE
  People QuickFacts Alger County Michigan
  Population, 2001 estimate 9,884 9,990,817
  Population percent change, April 1, 2000-July 1, 2001 0.2% 0.5%
  Population, 2000 9,862 9,938,444
  Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 9.9% 6.9%
  Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2000 4.6% 6.8%
  Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000 20.5% 26.1%
  Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000 17.2% 12.3%
  Female persons, percent, 2000 46.2% 51.0%
  White persons, percent, 2000 (a) 87.8% 80.2%
  Black or African American persons, percent, 2000 (a) 6.1% 14.2%
  American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 (a) 3.3% 0.6%
  Asian persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.3% 1.8%
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 (a) Z Z
  Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 (a) 0.4% 1.3%
  Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 2.0% 1.9%
  Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 (b) 1.0% 3.3%
  White persons, not of Hispanic/Latino origin, percent, 2000 87.5% 78.6%
  Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct age 5+, 2000 66.5% 57.3%
  Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 1.0% 5.3%
  Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 5.2% 8.4%
  High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 81.5% 83.4%
  Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 14.7% 21.8%
  Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 1,659 1,711,231
  Mean travel time to work, workers age 16+ (minutes), 2000 19.8 24.1
  Housing units, 2000 5,964 4,234,279
  Homeownership rate, 2000 82.5% 73.8%
  Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 6.2% 18.8%
  Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $75,900 $115,600
  Households, 2000 3,785 3,785,661
  Persons per household, 2000 2.35 2.56
  Median household money income, 1999 $35,892 $44,667
  Per capita money income, 1999 $18,210 $22,168
  Persons below poverty, percent, 1999 10.3% 10.5%

Business QuickFacts Alger County Michigan
Private nonfarm establishments, 1999 345 236,456
Private nonfarm employment, 1999 2,724 3,996,300
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 1990-1999 33.6% 17.1%
Nonemployer establishments, 1999 496 506,038
Manufacturers shipments, 1997 ($1000) 195,810 214,900,655
Retail sales, 1997 ($1000) 37,085 93,706,078
Retail sales per capita, 1997 $3,712 $9,576
Minority-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 F 7.6%
Women-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 31.9% 27.2%
Housing units authorized by building permits, 2000 91 52,4891
Federal funds and grants, 2001 ($1000) 56,780 51,632,490
Local government employment - full-time equivalent, 1997 375 332,671

Geography QuickFacts Alger County Michigan
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 918 56,804
Persons per square mile, 2000 10.7 175.0
Metropolitan Area None  


Subject

Number

Percent

Total population

9,862

100.0

SEX AND AGE

Male 5,308 53.8
Female 4,554 46.2
Under 5 years 449 4.6
5 to 9 years 529 5.4
10 to 14 years 640 6.5
15 to 19 years 647 6.6
20 to 24 years 480 4.9
25 to 34 years 1,220 12.4
35 to 44 years 1,608 16.3
45 to 54 years 1,512 15.3
55 to 59 years 587 6.0
60 to 64 years 496 5.0
65 to 74 years 882 8.9
75 to 84 years 620 6.3
85 years and over 192 1.9
Median age (years) 41.2 (X)
18 years and over 7,836 79.5

Male

4,284 43.4

Female

3,552 36.0
21 years and over 7,500 76.0
62 years and over 1,988 20.2
65 years and over 1,694 17.2

Male

756 7.7

Female

938 9.5

RACE

One race 9,662 98.0

White

8,660 87.8

Black or African American

603 6.1

American Indian and Alaska Native

325 3.3

Asian

32 0.3

Asian Indian

6 0.1

Chinese

0 0.0

Filipino

8 0.1

Japanese

1 0.0

Korean

5 0.1

Vietnamese

0 0.0

Other Asian 1

12 0.1

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

4 0.0

Native Hawaiian

0 0.0

Guamanian or Chamorro

0 0.0

Samoan

4 0.0

Other Pacific Islander 2

0 0.0

Some other race

38 0.4
Two or more races 200 2.0

Race alone or in combination with one or more other races 3

White 8,853 89.8
Black or African American 613 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 501 5.1
Asian 40 0.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 4 0.0
Some other race 55 0.6

HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE

Total population

9,862

100.0

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 99 1.0

Mexican

58 0.6

Puerto Rican

10 0.1

Cuban

3 0.0

Other Hispanic or Latino

28 0.3
Not Hispanic or Latino 9,763 99.0

White alone

8,625 87.5

RELATIONSHIP

Total population

9,862

100.0

In households 8,876 90.0

Householder

3,785 38.4

Spouse

2,157 21.9

Child

2,362 24.0

Own child under 18 years

1,888 19.1

Other relatives

217 2.2

Under 18 years

87 0.9

Nonrelatives

355 3.6

Unmarried partner

201 2.0
In group quarters 986 10.0

Institutionalized population

912 9.2

Noninstitutionalized population

74 0.8

HOUSEHOLDS BY TYPE

Total households

3,785

100.0

Family households (families) 2,587 68.3

With own children under 18 years

1,023 27.0

Married-couple family

2,157 57.0

With own children under 18 years

762 20.1

Female householder, no husband present

287 7.6

With own children under 18 years

169 4.5
Nonfamily households 1,198 31.7

Householder living alone

1,016 26.8

Householder 65 years and over

477 12.6
Households with individuals under 18 years 1,091 28.8
Households with individuals 65 years and over 1,147 30.3
Average household size 2.35 (X)
Average family size 2.83 (X)

HOUSING OCCUPANCY

Total housing units

5,964

100.0

Occupied housing units 3,785 63.5
Vacant housing units 2,179 36.5

For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use

1,842 30.9
Homeowner vacancy rate (percent) 3.2 (X)
Rental vacancy rate (percent) 12.5 (X)

HOUSING TENURE

Occupied housing units

3,785

100.0

Owner-occupied housing units 3,121 82.5
Renter-occupied housing units 664 17.5
Average household size of owner-occupied unit 2.41 (X)
Average household size of renter-occupied unit 2.05 (X)
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