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Schoolcraft County, Michigan

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Schoolcraft County is a county located in the Upper Peninsula of the state of Michigan. As of 2000, the population is 8,903. Its county seat is Manistique6, along the northern shore of Lake Michigan. The county is named in honor of Henry Schoolcraft, who explored the area with the expedition of Lewis Cass. The county is largely rural and forested, with much of eastern portion of the county located within Hiawatha National Forest.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,879 km² (1,884 mi²). 3,051 km² (1,178 mi²) of it is land and 1,827 km² (706 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 37.46% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,903 people, 3,606 households, and 2,498 families residing in the county. The population density is 3/km² (8/mi²). There are 5,700 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 88.67% White, 1.63% Black or African American, 6.12% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 2.80% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,606 households out of which 28.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% are married couples living together, 8.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% are non-families. 27.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.84.

In the county the population is spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, and 18.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $31,140, and the median income for a family is $36,810. Males have a median income of $32,725 versus $21,364 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,137. 12.20% of the population and 9.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.40% of those under the age of 18 and 7.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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