Dickinson County, Michigan facts

Dickinson County, Michigan
Map
Map of Michigan highlighting Dickinson County
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the USA highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1891
Seat Iron Mountain
Largest City Iron Mountain
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

777 sq mi (2,012 km²)
761 sq mi (1,971 km²)
16 sq mi (41 km²), 2.0%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

26,168
34/sq mi (13/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.dickinsoncountymi.gov
Named for: Donald M. Dickinson

Dickinson County is a county in the Upper peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,168. The county seat is Iron Mountain. Dickinson is Michigan's newest county, formed in 1891 from parts of Marquette, Menominee, and Iron counties. It was named for Donald M. Dickinson, who served as U.S. Postmaster General under President Grover Cleveland.

Dickinson County is part of the Iron Mountain, MI–WI Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 777 square miles (2,010 km2), of which 761 square miles (1,970 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (2.0%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 2
  • US 8
  • US 141
  • M-69
  • M-95
  • [[Template:Infobox road/MI/link CDH|Template:Infobox road/MI/abbrev CDH]]

Airport

  • KIMT - Ford Airport

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 17,890
1910 20,524 14.7%
1920 19,456 −5.2%
1930 29,941 53.9%
1940 28,731 −4.0%
1950 24,844 −13.5%
1960 23,917 −3.7%
1970 23,753 −0.7%
1980 25,341 6.7%
1990 26,831 5.9%
2000 27,472 2.4%
2010 26,168 −4.7%
Est. 2015 25,788 −6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

The 2010 United States Census indicates Dickinson County had a population of 26,168. This is a decrease of 1,304 people from the 2000 United States Census. This is a -4.7% change in population. In 2010 there were 11,359 households and 7,320 families in the county. The population density was 34.4 per square mile (13.3 square kilometers). There were 13,990 housing units at an average density of 18.4 per square mile (7.1 square kilometers). 97.2% of the population were White, 0.6% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% Black or African American, 0.2% of some other race and 1.2% of two or more races. 1.0% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race). 17.4% were of German, 13.1% Italian, 11.2% French, French Canadian or Cajun, 11.1% Swedish, 7.4% Polish, 6.9% Irish, 6.9% English and 5.5% Finnish ancestry.

There were 11,359 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were husband and wife families, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.6% were non-families, and 30.6% were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.4% under age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 31.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. 49.2% of the population was male, and 50.8% was female.

The 2010 American Community Survey 3-year estimate indicates the median income for a household in the county was $42,331 and the median income for a family was $52,222. Males had a median income of $31,402 versus $14,957 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,583. About 3.4% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under the age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

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Other unincorporated communities

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