Dickinson County, Michigan facts for kids
|Dickinson County, Michigan|
Location in the state of Michigan
Michigan's location in the U.S.
|Largest City||Iron Mountain|
777 sq mi (2,012 km²)
761 sq mi (1,971 km²)
16 sq mi (41 km²), 2.0%
34/sq mi (13/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
|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.
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.
- US 2
- US 8
- US 141
- KIMT - Ford Airport
- Marquette County (north/EST Border)
- Menominee County (southeast)
- Marinette County, Wisconsin (south)
- Florence County, Wisconsin (southwest)
- Iron County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
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.
Other unincorporated communities
- Breen Township
- Breitung Township
- Felch Township
- Norway Township
- Sagola Township
- Waucedah Township
- West Branch Township
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