Ionia County, Michigan facts for kids
|Ionia County, Michigan|
Location in the state of Michigan
Michigan's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 2, 1831 (created)
580 sq mi (1,502 km²)
571 sq mi (1,479 km²)
8.7 sq mi (23 km²), 1.5%
112/sq mi (43/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
|Named for: Ionia|
Ionia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 63,905. The county seat is Ionia. The Ionia County Courthouse was built by Claire Allen, a prominent southern Michigan architect.
The county is named for Ionia, a Grecian province. It was set off in 1831 and organized in 1837.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 580 square miles (1,500 km2), of which 571 square miles (1,480 km2) is land and 8.7 square miles (23 km2) (1.5%) is water.
- Gratiot County (northeast)
- Montcalm County (north)
- Clinton County (east)
- Kent County (west)
- Eaton County (southeast)
- Barry County (southwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 61,518 people, 20,606 households, and 15,145 families residing in the county. The population density was 107 people per square mile (41/km²). There were 22,006 housing units at an average density of 38 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.96% White, 4.56% Black or African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. 2.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 29.0% were of German, 14.7% American, 11.6% English, 8.9% Irish and 5.3% Dutch ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.3% spoke English and 2.6% Spanish as their first language.
There were 20,606 households out of which 38.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.50% were non-families. 21.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the county, the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 11.50% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, and 10.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 115.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $43,074, and the median income for a family was $49,797. Males had a median income of $36,995 versus $25,443 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,451. About 6.80% of families and 8.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.40% of those under age 18 and 8.10% of those age 65 or over.
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