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Encyclopedia > Gratiot County, Michigan
Gratiot County, Michigan
Map
Map of Michigan highlighting Gratiot County
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the USA highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1855
Seat Ithaca
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water
 
1,480 km² (572 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
4 km² (1 mi²), 0.26%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density
 
42,285
29/km² 
Website: www.co.gratiot.mi.us

Gratiot County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 42,285. The county seat is Ithaca6, although its most populous city is Alma. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_MI.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Michigan ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Ithaca is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Ithaca is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Alma is a city located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,480 km² (572 mi²). 1,477 km² (570 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (1 mi²) of it (0.26%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent counties

Midland County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Isabella County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Saginaw County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Montcalm County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Shiawassee County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Alternate use: There are several other places named Clinton, Michigan. ... Ionia County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 42,285 people, 14,501 households, and 10,397 families residing in the county. The population density was 29/km² (74/mi²). There were 15,516 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (27/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.01% White, 3.72% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.76% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. 4.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 96.1% spoke English and 2.7% Spanish as their first language. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


There were 14,501 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.02. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 11.60% from 18 to 24, 29.50% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 108.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $37,262, and the median income for a family was $43,954. Males had a median income of $32,442 versus $22,333 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,118. About 7.30% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.70% of those under age 18 and 9.20% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships. Vital records are records of life events kept under governmental authority, including birth certificates, marriage licenses, and death certificates. ... Public health is concerned with threats to the overall health of a community based on population health analysis. ... In local government in the United States, a county commission is a group of elected officials charged with adminstering the county government. ...

Image:Gratiot county courthouse.jpg
The Gratiot County Courthouse, built in the 1880's

Gratiot County elected officials

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Cities, villages, and townships

Cities

Alma is a city located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Ithaca is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... St. ...

Villages

Ashley is a village in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Breckenridge is a village in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Perrinton is a village in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...

Unincorporated

Elba Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Emerson Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Lafayette Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Sumner Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Seville Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Alternate use: There is an unincorporated community named Pine River in Arenac County. ... Lafayette Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Fulton Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... New Haven Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Newark Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... North Star Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Fulton Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Lafayette Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Seville Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... New Haven Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Hamilton Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Sumner Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Wheeler Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...

Townships

Arcada Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Bethany Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Elba Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Emerson Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Fulton Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Hamilton Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Lafayette Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... New Haven Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Newark Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... North Shade Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... North Star Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Alternate use: There is an unincorporated community named Pine River in Arenac County. ... Seville Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Sumner Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Washington Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Wheeler Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...

External links

  • Gratiot County Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Gratiot Development
  • Gratiot County Community Connection
  • Gratiot County Community Foundation

Coordinates: 43°17′N 84°36′W / 43.29, -84.60 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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