Keweenaw County is a county located in the state of Michigan. As of 2000, the population is 2,301. Its county seat is Eagle River6. Isle Royale is a part of the county.
The Keweenaw Liberty Library is an online library containing links to legal documents and public records it deems to be "on issues important to" Keweenaw County, Michigan and its constituent townships as well as the Keweenaw County Road Commission, which serves as the road commission for the county.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 15,452 km˛ (5,966 mi˛). 1,401 km˛ (541 mi˛) of it is land and 14,051 km˛ (5,425 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 90.93% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,301 people, 998 households, and 604 families residing in the county. The population density is 2/km˛ (4/mi˛). There are 2,327 housing units at an average density of 2/km˛ (4/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 94.96% White, 3.52% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 998 households out of which 20.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.60% are married couples living together, 5.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.40% are non-families. 35.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.13 and the average family size is 2.76.
In the county the population is spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 21.30% from 25 to 44, 29.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 45 years. For every 100 females there are 116.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 104.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $28,140, and the median income for a family is $36,758. Males have a median income of $27,165 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,769. 12.70% of the population and 7.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.00% of those under the age of 18 and 12.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities, villages, and townships
- Ahmeek, village
- Allouez Township
- Eagle Harbor Township
- Eagle River
- Grant Township
- Houghton Township
- Sherman Township
Keweenaw Liberty Library (http://www.keweenawll.com)
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