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Encyclopedia > Livingston County, Michigan

Livingston County is a county located in the state of Michigan. As of 2000, the population is 156,951. Its county seat is Howell6. The county is named for Edward Livingston. Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Wolverine State or Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Official languages English Area 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 147,255 km²  - Water 103,687 km² (41. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat, in the United States, is a town which forms the seat of government of a county. ... Howell is a city located in Livingston County, Michigan. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Edward Livingston (May 26, 1764–May 23, 1836) was a prominent American jurist and statesman. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,516 km² (585 mi²). 1,472 km² (568 mi²) of it is land and 44 km² (17 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.91% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Adjacent counties

Washtenaw County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Oakland County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Ingham County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Genesee County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Shiawassee County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 156,951 people, 55,384 households, and 43,531 families residing in the county. The population density is 107/km² (276/mi²). There are 58,919 housing units at an average density of 40/km² (104/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.13% White, 0.46% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 1.24% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 55,384 households out of which 39.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.50% are married couples living together, 6.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.40% are non-families. 17.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.80 and the average family size is 3.18. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 28.80% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 31.70% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 8.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 102.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $67,400, and the median income for a family is $75,284. Males have a median income of $54,358 versus $32,073 for females. The per capita income for the county is $28,069. 3.40% of the population and 2.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.60% of those under the age of 18 and 4.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Livingston County has been the fastest growing county in the state for the past decade and also through the 1970s. More than 50% of all the population of Livingston County is located in the southeastern communities of Brighton Township, Genoa Township, Green Oak Township, the Village of Pinckney, Putnam Township and the City of Brighton.


The US Census Bureau in 2000 identified Brighton, Howell, and the nearby city of South Lyon to be a contiguous, urbanized area, one of the newest such areas in the United States. South Lyon is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ...


Location

Livingston County is in an interesting position in Michigan. The major highways running through it are I-96, US-23, and M-59. Because of this, it is directly in between the cities of Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and to a lesser extent, Flint. People from Livingston County commute to all four of these cities. Interstate 96 is an intrastate Interstate highway entirely within the state of Michigan. ... U.S. Highway 23 is a long north-south U.S. highway between Mackinaw City, Michigan and Jacksonville, Florida. ... Michigan State Highway 59 or M-59 is a commuters highway in the Metro and University region of the US state of Michigan. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Michigan Founded  -Incorporated July 24, 1701 1816  County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick... Capitol Building Lansing is the capital city of the U.S. state of Michigan, located mostly in Ingham County; a small portion extends into adjacent Eaton County. ... City nicknames: A-squared, Tree Town County Washtenaw County Mayor John Hieftje Area  - Total  - Water 71. ... The arches of downtown Flint. ...


Although predominantly still a bedroom community, there has also been significant recent growth inside the county of both service and industrial firms. Major current employers include Pepsico, Citizens Insurance, and Ogihara Industries.


Media

There are two local newspapers, one being relative newcomer The Livingston Community News, part of the Booth newspaper chain (which also owns The Ann Arbor News), and the other being The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, part of the HomeTown newspaper chain.


The Daily Press & Argus has been around longer, serving as the two separate weekly newspapers known as The Livingston County Press and The Brighton Argus for many decades. The Daily Press and Argus claims to be a daily newspaper, but only publishes Sunday through Friday, skipping Saturdays entirely. There have been many allegations of an extreme Republican slant connected with the paper, from Republican campaign stickers at reporters desks, to head editor Buddy Moorehouse quitting to run for state office as a Republican, only to lose and come back again as an editor after promising not to do so. The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


Other media in the county includes WHMI-FM out of Howell, the only radio station for what is considered to be a market two sized area, making the area on par with Lansing, Flint, and other larger cities. They play a Classic Hits format and have local news on the hour. As a privately owned station, they are a rarity in an era of deregulation by the Federal Communications Commission. Deregulation is the process by which governments remove selected regulations on business in order to (in theory) encourage the efficient operation of markets. ... The FCCs official seal. ...


Cities, villages, and townships

Brighton Township is a township located in Livingston County, Michigan. ... Brighton is one of only two cities located in Livingston County, the fastest growing county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Cohoctah Township is a township located in Livingston County, Michigan. ... Conway Township is a township located in Livingston County, Michigan. ... Deerfield Township is a township located in Livingston County, Michigan. ... Fowlerville is a village located in Livingston County, Michigan. ... Genoa Township is a township located in Livingston County, Michigan. ... Green Oak Township is a township located in Livingston County, Michigan. ... Hamburg Township is a township located in Livingston County, Michigan. ... Handy Township is a township located in Livingston County, Michigan. ... Hartland Township is a township in Livingston County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Hell, Michigan is an unincorporated community in Livingston County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... Howell Township is a township located in Livingston County, Michigan. ... Howell is a city located in Livingston County, Michigan. ... Iosco Township is a township located within the southwest quadrant of Livingston County, Michigan. ... There are other Marion Townships in Michigan. ... Oceola Township is a township located in Livingston County, Michigan. ... Pinckney is a village located in Livingston County, Michigan. ... Putnam Township is a township located in Livingston County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Tyrone Township is a township located in Michigan, Michigan, USA. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 8,459. ... Unadilla Township is a township located in the southwest corner of Livingston County, Michigan. ... Whitmore Lake is an unincorporated community in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ...

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Livingston County, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (745 words)
Livingston County is a county located in the state of Michigan.
In the county the population is spread out with 28.80% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 31.70% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 8.30% who are 65 years of age or older.
Livingston County has been the fastest growing county in the state for the past decade and also through the 1970s.
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