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Encyclopedia > St. Clair County, Michigan
St. Clair County, Michigan
Seal of St. Clair County, Michigan
Map
Map of Michigan highlighting St. Clair County
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the USA highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 28, 1820 [1]
Seat Port Huron
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,167 km² (837 mi²)
1,876 km² (724 mi²)
291 km² (112 mi²), 13.42%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

164,235
227/mi² / 88/km² 
Website: www.stclaircounty.org

St. Clair County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 164,235. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it forms part of the Metro Detroit area, although residents of the area may disagree. The county seat is Port Huron6. The county was created 10 September 1820 and its government was organized in 1821. Image File history File links St_Clair_County_mi_seal. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Michigan_highlighting_St. ... 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 ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... A statue of Thomas Edison with the Blue Water Bridge in the background. ... 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. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... The Detroit metropolitan area, often referred to as Metro Detroit, is the metropolitan area located in southeastern Michigan, centered on the city of Detroit. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... A statue of Thomas Edison with the Blue Water Bridge in the background. ... 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. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,167 km² (837 mi²). 1,876 km² (724 mi²) of it is land and 291 km² (112 mi²) of it (13.42%) is water. St. Clair County is one of four other counties that form the peninsula that sticks out into Lake Huron known as the Thumb St. Clair County is very economicaly attached to its neighbors, Sanilac County and Lambton County located in Ontario, Canada. 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. ... Ipperwash Beach, Lake Huron. ... Map of Lower Peninsula with showing the definition of The Thumb. ... Sanilac County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Lambton County, Ontario is a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ...


Adjacent counties

Sanilac County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Lapeer County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Macomb County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Lambton County, Ontario is a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ...

Major highways

M-19 is a state trunkline in the state of Michigan. ... M-136 is a Michigan state highway that was originally designated in 1931. ... M-25 is a highway of an arc-like shape closely following the Thumb of the eastern Lower Peninsula of Michigan along Lake Huron between Port Huron, Michigan (junction I-94, I-69, and Business Loop I-94) and Bay City, Michigan (junction I-75, US 23, and US 10... Bay City is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan located near the base of the Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron. ... Marysville is a city in St. ... A statue of Thomas Edison with the Blue Water Bridge in the background. ... M-29 is a state trunkline that runs in a south-north direction from New Baltimore to Marysville. ... M-21 M-21 is an east-west highway in the U.S. state of Michigan connecting the cities of Grand Rapids and Flint. ... Interstate 69 just outside Indianapolis near Pendleton, Indiana Interstate 69 (I-69) is an Interstate Highway in the United States. ... Interstate 94 (abbreviated I-94) is the northernmost east-west interstate highway, connecting the Great Lakes and Intermountain regions of the United States. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 164,235 people, 62,072 households, and 44,629 families residing in the county. The population density was 88/km² (227/mi²). There were 67,107 housing units at an average density of 36/km² (93/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.96% White, 2.10% Black or African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 2.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 96.3% spoke only English at home, while 1.4% spoke Spanish. 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 62,072 households out of which 34.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 23.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.09. 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 26.80% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 30.00% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $46,313, and the median income for a family was $54,450. Males had a median income of $42,572 versus $25,880 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,582. About 5.80% of families and 7.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.30% of those under age 18 and 8.30% 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. ...


By 2006 the population had risen to 171,725. The 2005 estimates showed 93.3% of the county population was non-Hispanic whites. The percentage of African-AMericans had ebbed up to 2.2%. Asians were now tied with Native Americans at 0.5%. Latinos were now 2.6% of the county population. [1]


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. ...


St.Clair County elected officials

(information as of September 2005) The prosecutor is the chief legal representative of the prosecution in countries adopting the common law adversarial system or the civil law inquisitorial system. ... Look up Sheriff in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The term county clerk has been commonly applied, in several English-speaking countries, to an influential employee of a county administration. ... Recorder of deeds refers to the government office that maintains records of transfers of real estate, as well as many other public documents. ... Look up Treasurer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A drain commissioner is an elected official in most Michigan counties. ... A county surveyor is a public official in many counties of U.S. states, particularly in the Midwest and West. ...


Cities, villages, and townships

Algonac is a city located in St. ... Berlin Township is a township located in St. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... Ira Township is a township located in St. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... Kenockee Township is a township located in St. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... Berlin Township is a township located in St. ... Brockway Township is a township located in St. ... Burtchville Township is a township located in St. ... Capac is a village located in St. ... Casco Township is a township located in St. ... China Township is a township located in St. ... Clay Township is a township located in St. ... Clyde Township (also known as North Street) is a township in St. ... Columbus Township is a township located in St. ... Cottrellville Township is a township located in St. ... East China Charter Township is a charter township located in St. ... Emmett Township is a township located in St. ... Emmett is a village located in St. ... Fort Gratiot Township is a charter township of St. ... Grant Township is a township located in St. ... Greenwood Township is a township located in St. ... Ira Township is a township located in St. ... Kenockee Township is a township located in St. ... Kimball Township is a township located in St. ... Lynn Township is a township located in St. ... Marine City is a city located in St. ... Marysville is a city in St. ... Memphis is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Mussey Township is a township located in St. ... There is another unincorporated community named Pearl Beach in Ovid Township in Branch County. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Port Huron Township is a township located in St. ... A statue of Thomas Edison with the Blue Water Bridge in the background. ... Richmond is a city located in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Riley Township is a township located in St. ... Kimball Township is a civil township of St. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... St. ... St. ... Wales Township is a township located in St. ... Yale is a city located in St. ...

Sources

  • Jenks, William Lee. St. Clair County, Michigan, its history and its people. Chicago and New York: The Lewis publishing company, 1912.

References

  1. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/26/26147.html

External links

  • St. Clair County
  • Info and photos of historic bridges in St. Clair County

Coordinates: 42°56′N 82°40′W / 42.93, -82.67 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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