Statewide Claims to Fame

Alger County is 6th in Michigan out of 83 other counties in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Alger County is 11th in Michigan out of 83 other counties in Race - Two or More

Alger County is 12th in Michigan out of 83 other counties in Size in square miles

Alger County is 19th in Michigan out of 83 other counties in Race - Black or African American

Alger County, Michigan Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Alger County Rank Michigan US
Current population (2012) 9,541 76th 9,883,360 313,914,040
Size in square miles 915.1 12th 56,538.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 10.5 77th 174.8 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Alger County Rank Michigan US
Residents younger than 5 3.7% 81st 5.8% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 16.2% 79th 22.9% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 22.2% 21st 14.6% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Alger County Rank Michigan US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 86.5% 56th 88.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 17.1% 42nd 25.3% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Alger County Rank Michigan US
Race - White 85.8% 67th 80.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 6.8% 19th 14.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 4.1% 6th 0.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.4% 51st 2.6% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 69th 0.0% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.9% 11th 2.2% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 1.2% 74th 4.6% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 84.9% 64th 76.2% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Alger County Rank Michigan US
Female residents 45.4% 80th 50.9% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 2.1% 36th 6.0% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Alger County Rank Michigan US
Housing units 6,556 78th 4,525,480 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 8.4% 48th 18.1% 25.9%
Households 3,606 79th 3,825,182 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 82.4% 29th 73.5% 66.1%
Home median value $114,700 39th $137,300 $186,200
People per household 2.3 58th 2.5 2.6
Building permits (last year) 22 65th 11,692 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Alger County Rank Michigan US
Income per capita $19,858 65th $25,482 $27,915
Income per household $38,231 65th $48,669 $52,762
Income below poverty line 14.0% 57th 15.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Alger County Rank Michigan US
Non-farm private establishments 244 74th 217,344 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 1,716 76th 3,379,035 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 550 80th 816,972 27,092,908
Retail sales $54,386 81st $109,102,594 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $5,636 77th $10,855 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $14,239 70th $14,536,648 $613,795,732

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