Alger County, Michigan Population 2024

8,843

Alger County, Michigan's estimated 2024 population is 8,843 with a growth rate of 0.2% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Alger County, Michigan is the 77th largest county in Michigan. The 2010 population was 9,578 and has seen a growth of -7.67% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,933180.2%
20288,915180.2%
20278,897180.2%
20268,879180.2%
20258,861180.2%
20248,843180.2%
20238,825180.2%
20228,807180.2%
20218,789-53-0.6%
20208,842-236-2.6%
20199,078-27-0.3%
20189,105-47-0.51%
20179,152140.15%
20169,138-127-1.37%
20159,265-105-1.12%
20149,370-75-0.79%
20139,445-11-0.12%
20129,456-60-0.63%
20119,516-62-0.65%
20109,578
19908,972-253-2.74%
19809,2256577.67%
19708,568-682-7.37%
19609,250-757-7.56%
195010,007-160-1.57%
194010,1678409.01%
19309,327-656-6.57%
19209,9832,30830.07%
19107,6751,80730.79%
19005,8684,630373.99%
18901,238-7,695-86.14%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.2% (18)
County Website
Alger County
County Seat
2010 Population
9,578
Area
915 mi²
Density
10 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-7.67% (-735)
Founded
March 17, 1885

Alger County, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,32482.61%
Black or African American6917.79%
Two or more races4414.97%
Native American2833.19%
Asian700.79%
Other race570.64%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Alger County, Michigan Population by Race

Alger County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2024

Alger County, Michigan Median Age

47.2

Total

44.5

Male

51.1

Female

Alger County, Michigan Adults

There are 7,267 adults, (2,218 of whom are seniors) in Alger County, Michigan.

Alger County, Michigan Age Dependency

75.6

Age Dependency Ratio

43.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Alger County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female3,92344.25%
Male4,94355.75%

Alger County, Michigan Population by Age

Alger County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,2742.3981.918.1
Married1,7853.0592.97.1
Non Family1,1571.1867.232.8
Female1952.9868.231.8
Male1373.1183.216.8
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2.99

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

81.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Alger County, Michigan Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Alger County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alger County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 38.89%.

Alger County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,467

Average Earnings

$41,902

Average Male

$30,615

Average Female

Alger County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alger County, Michigan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Alger County, Michigan Language

97.91% of Alger County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 2.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.06% of the population.

Alger County, Michigan Language

Alger County, Michigan Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,93873210.55%
Multiple426429.86%
Hispanic1492315.44%
Native27551.82%
Other5735.26%
Asian6523.08%
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10.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.66%

Male Poverty Rate

10.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alger County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alger County, Michigan is Hispanic, with 15.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alger County, Michigan is Native, with 1.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.27%.

Alger County, Michigan Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.93%
High School15.2%
Some College7.93%
Bachelors or Greater5.34%
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Alger County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed48.98%
Male Unemployed34.58%
Male Employed6.11%
Female Employed5.8%
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Alger County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alger County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Alger County, Michigan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

57.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Alger County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Alger County, Michigan Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Alger County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Alger County, Michigan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

619

Number of Veterans

588

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

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Alger County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Alger County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Alger County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Alger County, Michigan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alger County, Michigan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

41%

Labor Force Participation

38.9%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Alger County, Michigan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Alger County, Michigan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Alger County, Michigan Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

80.22%

Born in Alger County, Michigan

98.38%

Native Born

1.62%

Foreign Born

0.67%

Non Citizen

0.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.38% of Alger County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 80.22% having been born in Michigan. 0.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Alger County, Michigan Place of Birth

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