Alpena County, Michigan Population 2021

Alpena County, Michigan's estimated population is 28,447 with a growth rate of 0.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Alpena County, Michigan is the 51st largest county in Michigan. The 2010 Population was 29,510 and has seen a growth of -3.60% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202128,447210.07%
202028,426210.07%
201928,405210.07%
201828,384-44-0.15%
201728,428-235-0.82%
201628,663-59-0.21%
201528,722-160-0.55%
201428,882-75-0.26%
201328,957-209-0.72%
201229,166-174-0.59%
201129,340-170-0.58%
201029,510-1,095-3.58%
199030,605-1,710-5.29%
198032,3151,6075.23%
197030,7082,1527.54%
196028,5566,36728.69%
195022,1891,4236.85%
194020,7662,19211.80%
193018,5747053.95%
192017,869-2,096-10.50%
191019,9651,7119.37%
190018,2542,67317.16%
189015,5816,79277.28%
18808,7896,033218.90%
18702,7562,466850.34%
18602900.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.07%
County Website
Founded
February 7[1], 1857
County Seat
2010 Population
29,510
Growth Since 2010
-3.60%
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Alpena County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White27,60396.78%
Two or More Races3921.37%
Asian1760.62%
Black or African American1650.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native1030.36%
Some Other Race440.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander370.13%
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Alpena County, Michigan Population by Race

Alpena County, Michigan Population Pyramid $2021

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Alpena County, Michigan Median Age

48.1


Total

46.3


Male

49.3


Female

Alpena County, Michigan Adults

There are 23,176 adults, (6,488 of whom are seniors) in Alpena County, Michigan.

Alpena County, Michigan Age Dependency

70.9

Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32

Child Dependency Ratio

Alpena County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

14,452

50.67%

Male

14,068

49.33%

Alpena County, Michigan Population by Age

Alpena County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Alpena County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.2%9.8%
All77.9%22.1%
Male77.2%22.8%
Female66.9%33.1%
Non Family66.5%33.5%

77.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Alpena County, Michigan Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,7522.1977.9
Married5,8652.8290.2
Non Family5,0891.2566.5
Female1,2072.866.9
Male5912.8577.2

2.74

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

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Alpena County, Michigan Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4772.25%
9th to 12th Grade1,2445.88%
High School Graduate7,12233.67%
Some College5,47725.89%
Associates Degree3,02814.31%
Bachelors Degree2,41611.42%
Graduate Degree1,3916.58%
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Alpena County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alpena County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White20,40318,7883,600
2+ Races22218657
Hispanic21219132
Black1319214
Asian127127104
Native American7871
Other Race4437
Islander94

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 81.89%.

Alpena County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,189$36,521$25,524
Less Than 9th Grade$16,567$17,390$13,828
High School Graduate$26,046$32,366$20,498
Some College$30,692$38,419$24,246
Bachelors Degree$45,750$50,000$44,494
Graduate Degree$56,987$57,174$56,719

$31,189

Average Earnings

$36,521

Average Male

$25,524

Average Female

Alpena County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alpena County, Michigan Language by Age

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Alpena County, Michigan Language

96.99% of Alpena County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 3.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.49% of the population.

Alpena County, Michigan Language

Alpena County, Michigan Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,8663,75513.98%
Hispanic3806918.16%
Black1146758.77%
Multiple3816116.01%
Islander373286.49%
Native992020.20%

14.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.05%

Male Poverty Rate

14.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alpena County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alpena County, Michigan is Islander, with 86.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alpena County, Michigan is White, with 13.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.09%.

Alpena County, Michigan Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.95%
High School16.96%
Some College12.68%
Bachelors or Greater4.24%

Alpena County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed48.07%
Female Unemployed40.07%
Female Employed8.78%
Male Employed7.32%

Alpena County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alpena County, Michigan Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,363$57,448
Families$56,178$69,651
Married Families$66,663-
Non Families$24,870$36,440
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Income by Household Type

Alpena County, Michigan Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Alpena County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

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Alpena 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 55-64.

Alpena County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

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Alpena County, Michigan Marital Status

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2,555

Number of Veterans

2,367

Male Veterans

188

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam898
Second Gulf War414
First Gulf War344
Korea211
World War II84

Alpena County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74697
75+651
55 to 64591
35 to 54422
18 to 34194

Alpena County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,48911.08%
Native American5152.58%
Hispanic259.65%
2+ Races62.44%
Black53.50%
Islander430.77%

Alpena County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Alpena County, Michigan Veterans by Education

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13.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alpena County, Michigan Veterans by Education

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56.6%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Alpena County, Michigan Employment by Age

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Alpena County, Michigan Employment by Race

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Alpena County, Michigan Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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87.21%

Born in Alpena County, Michigan

98.73%

Native Born

1.27%

Foreign Born

0.56%

Non Citizen

0.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.73% of Alpena County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 87.21% having been born in Michigan. 0.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Alpena County, Michigan Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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