Alpena County, Michigan Population 2024

28,709

Alpena County, Michigan's estimated 2024 population is 28,709 with a growth rate of -0.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Alpena County, Michigan is the 50th largest county in Michigan. The 2010 population was 29,511 and has seen a growth of -2.72% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202928,364-69-0.24%
202828,433-69-0.24%
202728,502-69-0.24%
202628,571-69-0.24%
202528,640-69-0.24%
202428,709-69-0.24%
202328,778-69-0.24%
202228,847-69-0.24%
202128,916360.12%
202028,8804891.72%
201928,391-31-0.11%
201828,422-12-0.04%
201728,434-236-0.82%
201628,670-58-0.2%
201528,728-160-0.55%
201428,888-76-0.26%
201328,964-204-0.7%
201229,168-174-0.59%
201129,342-169-0.57%
201029,511
199030,605-1,710-5.29%
198032,3151,6075.23%
197030,7082,1527.54%
196028,5566,36728.69%
195022,1891,4236.85%
194020,7662,19211.8%
193018,5747053.95%
192017,869-2,096-10.5%
191019,9651,7119.37%
190018,2542,67317.16%
189015,5816,79277.28%
18808,7896,033218.9%
18702,7562,466850.34%
1860290-28,074-98.98%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.24% (-69)
County Website
Alpena County
County Seat
2010 Population
29,511
Area
572 mi²
Density
50 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-2.72% (-802)
Founded
February 7, 1857

Alpena County, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White27,41994.84%
Two or more races9883.42%
Black or African American2230.77%
Asian1340.46%
Other race1040.36%
Native American430.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Alpena County, Michigan Population by Race

Alpena County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2024

Alpena County, Michigan Median Age

47.6

Total

45.8

Male

49

Female

Alpena County, Michigan Adults

There are 23,538 adults, (6,935 of whom are seniors) in Alpena County, Michigan.

Alpena County, Michigan Age Dependency

74.1

Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Alpena County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female14,54550.31%
Male14,36649.69%

Alpena County, Michigan Population by Age

Alpena County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All12,7212.2379.120.9
Married5,6052.8946
Non Family5,3281.2566.233.8
Female1,1873.426634
Male6013.3479.920.1
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2.83

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

79.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Alpena 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

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

Alpena 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 other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75%.

Alpena County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,009

Average Earnings

$42,095

Average Male

$27,276

Average Female

Alpena County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alpena County, Michigan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Alpena County, Michigan Language

97.11% of Alpena County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 2.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.77% of the population.

Alpena County, Michigan Language

Alpena County, Michigan Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White26,8034,28615.99%
Multiple96426026.97%
Hispanic42614934.98%
Black1647042.68%
Native432353.49%
Other10454.81%
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16.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.18%

Male Poverty Rate

17.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alpena County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alpena County, Michigan is Native, with 53.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alpena County, Michigan is Other, with 4.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.2%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.67%.

Alpena County, Michigan Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.47%
High School19.94%
Some College13.33%
Bachelors or Greater5.27%
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Alpena County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed30.73%
Female Unemployed21.85%
Female Employed8.43%
Male Employed7.74%
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Alpena County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alpena County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Alpena County, Michigan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Alpena County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Alpena County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Alpena County, Michigan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,513

Number of Veterans

2,391

Male Veterans

122

Female Veterans

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Alpena County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Alpena County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Alpena County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Alpena County, Michigan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alpena County, Michigan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.6%

Labor Force Participation

50.3%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Alpena County, Michigan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Alpena County, Michigan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Alpena 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

86.96%

Born in Alpena County, Michigan

98.49%

Native Born

1.51%

Foreign Born

0.67%

Non Citizen

0.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.49% of Alpena County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 86.96% 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 Europe.

Alpena County, Michigan Place of Birth

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