Leelanau County, Michigan Population 2024

23,350

Leelanau County, Michigan's estimated 2024 population is 23,350 with a growth rate of 1.04% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Leelanau County, Michigan is the 62nd largest county in Michigan. The 2010 population was 21,718 and has seen a growth of 7.51% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202924,5502400.99%
202824,3102401%
202724,0702401.01%
202623,8302401.02%
202523,5902401.03%
202423,3502401.04%
202323,1102401.05%
202222,8702401.06%
202122,6303181.43%
202022,3126202.86%
201921,692300.14%
201821,662240.11%
201721,6381300.6%
201621,508-125-0.58%
201521,633370.17%
201421,5961210.56%
201321,475950.44%
201221,380-48-0.22%
201121,428-290-1.34%
201021,718
199016,5272,52017.99%
198014,0073,13528.84%
197010,8721,55116.64%
19609,3216747.79%
19508,6472112.5%
19408,4362302.8%
19308,206-855-9.44%
19209,061-1,547-14.58%
191010,608520.49%
190010,5562,61232.88%
18907,9441,69127.04%
18806,2531,67736.65%
18704,5762,418112.05%
18602,158-22,392-91.21%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.04% (240)
County Website
Leelanau County
County Seat
2010 Population
21,718
Area
347 mi²
Density
67 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
7.51% (1,632)
Founded
1840

Leelanau County, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White20,43391.11%
Two or more races8753.9%
Native American7203.21%
Other race1530.68%
Asian1350.6%
Black or African American930.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander170.08%
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White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Leelanau County, Michigan Population by Race

Leelanau County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2024

Leelanau County, Michigan Median Age

55.2

Total

54

Male

56.3

Female

Leelanau County, Michigan Adults

There are 18,918 adults, (7,262 of whom are seniors) in Leelanau County, Michigan.

Leelanau County, Michigan Age Dependency

92.4

Age Dependency Ratio

62.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Leelanau County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female11,27150.26%
Male11,15549.74%

Leelanau County, Michigan Population by Age

Leelanau County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,2462.3989.910.1
Married5,6182.7693.96.1
Non Family2,7371.198416
Female5693.9377.922.1
Male3223.3591.68.4
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2.8

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

89.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Leelanau 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

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

Leelanau 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 black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Leelanau County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,114

Average Earnings

$49,382

Average Male

$34,059

Average Female

Leelanau County, Michigan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Leelanau County, Michigan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Leelanau County, Michigan Language

96.14% of Leelanau County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 3.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.15% of the population.

Leelanau County, Michigan Language

Leelanau County, Michigan Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White19,9709234.62%
Hispanic95228329.73%
Native71626537.01%
Multiple86214216.47%
Black373183.78%
Other153127.84%
Asian13585.93%
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6.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.21%

Male Poverty Rate

6.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leelanau County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leelanau County, Michigan is Black, with 83.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leelanau County, Michigan is White, with 4.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.78%.

Leelanau County, Michigan Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.91%
High School7.81%
Some College7.07%
Bachelors or Greater2.79%
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Leelanau County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed43.75%
Male Unemployed18.23%
Male Employed3%
Female Employed2.64%
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Leelanau County, Michigan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Leelanau County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Leelanau County, Michigan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

60.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Leelanau County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Leelanau 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.

Leelanau County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Leelanau County, Michigan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,546

Number of Veterans

1,441

Male Veterans

105

Female Veterans

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Leelanau County, Michigan Veterans by War

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Leelanau County, Michigan Veterans by Age

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Leelanau County, Michigan Veterans by Race

Leelanau County, Michigan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leelanau County, Michigan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.8%

Labor Force Participation

50.1%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Leelanau County, Michigan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Leelanau County, Michigan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Leelanau 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

74.48%

Born in Leelanau County, Michigan

98.09%

Native Born

1.91%

Foreign Born

0.54%

Non Citizen

1.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.09% of Leelanau County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 74.48% having been born in Michigan. 0.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Leelanau County, Michigan Place of Birth

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