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3 Cities and towns
Geography\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,602 km² (1,391 mi²). 1,080 km² (417 mi²) of it is land and 2,522 km² (974 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 70.03% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 26,090 people, 10,400 households, and 7,311 families residing in the county. The population density is 24/km² (63/mi²). There are 15,370 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (37/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.31% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 1.54% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 10,400 households out of which 31.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% are married couples living together, 8.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% are non-families. 25.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 2.96.
In the county the population is spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 25.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $39,788, and the median income for a family is $46,260. Males have a median income of $32,457 versus $22,447 for females. The per capita income for the county is $20,130. 8.00% of the population and 5.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 10.00% are under the age of 18 and 5.90% are 65 or older.
Cities and towns\n*Bay Township\n*Boyne City\n*Boyne Falls\n*Boyne Valley Township\n*Chandler Township\n*Charlevoix Township\n*Charlevoix\n*East Jordan\n*Evangeline Township\n*Eveline Township\n*Hayes Township\n*Hudson Township\n*Marion Township\n*Melrose Township\n*Norwood Township\n*Peaine Township\n*South Arm Township\n*St. James Township\n*Wilson Township