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3 Cities and towns
Geography\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,897 km² (1,891 mi²). 1,422 km² (549 mi²) of it is land and 3,475 km² (1,342 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 70.96% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 27,339 people, 11,727 households, and 7,857 families residing in the county. The population density is 19/km² (50/mi²). There are 20,432 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (37/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.92% White, 0.41% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. 0.98% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 11,727 households out of which 24.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% are married couples living together, 8.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% are non-families. 28.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average family size is 2.79.
In the county the population is spread out with 22.40% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 23.40% from 25 to 44, 27.30% from 45 to 64, and 21.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $31,321, and the median income for a family is $37,452. Males have a median income of $30,338 versus $21,149 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,115. 12.70% of the population and 9.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.50% are under the age of 18 and 7.60% are 65 or older.
Cities and towns\n*Alabaster Township\n*Au Sable Township\n*Au Sable\n*Baldwin Township\n*Burleigh Township\n*East Tawas\n*Grant Township\n*Oscoda Township\n*Oscoda\n*Plainfield Township\n*Reno Township\n*Sherman Township\n*Tawas City\n*Tawas Township\n*Whittemore\n*Wilber Township