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3 Cities and towns
Geography\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,384 km² (1,307 mi²). 1,400 km² (540 mi²) of it is land and 1,985 km² (766 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 58.64% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 26,873 people, 9,778 households, and 7,265 families residing in the county. The population density is 19/km² (50/mi²). There are 15,009 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 90.37% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 1.04% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.10% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. 11.61% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 9,778 households out of which 34.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% are married couples living together, 9.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.70% are non-families. 21.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.67 and the average family size is 3.09.
In the county the population is spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 101.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $35,307, and the median income for a family is $40,602. Males have a median income of $31,834 versus $22,236 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,878. 14.70% of the population and 11.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 19.60% are under the age of 18 and 9.00% are 65 or older.
Cities and towns\n*Benona Township\n*Claybanks Township\n*Colfax Township\n*Crystal Township\n*Elbridge Township\n*Ferry Township\n*Golden Township\n*Grant Township\n*Greenwood Township\n*Hart Township\n*Hart\n*Leavitt Township\n*New Era\n*Newfield Township\n*Otto Township\n*Pentwater Township\n*Pentwater\n*Rothbury\n*Shelby Township\n*Shelby\n*Walkerville\n*Weare Township