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Osceola County, Michigan

\nOsceola County is a county located in the U.S. State of Michigan. As of 2000, the population is 23,197. Its county seat is Reed City6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns


\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,484 km² (573 mi²). 1,466 km² (566 mi²) of it is land and 18 km² (7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.24% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 23,197 people, 8,861 households, and 6,415 families residing in the county. The population density is 16/km² (41/mi²). There are 12,853 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (23/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.51% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 0.99% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 8,861 households out of which 32.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% are married couples living together, 9.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% are non-families. 22.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.58 and the average family size is 3.01. In the county the population is spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.70 males. The median income for a household in the county is $34,102, and the median income for a family is $39,205. Males have a median income of $29,837 versus $22,278 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,632. 12.70% of the population and 9.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 15.90% are under the age of 18 and 10.30% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

Burdell Township\n*Cedar Township\n*Evart Township\n*Evart\n*Hartwick Township\n*Hersey Township\n*Hersey\n*Highland Township\n*Le Roy Township\n*Le Roy\n*Lincoln Township\n*Marion Township\n*Marion\n*Middle Branch Township\n*Orient Township\n*Osceola Township\n*Reed City\n*Richmond Township\n*Rose Lake Township\n*Sherman Township\n*Sylvan Township\n*Tustin