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3 Cities and towns
Geography\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,119 km² (1,590 mi²). 2,496 km² (964 mi²) of it is land and 1,622 km² (626 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 39.39% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 44,547 people, 16,871 households, and 12,163 families residing in the county. The population density is 18/km² (46/mi²). There are 21,314 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (22/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.90% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.09% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 2.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 16,871 households out of which 32.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.80% are married couples living together, 8.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% are non-families. 24.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.08.
In the county the population is spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $36,870, and the median income for a family is $42,306. Males have a median income of $32,101 versus $21,376 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,089. 10.40% of the population and 7.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 13.10% are under the age of 18 and 9.30% are 65 or older.
Cities and towns\n*Applegate\n*Argyle Township\n*Austin Township\n*Bridgehampton Township\n*Buel Township\n*Carsonville\n*Croswell\n*Custer Township\n*Deckerville\n*Delaware Township\n*Elk Township\n*Elmer Township\n*Evergreen Township\n*Flynn Township\n*Forester Township\n*Forestville\n*Fremont Township\n*Greenleaf Township\n*Lamotte Township\n*Lexington Township\n*Lexington\n*Maple Valley Township\n*Marion Township\n*Marlette Township\n*Marlette\n*Melvin\n*Minden City\n*Minden Township\n*Moore Township\n*Peck\n*Port Sanilac\n*Sandusky\n*Sanilac Township\n*Speaker Township\n*Washington Township\n*Watertown Township\n*Wheatland Township\n*Worth Township