("LENN-a-way") is a county
in the U.S. state
. As of the 2000 census
, it has a population of 98,890, with an estimated population of 101,243 as of the July 1
, 2007 Census Bureau
estimate. The county seat
Michigan State Trunklines
As of the census
of 2000, there were 98,890 people, 35,930 households, and 26,049 families residing in the county. The population density
was 132 people per square mile (51/km²). There were 39,769 housing units at an average density of 53 per square mile (20/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.51% White
, 2.12% Black
or African American
, 0.41% Native American
, 0.46% Asian
, 0.01% Pacific Islander
, 3.01% from other races
, and 1.49% from two or more races. 6.96% of the population were Hispanic
of any race. 30.4% were of German
, 11.6% English
, 10.2% American
and 9.9% Irish
ancestry according to Census 2000
. 94.7% spoke English
and 4.2% Spanish
as their first language.
There were 35,930 households out of which 34.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $45,739, and the median income for a family was $53,661. Males had a median income of $38,458 versus $25,510 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,186. About 4.40% of families and 6.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.10% of those under age 18 and 9.20% of those age 65 or over.
The county government operates the jail
, maintains rural roads, operates the
major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records
regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and
other social services. The county board of commissioners
budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local
government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street
maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.
Lenawee County elected officials
(information as of November 2007)
Cities, villages, and townships