Ingham County, Michigan
Ingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 280,895. The county seat is Mason. Lansing, the state capital of Michigan, is located within the county, and is the only state capital located in a county that is not also its seat of government. The county is home to Michigan State University, Lansing Community College, and the Class A minor league baseball team Lansing Lugnuts.
Ingham County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Michigan
Michigan's location within the U.S.
|Founded||October 29, 1829 (created)|
|Named for||Samuel D. Ingham|
|• Total||561 sq mi (1,450 km2)|
|• Land||556 sq mi (1,440 km2)|
|• Water||4.6 sq mi (12 km2) 0.8%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||505/sq mi (195/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Government
- 5 Transportation
- 6 Communities
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Ingham County was established by an act of the Michigan Territorial Legislature on October 29, 1829, from portions of Shiawassee County, Washtenaw County and unorganized territory. It was attached for administrative purposes to Washtenaw County until 1838 when county government was established for Ingham.
The county consists of gently rolling hills with an elevation ranging between 800 and 1,000 feet above sea level. The highest point in the county is the top of Teaspoon Hill rising to a height of 1,056 feet above sea level 1.5 miles north of Leslie.
The Grand River winds northward along the western boundary of the county and the Red Cedar River flows west across the northern section into the Grand River in Lansing. Most of the midsection of the county drains to the north into the Red Cedar River and the northern tier of townships drain to the south into the Cedar. The Sycamore Creek, flowing northwest into the Red Cedar in Lansing, drains much of the midsection of the county. Most of the southern portion of the county drains south or west into the Grand River. The southeastern corner drains to the southeast into the Huron River via the Portage Creek and Portage River and a series of small lakes.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 280,895 people, 111,162 households, and 62,674 families residing in the county. The population density was 502.3 people per square mile (193.9/km²). There were 121,281 housing units at an average density of 216.8 per square mile (83.7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 76.2% White, 11.8% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 5.2% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.3% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. 7.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
According to the 2007-2010 American Community Survey 22.8% were of German, 13.2% Irish, 12.5% English and 5.6% Polish ancestry. 88.2% spoke only English, while 3.9% spoke Asian languages and 3.8% Spanish at home.
As of the 2000 Census, there were 108,593 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.00% were married couples living together, 12.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.30% were non-families. 30.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 18.50% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 20.10% from 45 to 64, and 9.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $40,774, and the median income for a family was $53,063. Males had a median income of $40,335 versus $30,178 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,079. About 8.30% of families and 14.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.60% of those under age 18 and 6.60% 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, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The 14-member county board of commissioners controls the budget, but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances due to Michigan's large devolution of local power to cities, villages, and townships. The county board of commissioners also hires a county administrator/controller who serves as the chief fiscal and administrative officer of the county.
- Prosecuting Attorney: Carol Siemon (D)
- Sheriff: Scott Wriggelsworth (D)
- County Clerk: Barb Byrum (D)
- Register of Deeds: Derrick Quinney (D)
- County Treasurer: Eric Schertzing (D)
- Drain Commissioner: Patrick Lindemann (D)
County Board of CommissionersEdit
|2||Ryan Sebolt, Vice Chair||Dem|
|4||Bryan Crenshaw, Chair||Dem|
|14||Robin Naeyaert, Vice Chair Pro Tem||Rep|
30th Judicial Circuit CourtEdit
9 judges (non-partisan)
- Judge William E. Collette
- Judge Joyce Draganchuk, Chief Judge Pro-Tem
- Judge Clinton Canady III
- Judge James S. Jamo
- Judge Rosemarie E. Aquilina
- Judge Richard J. Garcia, Chief Judge Probate Court
- Judge R. George Economy
- Judge Laura Baird
- Judge Janelle A. Lawless, Chief Judge Circuit Court
(information as of November 8, 2016)
Other unincorporated communitiesEdit
- Alaiedon Township
- Aurelius Township
- Bunker Hill Township
- Delhi Charter Township
- Ingham Township
- Lansing Charter Township
- Leroy Township
- Leslie Township
- Locke Township
- Meridian Charter Township
- Onondaga Township
- Stockbridge Township
- Vevay Township
- Wheatfield Township
- White Oak Township
- Williamstown Township
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