Baraga County is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. The County Seat is L'Anse and the largest city is Baraga. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.baragacounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 8,654 and the 2010 census population was 8,860. The land area is 898.26 square miles and there are 9.9 persons per square mile.
74.1% of the population is White, 7.5% is Black or African American, 1.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 13.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 4.5% is two or more races. 82% have a high school degree or higher, and 12% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $84,000, there are 3,234 households, an average of 2.07 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,701, the median household income is $41,189, and 13.2% of the persons in Baraga County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 819. Retail sales (in $1000) were $67,726, and sales per capita were $7,801.
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