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Time Zone: Alger County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Munising is the Seat for Alger County.

Alger County was founded in 1885 and was created by taking area from SchoolcraftCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Alger had a population of 9,286 people. This is a decrease of 5.84% since the last Census (which gave a population of 9,862 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Alger represented 0.1% of the total population of Michigan, making it the state's 77th most populous county (out of 83 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20109,601-2.65%+3.39% since 2009
20099,286-5.84%-2.35% since 2008
20089,509-3.58%-1.46% since 2007
20009,862The Last Census

More information can be found on the Alger County Census Page for Alger County.


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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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