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

The community of L'Anse is the Seat for Baraga County.

Baraga County was founded February 19, 1875 and was created by taking area from HoughtonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Baraga had a population of 8,604 people. This is a decrease of 1.62% since the last Census (which gave a population of 8,746 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Baraga represented 0.09% of the total population of Michigan, making it the state's 80th 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
20108,860+1.3%+2.98% since 2009
20098,604-1.62%+0.44% since 2008
20088,566-2.06%-1.34% since 2007
20008,746The Last Census

More information can be found on the Baraga County Census Page for Baraga 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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