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The 2000 Census showed that Dickinson County had a population of 27,472 people. This represented 0.28% of the total population of Michigan, making it the state's 51st most populous county (out of 83 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Dickinson had a population of 26,691 people. This is a decrease of 2.84% since the 2000 Census.

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
201026,168-4.75%-1.96% since 2009
200926,691-2.84%-0.71% since 2008
200826,883-2.14%-0.8% since 2007
200727,100-1.35%-0.09% since 2006
200627,125-1.26%-0.33% since 2005
200527,215-0.94%-0.52% since 2004
200427,358-0.41%+1.18% since 2003
200327,039-1.58%-0.24% since 2002
200227,103-1.34%-0.32% since 2001
200127,190-1.03%-1.03% since 2000
200027,472The Last Census

Dickinson County had 13,702 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Dickinson County has a total area<3> of 777 square miles [2,012 km²]. Of this total, 766 square miles [1,984 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.39%) being water (10.78 square miles [27.92 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Dickinson County had a population density of 35.85 people per square mile [13.84 people/km²], making it the state's 63rd most densely populated county (out of 83 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Dickinson County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Dickinson and the state of Michigan.

Click here for the Dickinson County QuickFact (QF-26043).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Dickinson County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Iron MountainQF-26409607,7238,154-5.29%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Dickinson County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
IronQF-26071   NW11,63313,138-11.46%
MarquetteQF-26103   N65,70364,6341.65%
MenomineeQF-26109   SE23,96925,326-5.36%
Florence (WI)QF-55037   W4,5545,088-10.5%
Marinette (WI)QF-55075   S41,96843,384-3.26%

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Dickinson. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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