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Time Zone: Gogebic County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Bessemer is the Seat for Gogebic County.

Gogebic County was founded February 7, 1887 and was created by taking area from OntonagonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Gogebic had a population of 15,936 people. This is a decrease of 8.26% since the last Census (which gave a population of 17,370 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Gogebic represented 0.17% of the total population of Michigan, making it the state's 65th 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201016,427-5.43%+3.08% since 2009
200915,936-8.26%-0.85% since 2008
200816,072-7.47%-0.5% since 2007
200716,152-7.01% 
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200017,370The Last Census

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

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Below are some of the communities located in Gogebic County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Gogebic County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Ironwood   5,3246,29315.4% decrease  
Wakefield   1,8362,08511.94% decrease  
Bessemer   1,8312,14814.76% decrease  

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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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