Ingham County, Michigan

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Ingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 280,895.[1] The county seat is Mason.[2] Lansing, the state capital of Michigan, is largely located within the county, and the city is the only state capital located in a county that is not also its seat of government. The county is home to Michigan State University, Lansing Community College, and the Class A minor league baseball team Lansing Lugnuts.

Ingham County is included in the Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is considered to be a part of Mid Michigan.

History

Ingham County was established by an act of the Michigan Territorial Legislature on October 29, 1829, from portions of Shiawassee County, Washtenaw County and unorganized territory. It was attached for administrative purposes to Washtenaw County until 1838 when county government was established for Ingham.[3]

The county was named for Samuel D. Ingham, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under President Andrew Jackson, making Ingham one of Michigan's so-called Cabinet counties.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of Template:Convert, of which Template:Convert is land and Template:Convert (0.8%) is water.[4]

The county consists of gently rolling hills with an elevation ranging between 800 and 1,000 feet above sea level. The highest point in the county is the top of Teaspoon Hill rising to a height of 1,056 feet above sea level 1.5 miles north of Leslie.[5]

The Grand River winds northward along the western boundary of the county and the Red Cedar River flows west across the northern section into the Grand River in Lansing. Most of the midsection of the county drains to the north into the Red Cedar River and the northern tier of townships drain to the south into the Cedar. The Sycamore Creek, flowing northwest into the Red Cedar in Lansing, drains much of the midsection of the county. Most of the southern portion of the county drains south or west into the Grand River. The southeastern corner drains to the southeast into the Huron River via the Portage Creek and Portage River and a series of small lakes.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

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As of the census[6] of 2010, there were 280,895 people, 111,162 households, and 62,674 families residing in the county. The population density was 502.3 people per square mile (193.9/km²). There were 121,281 housing units at an average density of 216.8 per square mile (83.7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 76.2% White, 11.8% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 5.2% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.3% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. 7.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

According to the 2007-2010 American Community Survey 22.8% were of German, 13.2% Irish, 12.5% English and 5.6% Polish ancestry. 88.2% spoke only English, while 3.9% spoke Asian languages and 3.8% Spanish at home.

As of the 2000 Census, there were 108,593 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.00% were married couples living together, 12.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.30% were non-families. 30.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 18.50% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 20.10% from 45 to 64, and 9.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,774, and the median income for a family was $53,063. Males had a median income of $40,335 versus $30,178 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,079. About 8.30% of families and 14.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.60% of those under age 18 and 6.60% of those age 65 or over.

Government

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Presidential Elections Results[7]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|2016 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|33.2% 43,868 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|59.9% 79,110 6.9% 9,157
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|2012 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|35.3% 45,306 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|63.0% 80,847 1.7% 2,157
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|2008 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|32.5% 46,483 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|65.7% 93,994 1.8% 2,549
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|2004 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|41.1% 54,734 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|57.8% 76,877 1.1% 1,442
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|2000 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|39.2% 47,314 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|57.4% 69,231 3.4% 4,050
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|1996 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|36.9% 43,096 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|54.4% 63,584 8.7% 10,135
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|1992 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|32.8% 43,926 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|46.0% 61,596 21.1% 28,270
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1988 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|50.6% 58,363 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|48.5% 55,984 0.9% 1,088
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1984 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|59.2% 68,753 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|40.0% 46,411 0.8% 919
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1980 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|45.2% 56,777 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|38.4% 48,278 16.4% 20,576
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1976 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|55.9% 66,729 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|40.1% 47,890 4.0% 4,708
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1972 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|53.6% 63,376 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|45.2% 53,458 1.2% 1,409
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1968 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|51.5% 46,805 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|41.1% 37,362 7.5% 6,786
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|1964 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|38.0% 32,965 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|61.8% 53,685 0.2% 179
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1960 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|62.9% 54,655 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|36.9% 32,043 0.2% 209
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1956 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|66.8% 55,211 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|33.1% 27,323 0.2% 120
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1952 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|67.6% 51,503 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|31.7% 24,125 0.7% 533
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1948 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|60.6% 31,868 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|36.8% 19,366 2.6% 1,341
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1944 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|58.7% 34,255 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|40.6% 23,655 0.7% 403
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1940 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|56.8% 32,565 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|42.5% 24,375 0.8% 442
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|1936 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|40.2% 19,434 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|56.1% 27,086 3.7% 1,793
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|1932 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|47.2% 21,044 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|50.2% 22,370 2.5% 1,131
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1928 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|78.9% 29,383 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|20.6% 7,654 0.6% 206
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1924 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|81.2% 28,005 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|14.0% 4,814 4.9% 1,686
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1920 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|69.6% 18,437 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|26.7% 7,061 3.7% 982
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1916 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|47.8% 7,846 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|46.7% 7,664 5.6% 917
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Progressive|1912 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|26.7% 3,515 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|29.8% 3,915 43.5% 5,729
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1908 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|53.7% 6,723 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|40.1% 5,016 6.3% 782
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1904 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|60.6% 6,817 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|34.4% 3,871 5.1% 571
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1900 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|49.6% 5,350 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|47.3% 5,104 3.1% 333
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|1896 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|45.4% 4,958 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|52.1% 5,691 2.4% 265
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|1892 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|44.1% 4,341 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|41.2% 4,061 14.7% 1,447
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|1888 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|45.7% 4,547 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|48.1% 4,782 6.2% 619
style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|1884 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Republican|42.4% 3,709 style="text-align:center;" Template:Party shading/Democratic|52.1% 4,562 5.5% 484

Template:Hidden end The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The 14-member county board of commissioners controls the budget, but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances due to Michigan's large devolution of local power to cities, villages, and townships. The county board of commissioners also hires a county administrator/controller who serves as the chief fiscal and administrative officer of the county.

Elected officials

County Board of Commissioners

14 members, elected from districts (11 Democrats, 3 Republicans)

District Commissioner Party
1 Victor Celentino Dem
2 Ryan Sebolt, Vice Chair Dem
3 Derrell Slaughter Dem
4 Bryan Crenshaw, Chair Dem
5 Todd Tennis Dem
6 Randy Maiville Rep
7 Chris Trubac Dem
8 Mark Grebner Dem
9 Carol Koenig Dem
10 Thomas Morgan Dem
11 Emily Stivers Dem
12 Mark Polsdorfer Dem
13 Randy Schafer Rep
14 Robin Naeyaert, Vice Chair Pro Tem Rep

30th Judicial Circuit Court

9 judges (non-partisan)

    • Judge William E. Collette
    • Judge Joyce Draganchuk, Chief Judge Pro-Tem
    • Judge Clinton Canady III
    • Judge James S. Jamo
    • Judge Rosemarie E. Aquilina
    • Judge Richard J. Garcia, Chief Judge Probate Court
    • Judge R. George Economy
    • Judge Laura Baird
    • Judge Janelle A. Lawless, Chief Judge Circuit Court

(information as of November 8, 2016)

Transportation

Air service

Rail Service

Bus Service

Highways

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Recreational

Communities

Cities

Villages

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

Townships

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See also

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