Lapeer County, Michigan

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Lapeer County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 87,904. The Census Bureau estimated the population in 2009 to be 89,974[1]. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it is part of Metro Detroit. The county seat is Lapeer[2]. The county was created on September 18, 1822, and was fully organized on February 2, 1835. The name is an Americanization of the French "la pierre," which means "flint" or "flint stone."[3] List of Michigan county name etymologies.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 663 square miles (1,717 km²); 654 square miles (1,694 km²) of it is land and 9 square miles (23 km²) of it (1.34%) is water. Lapeer County's geography is very similar to Oakland County, except Lapeer County is more rural. Lapeer is one of the five counties that form the peninsula projecting into Lake Huron known as the Thumb, which in turn is a sub-region of the Flint/Tri-Cities.



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