Livingston County, Michigan

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Livingston County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan, and is part of the Detroit-Warren-Livonia Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population was 156,951, with the 2009 census estimate placing the population at 183,118. The county seat and most populous incorporated city is Howell[1]. As one of Michigan's "Cabinet counties", a group of counties whose names honor members of President Andrew Jackson's Cabinet, it is named after former U.S. Secretary of State Edward Livingston. Brighton Recreation Area is located in the area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 585 square miles (1,516 km²), of which 568 square miles (1,472 km²) is land and 17 square miles (44 km²), or 2.91%, is water.

Livingston County's location in south-central Michigan offers its residents relatively convenient access to the major metropolitan centers of Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Flint. People from Livingston County commute to all four of these cities, using the three major expressways which pass through the county: I-96, US 23, and M-59. Although, continuing to largely comprise of bedroom communities, the county is experiencing and maintaining significant growth in both the service and industrial economic sectors with major employers including Pepsico, Citizens Insurance and Ogihara Industries.

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