Luce County, Michigan

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Luce County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 7,024.[1] The county seat is Newberry[1]. In 2002, Newberry was designated as the moose capital of Michigan by the state legislature. The county is named after former Michigan Governor Cyrus G. Luce (R).



As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,024 people, 2,481 households, and 1,739 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 4,008 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.84% White, 7.52% Black or African American, 5.54% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 3.25% from two or more races. 1.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.2% were of German, 10.2% English, 10.1% American, 7.8% Irish and 7.7% French ancestry. 97.0% spoke English and 2.3% Spanish as their first language.

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