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The 2000 Census showed that Marquette County had a population of 64,634 people. This represented 0.65% of the total population of Michigan, making it the state's 28th most populous county (out of 83 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Marquette had a population of 65,703 people. This is an increase of 1.65% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201067,077+3.78%+2.09% since 2009
200965,703+1.65%+0.37% since 2008
200865,462+1.28%+0.46% since 2007
200665,129+0.77%+0.15% since 2005
200465,063+0.66%+0.68% since 2003
200264,751+0.18%+0.21% since 2001
200064,634The Last Census

Marquette County had 32,877 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Marquette County has a total area<3> of 3,425 square miles [8,871 km²]. Of this total, 1,821 square miles [4,716 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (46.83%) being water (1,604 square miles [4,154 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Marquette County had a population density of 35.49 people per square mile [13.7 people/km²], making it the state's 61st most densely populated county (out of 83 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Marquette County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Marquette and the state of Michigan.

Click here for the Marquette County QuickFact (QF-26103).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Marquette County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Marquette County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AlgerQF-26003   E9,2869,862-5.84%
BaragaQF-26013   NW8,6048,746-1.62%
DeltaQF-26041   SE36,91838,520-4.16%
DickinsonQF-26043   SW26,69127,472-2.84%
IronQF-26071   W11,63313,138-11.46%
MenomineeQF-26109   S23,96925,326-5.36%

Lake Superior lies to the north and Whitefish Bay to the northwest.

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Marquette. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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