Leelanau County Statistics

 

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Located: Northwestern Lower Peninsula of Michigan
Founded: 1840
Population: 21,607 (2012)
County seat: Suttons Bay Township
Area: Total:  2,532.38 sq miles
Land:     348.47 sq miles
Water: 2,183.91 sq miles
Population density: 60 sq/mile
Unemployment rate: 6% (Aug 2013)
Largest body of inland water: Lake Leelanau
Proportion of water area: 2nd highest of any county in the U.S.
Meaning of Leelanau: Native American word meaning "Delight of Life"
City: Traverse City (partial)
Villages: Empire
Northport
Suttons Bay
Unincorporated communities: Burdickville
Cedar
Glen Arbor
Glen Haven
Greillickville
Lake Leelanau
Leland
Maple City
Omena
Peshawbestown

 

This page last updated on 2/19/2014.