Michigan Gogebic County Public Schools

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Gogebic County, MI

Map of Gogebic County, MIGogebic County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 1,101.9 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 15.3 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population declined by 16.0%. On the 2000 census form, 98.8% of the population reported only one race, with 1.8% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.9% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.20 persons compared to an average family size of 2.81 persons.

In 2005 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $29,363. Per capita income grew by 12.6% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 16,861 Covered Employment 6,069
Growth (%) since 1990 -6.6% Average wage per job $25,964
Households (2000) 7,425 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 11.3%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 7,879 Average wage per job $29,363
Unemployment Rate (2005) 7.4 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County D
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $22,801 Average wage per job D
Median Household Income (2003) $28,193 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 13.3 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 85.5 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.0%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 15.8 Average wage per job $29,418
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1. A.D. JOHNSTON JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 100 W. Lead Street, Bessemer, MI 49911
Phone: (906) 667-0413
County: Gogebic County
Enrollment: 188
Grades: 7-12

2. GOGEBIC CO. COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Address: 304 E. Iron Street, Bessemer, MI 49911
Phone: (906) 663-4888
County: Gogebic County
Enrollment: 53
Grades: 9-12

3. LUTHER L. WRIGHT HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 650 E. Ayer Street, Ironwood, MI 49938
Phone: (906) 932-0932
County: Gogebic County
Enrollment: 555
Grades: 6-12

4. NORRIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 401 Alfred Wright Boulevard, Ironwood, MI 49938
Phone: (906) 932-3110
County: Gogebic County
Enrollment: 206 3-5

5. OJIBWAY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
Address: Po Box 236, Marenisco, MI 49947
Phone: (906) 787-2217
County: Gogebic County
Enrollment: 0
Grades: 9-12

6. SLEIGHT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 108 E. Arch Street, Ironwood, MI 49938
Phone: (906) 932-1531
County: Gogebic County
Enrollment: 188
Grades: PK-2

7. WAKEFIELD-MARENISCO SCHOOL
Address: 715 Putnam Street, Wakefield, MI 49968
Phone: (906) 224-9421
County: Gogebic County
Enrollment: 271
Grades: PK-12

8. WASHINGTON SCHOOL
Address: 301 E. Sellar Street, Bessemer, MI 49911
Phone: (906) 663-4515
County: Gogebic County
Enrollment: 270
Grades: PK-7

9. WATERSMEET TOWNSHIP SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 217, Watersmeet, MI 49969
Phone: (906) 358-4555
County: Gogebic County
Enrollment: 189
Grades: KG-12