Providing resources for communities and entrepreneurs to create and retain jobs in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan & Emmet Counties.

Cheboygan County Information & Demographics

Cheboygan County is located in the northern part of the lower peninsula, south of the Straits of Mackinac that connect Lakes Michigan and Huron, and is traversed by I-75 and US-23. The county contains 720 square miles and is in the heart of tourist country. Thus, much of the economy depends on the service industry and retail trade. Several state parks and the Straits of Mackinac shoreline offer an abundance of outdoor recreation activities. Cheboygan County is home to three of the largest inland lakes in the State: Mullett, Burt, and Black Lake. The 40 mile inland waterway connects rivers to lakes between Cheboygan, Indian River, and Alanson.

Demographic Information

The data presented in this dashboard offers a glimpse into the demographic, employment, industry, and wealth characteristics of Cheboygan County. Click the full screen button in the bottom right hand corner of the dashboard window and use the arrows or the popup menu in the bottom left to navigate between pages. Hover over figures to learn more about them and use the year filters in the top right of each page to examine a smaller subset of data. If you’re interested in more specific data or would like the NLEA to present economic information to your organization, please contact us at (231) 582-6482 or Funding for this project was provided by the DTE Energy Foundation. 


Promoting Northeast Michigan

Check out the new quality of life videos developed for Northeast Michigan.

The NLEA is an active member of the Northeast Region 3 Collaborative Development Council who helped put these videos together. This group works to develop programming tools and resources that help everyone. Videos were funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

These videos (one for each county as well as one region-wide video) are designed to show what a cool place NE Region is to live, work and play. They can be used by companies, chambers, CVBs, educational and government entities, etc. as an add-on to your promotional and recruitment efforts. Feel free to download, add to your website, and use it when promoting our area.

Produced by Aaron Peterson Studios, under direction from NEMCOG and the Prosperity Region 3 Collaborative Development Council with funding from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

Cheboygan County Video:


MEDC Community Infographic, Demographics & Labor force Stats

MEDC Community Infographic, Demographics and Workforce Statistics


Other Economic Development Groups in Cheboygan County

Cheboygan Economic Development Group -Working for Economic Development Throughout Cheboygan County. Mission We are a private sector organization of Cheboygan County business people, community leaders, and volunteers who care deeply about helping create economic growth and educational opportunities for our citizens in this unique and wonderful corner of northern Michigan.  Helping to build sustainable economic growth is our mission. A future of good-paying jobs for residents of all ages is our passion.

Cheboygan County Quick Facts 2018-19

Cheboygan County U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts 2018-19

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