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Emmet County Information & Demographics

Emmet County is located in the northern part of the lower peninsula, northeast of Little Traverse Bay, southeast of Sturgeon Bay, east of Lake Michigan, and south of the Straits of Mackinac. It is traversed by US-31 and US-131. The county contains 468 square miles and is the 7th smallest in the state. The county seat is Petoskey. About 15 percent of the land is agricultural and little manufacturing takes place. The economic base is largely comprised of retail trade and services. Industrial parks and industrial sites are available, including airport locations. World-class medical care is found at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey, a regional facility with a large number of on-staff medical specialists, unequaled in Northern Michigan. Several assisted living facilities, nursing homes and Bay Bluffs, an Emmet county Medical Care Facility, are available. Excellent public and private schools, plus North Central Michigan College, which boasts a comprehensive curriculum, business assistance center, a University Center and a 71,000 sq. ft. student and community resources building. The county also has two local newspapers, a number of radio & television stations and churches of many denominations. Emmet County has 21 units of government, which includes two cities, three incorporated villages and 16 townships. Several city, county and state parks offer a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities.

EMGO – Get a Ride

Emmet County and Straits Regional Ride have joined together to aid in your transportation needs. Your new Bus Service is expanding in Emmet County starting January 2nd, 2019. Daily Service begins in Mackinaw City to multiple locations in Emmet County.

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Emmet County Economic Profile

Click below for a summary of transportation, county government, population data, workforce, income, major employers, and quality of life in Emmet County. EmmetCountyProfile-2016

Emmet County Census Profile 2000-2010

Emmet County Census Profile 2000-2010

Top 11 Emmet County Employers

Company Location Employees Business Type
McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital Petoskey 950 Hospital; Health Care Services
LTBB Gaming Administration Petoskey 250 Casino Resort
Moeller Aerospace Technology Harbor Springs 240 Aircraft Engines and Parts Manufacturing
Bay Harbor Co. Inc. Petoskey 200 Land Development
Home Depot USA Inc. Petoskey 200 Lumber;Building Materials
Walmart Stores Inc. Petoskey 200 Department Store
Circuit Controls Corp. Petoskey 180 Manufacturing Connectors; Terminals
Petoskey Plastics Petoskey 173 Manufacturing Plastic Bag Products
Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility Harbor Springs 160 Medical Care Facility
Lowe’s Home Center Inc. Petoskey 150 Lumber;Building Materials
Manthei Inc. Petoskey 125 Plywood & Veneer Manufacturer

State of the Emmet County Economy

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