Place:Livingston, Michigan, United States

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Livingston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 180,967. The county seat and most populous city is Howell. The county was set off in 1833, but for three years remained a part of Shiawassee and Washtenaw counties. It was organized in 1836. As one of Michigan's "Cabinet counties", a group of counties whose names honor members of President Andrew Jackson's Cabinet, it is named after former U.S. Secretary of State Edward Livingston.

Livingston County is included in the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Livingston County's location in south-central Michigan offers its residents relatively convenient access to the major metropolitan centers of Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Flint. People from Livingston County commute to all four of these cities, using the three major expressways which pass through the county: I-96, US 23, and M-59. Although continuing to be composed largely of bedroom communities, the county is experiencing and maintaining significant growth in both the service and industrial economic sectors. Major employers including Pepsico, Citizens Insurance and Ogihara Industries.

Brighton Recreation Area is located in the county. Charles Howell Scout Reservation was located on the western edge of Brighton Lake and served the Detroit Area Council for many years.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1833 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1834 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1867 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 7,430
1850 13,485
1860 16,851
1870 19,336
1880 22,251
1890 20,858
1900 19,664
1910 17,736
1920 17,522
1930 19,274
1940 20,863
1950 26,725
1960 38,233
1970 58,967
1980 100,289
1990 115,645

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External links

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