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Alpena County, Michigan
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Location in the state of Michigan
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Founded February 7, 1857
Seat Alpena
Largest city Alpena
 • Total 1,695.00 sq mi (4,390 km2)
 • Land 574.15 sq mi (1,487 km2)
 • Water 1,120.85 sq mi (2,903 km2), 66.13%
 • (2010) 29,598
 • Density 54/sq mi (21/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Census Pop.
1860 290
1870 2,756 850.3%
1880 8,789 218.9%
1890 15,581 77.3%
1900 18,254 17.2%
1910 19,965 9.4%
1920 17,869 −10.5%
1930 18,574 3.9%
1940 20,766 11.8%
1950 22,189 6.9%
1960 28,556 28.7%
1970 30,708 7.5%
1980 32,315 5.2%
1990 30,605 −5.3%
2000 31,314 2.3%
2010 29,598 −5.5%
Est. 2012 29,234 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
2012 Estimate
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Packing Options
  • Full Service Packing - All items in your home are packed by our trustworthy household movers using the most up-to-date packing methods and materials in the industry.
  • Fragile Packing - You define your breakable or high-value items such as dishes, glassware, artwork, fragile furniture, mirrors, etc. and we will professionally pack them with care, while you pack all of your other belongings.
  • Do It Yourself Packing - Rose can provide boxes and materials to make your job as easy as possible.
Basic Household Moving Services
  • Loading - Each of your belongings is labeled, inventoried and loaded in a systematic process. Additionally, all upholstered furniture is wrapped in stretch wrap, a strong, clear plastic that completely covers the furniture, protecting it from dirt and damage.
  • Transportation - All of our trailers are equipped with air-ride suspension systems to ensure the contents travel in the safest manner possible. All trucks are driven by professional household movers with the best training in the industry.
  • Unloading - Upon arrival, all items are inventoried as they are unloaded. When unloading, furniture, boxes and other belongings are placed in the rooms you designate. Assembly of beds, bookcases and other furniture is available upon request. Additionally, our household movers will protect your new home by using several types of floor runners to prevent stains or scratches on carpet and wood flooring.
Belleville MI 48111
Excellent service
Very responsive in scheduling my move and coping with changes.  Movers were outstanding for both pick up and delivery.  Competent professionals.  I would absolutely recommend them.
October 03, 2017
Great Experience
We moved from Michigan to Colorado and the experience was nothing short of great! The crew who loaded our stuff to put into storage was extremely professional. The team lead even saw the stress in my face and put me at ease by saying, "Don't worry, this is easy! It'll be great!" That really helped! The crew who unloaded our stuff in Colorado was top notch as well. Very friendly and professional. Jim and Beverly were both very responsive and great to work with. I would definitely recommend Rose!
August 08, 2017
Great Moving Experience!
I used Rose Moving out of Belleville for my move to Texas.  I can say this was a great move from start to finish.  No complaints from me, and I am a very fussy person.  Would definetly use again.  5 stars!

P.S. Tawny was great to work with in the office.
January 16, 2013

Alpena (Get Movers Cost for Alpena, MI) is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 29,598. The county seat is Alpena (Alpena, MI Movers). It is considered to be part of Northern Michigan.

It was founded originally in 1840 as Anomickee County. In 1843, the name was changed to Alpena, a pseudo-Native American word — a neologism coined by Henry Schoolcraft (Schoolcraft, Michigan Movers), meaning something like "a good partridge country." This was part of a much larger effort to rename a great many of the Michigan counties at the time.

Alpena (Get Move Quote for Alpena, MI) was officially organized in 1857.


Alpena County is in the northeast of the mitten-shaped Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Lake Huron and Thunder Bay are to the east, Alcona County to the south, Oscoda County to the southwest, Montmorency County to the west, and Presque Isle (Presque Isle, Michigan Moving) to the north. Most of the county is drained by the Thunder Bay River and its tributaries. The Mackinaw State Forest occupies large tracts of land in the county. The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is located offshore adjacent to the county.

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 1,695.00 square miles (4,390.0 km2), of which 574.15 square miles (1,487.0 km2) (or 33.87%) is land and 1,120.85 square miles (2,903.0 km2) (or 66.13%) is water.

The 45th parallel bisects the county, meaning it is half way between the North Pole and the equator.

Several islands in Thunder Bay are part of the Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge. There are automated lighthouses on Middle Island and Thunder Bay Island.

Geographic features

  • Thunder Bay River
  • Long Lake
  • Grand Lake

Glaciers shaped the area, creating a unique regional ecosystem. A large portion of the area is so-called Grayling (Grayling, MI Movers) outwash plain, consisting of broad outwash plain including sandy ice-disintegration ridges; jack pine barrens, some white pine-red pine forest, and northern hardwood forests. Large lakes were created by glacial action. Some of the inland lakes are truly massive.

Adjacent counties


  • US 23 serves Alpena on its way along the Lake Huron shoreline. To the north, it passes past Long Lake and Grand Lake, thence to Rogers City, Michigan, through Cheboygan, Michigan, and on to Mackinaw City (Mackinaw City, Michigan Mover Reviews), Michigan, where it ends and connects to I-75 and the Mackinac Bridge.
  • M-32 ends its 100-mile (160 km) easterly cross-peninsular route from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron within downtown Alpena (Alpena, Michigan Moving Companies) at the intersection of US 23.
  • M-65 is a more direct route to the south than US 23, which meanders along the lake shore through many villages and towns. M-65 goes north to Rogers City (Rogers City, MI Relocation Company).

National protected area

  • Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge (part)


The 2010 United States Census indicates Alpena (Get Relocation Cost for Alpena, MI) had a 2010 population of 29,598. This is a decrease of -1,716 people from the 2000 United States Census. Overall, the county had a -5.5% growth rate during this ten-year period. In 2010 there were 12,791 households and 8,164 families in the county. The population density was 51.8 per square mile (20.0 square kilometers). There were 16,053 housing units at an average density of 28.1 per square mile (10.8 square kilometers). The racial and ethnic makeup of the county was 96.7% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 1.0% Hispanic or Latino, 0.0% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races.

There were 12,791 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were husband and wife families, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.2% were non-families, and 30.8% were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.9% under age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 31.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The 2010 American Community Survey 3-year estimate indicates the median income for a household in the county was $36,242 and the median income for a family was $46,718. Males had a median income of $27,002 versus $15,670 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,713. About 2.5% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.2% of those under the age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.


The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.

The County operates three parks (and camp grounds) with beaches on local lakes, namely Beaver Lake Park in Lachine (Lachine, Michigan Movers); Long Lake Park in Alpena; and Sunken Lake Park in Posen

Elected county officials

  • Probate Judge: Thomas J. LaCross
  • Prosecuting Attorney: K. Edward Black
  • Sheriff: Steven Kieliszewski
  • County Clerk: Bonnie Friedrichs
  • County Treasurer: Joelyn McCallum
  • Register of Deeds: Kathy J. Matash
  • Drain Commissioner: Don Wood

(information as of May 2012)




  • Bolton
  • Cathro
  • Herron
  • Hubbard Lake


Local events

There are many recurring local activities.

Local museums and landmarks

  • The Besser Museum and Planetarium.
  • Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Historical markers

There are seven recognized historical markers in the county:

Other affiliations


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