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Oscoda County, Michigan


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Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Mio is approximately 1,918 (2007), 1826 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,191 (2000), 804 (2010).
The amount of land area in Mio is 19.338 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Mio is 7.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.673 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mio to Washington DC is 557 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 136 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mio is positioned 44.66 degrees north of the equator and 84.14 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Mio elevation is 1,020 feet above sea level.
Mio per capita income is $ 14,414 (2009) .
Mio median income is $ 25,174 (2009).
The Mio median home price is $ 73,584 (2009).
Mio average annual precipitation is 26.7 inches peryear.
Mio average temperature is 43.3 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 31.6 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 54.9 degrees F.


in northern Michigan about 86 miles from Saginaw and about 165 miles from Detroit. Other nearby communities include: Lewiston, Rose City, Atlanta, St Helen, Roscommon, West Branch, Grayling and Hillman.
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located in the Au Sable River Valley and surrounded by the Huron National Forest.
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History & History Related Items

Mio was originally known as Mioe to honor the wife of the town founder, Henry Deyarmond. It was founded in 1881 with Deyarmond, Colige Comins, Reirlo Fosdick and John Randall listed as the co-founders. The post office opened here on 3 May 1882. The name was changed to Mio on 21 November 1883. It is the county seat, with a courthouse that is over 100 years old.
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The founding of Mio



Mio is the home of the Kirtland's Warbler. The beautiful, new library is located three blocks from Mio Ausable School. Mio is home to a large population of Amish people. In 1989 the boy's basketball team won the class D state championship.
Mio has the distinction of have the record for the highest temperature recorded in Michigan with 112 degrees. It is also home to the largest red cedar tree in the state. It islocated along the AuSable River.

The Enchanged Forest guide to Northern Michigan.

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Mio City Government

Mio is not an incorporated community, even though it is the county seat of Oscoda County. It is what the census calls a CDP or Census-designated place. This status says that it is a specific area, but has no rights as an incorporated place.

Oscoda County official Website
County Clerk
311 S. Morenci St.
P.O. Box 399
Mio, MI 48647
Phone: 989-826-1110

Mio Historical Events

Union Corners
Union Corners was a town in the area. It was situated on what is now Valley Road in MIo. It was abandoned in 1882 when the county government moved to where downtown Mio is located today. It was a small, farming community but the soil was very poor. Because of the lack of good soil, the farmers gradually moved away. About the only remnants of the town are several gravesites and a historical marker placed where the town was located.

Mio Chamber

Chamber of Commerce for Oscoda County
P.O. Box 670
Mio, Michigan 48647
Phone: 989-826-3331
Toll-free: 800-800-6133

Mio Community News

The Oscoda County Herald Online

Mio Organizations

Chamber of Commerce for Oscoda County
P.O. Box 670
Mio, Michigan 48647
Phone: 989-826-3331
Toll-free: 800-800-6133 Mio


The population of Mio was:
1990 - 1,886
2000 - 2,016
2007 - 1,918

Population density:
2000 - 270.1 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 38 years

Number of Housing Units:
2000 - 1,191

Median household income:
2000 - $ 26,831
2009 - $ 25,174

Per Capita income:
2000 - $ 13,064
2009 - $ 14,414

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 58,000
2009 - $ 73,584

Mio is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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