Newaygo County, located in Western Michigan, is home to 48,460 people (2010 US Census). Newaygo has over 230 natural lakes and over 350 miles of rivers and streams. Three huge dams were built after the turn of the century: Croton, Hardy and Newaygo. Croton and Hardy Dams remain today, with Hardy the largest earthen dam east of the Mississippi.
With 41% of our families earning less than the basic cost of living though, poverty is a key issue in Newaygo County, one we must address as a community in order to inspire change and build a thriving community. Data tells the story of needs in our community; use the links below to learn more.
Newaygo County Data Links: