Would it surprise you to know that there are 4 counties in Michigan that have more cows than people? Maybe it surprises you more that it's just 4 counties that have hefty heifer populations.

metric maps via reddit
metric maps via reddit

This map, created by metricmaps and shared on reddit, show that four counties in the state have more cows that people:

  • Gratiot in Central Michigan
  • Missaukee in Northwest Michigan
  • Sanilac and Huron both in the Thumb

According to the latest available stats from the State of Michigan, Huron County, which is the entire tip of the Thumb, leads the state in the number of dairy cows with an estimated 24,400.

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