Genesee County, MI

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Population

407,385

0.301% decline

Median Age

41


Median Household Income

$46,298

5.33% growth

Poverty Rate

20%


Number of Employees

171,775

3.11% growth

Median Property Value

$110,000

2.9% growth

About

In 2017, Genesee County, MI had a population of 407k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $46,298. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Genesee County, MI declined from 408,615 to 407,385, a -0.301% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,955 to $46,298, a 5.33% increase.

The population of Genesee County, MI is 72.5% White Alone, 19.4% Black or African American Alone, and 3.41% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Genesee County, MI speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Genesee County, MI are Baker College (4,942 degrees awarded in 2016), Mott Community College (2,154 degrees), and University of Michigan-Flint (1,898 degrees).

The median property value in Genesee County, MI is $110,000, and the homeownership rate is 71.2%. Most people in Genesee County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Genesee County, MI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Genesee County, MI employs 172k people. The largest industries in Genesee County, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (30,939 people), Manufacturing (29,419 people), and Retail Trade (23,168 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($50,225), Utilities ($49,317), and Public Administration ($47,575).

Median household income in Genesee County, MI is $46,298. Males in Genesee County, MI have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,042. The income inequality in Genesee County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,298

2017 value

± $1,490

5.33%

1 Year Growth

± 4.14%

Households in Genesee County, MI have a median annual income of $46,298, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,955 in 2016, which represents a 5.33% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$66,184

Average Male Salary

± $1,151

$48,042

Average Female Salary

± $879

In 2017, full-time male employees in Genesee County, MI made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Genesee County, MI by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $63,268 ± $4,166

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,705 ± $51,364

  3. White

    $50,410 ± $738

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Genesee County, MI workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Genesee County, MI by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Genesee County, MI is from Michigan.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.74% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Michigan across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 131.12

  2. Census Tract 134.01

  3. Census Tract 111.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Genesee County, MI was Census Tract 131.12 with a value of $84,643, followed by Census Tract 134.01 and Census Tract 111.01, with respective values of $84,605 and $77,401.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Genesee County, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Genesee County, MI (81.3k out of 406k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    44,963 ± 1,421

  2. Black

    30,317 ± 1,164

  3. Two Or More

    4,633 ± 508

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Genesee County, MI is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

172k

2017 Value

± 6,554

3.11%

1 Year growth

± 5.22%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Genesee County, MI grew at a rate of 3.11%, from 167k employees to 172k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Genesee County, MI, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (8,753 people), Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, & Distributing Workers (6,147 people), and Driver/Sales Workers & Truck Drivers (5,503 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Genesee County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Genesee County, MI, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (8,753 people), Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, & Distributing Workers (6,147 people), and Driver/Sales Workers & Truck Drivers (5,503 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Genesee County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Assemblers & Fabricators (4.36 times higher than expected), First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, & Groundskeeping Workers (3.35 times), and Metal Workers & Plastic Workers (2.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Genesee County, MI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,615), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,511), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,144).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

172k

2017 Value

± 6,554

3.11%

1 Year growth

± 5.22%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Genesee County, MI grew at a rate of 3.11%, from 167k employees to 172k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Genesee County, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (30,939 people), Manufacturing (29,419 people), and Retail Trade (23,168 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Genesee County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Genesee County, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Genesee County, MI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (30,939 people), Manufacturing (29,419 people), and Retail Trade (23,168 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Genesee County, MI has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.77 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.29 times), and Retail Trade (1.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Genesee County, MI, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($50,225), Utilities ($49,317), and Public Administration ($47,575).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $135B

  2. $35.4B

  3. $31.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $135B, followed by Mixed freight with $35.4B and Machinery and $31.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$448B

2015 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

39.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Michigan trade was $448B. This is expected to increase 39.1% to $623B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $35.1B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $20.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Indiana with $25.1B and Illinois and $20.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.7% of the population of Genesee County, MI has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 26.6% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 0.709% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Genesee County, MI was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Genesee County, MI see 1096 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.643% increase from the previous year (1089 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1395 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 399 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Saginaw County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,096 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Genesee County, MI see an average of 1,096 patients per year. This represents a 0.643% increase from the previous year (1,089 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Genesee County, MI in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,950

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,915

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,318

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Michigan (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,745 to $8,055.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.29%

Uninsured

42.6%

Employer Coverage

26.6%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

11.1%

Non-Group

0.709%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Genesee County, MI grew by 3.46% from 6.08% to 6.29%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Genesee County, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.1% prevalence

  3. 14.1% prevalence

Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Michigan by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Genesee County, MI is home to a population of 407k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.58% of Genesee County, MI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Genesee County, MI is composed of 295k White Alone residents (72.5%), 78.8k Black or African American Alone residents (19.4%), 13.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.41%), 13.3k Two or More Races residents (3.26%), 4.21k Asian Alone residents (1.03%), 1.42k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.347%), 328 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0805%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Genesee County, MI are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Genesee County, MI was 41. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Genesee County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Genesee County, MI residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.58%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.44%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.58% of Genesee County, MI residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Genesee County, MI was 2.44%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    78,610 ± 6,856 people

  2. Mexico

    76,973 ± 6,785 people

  3. Iraq

    56,485 ± 5,818 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Genesee County, MI was India, the natal country of 78,610 Genesee County, MI residents, followed by Mexico with 76,973 and Iraq with 56,485.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Genesee County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Genesee County, MI was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    295k ± 279

  2. Black or African American Alone

    78.8k ± 2.78k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13.9k ± 2.63k

In 2017, there were 3.75 times more White Alone residents (295k people) in Genesee County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 78.8k Black or African American Alone and 13.9k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Genesee County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Genesee County, MI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Genesee County, MI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Genesee County, MI are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    9,692 ± 1,030

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,172 ± 822

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,288 ± 687

Genesee County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Genesee County, MI awarded 9,930 degrees. The student population of Genesee County, MI is skewed towards women, with 15,422 male students and 24,575 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Genesee County, MI are White (7,477 and 77.5%), followed by Black or African American (1,151 and 11.9%), Unknown (399 and 4.14%), and Hispanic or Latino (339 and 3.51%).

The largest universities in Genesee County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Baker College (4,942 and 49.8%), Mott Community College (2,154 and 21.7%), and University of Michigan-Flint (1,898 and 19.1%).

The most popular majors in Genesee County, MI are General Business Administration & Management (860 and 8.66%), General Studies (841 and 8.47%), and Registered Nursing (757 and 7.62%).

The median tuition costs in Genesee County, MI are $24,395 for private four year colleges, and $9,984 and $19,899 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 398 degrees awarded

  2. 348 degrees awarded

  3. 782 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Genesee County, MI was Registered Nursing with 398 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Genesee County, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,942 degrees awarded

  2. 2,154 degrees awarded

  3. 1,898 degrees awarded

$9,984

Median In-State Public

$24,395

Median Private

In 2016, the Genesee County, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Baker College with 4,942 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,574

Degrees Awarded to Men

6,356

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,574 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Genesee County, MI, which is 0.562 times less than the 6,356 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Genesee County, MI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,477 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,151 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    399 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Genesee County, MI were to White students. These 7,477 degrees mean that there were 6.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,151 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Genesee County, MI was $110,000 in 2017, which is 0.506 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $106,900 to $110,000, a 2.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Genesee County, MI is 71.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Genesee County, MI have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Genesee County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,298

Median Household Income

± $1,490

166k

Number of Households

± 5,864

In 2017, the median household income of the 166k households in Genesee County, MI grew to $46,298 from the previous year's value of $43,955.

The following chart displays the households in Genesee County, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$110,000

2017 Median

± $4,738

$106,900

2016 Median

± $3,339

In 2017, the median property value in Genesee County, MI grew to to $110,000 from the previous year's value of $106,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Genesee County, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Genesee County, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Genesee County, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Genesee County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.2%

2017 Homeownership

68%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.2% of the housing units in Genesee County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Genesee County, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Genesee County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Genesee County, MI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Genesee County, MI have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.38% of the workforce in Genesee County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.37%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.64%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Genesee County, MI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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