Baraga, MI

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Population

2,575

11.6% decline

Median Age

33


Median Household Income

$31,250

7.14% growth

Poverty Rate

28.1%


Number of Employees

272

7.51% growth

Median Property Value

$83,400

0.358% decline

About

In 2017, Baraga, MI had a population of 2.58k people with a median age of 33 and a median household income of $31,250. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Baraga, MI declined from 2,913 to 2,575, a -11.6% decrease and its median household income grew from $29,167 to $31,250, a 7.14% increase.

The population of Baraga, MI is 50.1% Black or African American Alone, 37.5% White Alone, and 5.71% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Baraga, MI speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Baraga, MI are Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (8 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Baraga, MI is $83,400, and the homeownership rate is 54.3%. Most people in Baraga, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Baraga, MI is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Sunset over Lake Superior east of Marquette near Chocolay, MI.

Economy

The economy of Baraga, MI employs 272 people. The largest industries in Baraga, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (65 people), Manufacturing (51 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (28 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,833), Public Administration ($51,667), and Information ($40,000).

Median household income in Baraga, MI is $31,250. Males in Baraga, MI have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,762. The income inequality in Baraga, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,250

2017 value

± $13,769

7.14%

1 Year Growth

± 49.3%

Households in Baraga, MI have a median annual income of $31,250, 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 $29,167 in 2016, which represents a 7.14% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,869

Average Male Salary

± $1,109

$46,762

Average Female Salary

± $850

In 2017, full-time male employees in Michigan made 1.37 times more than female 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

    $62,263 ± $4,415

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $48,644 ± $58,127

  3. White

    $48,289 ± $702

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Michigan workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.476

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% 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. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baraga, MI was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

28.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baraga, MI (242 out of 861 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    150 ± 47

  2. Two Or More

    55 ± 40

  3. Native American

    31 ± 37

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

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

272

2017 Value

± 70

7.51%

1 Year growth

± 34.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Baraga, MI grew at a rate of 7.51%, from 253 employees to 272 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baraga, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (46 people), Production Occupations (42 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (25 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baraga, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Baraga, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (46 people), Production Occupations (42 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (25 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Baraga, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.66 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.58 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Baraga, MI, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($51,875), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($50,313), and Transportation Occupations ($46,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

272

2017 Value

± 70

7.51%

1 Year growth

± 34.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Baraga, MI grew at a rate of 7.51%, from 253 employees to 272 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baraga, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (65 people), Manufacturing (51 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (28 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baraga, MI, though some of these residents may live in Baraga, 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 Baraga, MI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (65 people), Manufacturing (51 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (28 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Baraga, MI has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.34 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.25 times), and Manufacturing (1.85 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Baraga, MI, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,833), Public Administration ($51,667), and Information ($40,000).

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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 ($35.4B) and Machinery ($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

90.1% of the population of Baraga, MI has health coverage, with 36.1% on employee plans, 26.3% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.96% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Baraga, MI see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1385 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 431 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

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1,254 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

9.93%

Uninsured

36.1%

Employer Coverage

26.3%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

1.96%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baraga, MI declined by 8.11% from 10.8% to 9.93%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Baraga, 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

Baraga, MI is home to a population of 2.58k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Baraga, MI residents were born outside of the country (62 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Baraga, MI is composed of 1.29k Black or African American Alone residents (50.1%), 965 White Alone residents (37.5%), 147 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (5.71%), 103 Two or More Races residents (4%), 47 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.83%), 20 Asian Alone residents (0.777%), 2 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0777%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

29

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Baraga, MI was 33. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 29. But people in Baraga, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Baraga, MI residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    62 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Baraga, MI residents (62 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Baraga, MI was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    76,763 ± 6,776 people

  2. India

    66,881 ± 6,328 people

  3. Iraq

    54,355 ± 5,708 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 76,763 Michigan residents, followed by India with 66,881 and Iraq with 54,355.

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Baraga, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Baraga, MI was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    1.29k ± 358

  2. White Alone

    965 ± 129

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    147 ± 96

In 2017, there were 1.34 times more Black or African American Alone residents (1.29k people) in Baraga, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 965 White Alone and 147 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Baraga, 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 Baraga, MI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Baraga, MI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Baraga, 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

    30 ± 19

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    14 ± 18

  3. World War II

    9 ± 7

Baraga, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Baraga, MI awarded 8 degrees. The student population of Baraga, MI is skewed towards women, with 23 male students and 81 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Baraga, MI are American Indian or Alaska Native (5 and 62.5%), followed by White (3 and 37.5%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Baraga, MI by number of degrees awarded are Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (8 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Baraga, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (4 and 50%), General Business Administration & Management (2 and 25%), and Environmental Science (1 and 12.5%).

The median tuition costs in Baraga, MI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 4 degrees awarded

  2. 2 degrees awarded

  3. 1 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Baraga, MI was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 4 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

8 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Baraga, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College with 8 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1

Degrees Awarded to Men

7

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Baraga, MI, which is 0.143 times less than the 7 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. American Indian or Alaska Native

    5 degrees awarded

  2. White

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Baraga, MI were to American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 5 degrees mean that there were 1.67 times more American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baraga, MI was $83,400 in 2017, which is 0.383 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $83,700 to $83,400, a 0.358% decrease. The homeownership rate in Baraga, MI is 54.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Baraga, MI have an average commute time of 11.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Baraga, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$31,250

Median Household Income

± $13,769

385

Number of Households

± 68

In 2017, the median household income of the 385 households in Baraga, MI grew to $31,250 from the previous year's value of $29,167.

The following chart displays the households in Baraga, 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$83,400

2017 Median

± $4,795

$83,700

2016 Median

± $5,650

In 2017, the median property value in Baraga, MI declined from to $83,400 from the previous year's value of $83,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Baraga, 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 Baraga, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

54.3%

2017 Homeownership

57.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.3% of the housing units in Baraga, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Baraga, 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 Baraga, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Baraga, MI have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

11.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baraga, MI have a shorter commute time (11.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.19% of the workforce in Baraga, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.8%

  3. Walked

    9.41%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Baraga, MI was Drove Alone (79.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.8%) and those who Walked (9.41%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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