Marquette, MI

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Population

21,081

0.944% decline

Median Age

27.8


Median Household Income

$38,998

3.85% growth

Poverty Rate

25.3%


Number of Employees

10,235

3.36% growth

Median Property Value

$172,900

3.97% growth

About

In 2017, Marquette, MI had a population of 21.1k people with a median age of 27.8 and a median household income of $38,998. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Marquette, MI declined from 21,282 to 21,081, a -0.944% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,551 to $38,998, a 3.85% increase.

The population of Marquette, MI is 89% White Alone, 4.07% Black or African American Alone, and 2.87% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Marquette, MI speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marquette, MI are Northern Michigan University (1,810 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Marquette, MI is $172,900, and the homeownership rate is 49.2%. Most people in Marquette, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Marquette, MI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Marquette, MI employs 10.2k people. The largest industries in Marquette, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,843 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,521 people), and Educational Services (1,492 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,583), Utilities ($72,188), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,477).

Median household income in Marquette, MI is $38,998. Males in Marquette, 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 Marquette, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,998

2017 value

± $2,952

3.85%

1 Year Growth

± 10.2%

Households in Marquette, MI have a median annual income of $38,998, 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 $37,551 in 2016, which represents a 3.85% 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 Marquette, 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. Census Tract 13

  2. Census Tract 28

  3. Census Tract 4

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marquette, MI was Census Tract 13 with a value of $52,969, followed by Census Tract 28 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $52,623 and $39,688.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marquette, MI (4.36k out of 17.3k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    4,022 ± 420

  2. Two Or More

    180 ± 117

  3. Hispanic

    132 ± 100

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

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

10.2k

2017 Value

± 582

3.36%

1 Year growth

± 7.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marquette, MI grew at a rate of 3.36%, from 9.9k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marquette, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,436 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,204 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,044 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marquette, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Marquette, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,436 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,204 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,044 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Marquette, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.01 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.86 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Marquette, MI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,321), Management Occupations ($62,096), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($52,212).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.2k

2017 Value

± 582

3.36%

1 Year growth

± 7.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marquette, MI grew at a rate of 3.36%, from 9.9k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marquette, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,843 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,521 people), and Educational Services (1,492 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marquette, MI, though some of these residents may live in Marquette, 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 Marquette, MI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,843 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,521 people), and Educational Services (1,492 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Marquette, MI has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (1.95 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.57 times), and Utilities (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Marquette, MI, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,583), Utilities ($72,188), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,477).

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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

92.1% of the population of Marquette, MI has health coverage, with 53.2% on employee plans, 11.8% on Medicaid, 9.58% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 1.41% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Marquette, 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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Michigan 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%).

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

7.94%

Uninsured

53.2%

Employer Coverage

11.8%

Medicaid

9.58%

Medicare

16.1%

Non-Group

1.41%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marquette, MI declined by 24.3% from 10.5% to 7.94%.

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

Marquette, MI is home to a population of 21.1k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.54% of Marquette, MI residents were born outside of the country (535 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Marquette, MI is composed of 18.8k White Alone residents (89%), 859 Black or African American Alone residents (4.07%), 605 Two or More Races residents (2.87%), 467 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.22%), 197 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.934%), 168 Asian Alone residents (0.797%), 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0806%), and 5 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0237%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 23.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Marquette, MI was 27.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Marquette, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Marquette, MI residents was 28.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.54%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

535 people

2.44%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

520 people

As of 2017, 2.54% of Marquette, MI residents (535 people) 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 Marquette, MI was 2.44%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Marquette, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Marquette, 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

    18.8k ± 320

  2. Black or African American Alone

    859 ± 212

  3. Two or More Races

    605 ± 140

In 2017, there were 21.8 times more White Alone residents (18.8k people) in Marquette, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 859 Black or African American Alone and 605 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Marquette, 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 Marquette, 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 Marquette, MI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Marquette, 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

    531 ± 94

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    203 ± 77

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    172 ± 64

Marquette, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Marquette, MI awarded 1,810 degrees. The student population of Marquette, MI is skewed towards women, with 3,546 male students and 4,319 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marquette, MI are White (1,614 and 90.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (41 and 2.29%), American Indian or Alaska Native (39 and 2.18%), and Unknown (34 and 1.9%).

The largest universities in Marquette, MI by number of degrees awarded are Northern Michigan University (1,810 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Marquette, MI are General Art Studies (106 and 5.86%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (93 and 5.14%), and Nursing Administration (80 and 4.42%).

The median tuition costs in Marquette, MI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,330 and $14,952 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 80 degrees awarded

  2. 69 degrees awarded

  3. 98 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Marquette, MI was Nursing Administration with 80 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,810 degrees awarded

$9,330

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Marquette, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northern Michigan University with 1,810 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

751

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,059

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 751 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Marquette, MI, which is 0.709 times less than the 1,059 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,614 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    41 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    39 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Marquette, MI were to White students. These 1,614 degrees mean that there were 39.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 41 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marquette, MI was $172,900 in 2017, which is 0.795 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $166,300 to $172,900, a 3.97% increase. The homeownership rate in Marquette, MI is 49.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Marquette, MI have an average commute time of 11.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Marquette, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$38,998

Median Household Income

± $2,952

7.59k

Number of Households

± 445

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.59k households in Marquette, MI grew to $38,998 from the previous year's value of $37,551.

The following chart displays the households in Marquette, 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

$172,900

2017 Median

± $5,406

$166,300

2016 Median

± $5,057

In 2017, the median property value in Marquette, MI grew to to $172,900 from the previous year's value of $166,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Marquette, 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 Marquette, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Marquette, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marquette, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

49.2%

2017 Homeownership

48.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 49.2% of the housing units in Marquette, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 48.6%.

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

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Commute Time

11.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marquette, MI have a shorter commute time (11.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.911% of the workforce in Marquette, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.8%

  2. Walked

    14.1%

  3. Carpooled

    8.52%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Marquette, MI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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