Alcona County, MI

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Population

10,413

0.459% decline

Poverty Rate

14.9%


Median Age

57.9


Median Household Income

$39,424

3.31% growth

Number of Employees

3,357

1.14% growth

Median Property Value

$96,000

1.54% decline

About

In 2017, Alcona County, MI had a population of 10.4k people with a median age of 57.9 and a median household income of $39,424. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Alcona County, MI declined from 10,461 to 10,413, a -0.459% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,160 to $39,424, a 3.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alcona County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (96%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.19%), White (Hispanic) (1.18%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.547%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.423%). N/A% of the people in Alcona County, MI speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Alcona County, MI is $96,000, and the homeownership rate is 88.2%. Most people in Alcona County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Alcona County, MI is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Alcona County, MI employs 3.36k people. The largest industries in Alcona County, MI are Manufacturing (574 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (503 people), and Retail Trade (387 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,667), and Wholesale Trade ($44,167).

Median household income in Alcona County, MI is $39,424. Males in Alcona County, 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 Alcona County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,424

2017 value

± $1,705

3.31%

1 Year Growth

± 5.61%

Households in Alcona County, MI have a median annual income of $39,424, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,160 in 2016, which represents a 3.31% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Michigan 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

    $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 Alcona County, 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 1

  2. Census Tract 9701

  3. Census Tract 9706

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alcona County, MI was Census Tract 1 with a value of $49,432, followed by Census Tract 9701 and Census Tract 9706, with respective values of $43,686 and $41,797.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alcona County, MI (1.53k out of 10.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 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

    1,447 ± 117

  2. Hispanic

    46 ± 78

  3. Two Or More

    33 ± 74

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alcona County, MI is White, followed by Hispanic 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

3.36k

2017 Value

± 183

1.14%

1 Year growth

± 7.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alcona County, MI grew at a rate of 1.14%, from 3.32k employees to 3.36k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alcona County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (462 people), Production Occupations (453 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (307 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alcona County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Alcona County, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (462 people), Production Occupations (453 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (307 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Alcona County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.87 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.33 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.83 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Alcona County, MI, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($110,000), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($74,250), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.36k

2017 Value

± 183

1.14%

1 Year growth

± 7.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alcona County, MI grew at a rate of 1.14%, from 3.32k employees to 3.36k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alcona County, MI, are Manufacturing (574 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (503 people), and Retail Trade (387 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alcona County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Alcona 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 Alcona County, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (574 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (503 people), and Retail Trade (387 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Alcona County, MI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.24 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.87 times), and Manufacturing (1.69 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Alcona County, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($61,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,667), and Wholesale Trade ($44,167).

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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. $138B

  2. $38.2B

  3. $36.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $138B, followed by Mixed freight ($38.2B) and Machinery ($36.1B).

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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$480B

2020 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

29.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $480B. This is expected to increase 29.8% 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. $37.4B

  2. $27.2B

  3. $21.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $37.4B, followed by Indiana with $27.2B and Illinois and $21.6B.

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

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Health

91.7% of the population of Alcona County, MI has health coverage, with 26.7% on employee plans, 18.6% on Medicaid, 25.6% on Medicare, 18.6% on non-group plans, and 2.11% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Alcona County, MI see 1725 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.5% decrease from the previous year (2091 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 10352 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1725 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

1,725 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Alcona County, MI see an average of 1,725 patients per year. This represents a 17.5% decrease from the previous year (2,091 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

8.35%

Uninsured

26.7%

Employer Coverage

18.6%

Medicaid

25.6%

Medicare

18.6%

Non-Group

2.11%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alcona County, MI declined by 5.6% from 8.84% to 8.35%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Alcona 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%.

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Diversity

Alcona County, MI is home to a population of 10.4k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.61% of Alcona County, MI residents were born outside of the country (168 people).

In 2017, there were 80.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10k people) in Alcona County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 124 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 123 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

58

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

67

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Alcona County, MI was 57.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 58, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 67. But people in Alcona County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Alcona County, MI residents was 57.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.61%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

168 people

1.72%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

180 people

As of 2017, 1.61% of Alcona County, MI residents (168 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 Alcona County, MI was 1.72%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Alcona County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Alcona County, MI was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alcona County, MI

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    10k ± 16

  2. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    124 ± 32.2

  3. White (Hispanic)

    123 ± 21

In 2017, there were 80.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10k people) in Alcona County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 124 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 123 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Alcona County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    570 ± 56

  2. Korea

    146 ± 28

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    123 ± 30

Alcona County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alcona County, MI was $96,000 in 2017, which is 0.418 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $97,500 to $96,000, a 1.54% decrease. The homeownership rate in Alcona County, MI is 88.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Alcona County, MI have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Alcona County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$96,000

2017 Median

± $3,931

$97,500

2016 Median

± $4,423

In 2017, the median property value in Alcona County, MI declined from to $96,000 from the previous year's value of $97,500.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$39,424

Median Household Income

± $1,705

4.98k

Number of Households

± 208

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.98k households in Alcona County, MI grew to $39,424 from the previous year's value of $38,160.

The following chart displays the households in Alcona 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

88.2%

2017 Homeownership

88.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 88.2% of the housing units in Alcona County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 88.4%.

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

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alcona County, MI have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.96% of the workforce in Alcona County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.58%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.28%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Alcona County, MI was Drove Alone (80.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.58%) and those who Worked At Home (5.28%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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