Allegan County, MI

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Population

114,145

0.421% growth

Median Age

39.7


Median Household Income

$58,487

5.14% growth

Poverty Rate

10.8%


Number of Employees

54,028

2.88% growth

Median Property Value

$150,600

4.15% growth

About

In 2017, Allegan County, MI had a population of 114k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $58,487. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Allegan County, MI grew from 113,666 to 114,145, a 0.421% increase and its median household income grew from $55,630 to $58,487, a 5.14% increase.

The population of Allegan County, MI is 88.7% White Alone, 7.21% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.66% Two or More Races. 5.55% of the people in Allegan County, MI speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Allegan County, MI is $150,600, and the homeownership rate is 81.9%. Most people in Allegan County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Allegan County, MI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Allegan County, MI employs 54k people. The largest industries in Allegan County, MI are Manufacturing (14,833 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,482 people), and Retail Trade (5,262 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,838), Public Administration ($50,637), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,417).

Median household income in Allegan County, MI is $58,487. Males in Allegan 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 Allegan County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,487

2017 value

± $1,264

5.14%

1 Year Growth

± 3.31%

Households in Allegan County, MI have a median annual income of $58,487, 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 $55,630 in 2016, which represents a 5.14% 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 Allegan County, MI made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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

    $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 Allegan County, MI 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 Allegan 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 302

  2. Census Tract 303

  3. Census Tract 304.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Allegan County, MI was Census Tract 302 with a value of $85,162, followed by Census Tract 303 and Census Tract 304.02, with respective values of $68,708 and $68,285.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Allegan 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

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Allegan County, MI (12.2k out of 113k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    11,277 ± 672

  2. Hispanic

    1,675 ± 296

  3. Black

    330 ± 175

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

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

54k

2017 Value

± 1,312

2.88%

1 Year growth

± 3.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Allegan County, MI grew at a rate of 2.88%, from 52.5k employees to 54k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Allegan County, MI, are Production Occupations (8,203 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,225 people), and Management Occupations (5,258 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Allegan County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Allegan County, MI, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (8,203 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,225 people), and Management Occupations (5,258 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Allegan County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.62 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.69 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.68 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Allegan County, MI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,603), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,407), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,202).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

54k

2017 Value

± 1,312

2.88%

1 Year growth

± 3.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Allegan County, MI grew at a rate of 2.88%, from 52.5k employees to 54k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Allegan County, MI, are Manufacturing (14,833 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,482 people), and Retail Trade (5,262 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Allegan County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Allegan 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 Allegan County, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (14,833 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,482 people), and Retail Trade (5,262 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Allegan County, MI has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.71 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.26 times), and Construction (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Allegan County, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($66,838), Public Administration ($50,637), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,417).

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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

93.9% of the population of Allegan County, MI has health coverage, with 55.1% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 0.676% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Allegan County, MI see 3953 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.16% increase from the previous year (3795 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3210 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1313 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

3953 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Allegan County, MI see an average of 3953 patients per year. This represents a 4.16% increase from the previous year (3795 patients).

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

6.09%

Uninsured

55.1%

Employer Coverage

14.3%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

11.2%

Non-Group

0.676%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Allegan County, MI declined by 20.5% from 7.65% to 6.09%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Allegan 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

Allegan County, MI is home to a population of 114k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.91% of Allegan County, MI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Allegan County, MI is composed of 101k White Alone residents (88.7%), 8.23k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.21%), 1.9k Two or More Races residents (1.66%), 1.44k Black or African American Alone residents (1.27%), 634 Asian Alone residents (0.555%), 530 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.464%), 133 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.117%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Allegan County, MI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,374 speakers), German (401 speakers), and Other West Germanic Languages (203 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Allegan County, MI was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Allegan County, MI are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Allegan County, MI residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.91%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.83%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.91% of Allegan 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 Allegan County, MI was 2.83%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Allegan County, MI was Mexico, the natal country of 76,763 Allegan County, MI residents, followed by India with 66,881 and Iraq with 54,355.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Allegan County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Allegan County, MI was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    101k ± 24

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8.23k ± 490

  3. Two or More Races

    1.9k ± 295

In 2017, there were 12.3 times more White Alone residents (101k people) in Allegan County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.23k Hispanic or Latino and 1.9k 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 Allegan County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,374 speakers (4.13%)

  2. German

    401 speakers (0.379%)

  3. Other West Germanic Languages

    203 speakers (0.192%)

5.55% of Allegan County, MI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Allegan County, MI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.13% of the overall population of Allegan County, MI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.379% speak German and 0.192% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,281 ± 232

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    631 ± 141

  3. Korea

    596 ± 121

Allegan County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Allegan County, MI was $150,600 in 2017, which is 0.692 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $144,600 to $150,600, a 4.15% increase. The homeownership rate in Allegan County, MI is 81.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Allegan County, MI have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Allegan 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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$58,487

Median Household Income

± $1,264

42.6k

Number of Households

± 1,137

In 2017, the median household income of the 42.6k households in Allegan County, MI grew to $58,487 from the previous year's value of $55,630.

The following chart displays the households in Allegan 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

$150,600

2017 Median

± $2,873

$144,600

2016 Median

± $3,518

In 2017, the median property value in Allegan County, MI grew to to $150,600 from the previous year's value of $144,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Allegan 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 Allegan County, 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 Allegan County, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Allegan County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

81.9%

2017 Homeownership

81.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.9% of the housing units in Allegan County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Allegan 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 Allegan County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Allegan County, MI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Allegan County, MI have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.57% of the workforce in Allegan County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86%

  2. Carpooled

    7.61%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.08%

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

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