Arenac County, MI

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2019 Population
15,070
0.626% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
50
0.806% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
17.1%
5.64% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$42,290
3.73% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$94,400
4.89% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
5,906
2.77% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Arenac County, MI had a population of 15.1k people with a median age of 50 and a median household income of $42,290. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Arenac County, MI declined from 15,165 to 15,070, a −0.626% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,769 to $42,290, a 3.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Arenac County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.6%), White (Hispanic) (1.57%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.27%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.26%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.411%). 0% of the households in Arenac County, MI speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.7% of the residents in Arenac County, MI are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Arenac County, MI was $94,400, and the homeownership rate was 83.8%. Most people in Arenac County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Arenac County, MI was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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−5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Michigan. This represents a −5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Arenac County, MI is home to a population of 15.1k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 1.61% of Arenac County, MI residents were born outside of the country (242 people).

In 2019, there were 60.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.3k people) in Arenac County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 237 White (Hispanic) and 192 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Arenac County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.3k ± 5
  2. White (Hispanic)
    237 ± 30
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    192 ± 27
2.02%
Hispanic Population
304 people

In 2019, there were 60.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.3k people) in Arenac County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 237 White (Hispanic) and 192 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.02% of the people in Arenac County, MI are hispanic (304 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.61%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
242 people
1.27%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
193 people

As of 2019, 1.61% of Arenac County, MI residents (242 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Arenac County, MI was 1.27%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

50
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
63
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.6

In 2019, the median age of all people in Arenac County, MI was 50. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 63. But people in Arenac County, MI are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Arenac County, MI residents was 50.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    80,443 ± 6,935 people
  2. India
    73,340 ± 6,624 people
  3. Iraq
    55,052 ± 5,745 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 80,443 Michigan residents, followed by India with 73,340 and Iraq with 55,052.

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Citizenship

99.7%
2019 Citizenship
99.6%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.7% of Arenac County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Arenac County, MI was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    471 ± 66
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    192 ± 50
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    107 ± 27

Arenac County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Arenac County, MI is $42,290. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Arenac County, MI was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $45,694, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $45,526 and $43,882.

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,622. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Arenac County, MI employs 5.91k people. The largest industries in Arenac County, MI are Manufacturing (1,018 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (994 people), and Retail Trade (789 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,553), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,750), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($46,250).

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,290
2019 value
± $1,559
3.73%
1 Year Growth
± 4.61%

Households in Arenac County, MI have a median annual income of $42,290, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,769 in 2018, which represents a 3.73% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,777
Average Male Salary in Michigan
± $1,173
$49,622
Average Female Salary in Michigan
± $892

In 2019, 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 in Michigan
  1. Asian
    $66,769 ± $4,515
  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $58,569 ± $71,898
  3. White
    $51,731 ± $750

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Michigan workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Michigan.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Arenac County, MI is from Michigan.
0.475
2019 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.476
2018 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2019, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.169% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9702
  2. Census Tract 9703
  3. Census Tract 9701

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Arenac County, MI was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $45,694, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $45,526 and $43,882.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Arenac 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

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Arenac County, MI (2.55k out of 14.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 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
    2,364 ± 159
  2. Hispanic
    90 ± 63
  3. Two Or More
    80 ± 64

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Arenac 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

5.91k
2019 Value
± 250
2.77%
1 Year growth
± 5.64%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Arenac County, MI grew at a rate of 2.77%, from 5.75k employees to 5.91k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Arenac County, MI, are Production Occupations (689 people), Sales & Related Occupations (680 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (661 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Arenac County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Arenac County, MI, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (689 people), Sales & Related Occupations (680 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (661 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Arenac County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.37 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.06 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.77 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Arenac County, MI, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($68,125), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,250), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,661).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.91k
2019 Value
± 250
2.77%
1 Year growth
± 5.64%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Arenac County, MI grew at a rate of 2.77%, from 5.75k employees to 5.91k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Arenac County, MI, are Manufacturing (1,018 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (994 people), and Retail Trade (789 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Arenac County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Arenac 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 Arenac County, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,018 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (994 people), and Retail Trade (789 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Arenac County, MI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.52 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.81 times), and Manufacturing (1.72 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Arenac County, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($78,553), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,750), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($46,250).

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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. $213B
  2. $50.8B
  3. $37.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $213B, followed by Machinery ($50.8B) and Mixed freight ($37.9B).

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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$636B
2018 Value in Michigan
$1.17T
Projected 2045 Value in Michigan
83.6% growth

In 2018, total outbound Michigan trade was $636B. This is expected to increase 83.6% to $1.17T 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. $44B
  2. $33.2B
  3. $30.5B

In 2018, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $44B, followed by Indiana with $33.2B and Texas and $30.5B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Arenac County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 64.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (31%), followed by Other (4.7%). The most partisan county was Missaukee County, MI with 73.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Arenac County, MI
64.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Michigan
  1. 73.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 70.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 69.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Michigan was Missaukee County, MI with 73.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Michigan colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Arenac County, MI was $94,400 in 2019, which is 0.393 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $90,000 to $94,400, a 4.89% increase. The homeownership rate in Arenac County, MI is 83.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Arenac County, MI have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Arenac County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$94,400
2019 Median
± $3,021
$90,000
2018 Median
± $2,971

In 2019, the median property value in Arenac County, MI grew to to $94,400 from the previous year's value of $90,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Arenac 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 Arenac County, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$42,290
Median Household Income
± $1,559
6.57k
Number of Households
± 249

In 2019, the median household income of the 6.57k households in Arenac County, MI grew to $42,290 from the previous year's value of $40,769.

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

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Rent vs Own

83.8%
2019 Homeownership
82.5%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 83.8% of the housing units in Arenac County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 82.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Arenac County, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Arenac County, MI have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.12% of the workforce in Arenac County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (83.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.29%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.81%)

In 2019, 83.8% of workers in Arenac County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.29%) and those who worked at home (3.81%).

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

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Health

94% of the population of Arenac County, MI has health coverage, with 36.5% on employee plans, 23.7% on Medicaid, 19.3% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.89% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Arenac County, MI see 3008 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0332% decrease from the previous year (3009 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2126 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 465 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Montmorency County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.6%). Additionally, Gratiot County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,008 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arenac County, MI

Primary care physicians in Arenac County, MI see an average of 3,008 patients per year. This represents a 0.0332% decrease from the previous year (3,009 patients).

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

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%).

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 in Michigan
$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

6.01%
Uninsured
36.5%
Employer Coverage
23.7%
Medicaid
19.3%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.89%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Arenac County, MI declined by 12.7% from 6.88% to 6.01%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Arenac 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. 18.6% prevalence
  2. 18.3% prevalence
  3. 17.1% prevalence

Montmorency County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 18.6%.

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

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