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0.9% decline
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Median Household Income
7.55% growth
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Number of Employees
2.33% growth
Median Property Value
3.18% growth

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The economy of Baraga County, MI employs 2,413 people. The economy of Baraga County, MI is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Public Admin.; and Utilities, which employ respectively 2.84; 1.92; and 1.92 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Baraga County, MI are Healthcare & Social Assistance (359), Manufacturing (338), and Retail trade (305), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($75,375), Utilities ($51,250), and Finance & Insurance ($36,250).

Median household income in Baraga County, MI is $42,810. Males in Baraga County, MI have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,997. The income inequality of Baraga County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Baraga County, MI. In Baraga County, MI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 116 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,159. Wayne County, MI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Michigan.


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Baraga County, MI is home to a population of 8,612 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Baraga County, MI is composed of 6,299 White residents (73.1%), 1,552 Black residents (18%), 344 Native residents (3.99%), 256 Two+ residents (2.97%), and 122 Hispanic residents (1.42%). The most common foreign languages in Baraga County, MI are Other (74 speakers), Spanish (70 speakers), and German (27 speakers), but compared to other places, Baraga County, MI has a relative high number of Other (74 speakers), Other Native North American (22 speakers), and Other Indo-European (18 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Baraga County, MI awarded 8 degrees. The student population of Baraga County, MI is skewed towards females, with 1 male students and 7 female students. Most students in Baraga County, MI are American Indian (8 and 100%), followed by Two or more races (0 and N/A), Hispanic or Latino (0 and N/A), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Baraga County, MI by number of graduates are Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (8 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Baraga County, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (4 and 50%), Environmental Science (2 and 25%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (2 and 25%). The median tuition costs in Baraga County, MI are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baraga County, MI is $90,900, which is 0.44 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $88,100 to $90,900, a 3.18% increase. The homeownership rate of Baraga County, MI is 84.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Baraga County, MI have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Baraga County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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