Barry County, MI

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Population

59,607

0.491% growth

Median Age

42.7


Median Household Income

$57,312

0.754% growth

Poverty Rate

9.27%


Number of Employees

27,877

1.57% growth

Median Property Value

$146,300

5.03% growth

About

In 2017, Barry County, MI had a population of 59.6k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $57,312. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Barry County, MI grew from 59,316 to 59,607, a 0.491% increase and its median household income grew from $56,883 to $57,312, a 0.754% increase.

The population of Barry County, MI is 94.6% White Alone, 2.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.39% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Barry County, MI speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Barry County, MI are Michigan Career and Technical Institute (323 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Barry County, MI is $146,300, and the homeownership rate is 80.3%. Most people in Barry County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Barry County, MI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Barry County, MI employs 27.9k people. The largest industries in Barry County, MI are Manufacturing (6,361 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,984 people), and Retail Trade (2,778 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,889), Utilities ($53,056), and Public Administration ($51,633).

Median household income in Barry County, MI is $57,312. Males in Barry 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 Barry County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,312

2017 value

± $1,893

0.754%

1 Year Growth

± 4.98%

Households in Barry County, MI have a median annual income of $57,312, 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 $56,883 in 2016, which represents a 0.754% 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 Barry 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 104.02

  2. Census Tract 103

  3. Census Tract 102

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Barry County, MI was Census Tract 104.02 with a value of $66,000, followed by Census Tract 103 and Census Tract 102, with respective values of $65,714 and $65,321.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Barry 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

9.27% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Barry County, MI (5.44k out of 58.7k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    5,069 ± 494

  2. Two Or More

    196 ± 122

  3. Hispanic

    183 ± 132

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Barry County, 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

27.9k

2017 Value

± 1,021

1.57%

1 Year growth

± 5.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Barry County, MI grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 27.4k employees to 27.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Barry County, MI, are Production Occupations (3,702 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,613 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,687 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Barry County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Barry County, MI, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,702 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,613 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,687 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Barry County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.29 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.9 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.77 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Barry County, MI, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($75,648), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,938), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,693).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

27.9k

2017 Value

± 1,021

1.57%

1 Year growth

± 5.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Barry County, MI grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 27.4k employees to 27.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Barry County, MI, are Manufacturing (6,361 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,984 people), and Retail Trade (2,778 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Barry County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Barry 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 Barry County, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (6,361 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,984 people), and Retail Trade (2,778 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Barry County, MI has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.25 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.21 times), and Construction (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Barry County, MI, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,889), Utilities ($53,056), and Public Administration ($51,633).

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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

94.2% of the population of Barry County, MI has health coverage, with 53.8% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.05% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Barry County, MI see 2966 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.1% increase from the previous year (2695 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3512 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1106 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

2,966 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Barry County, MI see an average of 2,966 patients per year. This represents a 10.1% increase from the previous year (2,695 patients).

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

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

5.79%

Uninsured

53.8%

Employer Coverage

13.2%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

1.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Barry County, MI declined by 10.3% from 6.46% to 5.79%.

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

Barry County, MI is home to a population of 59.6k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.72% of Barry County, MI residents were born outside of the country (1.03k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Barry County, MI is composed of 56.4k White Alone residents (94.6%), 1.61k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.7%), 830 Two or More Races residents (1.39%), 310 Asian Alone residents (0.52%), 257 Black or African American Alone residents (0.431%), 127 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.213%), 59 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.099%), and 6 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0101%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Barry County, MI was 42.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Barry County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Barry County, MI residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.72%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.03k people

1.46%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

866 people

As of 2017, 1.72% of Barry County, MI residents (1.03k 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 Barry County, MI was 1.46%, 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 Barry County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Barry County, 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

    56.4k ± 63

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.61k ± 301

  3. Two or More Races

    830 ± 138

In 2017, there were 35 times more White Alone residents (56.4k people) in Barry County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.61k Hispanic or Latino and 830 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 Barry County, 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 Barry County, 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 Barry County, MI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Barry County, 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

    1,451 ± 181

  2. Korea

    584 ± 135

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    449 ± 222

Barry County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Barry County, MI awarded 323 degrees. The student population of Barry County, MI is skewed towards men, with 174 male students and 50 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Barry County, MI are White (261 and 80.8%), followed by Black or African American (46 and 14.2%), Two or More Races (11 and 3.41%), and Asian (5 and 1.55%).

The largest universities in Barry County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Michigan Career and Technical Institute (323 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Barry County, MI are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (70 and 21.7%), Other Culinary Arts & Related Services (49 and 15.2%), and Building & Property Maintenance (34 and 10.5%).

The median tuition costs in Barry 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.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Barry County, MI was Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 70 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Barry County, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

323 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Barry County, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Michigan Career and Technical Institute with 323 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

207

Degrees Awarded to Men

116

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 207 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Barry County, MI, which is 1.78 times more than the 116 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

    261 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    46 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    11 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Barry County, MI were to White students. These 261 degrees mean that there were 5.67 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 46 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Barry County, MI was $146,300 in 2017, which is 0.672 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $139,300 to $146,300, a 5.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Barry County, MI is 80.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Barry County, MI have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Barry 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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$57,312

Median Household Income

± $1,893

23.5k

Number of Households

± 916

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.5k households in Barry County, MI grew to $57,312 from the previous year's value of $56,883.

The following chart displays the households in Barry 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

$146,300

2017 Median

± $6,145

$139,300

2016 Median

± $5,090

In 2017, the median property value in Barry County, MI grew to to $146,300 from the previous year's value of $139,300.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80.3%

2017 Homeownership

81.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.3% of the housing units in Barry County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.2%.

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

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Barry County, MI have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.69% of the workforce in Barry County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.8%

  2. Carpooled

    7.56%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Barry County, MI was Drove Alone (84.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.56%) and those who Worked At Home (4.22%).

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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