Branch County, MI

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Population

43,543

0.138% decline

Median Age

41.2


Median Household Income

$48,192

3.8% growth

Poverty Rate

15.9%


Number of Employees

18,861

1.12% growth

Median Property Value

$97,700

2.63% growth

About

In 2017, Branch County, MI had a population of 43.5k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $48,192. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Branch County, MI declined from 43,603 to 43,543, a -0.138% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,428 to $48,192, a 3.8% increase.

The population of Branch County, MI is 90.9% White Alone, 4.46% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.32% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Branch County, MI speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Branch County, MI are Salon Academy (55 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Branch County, MI is $97,700, and the homeownership rate is 75.4%. Most people in Branch County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Branch County, MI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Branch County, MI employs 18.9k people. The largest industries in Branch County, MI are Manufacturing (4,710 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,535 people), and Retail Trade (2,350 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($56,281), Transportation & Warehousing ($42,667), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,299).

Median household income in Branch County, MI is $48,192. Males in Branch 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 Branch County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,192

2017 value

± $1,961

3.8%

1 Year Growth

± 5.51%

Households in Branch County, MI have a median annual income of $48,192, 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 $46,428 in 2016, which represents a 3.8% 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 Branch 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 9509

  2. Census Tract 9510

  3. Census Tract 9511

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Branch County, MI was Census Tract 9509 with a value of $63,060, followed by Census Tract 9510 and Census Tract 9511, with respective values of $57,744 and $56,131.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Branch County, MI (6.53k out of 41k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    6,315 ± 388

  2. Hispanic

    392 ± 150

  3. Black

    92 ± 87

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

18.9k

2017 Value

± 634

1.12%

1 Year growth

± 4.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Branch County, MI grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 18.7k employees to 18.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Branch County, MI, are Production Occupations (2,795 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,501 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,666 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Branch County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Branch County, MI, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,795 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,501 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,666 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Branch County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.56 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.38 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Branch County, MI, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($101,875), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($61,250), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,518).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.9k

2017 Value

± 634

1.12%

1 Year growth

± 4.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Branch County, MI grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 18.7k employees to 18.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Branch County, MI, are Manufacturing (4,710 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,535 people), and Retail Trade (2,350 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Branch County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Branch 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 Branch County, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,710 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,535 people), and Retail Trade (2,350 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Branch County, MI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.77 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.47 times), and Utilities (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Branch County, MI, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($56,281), Transportation & Warehousing ($42,667), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,299).

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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

89.1% of the population of Branch County, MI has health coverage, with 45.5% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Branch County, MI see 2079 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.241% increase from the previous year (2074 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1888 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 749 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

2,079 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Branch County, MI see an average of 2,079 patients per year. This represents a 0.241% increase from the previous year (2,074 patients).

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

10.9%

Uninsured

45.5%

Employer Coverage

17.5%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

1.08%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Branch County, MI declined by 9.09% from 11.9% to 10.9%.

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

Branch County, MI is home to a population of 43.5k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.38% of Branch County, MI residents were born outside of the country (1.47k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Branch County, MI is composed of 39.6k White Alone residents (90.9%), 1.94k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.46%), 1.01k Black or African American Alone residents (2.32%), 629 Two or More Races residents (1.44%), 230 Asian Alone residents (0.528%), 117 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.269%), 16 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0367%), and 4 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00919%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Branch County, MI was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Branch County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Branch County, MI residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.38%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.47k people

3.19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.39k people

As of 2017, 3.38% of Branch County, MI residents (1.47k 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 Branch County, MI was 3.19%, 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

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Branch County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Branch County, MI was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    39.6k ± 21

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.94k ± 346

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.01k ± 89

In 2017, there were 20.4 times more White Alone residents (39.6k people) in Branch County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.94k Hispanic or Latino and 1.01k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Branch 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 Branch 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 Branch County, MI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Branch 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

    1,208 ± 133

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    371 ± 87

  3. Korea

    252 ± 58

Branch County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Branch County, MI awarded 55 degrees. The student population of Branch County, MI is skewed towards women, with 5 male students and 77 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Branch County, MI are White (46 and 85.2%), followed by Black or African American (6 and 11.1%), Hispanic or Latino (2 and 3.7%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Branch County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Salon Academy (55 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Branch County, MI are General Cosmetology (53 and 96.4%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (2 and 3.64%).

The median tuition costs in Branch 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

Most Common

  1. 53 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Branch County, MI was General Cosmetology with 53 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Branch County, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

55 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Branch County, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Salon Academy with 55 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1

Degrees Awarded to Men

54

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Branch County, MI, which is 0.0185 times less than the 54 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Branch County, MI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    46 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    6 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Branch County, MI were to White students. These 46 degrees mean that there were 7.67 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 6 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Branch County, MI was $97,700 in 2017, which is 0.449 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $95,200 to $97,700, a 2.63% increase. The homeownership rate in Branch County, MI is 75.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Branch County, MI have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Branch 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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$48,192

Median Household Income

± $1,961

16.4k

Number of Households

± 570

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.4k households in Branch County, MI grew to $48,192 from the previous year's value of $46,428.

The following chart displays the households in Branch 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$97,700

2017 Median

± $3,270

$95,200

2016 Median

± $3,219

In 2017, the median property value in Branch County, MI grew to to $97,700 from the previous year's value of $95,200.

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

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Rent vs Own

75.4%

2017 Homeownership

76.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.4% of the housing units in Branch County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.8%.

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

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Branch County, MI have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.74% of the workforce in Branch County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.87%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.32%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Branch County, MI was Drove Alone (83.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.87%) and those who Worked At Home (4.32%).

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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