Chippewa County, MI

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Population

38,023

0.801% decline

Median Age

39.7


Median Household Income

$44,030

4.12% growth

Poverty Rate

17.1%


Number of Employees

14,986

0.808% decline

Median Property Value

$111,100

1.28% growth

About

In 2017, Chippewa County, MI had a population of 38k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $44,030. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Chippewa County, MI declined from 38,330 to 38,023, a -0.801% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,287 to $44,030, a 4.12% increase.

The population of Chippewa County, MI is 70.1% White Alone, 13.9% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 6.74% Two or More Races. 4.26% of the people in Chippewa County, MI speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chippewa County, MI are Lake Superior State University (589 degrees awarded in 2016) and Bay Mills Community College (102 degrees).

The median property value in Chippewa County, MI is $111,100, and the homeownership rate is 70%. Most people in Chippewa County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Chippewa County, MI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Chippewa County, MI employs 15k people. The largest industries in Chippewa County, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,285 people), Retail Trade (1,913 people), and Public Administration (1,717 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($102,917), Public Administration ($53,772), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($42,404).

Median household income in Chippewa County, MI is $44,030. Males in Chippewa 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 Chippewa County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,030

2017 value

± $1,729

4.12%

1 Year Growth

± 5.43%

Households in Chippewa County, MI have a median annual income of $44,030, 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 $42,287 in 2016, which represents a 4.12% 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 Chippewa 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 Chippewa 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 Chippewa 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Chippewa County, MI by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chippewa 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9701

  2. Census Tract 9706

  3. Census Tract 9708

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chippewa County, MI was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $55,341, followed by Census Tract 9706 and Census Tract 9708, with respective values of $51,603 and $49,468.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chippewa County, MI (5.79k out of 33.9k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

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

    3,728 ± 377

  2. Native American

    1,277 ± 156

  3. Two Or More

    564 ± 126

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chippewa County, MI is White, followed by Native American 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

15k

2017 Value

± 670

-0.808%

1 Year decline

± 6.19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chippewa County, MI declined at a rate of -0.808%, from 15.1k employees to 15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chippewa County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,999 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,525 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,220 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chippewa County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Chippewa County, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,999 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,525 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,220 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chippewa County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.67 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.49 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Chippewa County, MI, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($64,205), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($59,851), and Protective Service Occupations ($57,169).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15k

2017 Value

± 670

-0.808%

1 Year decline

± 6.19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chippewa County, MI declined at a rate of -0.808%, from 15.1k employees to 15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chippewa County, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,285 people), Retail Trade (1,913 people), and Public Administration (1,717 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chippewa County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Chippewa 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 Chippewa County, MI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,285 people), Retail Trade (1,913 people), and Public Administration (1,717 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chippewa County, MI has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.67 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.45 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Chippewa County, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($102,917), Public Administration ($53,772), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($42,404).

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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

91.3% of the population of Chippewa County, MI has health coverage, with 42.4% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 2.01% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Chippewa County, MI see 1463 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.2% decrease from the previous year (1666 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1572 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 524 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

1463 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Chippewa County, MI see an average of 1463 patients per year. This represents a 12.2% decrease from the previous year (1666 patients).

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

8.69%

Uninsured

42.4%

Employer Coverage

18.7%

Medicaid

13.3%

Medicare

14.9%

Non-Group

2.01%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chippewa County, MI declined by 14.6% from 10.2% to 8.69%.

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

Chippewa County, MI is home to a population of 38k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.4% of Chippewa County, MI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Chippewa County, MI is composed of 26.7k White Alone residents (70.1%), 5.27k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (13.9%), 2.56k Two or More Races residents (6.74%), 2.44k Black or African American Alone residents (6.41%), 672 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.77%), 372 Asian Alone residents (0.978%), 30 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0789%), and 16 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0421%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Chippewa County, MI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (408 speakers), Other Native North American Languages (398 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (79 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Chippewa County, MI was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Chippewa County, MI are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Chippewa County, MI residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.4% of Chippewa 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 Chippewa County, MI was 2.78%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Chippewa County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Chippewa County, MI was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    26.7k ± 15

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    5.27k ± 335

  3. Two or More Races

    2.56k ± 369

In 2017, there were 5.06 times more White Alone residents (26.7k people) in Chippewa County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.27k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 2.56k 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 Chippewa County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    408 speakers (1.12%)

  2. Other Native North American Languages

    398 speakers (1.09%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    79 speakers (0.216%)

4.26% of Chippewa 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 Chippewa County, MI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.12% of the overall population of Chippewa County, MI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.09% speak Other Native North American Languages and 0.216% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,196 ± 126

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    402 ± 94

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    358 ± 106

Chippewa County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Chippewa County, MI awarded 691 degrees. The student population of Chippewa County, MI is skewed towards women, with 1,150 male students and 1,416 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chippewa County, MI are White (538 and 81.6%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (94 and 14.3%), Hispanic or Latino (17 and 2.58%), and Asian (5 and 0.759%).

The largest universities in Chippewa County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Lake Superior State University (589 and 85.2%) and Bay Mills Community College (102 and 14.8%).

The most popular majors in Chippewa County, MI are Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (89 and 12.9%), Registered Nursing (48 and 6.95%), and Homeland Security (44 and 6.37%).

The median tuition costs in Chippewa County, MI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $10,824 and $10,824 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 44 degrees awarded

  2. 23 degrees awarded

  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chippewa County, MI was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 44 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Chippewa County, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 589 degrees awarded

  2. 102 degrees awarded

$10,824

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Chippewa County, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lake Superior State University with 589 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

342

Degrees Awarded to Men

349

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 342 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chippewa County, MI, which is 0.98 times less than the 349 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

    538 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    94 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    17 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Chippewa County, MI were to White students. These 538 degrees mean that there were 5.72 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 94 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chippewa County, MI was $111,100 in 2017, which is 0.511 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $109,700 to $111,100, a 1.28% increase. The homeownership rate in Chippewa County, MI is 70%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Chippewa County, MI have an average commute time of 16.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chippewa 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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$44,030

Median Household Income

± $1,729

14k

Number of Households

± 555

In 2017, the median household income of the 14k households in Chippewa County, MI grew to $44,030 from the previous year's value of $42,287.

The following chart displays the households in Chippewa 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

$111,100

2017 Median

± $4,364

$109,700

2016 Median

± $3,547

In 2017, the median property value in Chippewa County, MI grew to to $111,100 from the previous year's value of $109,700.

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

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Rent vs Own

70%

2017 Homeownership

69%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70% of the housing units in Chippewa County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69%.

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

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Commute Time

16.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chippewa County, MI have a shorter commute time (16.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.25% of the workforce in Chippewa County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.4%

  2. Carpooled

    11.7%

  3. Walked

    5.13%

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

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