Gladwin County, MI

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Population

25,324

0.17% decline

Median Age

49.5


Median Household Income

$40,871

3.13% growth

Poverty Rate

20.2%


Number of Employees

8,896

1.77% growth

Median Property Value

$100,500

5.02% growth

About

In 2017, Gladwin County, MI had a population of 25.3k people with a median age of 49.5 and a median household income of $40,871. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gladwin County, MI declined from 25,367 to 25,324, a -0.17% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,629 to $40,871, a 3.13% increase.

The population of Gladwin County, MI is 96.2% White Alone, 1.47% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.94% Two or More Races. 4.72% of the people in Gladwin County, MI speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Gladwin County, MI is $100,500, and the homeownership rate is 83.6%. Most people in Gladwin County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Gladwin County, MI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Gladwin County, MI employs 8.9k people. The largest industries in Gladwin County, MI are Manufacturing (1,796 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,229 people), and Retail Trade (1,096 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,250), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,455).

Median household income in Gladwin County, MI is $40,871. Males in Gladwin 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 Gladwin County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,871

2017 value

± $1,350

3.13%

1 Year Growth

± 4.57%

Households in Gladwin County, MI have a median annual income of $40,871, 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 $39,629 in 2016, which represents a 3.13% 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 Gladwin County, MI 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 Gladwin 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gladwin 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 2

  2. Census Tract 4

  3. Census Tract 5

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gladwin County, MI was Census Tract 2 with a value of $44,509, followed by Census Tract 4 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $43,623 and $42,324.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gladwin County, MI (5.07k out of 25.1k 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 45 - 54, followed by Males 55 - 64 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

    4,784 ± 276

  2. Asian

    100 ± 84

  3. Hispanic

    96 ± 73

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

8.9k

2017 Value

± 366

1.77%

1 Year growth

± 5.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gladwin County, MI grew at a rate of 1.77%, from 8.74k employees to 8.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gladwin County, MI, are Production Occupations (1,127 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,117 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (895 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gladwin County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gladwin County, MI, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,127 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,117 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (895 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gladwin County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.19 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.91 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.77 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gladwin County, MI, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,477), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($60,735), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,036).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.9k

2017 Value

± 366

1.77%

1 Year growth

± 5.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gladwin County, MI grew at a rate of 1.77%, from 8.74k employees to 8.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gladwin County, MI, are Manufacturing (1,796 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,229 people), and Retail Trade (1,096 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gladwin County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Gladwin 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 Gladwin County, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,796 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,229 people), and Retail Trade (1,096 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gladwin County, MI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.78 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.99 times), and Construction (1.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gladwin County, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($61,250), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,455).

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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

88.6% of the population of Gladwin County, MI has health coverage, with 32.9% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 19.5% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Gladwin County, MI see 3146 patients per year on average, which represents a 23.8% increase from the previous year (2541 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1142 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

3,146 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Gladwin County, MI see an average of 3,146 patients per year. This represents a 23.8% increase from the previous year (2,541 patients).

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

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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

11.4%

Uninsured

32.9%

Employer Coverage

20.9%

Medicaid

19.5%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

1.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gladwin County, MI declined by 8.65% from 12.5% to 11.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gladwin 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%.

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Diversity

Gladwin County, MI is home to a population of 25.3k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.857% of Gladwin County, MI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Gladwin County, MI is composed of 24.4k White Alone residents (96.2%), 373 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.47%), 238 Two or More Races residents (0.94%), 129 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.509%), 118 Asian Alone residents (0.466%), 90 Black or African American Alone residents (0.355%), 4 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0158%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Gladwin County, MI are German (774 speakers), Other West Germanic Languages (155 speakers), and Spanish or Spanish Creole (117 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

65

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gladwin County, MI was 49.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 65. But people in Gladwin County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Gladwin County, MI residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.857%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.895%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.857% of Gladwin 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 Gladwin County, MI was 0.895%, 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 Gladwin County, MI was Mexico, the natal country of 76,763 Gladwin County, MI residents, followed by India with 66,881 and Iraq with 54,355.

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Citizenship

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Gladwin County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gladwin County, MI was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    24.4k ± 18

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    373 ± 77.8

  3. Two or More Races

    238 ± 47.5

In 2017, there were 65.3 times more White Alone residents (24.4k people) in Gladwin County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 373 Hispanic or Latino and 238 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 Gladwin County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. German

    774 speakers (3.19%)

  2. Other West Germanic Languages

    155 speakers (0.638%)

  3. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    117 speakers (0.481%)

4.72% of Gladwin 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 Gladwin County, MI was German. 3.19% of the overall population of Gladwin County, MI are native German speakers. 0.638% speak Other West Germanic Languages and 0.481% speak German, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    989 ± 103

  2. Korea

    260 ± 54

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    162 ± 48

Gladwin County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gladwin County, MI was $100,500 in 2017, which is 0.462 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $95,700 to $100,500, a 5.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Gladwin County, MI is 83.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gladwin County, MI have an average commute time of 29.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gladwin 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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$40,871

Median Household Income

± $1,350

11k

Number of Households

± 401

In 2017, the median household income of the 11k households in Gladwin County, MI grew to $40,871 from the previous year's value of $39,629.

The following chart displays the households in Gladwin 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$100,500

2017 Median

± $4,142

$95,700

2016 Median

± $4,146

In 2017, the median property value in Gladwin County, MI grew to to $100,500 from the previous year's value of $95,700.

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

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Rent vs Own

83.6%

2017 Homeownership

83.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 83.6% of the housing units in Gladwin County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 83.8%.

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

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Commute Time

29.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gladwin County, MI have a longer commute time (29.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.23% of the workforce in Gladwin County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    8.76%

  3. Walked

    3.85%

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

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