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1.1% decline
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0.41% growth
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1.46% growth
Median Property Value
1.45% growth

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The economy of Gogebic County, MI employs 5,843 people. The economy of Gogebic County, MI is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 3.78; 2.01; and 1.73 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Gogebic County, MI are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,049), Manufacturing (867), and Retail trade (750), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($42,938), Utilities ($42,353), and Educational Services ($35,333).

Median household income in Gogebic County, MI is $35,833. Males in Gogebic County, MI have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,997. The income inequality of Gogebic County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Gogebic County, MI. In Gogebic County, MI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 108 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,770. Wayne County, MI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Michigan.


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Gogebic County, MI is home to a population of 15,650 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Gogebic County, MI is composed of 14,052 White residents (89.8%), 695 Black residents (4.44%), 374 Native residents (2.39%), 236 Two+ residents (1.51%), and 188 Hispanic residents (1.2%). The most common foreign languages in Gogebic County, MI are Other (124 speakers), Spanish (95 speakers), and German (73 speakers), but compared to other places, Gogebic County, MI has a relative high number of Other (124 speakers), Scandinavian (24 speakers), and Other Native North American (31 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Gogebic County, MI awarded 251 degrees. The student population of Gogebic County, MI is skewed towards females, with 86 male students and 165 female students. Most students in Gogebic County, MI are White (223 and 88.8%), followed by Unknown (14 and 5.58%), American Indian (6 and 2.39%), and Black or African American (4 and 1.59%). The largest universities in Gogebic County, MI by number of graduates are Gogebic Community College (251 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Gogebic County, MI are Registered Nursing (40 and 15.9%), General Business (21 and 8.37%), and General Education (15 and 5.98%). The median tuition costs in Gogebic County, MI are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Gogebic County, MI is $69,800, which is 0.34 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $68,800 to $69,800, a 1.45% increase. The homeownership rate of Gogebic County, MI is 78%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Gogebic County, MI have an average commute time of 16.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gogebic County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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