Ingham County, MI

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2021 Population
285,660
1.81% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
N/A Median Age
286.5
N/A 1-year N/A
2021 Poverty Rate
17.5%
4.94% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$58,226
5.38% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$153,200
6.46% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
141,455
2.16% 1-year decline

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In 2021, Ingham County, MI had a population of 286k people with a median age of 287 and a median household income of $58,226. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Ingham County, MI declined from 290,923 to 285,660, a −1.81% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,253 to $58,226, a 5.38% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ingham County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.43%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.67%), and White (Hispanic) (4.11%).

None of the households in Ingham County, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.4% of the residents in Ingham County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ingham County, MI are Michigan State University (13,487 degrees awarded in 2021), Lansing Community College (170657) (2,144 degrees), and Douglas J Aveda Institute (766 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Ingham County, MI was $153,200, and the homeownership rate was 58.4%.

Most people in Ingham County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Ingham County, MI was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Ingham County, MI is home to a population of 286k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2021, 9.7% of Ingham County, MI residents were born outside of the country (27.7k people).

In 2021, there were 5.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (196k people) in Ingham County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 18.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.4%
2021 Citizenship
94.2%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 94.4% of Ingham County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Ingham County, MI was 94.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ingham County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    196k ± 485
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    32.7k ± 982
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    18.4k ± 514
8.12%
Hispanic Population
23.2k people

In 2021, there were 5.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (196k people) in Ingham County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 18.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.12% of the people in Ingham County, MI are hispanic (23.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Ingham County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    79,412 ± 6,891 people
  2. India
    76,245 ± 6,753 people
  3. Iraq
    59,562 ± 5,974 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 79,412 Michigan residents, followed by India with 76,245 and Iraq with 59,562.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
27.7k people
9.61%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
28k people

As of 2021, 9.7% of Ingham County, MI residents (27.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ingham County, MI was 9.61%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,233 ± 416
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,337 ± 385
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,819 ± 305

Ingham County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Ingham County, MI employs 141k people. The largest industries in Ingham County, MI are Educational Services (24,551 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (17,945 people), and Retail Trade (13,839 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,833), Public Administration ($63,792), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,250).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,616. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

141k
2021 Value
± 2,835
−2.16%
1 Year decline
± 2.89%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Ingham County, MI declined at a rate of −2.16%, from 145k employees to 141k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ingham County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,264 people), Management Occupations (13,757 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (13,161 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ingham County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

141k
2021 Value
± 2,835
−2.16%
1 Year decline
± 2.89%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Ingham County, MI declined at a rate of −2.16%, from 145k employees to 141k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ingham County, MI, are Educational Services (24,551 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (17,945 people), and Retail Trade (13,839 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ingham County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Ingham County, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,897
Median earning men ± $1,091
$30,535
Median earning women ± $667

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Public Administration ($70,816), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,690), and Manufacturing ($50,845).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($54,888), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,433), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,806).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,151
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,595
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,367
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $2.65M
    Manufacturing
  2. $2.29M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $2.13M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $217B
  2. $58.2B
  3. $51.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $217B, followed by Machinery ($58.2B) and Mixed freight ($51.2B).

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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$667B
2020 Value in Michigan
$1.16T
Projected 2050 Value in Michigan
74% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $667B. This is expected to increase 74% to $1.16T by 2050.

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. $37.2B
  2. $33.2B
  3. $31.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $37.2B, followed by Indiana with $33.2B and Texas and $31.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ingham County, MI went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.3%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Ingham County, MI awarded 16,901 degrees. The student population of Ingham County, MI in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 28,041 male students and 33,565 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ingham County, MI are White (11,454 and 74.9%), followed by Black or African American (1,231 and 8.05%), Asian (895 and 5.85%), and Hispanic or Latino (814 and 5.32%).

The largest universities in Ingham County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Michigan State University (13,487 and 79.8%), Lansing Community College (170657) (2,144 and 12.7%), and Douglas J Aveda Institute (766 and 4.53%).

The most popular majors in Ingham County, MI are Law (627 and 3.71%), Advertising (570 and 3.37%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (502 and 2.97%).

The median tuition cost in Ingham County, MI for a public four year colleges is $15,966 for in-state students and $41,290 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2021 in Ingham County, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 61,606 (45.5% men and 54.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 61,606 students enrolled in Ingham County, MI, 45.5% men and 54.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 40,937 records, of which 54.9% were women and 45.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 402 degrees awarded
  2. 565 degrees awarded
  3. 477 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ingham County, MI was General Psychology with 402 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 13,487 degrees awarded
  2. 2,144 degrees awarded
  3. 766 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Michigan State University with 13,487 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 7,223 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ingham County, MI, which is 0.746 times less than the 9,678 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 11,454 degrees mean that there were 9.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,231 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($15,966) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($500) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,154) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.763% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.76% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (2.3M), Some college (1.94M), and Bachelors Degree (1.38M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Ingham County, MI was $153,200 in 2021, which is 0.626 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $143,900 to $153,200, a 6.46% increase. The homeownership rate in Ingham County, MI is 58.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Ingham County, MI have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ingham County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ingham County, MI is $58,226. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ingham County, MI was Census Tract 50.02 with a value of $155,050, followed by Census Tract 46 and Census Tract 52.02, with respective values of $113,909 and $112,941.

In 2022, 17.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ingham County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.63%.

Property

$153,200
Median Property Value 2021
±$3,015
$67,048
Median Property Taxes
±$1,632

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ingham County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Ingham County, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.4%
Homeownership
2021
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 58.4% of the housing units in Ingham County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 50.02
  2. Census Tract 46
  3. Census Tract 52.02

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ingham County, MI was Census Tract 50.02 with a value of $155,050, followed by Census Tract 46 and Census Tract 52.02, with respective values of $113,909 and $112,941.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$58,226
Median Household Income
± $1,525
115k
Number of Households
± 2,459

In 2021, the median household income of the 115k households in Ingham County, MI grew to $58,226 from the previous year's value of $55,253.

The following chart displays the households in Ingham 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ingham County, MI is from Michigan.
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.471
2020 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2021, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.592% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (71%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.4%)
  3. Carpooled (8.84%)

In 2021, 71% of workers in Ingham County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.4%) and those who carpooled to work (8.84%).

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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Commute Time

20.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ingham County, MI have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.99% of the workforce in Ingham County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ingham County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ingham County, MI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ingham County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.63%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ingham County, MI (46.9k out of 268k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ingham County, MI is White, followed by Black 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 14.9% of the children was living in poverty in Ingham County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 14.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 609 in Ingham County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 47.4 per 100,000 population.

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95.2% of the population of Ingham County, MI has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 0.712% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ingham County, MI see 952 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.833% decrease from the previous year (960 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1315 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 237 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

952 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ingham County, MI

Primary care physicians in Ingham County, MI see an average of 952 patients per year. This represents a 0.833% decrease from the previous year (960 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ingham County, MI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.6% under 18 years, 30.4% between 18 and 34 years, 33.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.83%
Uninsured
54.1%
Employer Coverage
17.7%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
0.712%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ingham County, MI declined by 3.28% from 4.99% to 4.83%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 56.9 in Ingham County, MI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.4% in Ingham County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.48% in Ingham County, MI.

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