Inkster, MI

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Population

24,670

0.275% decline

Median Age

33.9


Median Household Income

$32,379

3.5% growth

Poverty Rate

33.2%


Number of Employees

9,467

3.09% growth

Median Property Value

$44,300

1.56% decline

About

In 2017, Inkster, MI had a population of 24.7k people with a median age of 33.9 and a median household income of $32,379. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Inkster, MI declined from 24,738 to 24,670, a -0.275% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,285 to $32,379, a 3.5% increase.

The population of Inkster, MI is 71.3% Black or African American Alone, 18.8% White Alone, and 3.15% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Inkster, MI speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Inkster, MI is $44,300, and the homeownership rate is 47.7%. Most people in Inkster, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Inkster, MI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Inkster, MI employs 9.47k people. The largest industries in Inkster, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,551 people), Manufacturing (1,416 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (912 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($56,705), Information ($52,941), and Public Administration ($47,045).

Median household income in Inkster, MI is $32,379. Males in Inkster, 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 Inkster, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,379

2017 value

± $2,677

3.5%

1 Year Growth

± 10.5%

Households in Inkster, MI have a median annual income of $32,379, 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 $31,285 in 2016, which represents a 3.5% 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.

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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 Inkster, 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 5701

  2. Census Tract 5702

  3. Census Tract 5709

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Inkster, MI was Census Tract 5701 with a value of $44,708, followed by Census Tract 5702 and Census Tract 5709, with respective values of $40,047 and $36,279.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

33.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Inkster, MI (8.08k out of 24.4k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 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. Black

    6,078 ± 546

  2. White

    1,343 ± 256

  3. Two Or More

    355 ± 185

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

9.47k

2017 Value

± 704

3.09%

1 Year growth

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Inkster, MI grew at a rate of 3.09%, from 9.18k employees to 9.47k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Inkster, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,490 people), Production Occupations (1,256 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (778 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Inkster, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Inkster, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,490 people), Production Occupations (1,256 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (778 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Inkster, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.54 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.36 times), and Production Occupations (2.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Inkster, MI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,984), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($53,534), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($52,922).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.47k

2017 Value

± 704

3.09%

1 Year growth

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Inkster, MI grew at a rate of 3.09%, from 9.18k employees to 9.47k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Inkster, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,551 people), Manufacturing (1,416 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (912 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Inkster, MI, though some of these residents may live in Inkster, 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 Inkster, MI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,551 people), Manufacturing (1,416 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (912 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Inkster, MI has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.98 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.86 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Inkster, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($56,705), Information ($52,941), and Public Administration ($47,045).

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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

90.6% of the population of Inkster, MI has health coverage, with 33.8% on employee plans, 38% on Medicaid, 8.92% on Medicare, 8.92% on non-group plans, and 1.05% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Inkster, MI see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1385 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 431 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

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1,254 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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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

9.36%

Uninsured

33.8%

Employer Coverage

38%

Medicaid

8.92%

Medicare

8.92%

Non-Group

1.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Inkster, MI declined by 16.6% from 11.2% to 9.36%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Inkster, 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

Inkster, MI is home to a population of 24.7k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Inkster, MI residents were born outside of the country (944 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Inkster, MI is composed of 17.6k Black or African American Alone residents (71.3%), 4.63k White Alone residents (18.8%), 778 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.15%), 723 Two or More Races residents (2.93%), 433 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.76%), 393 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.59%), 131 Asian Alone residents (0.531%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Inkster, MI was 33.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Inkster, MI are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Inkster, MI residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    944 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Inkster, MI residents (944 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Inkster, MI was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Inkster, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Inkster, MI was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    17.6k ± 936

  2. White Alone

    4.63k ± 590

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    778 ± 419

In 2017, there were 3.8 times more Black or African American Alone residents (17.6k people) in Inkster, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.63k White Alone and 778 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    612 ± 139

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    104 ± 77

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    80 ± 57

Inkster, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Inkster, MI was $44,300 in 2017, which is 0.204 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $45,000 to $44,300, a 1.56% decrease. The homeownership rate in Inkster, MI is 47.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Inkster, MI have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Inkster, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$32,379

Median Household Income

± $2,677

9.35k

Number of Households

± 624

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.35k households in Inkster, MI grew to $32,379 from the previous year's value of $31,285.

The following chart displays the households in Inkster, 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$44,300

2017 Median

± $2,664

$45,000

2016 Median

± $2,420

In 2017, the median property value in Inkster, MI declined from to $44,300 from the previous year's value of $45,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Inkster, 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 Inkster, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Inkster, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Inkster, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

47.7%

2017 Homeownership

49.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47.7% of the housing units in Inkster, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Inkster, 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 Inkster, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Inkster, MI have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Inkster, MI have a longer commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in Inkster, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80%

  2. Carpooled

    12.5%

  3. Public Transit

    2.59%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Inkster, MI was Drove Alone (80%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.5%) and those who Public Transit (2.59%).

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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