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0.17% decline
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Median Household Income
2.99% growth
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Number of Employees
1.06% growth
Median Property Value
3.77% growth

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The economy of Jackson County, MI employs 65,872 people. The economy of Jackson County, MI is specialized in Utilities; Manufacturing; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 3.05; 1.87; and 1.07 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jackson County, MI are Manufacturing (12,750), Healthcare & Social Assistance (9,769), and Retail trade (7,840), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,417), Transportation & Warehousing ($40,796), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($40,505).

Median household income in Jackson County, MI is $47,709. Males in Jackson County, MI have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,586. The income inequality of Jackson County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Jackson County, MI. In Jackson County, MI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 53 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,272. Wayne County, MI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Michigan.


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Jackson County, MI is home to a population of 159,483 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jackson County, MI is composed of 135,666 White residents (85.1%), 13,466 Black residents (8.44%), 5,307 Hispanic residents (3.33%), 3,077 Two+ residents (1.93%), and 1,125 Asian residents (0.71%). The most common foreign languages in Jackson County, MI are Spanish (2,648 speakers), German (373 speakers), and French (282 speakers), but compared to other places, Jackson County, MI has a relative high number of German (373 speakers), Other Native North American (62 speakers), and Polish (170 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Jackson County, MI awarded 2,275 degrees. The student population of Jackson County, MI is skewed towards females, with 698 male students and 1,577 female students. Most students in Jackson County, MI are White (1,828 and 80.4%), followed by Black or African American (216 and 9.5%), Unknown (94 and 4.13%), and Hispanic or Latino (66 and 2.9%). The largest universities in Jackson County, MI by number of graduates are Spring Arbor University (1,092 and 48%), Jackson College (963 and 42.3%), and Career Quest Learning Centers-Jackson (220 and 9.7%). The most popular majors in Jackson County, MI are Social Work (150 and 6.59%), Operations Management & Supervision (118 and 5.19%), and Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (108 and 4.75%). The median tuition costs in Jackson County, MI are $26,130 for private four year colleges, and $4,680 and $6,480 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson County, MI is $115,700, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $111,500 to $115,700, a 3.77% increase. The homeownership rate of Jackson County, MI is 72.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Jackson County, MI have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jackson County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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