Lake County, MI

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2019 Population
11,852
0.757% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
53.2
0.949% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
21%
11.9% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$37,320
7.76% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$88,000
4.27% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
3,881
8.89% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Lake County, MI had a population of 11.9k people with a median age of 53.2 and a median household income of $37,320. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Lake County, MI grew from 11,763 to 11,852, a 0.757% increase and its median household income grew from $34,631 to $37,320, a 7.76% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (85%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.93%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.3%), White (Hispanic) (1.93%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.894%). 0% of the households in Lake County, MI speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.1% of the residents in Lake County, MI are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Lake County, MI was $88,000, and the homeownership rate was 84.2%. Most people in Lake County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake County, MI was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Lake County, MI is home to a population of 11.9k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2019, 2.89% of Lake County, MI residents were born outside of the country (343 people).

In 2019, there were 10.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.1k people) in Lake County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 940 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 391 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.1k ± 12
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    940 ± 96
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    391 ± 100
2.61%
Hispanic Population
309 people

In 2019, there were 10.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.1k people) in Lake County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 940 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 391 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.61% of the people in Lake County, MI are hispanic (309 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.89%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
343 people
1.53%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
180 people

As of 2019, 2.89% of Lake County, MI residents (343 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lake County, MI was 1.53%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

53
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
65
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 8

In 2019, the median age of all people in Lake County, MI was 53.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 53, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 65. But people in Lake County, MI are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Lake County, MI residents was 53.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    80,443 ± 6,935 people
  2. India
    73,340 ± 6,624 people
  3. Iraq
    55,052 ± 5,745 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 80,443 Michigan residents, followed by India with 73,340 and Iraq with 55,052.

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Citizenship

99.1%
2019 Citizenship
99.2%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.1% of Lake County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Lake County, MI was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    476 ± 77
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    98 ± 34
  3. Korea
    83 ± 21

Lake County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Michigan, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Michigan (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Michigan across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Lake County, MI is $37,320. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Lake County, MI was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $43,516, followed by Census Tract 9613 and Census Tract 9611, with respective values of $39,621 and $35,759.

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,622. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Lake County, MI employs 3.88k people. The largest industries in Lake County, MI are Manufacturing (623 people), Retail Trade (587 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (437 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($59,375), Wholesale Trade ($53,750), and Finance & Insurance ($47,875).

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,320
2019 value
± $2,217
7.76%
1 Year Growth
± 7.13%

Households in Lake County, MI have a median annual income of $37,320, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,631 in 2018, which represents a 7.76% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,777
Average Male Salary in Michigan
± $1,173
$49,622
Average Female Salary in Michigan
± $892

In 2019, full-time male employees in Michigan made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Michigan by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Michigan
  1. Asian
    $66,769 ± $4,515
  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $58,569 ± $71,898
  3. White
    $51,731 ± $750

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Michigan workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Michigan.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lake County, MI is from Michigan.
0.475
2019 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.476
2018 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2019, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.169% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9601
  2. Census Tract 9613
  3. Census Tract 9611

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake County, MI was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $43,516, followed by Census Tract 9613 and Census Tract 9611, with respective values of $39,621 and $35,759.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake County, MI (2.42k out of 11.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    1,974 ± 147
  2. Black
    263 ± 90
  3. Two Or More
    147 ± 73

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.88k
2019 Value
± 222
8.89%
1 Year growth
± 7.56%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Lake County, MI grew at a rate of 8.89%, from 3.56k employees to 3.88k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (461 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (409 people), and Management Occupations (402 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lake County, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (461 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (409 people), and Management Occupations (402 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.92 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.82 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.68 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lake County, MI, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,333), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,750), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.88k
2019 Value
± 222
8.89%
1 Year growth
± 7.56%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Lake County, MI grew at a rate of 8.89%, from 3.56k employees to 3.88k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake County, MI, are Manufacturing (623 people), Retail Trade (587 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (437 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Lake 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 Lake County, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (623 people), Retail Trade (587 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (437 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake County, MI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.27 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.61 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lake County, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($59,375), Wholesale Trade ($53,750), and Finance & Insurance ($47,875).

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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. $213B
  2. $50.8B
  3. $37.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $213B, followed by Machinery ($50.8B) and Mixed freight ($37.9B).

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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$636B
2018 Value in Michigan
$1.17T
Projected 2045 Value in Michigan
83.6% growth

In 2018, total outbound Michigan trade was $636B. This is expected to increase 83.6% to $1.17T 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. $44B
  2. $33.2B
  3. $30.5B

In 2018, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $44B, followed by Indiana with $33.2B and Texas and $30.5B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Lake County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 59.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (36.4%), followed by Other (4.32%). The most partisan county was Missaukee County, MI with 73.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Lake County, MI
59.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Michigan
  1. 73.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 70.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 69.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Michigan was Missaukee County, MI with 73.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Michigan colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 14 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake County, MI was $88,000 in 2019, which is 0.366 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $84,400 to $88,000, a 4.27% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake County, MI is 84.2%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Lake County, MI have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lake County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$88,000
2019 Median
± $2,873
$84,400
2018 Median
± $2,980

In 2019, the median property value in Lake County, MI grew to to $88,000 from the previous year's value of $84,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lake 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 Lake County, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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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.
$37,320
Median Household Income
± $2,217
4.63k
Number of Households
± 210

In 2019, the median household income of the 4.63k households in Lake County, MI grew to $37,320 from the previous year's value of $34,631.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lake County, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lake County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

84.2%
2019 Homeownership
84.1%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 84.2% of the housing units in Lake County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 84.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lake County, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake County, MI have a shorter commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.77% of the workforce in Lake County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (77%)
  2. Carpooled (11.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.89%)

In 2019, 77% of workers in Lake County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.8%) and those who worked at home (5.89%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

93.7% of the population of Lake County, MI has health coverage, with 28.6% on employee plans, 27.6% on Medicaid, 21% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 2.33% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lake County, MI see 11881 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.1% decrease from the previous year (12013 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1185 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1317 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Montmorency County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.6%). Additionally, Gratiot County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

11,881 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lake County, MI

Primary care physicians in Lake County, MI see an average of 11,881 patients per year. This represents a 1.1% decrease from the previous year (12,013 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Michigan
$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

6.27%
Uninsured
28.6%
Employer Coverage
27.6%
Medicaid
21%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
2.33%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake County, MI declined by 16.6% from 7.52% to 6.27%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lake 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. 18.6% prevalence
  2. 18.3% prevalence
  3. 17.1% prevalence

Montmorency County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 18.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Michigan by county over multiple years.

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