Lake County, MI

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Population

11,669

2.23% growth

Median Age

52.1


Median Household Income

$32,309

4.82% growth

Poverty Rate

25%


Number of Employees

3,514

5.27% growth

Median Property Value

$80,800

2.15% growth

About

In 2017, Lake County, MI had a population of 11.7k people with a median age of 52.1 and a median household income of $32,309. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lake County, MI grew from 11,415 to 11,669, a 2.23% increase and its median household income grew from $30,824 to $32,309, a 4.82% increase.

The population of Lake County, MI is 84.8% White Alone, 7.58% Black or African American Alone, and 4.06% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Lake County, MI speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lake County, MI is $80,800, and the homeownership rate is 84.4%. Most people in Lake County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake County, MI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lake County, MI employs 3.51k people. The largest industries in Lake County, MI are Manufacturing (604 people), Retail Trade (556 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (445 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,750), Wholesale Trade ($60,313), and Utilities ($55,000).

Median household income in Lake County, MI is $32,309. Males in Lake County, 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 Lake County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,309

2017 value

± $1,650

4.82%

1 Year Growth

± 6.54%

Households in Lake County, MI have a median annual income of $32,309, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $30,824 in 2016, which represents a 4.82% 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 Lake County, 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 9613

  2. Census Tract 9601

  3. Census Tract 9612

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake County, MI was Census Tract 9613 with a value of $37,750, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9612, with respective values of $35,099 and $29,688.

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

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake County, MI (2.82k out of 11.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 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

    2,248 ± 153

  2. Black

    347 ± 101

  3. Two Or More

    207 ± 92

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

3.51k

2017 Value

± 207

5.27%

1 Year growth

± 7.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake County, MI grew at a rate of 5.27%, from 3.34k employees to 3.51k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (473 people), Production Occupations (378 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (327 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 (473 people), Production Occupations (378 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (327 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 (2.09 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.09 times), and Production Occupations (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lake County, MI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,750), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($49,375), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($48,958).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.51k

2017 Value

± 207

5.27%

1 Year growth

± 7.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake County, MI grew at a rate of 5.27%, from 3.34k employees to 3.51k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake County, MI, are Manufacturing (604 people), Retail Trade (556 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (445 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 (604 people), Retail Trade (556 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (445 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake County, MI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.21 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.7 times), and Public Administration (1.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lake County, MI, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,750), Wholesale Trade ($60,313), and Utilities ($55,000).

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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. $138B

  2. $38.2B

  3. $36.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $138B, followed by Mixed freight ($38.2B) and Machinery ($36.1B).

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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$480B

2020 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

29.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $480B. This is expected to increase 29.8% 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. $37.4B

  2. $27.2B

  3. $21.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $37.4B, followed by Indiana with $27.2B and Illinois and $21.6B.

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

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Health

91.2% of the population of Lake County, MI has health coverage, with 29.1% on employee plans, 26.2% on Medicaid, 21.9% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.88% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lake County, MI see 11424 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.732% increase from the previous year (11341 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1277 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2299 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

11,424 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lake County, MI see an average of 11,424 patients per year. This represents a 0.732% increase from the previous year (11,341 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 neighboring states.

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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

8.81%

Uninsured

29.1%

Employer Coverage

26.2%

Medicaid

21.9%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

1.88%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake County, MI declined by 23% from 11.4% to 8.81%.

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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.1% prevalence

  3. 14.1% prevalence

Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Lake County, MI is home to a population of 11.7k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.29% of Lake County, MI residents were born outside of the country (151 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lake County, MI is composed of 9.9k White Alone residents (84.8%), 885 Black or African American Alone residents (7.58%), 474 Two or More Races residents (4.06%), 303 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.6%), 85 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.728%), 21 Asian Alone residents (0.18%), 3 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0257%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

52

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

66

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lake County, MI was 52.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 66. But people in Lake County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lake County, MI residents was 52.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.29%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

151 people

1.32%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

151 people

As of 2017, 1.29% of Lake County, MI residents (151 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lake County, MI was 1.32%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Lake County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lake County, MI was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.9k ± 7

  2. Black or African American Alone

    885 ± 99

  3. Two or More Races

    474 ± 104

In 2017, there were 11.2 times more White Alone residents (9.9k people) in Lake County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 885 Black or African American Alone and 474 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lake County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    489 ± 52

  2. Korea

    126 ± 28

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    98 ± 37

Lake County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake County, MI was $80,800 in 2017, which is 0.352 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $79,100 to $80,800, a 2.15% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake County, MI is 84.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lake County, MI have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. 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

$80,800

2017 Median

± $3,330

$79,100

2016 Median

± $3,552

In 2017, the median property value in Lake County, MI grew to to $80,800 from the previous year's value of $79,100.

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

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$32,309

Median Household Income

± $1,650

4.56k

Number of Households

± 207

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.56k households in Lake County, MI grew to $32,309 from the previous year's value of $30,824.

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

84.4%

2017 Homeownership

83%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 84.4% of the housing units in Lake County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 83%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lake County, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake County, MI have a longer commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.37% of the workforce in Lake County, 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

    10.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.16%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lake County, MI was Drove Alone (80%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.9%) and those who Worked At Home (5.16%).

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 3 cars.

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