Livingston County, MI

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Population

186,946

0.595% growth

Median Age

42.9


Median Household Income

$78,430

2.17% growth

Poverty Rate

5.89%


Number of Employees

94,735

1.65% growth

Median Property Value

$218,700

7.21% growth

About

In 2017, Livingston County, MI had a population of 187k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $78,430. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Livingston County, MI grew from 185,841 to 186,946, a 0.595% increase and its median household income grew from $76,764 to $78,430, a 2.17% increase.

The population of Livingston County, MI is 94.6% White Alone, 2.28% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.32% Two or More Races. 3.35% of the people in Livingston County, MI speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Livingston County, MI are Cleary University (133 degrees awarded in 2016), Ross Medical Education Center-Brighton (102 degrees), and Brighton Institute of Cosmetology (49 degrees).

The median property value in Livingston County, MI is $218,700, and the homeownership rate is 85.4%. Most people in Livingston County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31 minutes. The average car ownership in Livingston County, MI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Livingston County, MI employs 94.7k people. The largest industries in Livingston County, MI are Manufacturing (17,129 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (12,189 people), and Retail Trade (11,238 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,833), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($70,588), and Manufacturing ($69,510).

Median household income in Livingston County, MI is $78,430. Males in Livingston 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 Livingston County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$78,430

2017 value

± $1,082

2.17%

1 Year Growth

± 1.91%

Households in Livingston County, MI have a median annual income of $78,430, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $76,764 in 2016, which represents a 2.17% 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 Livingston County, MI 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 Livingston County, MI 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 Livingston 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 7429

  2. Census Tract 7446

  3. Census Tract 7402

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Livingston County, MI was Census Tract 7429 with a value of $122,611, followed by Census Tract 7446 and Census Tract 7402, with respective values of $112,647 and $108,561.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.89% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Livingston County, MI (10.9k out of 186k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    10,158 ± 596

  2. Two Or More

    396 ± 139

  3. Hispanic

    251 ± 100

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Livingston County, MI is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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

94.7k

2017 Value

± 1,607

1.65%

1 Year growth

± 2.39%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Livingston County, MI grew at a rate of 1.65%, from 93.2k employees to 94.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Livingston County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,921 people), Management Occupations (11,813 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (11,659 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Livingston County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Livingston County, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,921 people), Management Occupations (11,813 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (11,659 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Livingston County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.52 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (1.22 times), and Sales & Related Occupations (1.16 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Livingston County, MI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,191), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($84,791), and Management Occupations ($84,038).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

94.7k

2017 Value

± 1,607

1.65%

1 Year growth

± 2.39%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Livingston County, MI grew at a rate of 1.65%, from 93.2k employees to 94.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Livingston County, MI, are Manufacturing (17,129 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (12,189 people), and Retail Trade (11,238 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Livingston County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Livingston 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 Livingston County, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (17,129 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (12,189 people), and Retail Trade (11,238 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Livingston County, MI has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.79 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.54 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Livingston County, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($90,833), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($70,588), and Manufacturing ($69,510).

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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 with $35.4B and Machinery and $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

95.4% of the population of Livingston County, MI has health coverage, with 62% on employee plans, 7.74% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 0.743% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Livingston County, MI see 1951 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.27% decrease from the previous year (2017 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1640 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 637 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

1,951 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Livingston County, MI see an average of 1,951 patients per year. This represents a 3.27% decrease from the previous year (2,017 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Livingston 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

4.6%

Uninsured

62%

Employer Coverage

7.74%

Medicaid

12.4%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

0.743%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Livingston County, MI declined by 15.3% from 5.43% to 4.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Livingston 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

Livingston County, MI is home to a population of 187k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.01% of Livingston County, MI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Livingston County, MI is composed of 177k White Alone residents (94.6%), 4.27k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.28%), 2.46k Two or More Races residents (1.32%), 1.71k Asian Alone residents (0.915%), 1.04k Black or African American Alone residents (0.554%), 370 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.198%), 125 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0669%), and 119 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0637%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Livingston County, MI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,460 speakers), German (430 speakers), and Other Indo-European Languages (380 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Livingston County, MI was 42.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Livingston County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Livingston County, MI residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.01%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.87%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.01% of Livingston County, MI residents 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 Livingston County, MI was 2.87%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Livingston County, MI was Mexico, the natal country of 76,763 Livingston County, MI residents, followed by India with 66,881 and Iraq with 54,355.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Livingston County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Livingston County, MI was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    177k ± 137

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.27k ± 377

  3. Two or More Races

    2.46k ± 235

In 2017, there were 41.4 times more White Alone residents (177k people) in Livingston County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.27k Hispanic or Latino and 2.46k 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 Livingston County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,460 speakers (1.4%)

  2. German

    430 speakers (0.245%)

  3. Other Indo-European Languages

    380 speakers (0.217%)

3.35% of Livingston County, MI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Livingston County, MI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.4% of the overall population of Livingston County, MI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.245% speak German and 0.217% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,158 ± 291

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,477 ± 201

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,115 ± 217

Livingston County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Livingston County, MI awarded 284 degrees. The student population of Livingston County, MI is skewed towards women, with 294 male students and 432 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Livingston County, MI are White (254 and 90.4%), followed by Black or African American (11 and 3.91%), Unknown (8 and 2.85%), and Asian (3 and 1.07%).

The largest universities in Livingston County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Cleary University (133 and 46.8%), Ross Medical Education Center-Brighton (102 and 35.9%), and Brighton Institute of Cosmetology (49 and 17.3%).

The most popular majors in Livingston County, MI are Medical Assistant (58 and 20.4%), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (58 and 20.4%), and Medical Insurance Specialist (28 and 9.86%).

The median tuition costs in Livingston County, MI are $17,500 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 58 degrees awarded

  2. 28 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Livingston County, MI was Medical Assistant with 58 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Livingston County, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 133 degrees awarded

  2. 102 degrees awarded

  3. 49 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$17,500

Median Private

In 2016, the Livingston County, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cleary University with 133 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

62

Degrees Awarded to Men

222

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 62 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Livingston County, MI, which is 0.279 times less than the 222 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    254 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    11 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    8 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Livingston County, MI were to White students. These 254 degrees mean that there were 23.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 11 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Livingston County, MI was $218,700 in 2017, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $204,000 to $218,700, a 7.21% increase. The homeownership rate in Livingston County, MI is 85.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Livingston County, MI have an average commute time of 31 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Livingston County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$78,430

Median Household Income

± $1,082

70.8k

Number of Households

± 1,353

In 2017, the median household income of the 70.8k households in Livingston County, MI grew to $78,430 from the previous year's value of $76,764.

The following chart displays the households in Livingston 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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Housing

Property Value

$218,700

2017 Median

± $2,440

$204,000

2016 Median

± $2,549

In 2017, the median property value in Livingston County, MI grew to to $218,700 from the previous year's value of $204,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Livingston 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 Livingston County, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

85.4%

2017 Homeownership

84.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 85.4% of the housing units in Livingston County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 84.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Livingston County, 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 Livingston County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Livingston County, MI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

31 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Livingston County, MI have a longer commute time (31 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.6% of the workforce in Livingston County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.3%

  2. Carpooled

    6.37%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Livingston County, MI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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