Macomb County, MI

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Population

871,375

0.42% growth

Median Age

40.9


Median Household Income

$60,380

0.394% growth

Poverty Rate

11.8%


Number of Employees

425,567

1.92% growth

Median Property Value

$166,500

5.58% growth

About

In 2017, Macomb County, MI had a population of 871k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $60,380. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Macomb County, MI grew from 867,730 to 871,375, a 0.42% increase and its median household income grew from $60,143 to $60,380, a 0.394% increase.

The population of Macomb County, MI is 79% White Alone, 11.8% Black or African American Alone, and 4.12% Asian Alone. 13.9% of the people in Macomb County, MI speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Macomb County, MI are Macomb Community College (3,026 degrees awarded in 2016), Dorsey Business Schools-Roseville (250 degrees), and Ross Medical Education Center-New Baltimore (135 degrees).

The median property value in Macomb County, MI is $166,500, and the homeownership rate is 72.6%. Most people in Macomb County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Macomb County, MI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Macomb County, MI employs 426k people. The largest industries in Macomb County, MI are Manufacturing (90,337 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (61,708 people), and Retail Trade (50,786 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,091), Utilities ($68,511), and Public Administration ($66,749).

Median household income in Macomb County, MI is $60,380. Males in Macomb County, MI have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,042. The income inequality in Macomb County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,380

2017 value

± $1,494

0.394%

1 Year Growth

± 3.27%

Households in Macomb County, MI have a median annual income of $60,380, 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 $60,143 in 2016, which represents a 0.394% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$66,184

Average Male Salary

± $1,151

$48,042

Average Female Salary

± $879

In 2017, full-time male employees in Macomb County, MI made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Macomb County, MI 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

  1. Asian

    $63,268 ± $4,166

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,705 ± $51,364

  3. White

    $50,410 ± $738

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Macomb County, MI workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Macomb County, MI is from Michigan.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.74% 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 2264

  2. Census Tract 2241

  3. Census Tract 2152

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Macomb County, MI was Census Tract 2264 with a value of $112,500, followed by Census Tract 2241 and Census Tract 2152, with respective values of $112,230 and $109,500.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Macomb County, MI (101k out of 855k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    70,046 ± 1,804

  2. Black

    21,782 ± 1,050

  3. Asian

    4,408 ± 414

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Macomb County, MI is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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

426k

2017 Value

± 10,199

1.92%

1 Year growth

± 3.25%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Macomb County, MI grew at a rate of 1.92%, from 418k employees to 426k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Macomb County, MI, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (24,712 people), Metal Workers & Plastic Workers (13,985 people), and Other Production Occupations (13,294 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Macomb County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Macomb County, MI, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (24,712 people), Metal Workers & Plastic Workers (13,985 people), and Other Production Occupations (13,294 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Macomb County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Metal Workers & Plastic Workers (3.25 times higher than expected), Assemblers & Fabricators (2.92 times), and First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping & Janitorial Workers (2.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Macomb County, MI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($88,511), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($80,535), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($71,668).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

426k

2017 Value

± 10,199

1.92%

1 Year growth

± 3.25%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Macomb County, MI grew at a rate of 1.92%, from 418k employees to 426k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Macomb County, MI, are Manufacturing (90,337 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (61,708 people), and Retail Trade (50,786 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Macomb County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Macomb 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 Macomb County, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (90,337 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (61,708 people), and Retail Trade (50,786 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Macomb County, MI has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.2 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.18 times), and Retail Trade (1.07 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Macomb County, MI, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,091), Utilities ($68,511), and Public Administration ($66,749).

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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

94.8% of the population of Macomb County, MI has health coverage, with 51.8% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 0.72% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Macomb County, MI see 1825 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.67% increase from the previous year (1727 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1199 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 612 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

1,825 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Macomb County, MI see an average of 1,825 patients per year. This represents a 5.67% increase from the previous year (1,727 patients).

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

5.23%

Uninsured

51.8%

Employer Coverage

17.3%

Medicaid

12.9%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

0.72%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Macomb County, MI grew by 8.35% from 4.82% to 5.23%.

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

Macomb County, MI is home to a population of 871k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.8% of Macomb County, MI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Macomb County, MI is composed of 688k White Alone residents (79%), 103k Black or African American Alone residents (11.8%), 35.9k Asian Alone residents (4.12%), 22.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.6%), 16.3k Two or More Races residents (1.87%), 2.45k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.281%), 2.43k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.279%), and 527 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0605%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Macomb County, MI are Other & Unspecified Languages (17,755 speakers), Arabic (14,521 speakers), and Spanish or Spanish Creole (11,973 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Macomb County, MI was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Macomb County, MI are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Macomb County, MI residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 10.8% of Macomb 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 Macomb County, MI was 10.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    78,610 ± 6,856 people

  2. Mexico

    76,973 ± 6,785 people

  3. Iraq

    56,485 ± 5,818 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Macomb County, MI was India, the natal country of 78,610 Macomb County, MI residents, followed by Mexico with 76,973 and Iraq with 56,485.

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Citizenship

95.8%

2017 Citizenship

96%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.8% of Macomb County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Macomb County, MI was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    688k ± 1.34k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    103k ± 2.22k

  3. Asian Alone

    35.9k ± 1.44k

In 2017, there were 6.69 times more White Alone residents (688k people) in Macomb County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 103k Black or African American Alone and 35.9k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Other & Unspecified Languages

    17,755 speakers (2.17%)

  2. Arabic

    14,521 speakers (1.78%)

  3. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    11,973 speakers (1.46%)

13.9% of Macomb 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 Macomb County, MI was Other & Unspecified Languages. 2.17% of the overall population of Macomb County, MI are native Other & Unspecified Languages speakers. 1.78% speak Arabic and 1.46% speak Other & Unspecified Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    17,152 ± 1,659

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    7,594 ± 1,698

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    6,857 ± 1,172

Macomb County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Macomb County, MI awarded 3,694 degrees. The student population of Macomb County, MI is skewed towards women, with 10,415 male students and 12,251 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Macomb County, MI are White (2,449 and 69.1%), followed by Black or African American (549 and 15.5%), Unknown (301 and 8.49%), and Asian (91 and 2.57%).

The largest universities in Macomb County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Macomb Community College (3,026 and 81.9%), Dorsey Business Schools-Roseville (250 and 6.77%), and Ross Medical Education Center-New Baltimore (135 and 3.65%).

The most popular majors in Macomb County, MI are General Studies (1,139 and 30.8%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (254 and 6.88%), and General Business (241 and 6.52%).

The median tuition costs in Macomb County, MI are $N/A 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. 1,023 degrees awarded

  2. 254 degrees awarded

  3. 237 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Macomb County, MI was General Studies with 1,023 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Macomb County, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,026 degrees awarded

  2. 250 degrees awarded

  3. 135 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Macomb County, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Macomb Community College with 3,026 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,411

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,283

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,411 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Macomb County, MI, which is 0.618 times less than the 2,283 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Macomb County, MI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,449 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    549 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    301 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Macomb County, MI were to White students. These 2,449 degrees mean that there were 4.46 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 549 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Macomb County, MI was $166,500 in 2017, which is 0.765 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $157,700 to $166,500, a 5.58% increase. The homeownership rate in Macomb County, MI is 72.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Macomb County, MI have an average commute time of 26.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Macomb 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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$60,380

Median Household Income

± $1,494

346k

Number of Households

± 9,060

In 2017, the median household income of the 346k households in Macomb County, MI grew to $60,380 from the previous year's value of $60,143.

The following chart displays the households in Macomb 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

$166,500

2017 Median

± $2,193

$157,700

2016 Median

± $2,292

In 2017, the median property value in Macomb County, MI grew to to $166,500 from the previous year's value of $157,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Macomb 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 Macomb County, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.6%

2017 Homeownership

73.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.6% of the housing units in Macomb County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.4%.

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

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Commute Time

26.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Macomb County, MI have a longer commute time (26.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.17% of the workforce in Macomb County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.1%

  2. Carpooled

    7.99%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.66%

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

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