Ontonagon County, MI

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2022 Population
5,862
0.492% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
59.2
0.339% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.7%
7.04% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$48,316
8.32% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$89,700
16.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ontonagon County, MI had a population of 5.86k people with a median age of 59.2 and a median household income of $48,316. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ontonagon County, MI declined from 5,891 to 5,862, a −0.492% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,605 to $48,316, a 8.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ontonagon County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.76%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.887%), White (Hispanic) (0.614%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.546%).

None of the households in Ontonagon County, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.7% of the residents in Ontonagon County, MI are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Ontonagon County, MI was $89,700, and the homeownership rate was 88.4%.

Most people in Ontonagon County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Ontonagon County, MI was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Ontonagon County, MI is home to a population of 5.86k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.81% of Ontonagon County, MI residents were born outside of the country (106 people).

In 2022, there were 34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.5k people) in Ontonagon County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 162 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 52 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Ontonagon County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ontonagon County, MI was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ontonagon County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.5k ± 27
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    162 ± 40.5
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    52 ± 25
1.57%
Hispanic Population
92 people

In 2022, there were 34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.5k people) in Ontonagon County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 162 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 52 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.57% of the people in Ontonagon County, MI are hispanic (92 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.81%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
106 people
2.02%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
119 people

As of 2022, 1.81% of Ontonagon County, MI residents (106 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ontonagon County, MI was 2.02%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    323 ± 50
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    94 ± 36
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    78 ± 34

Ontonagon County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ontonagon County, MI employs 2.02k people. The largest industries in Ontonagon County, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (287 people), Retail Trade (237 people), and Construction (174 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,764), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($55,536).

Occupations

2.02k
2022 Value
± 156
−0.148%
1 Year decline
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ontonagon County, MI declined at a rate of −0.148%, from 2.02k employees to 2.02k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ontonagon County, MI, are Management Occupations (192 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (192 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (171 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ontonagon County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.02k
2022 Value
± 156
−0.148%
1 Year decline
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ontonagon County, MI declined at a rate of −0.148%, from 2.02k employees to 2.02k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ontonagon County, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (287 people), Retail Trade (237 people), and Construction (174 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ontonagon County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Ontonagon County, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,683
Median earning men ± $3,126
$28,375
Median earning women ± $4,860

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($108,125), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,750), and Construction ($50,179).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($79,375), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,071), and Public Administration ($50,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.16%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.37M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 2.16% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 23.6%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 42
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 37
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 28
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ontonagon County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 62% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.789%).

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

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.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 13 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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.784% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.801% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.31M), Some college (1.92M), and Bachelors Degree (1.42M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ontonagon County, MI was $89,700 in 2022, which is 0.318 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $76,700 to $89,700, a 16.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Ontonagon County, MI is 88.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ontonagon County, MI have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ontonagon County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ontonagon County, MI is $48,316. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ontonagon County, MI was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $49,167, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $48,750 and $47,560.

Property

$89,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,767
$2,538
Median Property Taxes
±$164

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ontonagon County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

88.4%
Homeownership
2022
60.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 88.4% of the housing units in Ontonagon County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 89.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9701
  2. Census Tract 9703
  3. Census Tract 9702

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ontonagon County, MI was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $49,167, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $48,750 and $47,560.

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

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Household Income

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$48,316
Median Household Income
± $3,844
2.87k
Number of Households
± 177

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.87k households in Ontonagon County, MI grew to $48,316 from the previous year's value of $44,605.

The following chart displays the households in Ontonagon 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ontonagon County, MI is from Michigan.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2022, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.473% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.53%)
  3. Carpooled (8.43%)

In 2022, 77.9% of workers in Ontonagon County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.53%) and those who carpooled to work (8.43%).

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Commute Time

26.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ontonagon County, MI have a longer commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.65% of the workforce in Ontonagon County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ontonagon County, MI (794 out of 5.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

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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Health

96% of the population of Ontonagon County, MI has health coverage, with 31.3% on employee plans, 19.1% on Medicaid, 25.5% on Medicare, 18.1% on non-group plans, and 2.09% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ontonagon County, MI see 2860 patients per year on average, which represents a 50.6% decrease from the previous year (5795 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1885 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5656 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.4% were men and 48.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,860 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ontonagon County, MI

Primary care physicians in Ontonagon County, MI see an average of 2,860 patients per year. This represents a 50.6% decrease from the previous year (5,795 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 12.8% under 18 years, 10.1% between 18 and 34 years, 40.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 36.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.4% were men and 48.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.03%
Uninsured
31.3%
Employer Coverage
19.1%
Medicaid
25.5%
Medicare
18.1%
Non-Group
2.09%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ontonagon County, MI declined by 24.5% from 5.34% to 4.03%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.4% in Ontonagon County, MI.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.18% in Ontonagon County, MI.

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