Oscoda County, MI

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Population

8,304

0.836% decline

Median Age

51.8


Median Household Income

$36,833

4.71% growth

Poverty Rate

18.1%


Number of Employees

2,815

0.389% decline

Median Property Value

$83,400

3.35% growth

About

In 2017, Oscoda County, MI had a population of 8.3k people with a median age of 51.8 and a median household income of $36,833. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Oscoda County, MI declined from 8,374 to 8,304, a -0.836% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,175 to $36,833, a 4.71% increase.

The population of Oscoda County, MI is 95.7% White Alone, 1.41% Two or More Races, and 1.4% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Oscoda County, MI speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Oscoda County, MI is $83,400, and the homeownership rate is 85%. Most people in Oscoda County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Oscoda County, MI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Oscoda County, MI employs 2.82k people. The largest industries in Oscoda County, MI are Manufacturing (632 people), Retail Trade (386 people), and Construction (211 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($112,813), Wholesale Trade ($47,639), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($44,688).

Median household income in Oscoda County, MI is $36,833. Males in Oscoda 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 Oscoda County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,833

2017 value

± $2,638

4.71%

1 Year Growth

± 9.75%

Households in Oscoda County, MI have a median annual income of $36,833, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,175 in 2016, which represents a 4.71% 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 Oscoda 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 9702.02

  2. Census Tract 9705

  3. Census Tract 9702.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oscoda County, MI was Census Tract 9702.02 with a value of $38,750, followed by Census Tract 9705 and Census Tract 9702.01, with respective values of $36,581 and $33,649.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Oscoda 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

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oscoda County, MI (1.49k out of 8.23k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, 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

    1,396 ± 144

  2. Hispanic

    48 ± 63

  3. Two Or More

    38 ± 64

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

2.82k

2017 Value

± 212

-0.389%

1 Year decline

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oscoda County, MI declined at a rate of -0.389%, from 2.83k employees to 2.82k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oscoda County, MI, are Production Occupations (414 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (350 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (306 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oscoda County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Oscoda County, MI, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (414 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (350 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (306 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Oscoda County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.84 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.54 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Oscoda County, MI, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($120,156), Education, Training, & Library Occupations ($60,054), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($48,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.82k

2017 Value

± 212

-0.389%

1 Year decline

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oscoda County, MI declined at a rate of -0.389%, from 2.83k employees to 2.82k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oscoda County, MI, are Manufacturing (632 people), Retail Trade (386 people), and Construction (211 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oscoda County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Oscoda 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 Oscoda County, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (632 people), Retail Trade (386 people), and Construction (211 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Oscoda County, MI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.15 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.22 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Oscoda County, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($112,813), Wholesale Trade ($47,639), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($44,688).

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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 ($35.4B) and Machinery ($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

85.4% of the population of Oscoda County, MI has health coverage, with 27.1% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 20.6% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 2.47% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Oscoda County, MI see 4126 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.43% decrease from the previous year (4186 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4132 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2066 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

4,126 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Oscoda County, MI see an average of 4,126 patients per year. This represents a 1.43% decrease from the previous year (4,186 patients).

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

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Access and Quality

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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

14.6%

Uninsured

27.1%

Employer Coverage

20.1%

Medicaid

20.6%

Medicare

15.2%

Non-Group

2.47%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oscoda County, MI declined by 9.39% from 16.1% to 14.6%.

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

Oscoda County, MI is home to a population of 8.3k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.36% of Oscoda County, MI residents were born outside of the country (113 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Oscoda County, MI is composed of 7.94k White Alone residents (95.7%), 117 Two or More Races residents (1.41%), 116 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.4%), 48 Black or African American Alone residents (0.578%), 39 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.47%), 24 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.289%), 10 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.12%), and 7 Asian Alone residents (0.0843%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Oscoda County, MI are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

52

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

60

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 16.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Oscoda County, MI was 51.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 60. But people in Oscoda County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Oscoda County, MI residents was 52.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.36%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

113 people

1.28%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

107 people

As of 2017, 1.36% of Oscoda County, MI residents (113 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 Oscoda County, MI was 1.28%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Oscoda County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Oscoda County, MI was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.94k ± 29

  2. Two or More Races

    117 ± 31.3

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    116 ± 47.5

In 2017, there were 67.9 times more White Alone residents (7.94k people) in Oscoda County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 117 Two or More Races and 116 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Oscoda County, MI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Oscoda County, MI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Oscoda County, MI are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    359 ± 62

  2. Korea

    88 ± 31

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    61 ± 34

Oscoda County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oscoda County, MI was $83,400 in 2017, which is 0.383 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $80,700 to $83,400, a 3.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Oscoda County, MI is 85%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Oscoda County, MI have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oscoda 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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$36,833

Median Household Income

± $2,638

3.73k

Number of Households

± 238

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.73k households in Oscoda County, MI grew to $36,833 from the previous year's value of $35,175.

The following chart displays the households in Oscoda 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$83,400

2017 Median

± $3,300

$80,700

2016 Median

± $3,634

In 2017, the median property value in Oscoda County, MI grew to to $83,400 from the previous year's value of $80,700.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

85%

2017 Homeownership

85.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 85% of the housing units in Oscoda County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 85.1%.

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

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Commute Time

19 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oscoda County, MI have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.65% of the workforce in Oscoda County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.3%

  2. Carpooled

    6.93%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.82%

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

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