Otsego County, MI

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2020 Population
24,613
0.502% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
44.8
0.223% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
12.9%
6.04% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$55,917
2.92% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$147,100
5.45% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
11,108
2.54% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Otsego County, MI had a population of 24.6k people with a median age of 44.8 and a median household income of $55,917. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Otsego County, MI grew from 24,490 to 24,613, a 0.502% increase and its median household income grew from $54,332 to $55,917, a 2.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Otsego County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.36%), White (Hispanic) (0.979%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.589%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.589%).

None of the households in Otsego 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.

99.5% of the residents in Otsego County, MI are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Otsego County, MI was $147,100, and the homeownership rate was 77.5%. Most people in Otsego County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Otsego County, MI was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Otsego County, MI is home to a population of 24.6k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.67% of Otsego County, MI residents were born outside of the country (412 people).

In 2020, there were 40 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.2k people) in Otsego County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 581 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 241 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Otsego County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    23.2k ± 25
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    581 ± 96.3
  3. White (Hispanic)
    241 ± 80
1.8%
Hispanic Population
442 people

In 2020, there were 40 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.2k people) in Otsego County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 581 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 241 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.8% of the people in Otsego County, MI are hispanic (442 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.67%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
412 people
1.56%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
382 people

As of 2020, 1.67% of Otsego County, MI residents (412 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Otsego County, MI was 1.56%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

45
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
55
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 11

In 2020, the median age of all people in Otsego County, MI was 44.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Otsego County, MI are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Otsego County, MI residents was 45.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    78,782 ± 6,864 people
  2. India
    74,611 ± 6,681 people
  3. Iraq
    57,515 ± 5,871 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 78,782 Michigan residents, followed by India with 74,611 and Iraq with 57,515.

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Citizenship

99.5%
2020 Citizenship
99.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.5% of Otsego County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Otsego County, MI was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    652 ± 120
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    277 ± 113
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    268 ± 92

Otsego County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Michigan, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Michigan (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Michigan across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Otsego County, MI is $55,917. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Otsego County, MI was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $70,465, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $65,521 and $64,699.

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,905. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Otsego County, MI employs 11.1k people. The largest industries in Otsego County, MI are Retail Trade (1,696 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,363 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,199 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,750), Public Administration ($61,060), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,889).

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,917
2020 value
± $4,105
2.92%
1 Year Growth
± 8.73%

Households in Otsego County, MI have a median annual income of $55,917, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,332 in 2019, which represents a 2.92% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$69,218
Average Male Salary in Michigan
± $1,189
$50,905
Average Female Salary in Michigan
± $910

In 2020, full-time male employees in Michigan made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Michigan 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 in Michigan
  1. Alaska Native
    $69,861 ± $68,251
  2. Asian
    $69,086 ± $4,593
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $54,704 ± $73,265

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Michigan workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Michigan.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Otsego County, MI is from Michigan.
0.471
2020 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.475
2019 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2020, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.801% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

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 9505
  2. Census Tract 9506
  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Otsego County, MI was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $70,465, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $65,521 and $64,699.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Otsego County, MI (3.12k out of 24.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 75+ 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
    2,996 ± 376
  2. Hispanic
    174 ± 99
  3. Two Or More
    79 ± 95

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Otsego 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

11.1k
2020 Value
± 637
2.54%
1 Year growth
± 7.62%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Otsego County, MI grew at a rate of 2.54%, from 10.8k employees to 11.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Otsego County, MI, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,464 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,057 people), and Management Occupations (980 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Otsego County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Otsego County, MI, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,464 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,057 people), and Management Occupations (980 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Otsego County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.97 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.66 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Otsego County, MI, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($100,602), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($86,000), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($81,307).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.1k
2020 Value
± 637
2.54%
1 Year growth
± 7.62%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Otsego County, MI grew at a rate of 2.54%, from 10.8k employees to 11.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Otsego County, MI, are Retail Trade (1,696 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,363 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,199 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Otsego County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Otsego 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 Otsego County, MI, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,696 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,363 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,199 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Otsego County, MI has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.87 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.05 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Otsego County, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($63,750), Public Administration ($61,060), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,889).

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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. $193B
  2. $56.5B
  3. $49.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $193B, followed by Machinery ($56.5B) and Mixed freight ($49.6B).

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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$638B
2020 Value in Michigan
$1.16T
Projected 2050 Value in Michigan
81.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $638B. This is expected to increase 81.2% to $1.16T by 2050.

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. $34.4B
  3. $29.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Texas with $34.4B and Indiana and $29.5B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Otsego County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 66.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.2%). The most partisan county was Missaukee County, MI with 75.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Otsego County, MI
66.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Michigan
  1. 75.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 73.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 72.6% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Michigan was Missaukee County, MI with 75.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Michigan colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 14 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Otsego County, MI was $147,100 in 2020, which is 0.64 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $139,500 to $147,100, a 5.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Otsego County, MI is 77.5%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Otsego County, MI have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Otsego County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$147,100
2020 Median
± $7,345
$139,500
2019 Median
± $5,718

In 2020, the median property value in Otsego County, MI grew to to $147,100 from the previous year's value of $139,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Otsego 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 Otsego County, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$55,917
Median Household Income
± $4,105
9.99k
Number of Households
± 615

In 2020, the median household income of the 9.99k households in Otsego County, MI grew to $55,917 from the previous year's value of $54,332.

The following chart displays the households in Otsego 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Otsego County, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Otsego County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.5%
2020 Homeownership
78.9%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 77.5% of the housing units in Otsego County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Otsego County, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Otsego County, MI have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.64% of the workforce in Otsego County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.2%)
  2. Carpooled (12.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.67%)

In 2020, 79.2% of workers in Otsego County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.8%) and those who worked at home (5.67%).

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 Otsego County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Otsego County, MI have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

92.7% of the population of Otsego County, MI has health coverage, with 42.7% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.91% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Otsego County, MI see 1298 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.542% increase from the previous year (1291 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1370 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 385 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Montmorency County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.6%). Additionally, Gratiot County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,298 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Otsego County, MI

Primary care physicians in Otsego County, MI see an average of 1,298 patients per year. This represents a 0.542% increase from the previous year (1,291 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Michigan
$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

7.27%
Uninsured
42.7%
Employer Coverage
17.8%
Medicaid
16.4%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
1.91%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Otsego County, MI grew by 9.2% from 6.66% to 7.27%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Otsego 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. 18.6% prevalence
  2. 18.3% prevalence
  3. 17.1% prevalence

Montmorency County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 18.6%.

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

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