Tuscola County, MI

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Population

53,569

0.824% decline

Median Age

44.1


Median Household Income

$45,495

2.95% growth

Poverty Rate

15.9%


Number of Employees

22,987

0.498% decline

Median Property Value

$98,800

3.78% growth

About

In 2017, Tuscola County, MI had a population of 53.6k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $45,495. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Tuscola County, MI declined from 54,014 to 53,569, a -0.824% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,193 to $45,495, a 2.95% increase.

The population of Tuscola County, MI is 93.7% White Alone, 3.25% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.34% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Tuscola County, MI speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Tuscola County, MI is $98,800, and the homeownership rate is 82%. Most people in Tuscola County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Tuscola County, MI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Tuscola County, MI employs 23k people. The largest industries in Tuscola County, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,180 people), Manufacturing (4,029 people), and Retail Trade (2,853 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,568), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,289), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,903).

Median household income in Tuscola County, MI is $45,495. Males in Tuscola 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 Tuscola County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,495

2017 value

± $1,120

2.95%

1 Year Growth

± 3.62%

Households in Tuscola County, MI have a median annual income of $45,495, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,193 in 2016, which represents a 2.95% 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 Tuscola 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 12

  2. Census Tract 13

  3. Census Tract 8

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tuscola County, MI was Census Tract 12 with a value of $53,076, followed by Census Tract 13 and Census Tract 8, with respective values of $51,765 and $50,391.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tuscola County, MI (8.31k out of 52.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

    7,868 ± 436

  2. Hispanic

    367 ± 109

  3. Black

    232 ± 118

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

Employment by Occupations

23k

2017 Value

± 683

-0.498%

1 Year decline

± 4.25%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tuscola County, MI declined at a rate of -0.498%, from 23.1k employees to 23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tuscola County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,889 people), Production Occupations (2,643 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,062 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tuscola County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tuscola County, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,889 people), Production Occupations (2,643 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,062 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tuscola County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.95 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2 times), and Production Occupations (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tuscola County, MI, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($104,792), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,553), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($61,667).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

23k

2017 Value

± 683

-0.498%

1 Year decline

± 4.25%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tuscola County, MI declined at a rate of -0.498%, from 23.1k employees to 23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tuscola County, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,180 people), Manufacturing (4,029 people), and Retail Trade (2,853 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tuscola County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Tuscola 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 Tuscola County, MI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,180 people), Manufacturing (4,029 people), and Retail Trade (2,853 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tuscola County, MI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.31 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.73 times), and Utilities (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tuscola County, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,568), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,289), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,903).

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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. $138B

  2. $38.2B

  3. $36.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $138B, followed by Mixed freight ($38.2B) and Machinery ($36.1B).

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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$480B

2020 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

29.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $480B. This is expected to increase 29.8% 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. $37.4B

  2. $27.2B

  3. $21.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $37.4B, followed by Indiana with $27.2B and Illinois and $21.6B.

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

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Health

92.6% of the population of Tuscola County, MI has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Tuscola County, MI see 2830 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.67% decrease from the previous year (3000 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2807 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 404 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

2,830 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tuscola County, MI see an average of 2,830 patients per year. This represents a 5.67% decrease from the previous year (3,000 patients).

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

7.43%

Uninsured

42.6%

Employer Coverage

19.8%

Medicaid

15.5%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

1.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tuscola County, MI declined by 13.3% from 8.57% to 7.43%.

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

Tuscola County, MI is home to a population of 53.6k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.872% of Tuscola County, MI residents were born outside of the country (467 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Tuscola County, MI is composed of 50.2k White Alone residents (93.7%), 1.74k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.25%), 718 Two or More Races residents (1.34%), 607 Black or African American Alone residents (1.13%), 166 Asian Alone residents (0.31%), 140 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.261%), 24 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0448%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Tuscola County, MI was 44.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Tuscola County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Tuscola County, MI residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.872%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

467 people

0.97%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

524 people

As of 2017, 0.872% of Tuscola County, MI residents (467 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 Tuscola County, MI was 0.97%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Tuscola County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Tuscola County, MI was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    50.2k ± 38

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.74k ± 98.6

  3. Two or More Races

    718 ± 121

In 2017, there were 28.8 times more White Alone residents (50.2k people) in Tuscola County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.74k Hispanic or Latino and 718 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,660 ± 150

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    555 ± 126

  3. Korea

    391 ± 76

Tuscola County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tuscola County, MI was $98,800 in 2017, which is 0.43 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $95,200 to $98,800, a 3.78% increase. The homeownership rate in Tuscola County, MI is 82%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tuscola County, MI have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tuscola County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$98,800

2017 Median

± $3,144

$95,200

2016 Median

± $2,703

In 2017, the median property value in Tuscola County, MI grew to to $98,800 from the previous year's value of $95,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Tuscola 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 Tuscola 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.

$45,495

Median Household Income

± $1,120

21.6k

Number of Households

± 666

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.6k households in Tuscola County, MI grew to $45,495 from the previous year's value of $44,193.

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

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Rent vs Own

82%

2017 Homeownership

82%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 82% of the housing units in Tuscola County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 82%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Tuscola County, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tuscola County, MI have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.07% of the workforce in Tuscola County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.1%

  2. Carpooled

    13.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.98%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Tuscola County, MI was Drove Alone (80.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.6%) and those who Worked At Home (2.98%).

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 Tuscola County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tuscola County, MI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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