Vassar, MI

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Population

2,599

1.07% decline

Median Age

32.2


Median Household Income

$32,957

0.543% decline

Poverty Rate

24.2%


Number of Employees

961

5.78% decline

Median Property Value

$82,900

2.01% decline

About

In 2017, Vassar, MI had a population of 2.6k people with a median age of 32.2 and a median household income of $32,957. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Vassar, MI declined from 2,627 to 2,599, a -1.07% decrease and its median household income declined from $33,137 to $32,957, a -0.543% decrease.

The population of Vassar, MI is 80.5% White Alone, 8.12% Black or African American Alone, and 5.93% Two or More Races. 2.89% of the people in Vassar, MI speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Vassar, MI is $82,900, and the homeownership rate is 58.6%. Most people in Vassar, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Vassar, MI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Vassar, MI employs 961 people. The largest industries in Vassar, MI are Manufacturing (182 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (150 people), and Retail Trade (127 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($62,361), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,222), and Public Administration ($53,500).

Median household income in Vassar, MI is $32,957. Males in Vassar, 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 Vassar, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,957

2017 value

± $3,964

-0.543%

1 Year Growth

± 16.5%

Households in Vassar, MI have a median annual income of $32,957, 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 $33,137 in 2016, which represents a -0.543% 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 Vassar, MI 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 Vassar, MI 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 Vassar, 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 9

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Vassar, MI was Census Tract 9 with a value of $42,371, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Vassar, MI (561 out of 2.31k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

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

    471 ± 110

  2. Two Or More

    49 ± 61

  3. Hispanic

    39 ± 55

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Vassar, MI is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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

961

2017 Value

± 137

-5.78%

1 Year decline

± 21.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Vassar, MI declined at a rate of -5.78%, from 1.02k employees to 961 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Vassar, MI, are Sales & Related Occupations (160 people), Production Occupations (131 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (115 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Vassar, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Vassar, MI, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (160 people), Production Occupations (131 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (115 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Vassar, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.35 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.22 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Vassar, MI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,958), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($52,813), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($40,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

961

2017 Value

± 137

-5.78%

1 Year decline

± 21.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Vassar, MI declined at a rate of -5.78%, from 1.02k employees to 961 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Vassar, MI, are Manufacturing (182 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (150 people), and Retail Trade (127 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Vassar, MI, though some of these residents may live in Vassar, 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 Vassar, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (182 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (150 people), and Retail Trade (127 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Vassar, MI has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.87 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.49 times), and Construction (1.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Vassar, MI, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($62,361), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,222), and Public Administration ($53,500).

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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

89.2% of the population of Vassar, MI has health coverage, with 37.1% on employee plans, 24.9% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 1.75% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Vassar, MI see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1385 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 431 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

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1254 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1254 patients per year. This represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1244 patients).

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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

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

10.8%

Uninsured

37.1%

Employer Coverage

24.9%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

10.3%

Non-Group

1.75%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Vassar, MI declined by 6.18% from 11.5% to 10.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Vassar, 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%.

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Diversity

Vassar, MI is home to a population of 2.6k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.12% of Vassar, MI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Vassar, MI is composed of 2.09k White Alone residents (80.5%), 211 Black or African American Alone residents (8.12%), 154 Two or More Races residents (5.93%), 143 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.5%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Vassar, MI are Spanish or Spanish Creole (36 speakers), Other & Unspecified Languages (19 speakers), and German (8 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.2

71

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 53.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Vassar, MI was 32.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 71. But people in Vassar, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Vassar, MI residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.12%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.18%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.12% of Vassar, 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 Vassar, MI was 1.18%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Vassar, MI was Mexico, the natal country of 76,763 Vassar, MI residents, followed by India with 66,881 and Iraq with 54,355.

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Vassar, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Vassar, MI was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.09k ± 139

  2. Black or African American Alone

    211 ± 105

  3. Two or More Races

    154 ± 98.5

In 2017, there were 9.91 times more White Alone residents (2.09k people) in Vassar, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 211 Black or African American Alone and 154 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    36 speakers (1.47%)

  2. Other & Unspecified Languages

    19 speakers (0.774%)

  3. German

    8 speakers (0.326%)

2.89% of Vassar, 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 Vassar, MI was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.47% of the overall population of Vassar, MI are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.774% speak Other & Unspecified Languages and 0.326% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    75 ± 33

  2. Korea

    24 ± 27

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    23 ± 22

Vassar, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Vassar, MI was $82,900 in 2017, which is 0.381 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $84,600 to $82,900, a 2.01% decrease. The homeownership rate in Vassar, MI is 58.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Vassar, MI have an average commute time of 29.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Vassar, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$32,957

Median Household Income

± $3,964

1.05k

Number of Households

± 143

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.05k households in Vassar, MI declined from $32,957 from the previous year's value of $33,137.

The following chart displays the households in Vassar, 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 $10k - $15k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$82,900

2017 Median

± $4,993

$84,600

2016 Median

± $5,882

In 2017, the median property value in Vassar, MI declined from to $82,900 from the previous year's value of $84,600.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

58.6%

2017 Homeownership

57.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.6% of the housing units in Vassar, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Vassar, 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 Vassar, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Vassar, MI have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

29.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Vassar, MI have a longer commute time (29.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.83% of the workforce in Vassar, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.7%

  2. Carpooled

    22.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.79%

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

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