Vassar, MI

Census Place

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Population
2,586
0.5% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
Median Age
35.4

Poverty Rate
24%

Median Household Income
$35,412
7.45% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$82,700
0.241% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
894
6.97% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Vassar, MI had a population of 2.59k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $35,412. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Vassar, MI declined from 2,599 to 2,586, a -0.5% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,957 to $35,412, a 7.45% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Vassar, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.81%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.84%), White (Hispanic) (5.61%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (1.12%). 0% of the households in Vassar, MI speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.3% of the residents in Vassar, MI are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Vassar, MI was $82,700, and the homeownership rate was 57.1%. Most people in Vassar, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Vassar, MI was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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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.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Michigan. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Tuscola County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 66.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (28.8%), followed by Other (4.9%). The most partisan county was Missaukee County, MI with 73.6% 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 Tuscola County, MI
66.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Michigan
  1. 73.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 70.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 69.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Michigan was Missaukee County, MI with 73.6% 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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Diversity

Vassar, MI is home to a population of 2.59k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.59% of Vassar, MI residents were born outside of the country (41 people).

In 2018, there were 11.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.03k people) in Vassar, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 176 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 151 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Vassar, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.03k ± 149
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    176 ± 90.6
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    151 ± 95
8.2%
Hispanic Population
212 people

In 2018, there were 11.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.03k people) in Vassar, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 176 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 151 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.2% of the people in Vassar, MI are hispanic (212 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.59%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
41 people
1.12%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
29 people

As of 2018, 1.59% of Vassar, MI residents (41 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Vassar, MI was 1.12%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 5.9
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 40.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Vassar, MI was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Vassar, MI are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Vassar, MI residents was 32.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    80,443 ± 6,935 people
  2. India
    73,340 ± 6,624 people
  3. Iraq
    55,052 ± 5,745 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 80,443 Michigan residents, followed by India with 73,340 and Iraq with 55,052.

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Citizenship

99.3%
2018 Citizenship
100%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.3% of Vassar, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Vassar, MI was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    107 ± 41
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    24 ± 22
  3. Korea
    18 ± 25

Vassar, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Vassar, MI is $35,412. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Vassar, MI was Census Tract 9 with a value of $36,511, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,622. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Vassar, MI employs 894 people. The largest industries in Vassar, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (183 people), Manufacturing (142 people), and Retail Trade (97 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($67,946), Transportation & Warehousing ($62,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,750).

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,412
2018 value
± $4,334
7.45%
1 Year Growth
± 16%

Households in Vassar, MI have a median annual income of $35,412, 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 $32,957 in 2017, which represents a 7.45% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,777
Average Male Salary in Michigan
± $1,173
$49,622
Average Female Salary in Michigan
± $892

In 2019, full-time male employees in Michigan made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-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. Asian
    $66,769 ± $4,515
  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $58,569 ± $71,898
  3. White
    $51,731 ± $750

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Michigan workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Michigan.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Michigan by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Vassar, MI is from Michigan.
0.475
2019 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.476
2018 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2019, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.169% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Vassar, MI was Census Tract 9 with a value of $36,511, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Vassar, MI (556 out of 2.32k 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 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
    468 ± 109
  2. Two Or More
    59 ± 69
  3. Hispanic
    26 ± 50

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

894
2018 Value
± 138
-6.97%
1 Year decline
± 22.9%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Vassar, MI declined at a rate of -6.97%, from 961 employees to 894 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Vassar, MI, are Sales & Related Occupations (142 people), Production Occupations (108 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (101 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 (142 people), Production Occupations (108 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (101 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Vassar, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.15 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.57 times), and Production Occupations (2.1 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Vassar, MI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,417), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,750), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($42,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

894
2018 Value
± 138
-6.97%
1 Year decline
± 22.9%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Vassar, MI declined at a rate of -6.97%, from 961 employees to 894 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Vassar, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (183 people), Manufacturing (142 people), and Retail Trade (97 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 Health Care & Social Assistance (183 people), Manufacturing (142 people), and Retail Trade (97 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Vassar, MI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.88 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.58 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Vassar, MI, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($67,946), Transportation & Warehousing ($62,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,750).

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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. $213B
  2. $50.8B
  3. $37.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $213B, followed by Machinery ($50.8B) and Mixed freight ($37.9B).

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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$636B
2018 Value in Michigan
$1.17T
Projected 2045 Value in Michigan
83.6% growth

In 2018, total outbound Michigan trade was $636B. This is expected to increase 83.6% to $1.17T 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. $44B
  2. $33.2B
  3. $30.5B

In 2018, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $44B, followed by Indiana with $33.2B and Texas and $30.5B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Vassar, MI was $82,700 in 2018, which is 0.36 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $82,900 to $82,700, a 0.241% decrease. The homeownership rate in Vassar, MI is 57.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Vassar, MI have an average commute time of 28.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Vassar, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$82,700
2018 Median
± $5,237
$82,900
2017 Median
± $4,993

In 2018, the median property value in Vassar, MI declined from to $82,700 from the previous year's value of $82,900.

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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Household Income

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$35,412
Median Household Income
± $4,334
1.05k
Number of Households
± 144

In 2018, the median household income of the 1.05k households in Vassar, MI grew to $35,412 from the previous year's value of $32,957.

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 $50k - $60k 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

57.1%
2018 Homeownership
58.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 57.1% of the housing units in Vassar, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.6%.

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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Commute Time

28.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Vassar, MI have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 4.6% of the workforce in Vassar, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (74.3%)
  2. Carpooled (22.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.58%)

In 2018, 74.3% of workers in Vassar, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (22.7%) and those who worked at home (1.58%).

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 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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Health

93.6% of the population of Vassar, MI has health coverage, with 36.8% on employee plans, 27.5% on Medicaid, 16.1% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 2.6% 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 Tuscola County, MI see 3282 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.73% increase from the previous year (3104 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2750 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 355 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

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3,282 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tuscola County, MI

Primary care physicians in Tuscola County, MI see an average of 3,282 patients per year. This represents a 5.73% increase from the previous year (3,104 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 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

6.39%
Uninsured
36.8%
Employer Coverage
27.5%
Medicaid
16.1%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
2.6%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Vassar, MI declined by 40.8% from 10.8% to 6.39%.

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. 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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