Eaton County, MI

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Population

108,586

0.0387% growth

Median Age

40.9


Median Household Income

$59,244

4.91% growth

Poverty Rate

10.9%


Number of Employees

52,647

0.694% growth

Median Property Value

$142,300

3.64% growth

About

In 2017, Eaton County, MI had a population of 109k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $59,244. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Eaton County, MI grew from 108,544 to 108,586, a 0.0387% increase and its median household income grew from $56,472 to $59,244, a 4.91% increase.

The population of Eaton County, MI is 83.4% White Alone, 6.47% Black or African American Alone, and 5.19% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Eaton County, MI speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Eaton County, MI are Olivet College (220 degrees awarded in 2017), Ross Medical Education Center-Lansing (108 degrees), and Great Lakes Christian College (46 degrees).

The median property value in Eaton County, MI is $142,300, and the homeownership rate is 70.8%. Most people in Eaton County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Eaton County, MI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Eaton County, MI employs 52.6k people. The largest industries in Eaton County, MI are Manufacturing (8,241 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,736 people), and Retail Trade (6,312 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,318), Public Administration ($61,158), and Finance & Insurance ($53,698).

Median household income in Eaton County, MI is $59,244. Males in Eaton 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 Eaton County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,244

2017 value

± $1,487

4.91%

1 Year Growth

± 3.24%

Households in Eaton County, MI have a median annual income of $59,244, 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 $56,472 in 2016, which represents a 4.91% 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 Eaton 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 201.01

  2. Census Tract 204.02

  3. Census Tract 203.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Eaton County, MI was Census Tract 201.01 with a value of $92,721, followed by Census Tract 204.02 and Census Tract 203.02, with respective values of $79,427 and $79,375.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Eaton County, MI (11.7k out of 107k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 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

    9,053 ± 559

  2. Black

    1,161 ± 248

  3. Hispanic

    800 ± 166

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

52.6k

2017 Value

± 1,306

0.694%

1 Year growth

± 3.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Eaton County, MI grew at a rate of 0.694%, from 52.3k employees to 52.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Eaton County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,266 people), Production Occupations (5,157 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,839 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Eaton County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Eaton County, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,266 people), Production Occupations (5,157 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,839 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Eaton County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.69 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.43 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Eaton County, MI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,242), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,716), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($65,653).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

52.6k

2017 Value

± 1,306

0.694%

1 Year growth

± 3.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Eaton County, MI grew at a rate of 0.694%, from 52.3k employees to 52.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Eaton County, MI, are Manufacturing (8,241 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,736 people), and Retail Trade (6,312 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Eaton County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Eaton 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 Eaton County, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (8,241 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,736 people), and Retail Trade (6,312 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Eaton County, MI has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.97 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.68 times), and Manufacturing (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Eaton County, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($69,318), Public Administration ($61,158), and Finance & Insurance ($53,698).

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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

93.9% of the population of Eaton County, MI has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 0.82% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Eaton County, MI see 2654 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.67% increase from the previous year (2585 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1537 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 718 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

2,654 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Eaton County, MI see an average of 2,654 patients per year. This represents a 2.67% increase from the previous year (2,585 patients).

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

6.13%

Uninsured

54.1%

Employer Coverage

13.2%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

0.82%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Eaton County, MI declined by 10.9% from 6.88% to 6.13%.

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

Eaton County, MI is home to a population of 109k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.68% of Eaton County, MI residents were born outside of the country (4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Eaton County, MI is composed of 90.6k White Alone residents (83.4%), 7.02k Black or African American Alone residents (6.47%), 5.64k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.19%), 2.36k Two or More Races residents (2.17%), 2.27k Asian Alone residents (2.09%), 563 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.518%), 134 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.123%), and 47 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0433%).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Eaton County, MI was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Eaton County, MI are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Eaton County, MI residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.68%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4k people

3.39%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.68k people

As of 2017, 3.68% of Eaton County, MI residents (4k 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 Eaton County, MI was 3.39%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    76,763 ± 6,776 people

  2. India

    66,881 ± 6,328 people

  3. Iraq

    54,355 ± 5,708 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 76,763 Michigan residents, followed by India with 66,881 and Iraq with 54,355.

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Citizenship

98%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98% of Eaton County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Eaton County, MI was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    90.6k ± 78

  2. Black or African American Alone

    7.02k ± 258

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5.64k ± 551

In 2017, there were 12.9 times more White Alone residents (90.6k people) in Eaton County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.02k Black or African American Alone and 5.64k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,535 ± 248

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    789 ± 180

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    749 ± 138

Eaton County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Eaton County, MI awarded 374 degrees. The student population of Eaton County, MI is skewed towards men, with 778 male students and 692 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Eaton County, MI are White (308 and 83.5%), followed by Black or African American (26 and 7.05%), Hispanic or Latino (21 and 5.69%), and Two or More Races (7 and 1.9%).

The largest universities in Eaton County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Olivet College (220 and 58.8%), Ross Medical Education Center-Lansing (108 and 28.9%), and Great Lakes Christian College (46 and 12.3%).

The most popular majors in Eaton County, MI are Medical Assistant (78 and 20.9%), Insurance (50 and 13.4%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (31 and 8.29%).

The median tuition costs in Eaton County, MI are $20,315 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 31 degrees awarded

  2. 25 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Eaton County, MI was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 31 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Eaton County, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 220 degrees awarded

  2. 108 degrees awarded

  3. 46 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$20,315

Median Private

In 2017, the Eaton County, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Olivet College with 220 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

158

Degrees Awarded to Men

216

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 158 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Eaton County, MI, which is 0.731 times less than the 216 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Eaton County, MI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    308 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    26 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    21 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Eaton County, MI were to White students. These 308 degrees mean that there were 11.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 26 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Eaton County, MI was $142,300 in 2017, which is 0.62 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $137,300 to $142,300, a 3.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Eaton County, MI is 70.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Eaton County, MI have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Eaton County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$142,300

2017 Median

± $2,000

$137,300

2016 Median

± $2,359

In 2017, the median property value in Eaton County, MI grew to to $142,300 from the previous year's value of $137,300.

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

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Household Income

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$59,244

Median Household Income

± $1,487

44.3k

Number of Households

± 1,160

In 2017, the median household income of the 44.3k households in Eaton County, MI grew to $59,244 from the previous year's value of $56,472.

The following chart displays the households in Eaton 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

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Eaton County, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Eaton County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

70.8%

2017 Homeownership

71%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.8% of the housing units in Eaton County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71%.

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

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Eaton County, MI have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.64% of the workforce in Eaton County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.96%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.88%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Eaton County, MI was Drove Alone (84.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.96%) and those who Worked At Home (2.88%).

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

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