Clare County, MI

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Population

30,597

0.0359% decline

Median Age

46.9


Median Household Income

$35,913

2.87% growth

Poverty Rate

23.6%


Number of Employees

10,985

1.83% growth

Median Property Value

$85,000

2.04% growth

About

In 2017, Clare County, MI had a population of 30.6k people with a median age of 46.9 and a median household income of $35,913. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clare County, MI declined from 30,608 to 30,597, a -0.0359% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,911 to $35,913, a 2.87% increase.

The population of Clare County, MI is 95.1% White Alone, 1.87% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.67% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Clare County, MI speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clare County, MI are Mid Michigan Community College (767 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Clare County, MI is $85,000, and the homeownership rate is 81.5%. Most people in Clare County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Clare County, MI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Clare County, MI employs 11k people. The largest industries in Clare County, MI are Retail Trade (1,581 people), Manufacturing (1,557 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,498 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,295), Public Administration ($45,625), and Utilities ($43,875).

Median household income in Clare County, MI is $35,913. Males in Clare 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 Clare County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,913

2017 value

± $1,933

2.87%

1 Year Growth

± 6.59%

Households in Clare County, MI have a median annual income of $35,913, 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 $34,911 in 2016, which represents a 2.87% 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.

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

  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 Clare 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 7

  2. Census Tract 8

  3. Census Tract 6

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clare County, MI was Census Tract 7 with a value of $50,357, followed by Census Tract 8 and Census Tract 6, with respective values of $46,646 and $40,265.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Clare County, 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

23.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clare County, MI (7.11k out of 30.2k 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 Females 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,884 ± 344

  2. Hispanic

    230 ± 100

  3. Two Or More

    141 ± 112

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

11k

2017 Value

± 494

1.83%

1 Year growth

± 6.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clare County, MI grew at a rate of 1.83%, from 10.8k employees to 11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clare County, MI, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,321 people), Production Occupations (1,165 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,162 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clare County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clare County, MI, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,321 people), Production Occupations (1,165 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,162 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clare County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.43 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.83 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clare County, MI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,875), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($58,977), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($58,469).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11k

2017 Value

± 494

1.83%

1 Year growth

± 6.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clare County, MI grew at a rate of 1.83%, from 10.8k employees to 11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clare County, MI, are Retail Trade (1,581 people), Manufacturing (1,557 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,498 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clare County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Clare 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 Clare County, MI, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,581 people), Manufacturing (1,557 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,498 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clare County, MI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.42 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.69 times), and Manufacturing (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clare County, MI, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,295), Public Administration ($45,625), and Utilities ($43,875).

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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 ($35.4B) and Machinery ($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

87.7% of the population of Clare County, MI has health coverage, with 29.7% on employee plans, 25.8% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Clare County, MI see 2778 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.36% decrease from the previous year (3065 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3373 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1320 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

2,778 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Clare County, MI see an average of 2,778 patients per year. This represents a 9.36% decrease from the previous year (3,065 patients).

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

12.3%

Uninsured

29.7%

Employer Coverage

25.8%

Medicaid

17.2%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

1.42%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clare County, MI declined by 7.01% from 13.2% to 12.3%.

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

Clare County, MI is home to a population of 30.6k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.49% of Clare County, MI residents were born outside of the country (456 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Clare County, MI is composed of 29.1k White Alone residents (95.1%), 572 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.87%), 510 Two or More Races residents (1.67%), 168 Black or African American Alone residents (0.549%), 149 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.487%), 105 Asian Alone residents (0.343%), 6 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0196%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clare County, MI are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 16.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clare County, MI was 46.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Clare County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Clare County, MI residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.49%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

456 people

1.21%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

371 people

As of 2017, 1.49% of Clare County, MI residents (456 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 Clare County, MI was 1.21%, 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

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Clare County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clare County, MI was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    29.1k ± 8

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    572 ± 90.1

  3. Two or More Races

    510 ± 68.3

In 2017, there were 50.9 times more White Alone residents (29.1k people) in Clare County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 572 Hispanic or Latino and 510 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 Clare County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Clare County, MI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Clare County, MI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Clare County, MI are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,143 ± 114

  2. Korea

    235 ± 53

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    205 ± 68

Clare County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Clare County, MI awarded 767 degrees. The student population of Clare County, MI is skewed towards women, with 1,767 male students and 2,355 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clare County, MI are White (640 and 83.4%), followed by Unknown (50 and 6.52%), Black or African American (34 and 4.43%), and Hispanic or Latino (19 and 2.48%).

The largest universities in Clare County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Mid Michigan Community College (767 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Clare County, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (416 and 54.2%), Registered Nursing (87 and 11.3%), and General Business Administration & Management (60 and 7.82%).

The median tuition costs in Clare County, MI are $N/A 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. 354 degrees awarded

  2. 12 degrees awarded

  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Clare County, MI was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 354 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Clare County, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

767 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Clare County, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mid Michigan Community College with 767 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

278

Degrees Awarded to Men

489

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 278 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clare County, MI, which is 0.569 times less than the 489 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    640 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    50 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    34 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clare County, MI were to White students. These 640 degrees mean that there were 12.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 50 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clare County, MI was $85,000 in 2017, which is 0.391 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $83,300 to $85,000, a 2.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Clare County, MI is 81.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clare County, MI have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clare County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$35,913

Median Household Income

± $1,933

12.7k

Number of Households

± 510

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.7k households in Clare County, MI grew to $35,913 from the previous year's value of $34,911.

The following chart displays the households in Clare 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$85,000

2017 Median

± $2,575

$83,300

2016 Median

± $2,508

In 2017, the median property value in Clare County, MI grew to to $85,000 from the previous year's value of $83,300.

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

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Rent vs Own

81.5%

2017 Homeownership

81.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.5% of the housing units in Clare County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Clare County, 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 Clare County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clare County, MI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clare County, MI have a longer commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.56% of the workforce in Clare County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.36%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.93%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Clare County, MI was Drove Alone (79.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.36%) and those who Worked At Home (5.93%).

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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