Delta County, MI

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Population

36,395

0.479% decline

Median Age

46.9


Median Household Income

$44,639

5.4% growth

Poverty Rate

14.4%


Number of Employees

15,821

0.854% growth

Median Property Value

$105,900

1.92% growth

About

In 2017, Delta County, MI had a population of 36.4k people with a median age of 46.9 and a median household income of $44,639. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Delta County, MI declined from 36,570 to 36,395, a -0.479% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,353 to $44,639, a 5.4% increase.

The population of Delta County, MI is 93.2% White Alone, 3.07% Two or More Races, and 1.8% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Delta County, MI speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Delta County, MI are Bay de Noc Community College (403 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Delta County, MI is $105,900, and the homeownership rate is 79.9%. Most people in Delta County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Delta County, MI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Delta County, MI employs 15.8k people. The largest industries in Delta County, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,416 people), Manufacturing (2,180 people), and Retail Trade (2,157 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,556), Utilities ($83,125), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,688).

Median household income in Delta County, MI is $44,639. Males in Delta 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 Delta County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,639

2017 value

± $2,018

5.4%

1 Year Growth

± 6.28%

Households in Delta County, MI have a median annual income of $44,639, 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 $42,353 in 2016, which represents a 5.4% 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 Delta 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 9707

  2. Census Tract 9704

  3. Census Tract 9705

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Delta County, MI was Census Tract 9707 with a value of $57,115, followed by Census Tract 9704 and Census Tract 9705, with respective values of $56,184 and $53,125.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Delta County, MI (5.16k out of 35.9k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    4,551 ± 361

  2. Two Or More

    389 ± 104

  3. Native American

    134 ± 109

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

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

15.8k

2017 Value

± 699

0.854%

1 Year growth

± 6.04%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Delta County, MI grew at a rate of 0.854%, from 15.7k employees to 15.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Delta County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,237 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,493 people), and Production Occupations (1,389 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Delta County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Delta County, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,237 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,493 people), and Production Occupations (1,389 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Delta County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.79 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.65 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Delta County, MI, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($67,841), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($67,083), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,620).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.8k

2017 Value

± 699

0.854%

1 Year growth

± 6.04%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Delta County, MI grew at a rate of 0.854%, from 15.7k employees to 15.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Delta County, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,416 people), Manufacturing (2,180 people), and Retail Trade (2,157 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Delta County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Delta 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 Delta County, MI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,416 people), Manufacturing (2,180 people), and Retail Trade (2,157 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Delta County, MI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.7 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.65 times), and Manufacturing (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Delta County, MI, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,556), Utilities ($83,125), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,688).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $138B

  2. $38.2B

  3. $36.1B

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

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$480B

2020 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

29.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $480B. This is expected to increase 29.8% to $623B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $37.4B

  2. $27.2B

  3. $21.6B

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

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

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Health

92.5% of the population of Delta County, MI has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 17.4% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 2.59% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Delta County, MI see 1516 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.65% decrease from the previous year (1590 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1448 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 670 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

1,516 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Delta County, MI see an average of 1,516 patients per year. This represents a 4.65% decrease from the previous year (1,590 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Delta County, MI in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,950

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,915

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,318

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Michigan (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,745 to $8,055.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.54%

Uninsured

41.9%

Employer Coverage

17.4%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

15.4%

Non-Group

2.59%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Delta County, MI declined by 20.5% from 9.49% to 7.54%.

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

Delta County, MI is home to a population of 36.4k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.22% of Delta County, MI residents were born outside of the country (444 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Delta County, MI is composed of 33.9k White Alone residents (93.2%), 1.12k Two or More Races residents (3.07%), 655 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.8%), 435 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.2%), 132 Asian Alone residents (0.363%), 96 Black or African American Alone residents (0.264%), 21 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0577%), and 16 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.044%).

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 21.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Delta 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 52. But people in Delta County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Delta County, MI residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.22%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

444 people

1.12%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

410 people

As of 2017, 1.22% of Delta County, MI residents (444 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 Delta County, MI was 1.12%, 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 Delta County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Delta 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

    33.9k ± 43

  2. Two or More Races

    1.12k ± 152

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    655 ± 137

In 2017, there were 30.4 times more White Alone residents (33.9k people) in Delta County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.12k Two or More Races and 655 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,301 ± 148

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    363 ± 129

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    356 ± 98

Delta County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Delta County, MI awarded 403 degrees. The student population of Delta County, MI is skewed towards women, with 674 male students and 1,179 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Delta County, MI are White (356 and 88.3%), followed by Two or More Races (18 and 4.47%), American Indian or Alaska Native (10 and 2.48%), and Hispanic or Latino (7 and 1.74%).

The largest universities in Delta County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Bay de Noc Community College (403 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Delta County, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (69 and 17.1%), Registered Nursing (47 and 11.7%), and Welding Technology (32 and 7.94%).

The median tuition costs in Delta 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. 69 degrees awarded

  2. 47 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Delta County, MI was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 69 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

403 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Delta County, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bay de Noc Community College with 403 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

147

Degrees Awarded to Men

256

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 147 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Delta County, MI, which is 0.574 times less than the 256 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    356 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    18 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    10 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Delta County, MI were to White students. These 356 degrees mean that there were 19.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 18 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Delta County, MI was $105,900 in 2017, which is 0.461 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $103,900 to $105,900, a 1.92% increase. The homeownership rate in Delta County, MI is 79.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Delta County, MI have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Delta County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$105,900

2017 Median

± $3,205

$103,900

2016 Median

± $3,549

In 2017, the median property value in Delta County, MI grew to to $105,900 from the previous year's value of $103,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Delta 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 Delta County, 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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$44,639

Median Household Income

± $2,018

15.9k

Number of Households

± 635

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.9k households in Delta County, MI grew to $44,639 from the previous year's value of $42,353.

The following chart displays the households in Delta County, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

79.9%

2017 Homeownership

78.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.9% of the housing units in Delta County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.4%.

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

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Delta County, MI have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3% of the workforce in Delta County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    10.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.55%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Delta County, MI was Drove Alone (81%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.5%) and those who Worked At Home (3.55%).

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

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