Gratiot County, MI

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2022 Population
41,534
0.536% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.6
0.752% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.1%
7.26% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,934
8.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$126,500
19.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
17,131
0.375% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Gratiot County, MI had a population of 41.5k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $57,934. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Gratiot County, MI declined from 41,758 to 41,534, a −0.536% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,347 to $57,934, a 8.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gratiot County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.63%), White (Hispanic) (3.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.07%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.84%).

None of the households in Gratiot County, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.2% of the residents in Gratiot County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gratiot County, MI are Alma College (362 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Gratiot County, MI was $126,500, and the homeownership rate was 78.2%.

Most people in Gratiot County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Gratiot County, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Gratiot County, MI is home to a population of 41.5k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.34% of Gratiot County, MI residents were born outside of the country (557 people).

In 2022, there were 15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (35.2k people) in Gratiot County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.34k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.62k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Gratiot County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Gratiot County, MI was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gratiot County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    35.2k ± 136
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.34k ± 123
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.62k ± 174
6.61%
Hispanic Population
2.75k people

In 2022, there were 15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (35.2k people) in Gratiot County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.34k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.62k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.61% of the people in Gratiot County, MI are hispanic (2.75k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    79,402 ± 6,891 people
  2. India
    76,527 ± 6,766 people
  3. Iraq
    57,451 ± 5,868 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 79,402 Michigan residents, followed by India with 76,527 and Iraq with 57,451.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.34%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
557 people
1.13%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
472 people

As of 2022, 1.34% of Gratiot County, MI residents (557 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gratiot County, MI was 1.13%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    696 ± 125
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    221 ± 82
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    207 ± 74

Gratiot County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Gratiot County, MI employs 17.1k people. The largest industries in Gratiot County, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,976 people), Manufacturing (2,470 people), and Educational Services (1,926 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,708), Utilities ($66,294), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,554).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,244. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17.1k
2022 Value
± 708
0.375%
1 Year growth
± 5.87%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gratiot County, MI grew at a rate of 0.375%, from 17.1k employees to 17.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gratiot County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,928 people), Production Occupations (1,779 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,656 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gratiot County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.1k
2022 Value
± 708
0.375%
1 Year growth
± 5.87%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gratiot County, MI grew at a rate of 0.375%, from 17.1k employees to 17.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gratiot County, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,976 people), Manufacturing (2,470 people), and Educational Services (1,926 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gratiot County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Gratiot County, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,543
Median earning men ± $1,777
$29,545
Median earning women ± $1,294

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,234), Public Administration ($62,448), and Wholesale Trade ($60,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,208), Public Administration ($48,011), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,791).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.16%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.37M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 2.16% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 23.6%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 324
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 222
    Manufacturing
  3. 188
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Gratiot County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 63.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (35%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.25%).

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 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

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.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Gratiot County, MI awarded 362 degrees. The student population of Gratiot County, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 588 male students and 672 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gratiot County, MI are White (318 and 89.6%), followed by Two or More Races (12 and 3.38%), Hispanic or Latino (9 and 2.54%), and Unknown (6 and 1.69%).

The largest universities in Gratiot County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Alma College (362 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Gratiot County, MI are General Psychology (40 and 11%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (31 and 8.56%), and Registered Nursing (21 and 5.8%).

The median tuition cost in Gratiot County, MI for private four year colleges is $45,346.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Gratiot County, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 64.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,260 (46.7% men and 53.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,260 students enrolled in Gratiot County, MI, 46.7% men and 53.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,008 records, of which 54.7% were women and 45.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 31 degrees awarded
  2. 21 degrees awarded
  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Gratiot County, MI was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 31 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
362 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alma College with 362 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 119 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gratiot County, MI, which is 0.49 times less than the 243 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 318 degrees mean that there were 26.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 12 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($45,346) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($270) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($850) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.784% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.801% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.31M), Some college (1.92M), and Bachelors Degree (1.42M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gratiot County, MI was $126,500 in 2022, which is 0.449 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $105,700 to $126,500, a 19.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Gratiot County, MI is 78.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Gratiot County, MI have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gratiot County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Gratiot County, MI is $57,934. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Gratiot County, MI was Census Tract 2 with a value of $76,435, followed by Census Tract 8 and Census Tract 10, with respective values of $68,036 and $61,372.

In 2022, 13.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Gratiot County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.858%.

Property

$126,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,168
$11,497
Median Property Taxes
±$526

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gratiot County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.2%
Homeownership
2022
60.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.2% of the housing units in Gratiot County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2
  2. Census Tract 8
  3. Census Tract 10

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gratiot County, MI was Census Tract 2 with a value of $76,435, followed by Census Tract 8 and Census Tract 10, with respective values of $68,036 and $61,372.

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Household Income

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$57,934
Median Household Income
± $2,238
14.7k
Number of Households
± 643

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.7k households in Gratiot County, MI grew to $57,934 from the previous year's value of $53,347.

The following chart displays the households in Gratiot 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gratiot County, MI is from Michigan.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2022, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.473% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.6%)
  2. Carpooled (7.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.86%)

In 2022, 80.6% of workers in Gratiot County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.3%) and those who worked at home (6.86%).

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gratiot County, MI have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.19% of the workforce in Gratiot County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Gratiot County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.858%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gratiot County, MI (5.01k out of 35.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gratiot 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 15.7% of the children was living in poverty in Gratiot County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 203 in Gratiot County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 63.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.9% of the population of Gratiot County, MI has health coverage, with 48% on employee plans, 18.4% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.34% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Gratiot County, MI see 1939 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.1% decrease from the previous year (2256 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2370 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 530 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,939 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Gratiot County, MI

Primary care physicians in Gratiot County, MI see an average of 1,939 patients per year. This represents a 14.1% decrease from the previous year (2,256 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.8% under 18 years, 21.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.12%
Uninsured
48%
Employer Coverage
18.4%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.34%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gratiot County, MI grew by 2.2% from 5.01% to 5.12%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 34.6 in Gratiot County, MI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 40.6% in Gratiot County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.62% in Gratiot County, MI.

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