Midland County, MI

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Population

83,489

0.0838% decline

Median Age

41.5


Median Household Income

$57,117

4.13% growth

Poverty Rate

11.3%


Number of Employees

37,913

0.0237% growth

Median Property Value

$133,000

1.45% growth

About

In 2017, Midland County, MI had a population of 83.5k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $57,117. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Midland County, MI declined from 83,559 to 83,489, a -0.0838% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,852 to $57,117, a 4.13% increase.

The population of Midland County, MI is 91.7% White Alone, 2.58% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.23% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Midland County, MI speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Midland County, MI are Northwood University (1,310 degrees awarded in 2017) and Ross Medical Education Center-Midland (153 degrees).

The median property value in Midland County, MI is $133,000, and the homeownership rate is 75.9%. Most people in Midland County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Midland County, MI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Midland County, MI employs 37.9k people. The largest industries in Midland County, MI are Manufacturing (8,548 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,061 people), and Retail Trade (3,723 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($103,558), Utilities ($77,250), and Manufacturing ($73,137).

Median household income in Midland County, MI is $57,117. Males in Midland 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 Midland County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,117

2017 value

± $1,948

4.13%

1 Year Growth

± 4.66%

Households in Midland County, MI have a median annual income of $57,117, 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 $54,852 in 2016, which represents a 4.13% 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 Midland 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 2909

  2. Census Tract 2904

  3. Census Tract 2908

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Midland County, MI was Census Tract 2909 with a value of $88,633, followed by Census Tract 2904 and Census Tract 2908, with respective values of $73,750 and $72,000.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Midland 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

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Midland County, MI (9.3k out of 82k 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 Males 18 - 24.

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

    8,469 ± 572

  2. Hispanic

    424 ± 157

  3. Black

    387 ± 184

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

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

37.9k

2017 Value

± 1,096

0.0237%

1 Year growth

± 4.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Midland County, MI grew at a rate of 0.0237%, from 37.9k employees to 37.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Midland County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,975 people), Management Occupations (3,932 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,248 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Midland County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Midland County, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,975 people), Management Occupations (3,932 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,248 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Midland County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.31 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.06 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Midland County, MI, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($94,000), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($86,003), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($81,944).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

37.9k

2017 Value

± 1,096

0.0237%

1 Year growth

± 4.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Midland County, MI grew at a rate of 0.0237%, from 37.9k employees to 37.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Midland County, MI, are Manufacturing (8,548 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,061 people), and Retail Trade (3,723 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Midland County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Midland 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 Midland County, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (8,548 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,061 people), and Retail Trade (3,723 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Midland County, MI has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.23 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.15 times), and Construction (1.13 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Midland County, MI, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($103,558), Utilities ($77,250), and Manufacturing ($73,137).

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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

94.5% of the population of Midland County, MI has health coverage, with 54.4% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.24% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Midland County, MI see 1032 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.93% increase from the previous year (993 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1415 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 497 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

1,032 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Midland County, MI see an average of 1,032 patients per year. This represents a 3.93% increase from the previous year (993 patients).

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

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

5.52%

Uninsured

54.4%

Employer Coverage

13.3%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

1.24%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Midland County, MI declined by 24.3% from 7.29% to 5.52%.

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

Midland County, MI is home to a population of 83.5k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.77% of Midland County, MI residents were born outside of the country (3.15k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Midland County, MI is composed of 76.5k White Alone residents (91.7%), 2.16k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.58%), 1.86k Asian Alone residents (2.23%), 1.21k Two or More Races residents (1.45%), 1.2k Black or African American Alone residents (1.43%), 325 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.389%), 150 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.18%), and 51 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0611%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Midland County, MI was 41.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Midland County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Midland County, MI residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.15k people

3.54%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.96k people

As of 2017, 3.77% of Midland County, MI residents (3.15k 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 Midland County, MI was 3.54%, 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

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of Midland County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Midland County, MI was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    76.5k ± 117

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.16k ± 315

  3. Asian Alone

    1.86k ± 141

In 2017, there were 35.5 times more White Alone residents (76.5k people) in Midland County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.16k Hispanic or Latino and 1.86k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,644 ± 170

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    804 ± 189

  3. Korea

    586 ± 100

Midland County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Midland County, MI awarded 1,463 degrees. The student population of Midland County, MI is skewed towards men, with 1,908 male students and 1,517 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Midland County, MI are White (848 and 60.9%), followed by Unknown (271 and 19.5%), Black or African American (137 and 9.84%), and Hispanic or Latino (96 and 6.9%).

The largest universities in Midland County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Northwood University (1,310 and 89.5%) and Ross Medical Education Center-Midland (153 and 10.5%).

The most popular majors in Midland County, MI are General Business Administration & Management (759 and 51.9%), General Marketing & Marketing Management (109 and 7.45%), and Accounting (101 and 6.9%).

The median tuition costs in Midland County, MI are $24,770 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. 109 degrees awarded

  2. 101 degrees awarded

  3. 551 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Midland County, MI was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 109 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,310 degrees awarded

  2. 153 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$24,770

Median Private

In 2017, the Midland County, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwood University with 1,310 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

698

Degrees Awarded to Men

765

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 698 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Midland County, MI, which is 0.912 times less than the 765 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    848 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    271 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    137 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Midland County, MI were to White students. These 848 degrees mean that there were 3.13 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 271 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Midland County, MI was $133,000 in 2017, which is 0.579 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $131,100 to $133,000, a 1.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Midland County, MI is 75.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Midland County, MI have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Midland County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$133,000

2017 Median

± $3,661

$131,100

2016 Median

± $3,635

In 2017, the median property value in Midland County, MI grew to to $133,000 from the previous year's value of $131,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Midland 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 Midland 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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$57,117

Median Household Income

± $1,948

34k

Number of Households

± 1,065

In 2017, the median household income of the 34k households in Midland County, MI grew to $57,117 from the previous year's value of $54,852.

The following chart displays the households in Midland 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

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.9%

2017 Homeownership

74.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.9% of the housing units in Midland County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.7%.

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

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Commute Time

20.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Midland County, MI have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.53% of the workforce in Midland County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.18%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.47%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Midland County, MI was Drove Alone (85.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.18%) and those who Worked At Home (3.47%).

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

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