Montcalm County, MI

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Population

62,956

0.054% growth

Poverty Rate

17.5%


Median Age

40.5


Median Household Income

$44,651

3.54% growth

Number of Employees

25,787

2.05% growth

Median Property Value

$101,000

4.66% growth

About

In 2017, Montcalm County, MI had a population of 63k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $44,651. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Montcalm County, MI grew from 62,922 to 62,956, a 0.054% increase and its median household income grew from $43,126 to $44,651, a 3.54% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Montcalm County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (92%), White (Hispanic) (2.52%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.96%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.56%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.545%). N/A% of the people in Montcalm County, MI speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Montcalm County, MI are Montcalm Community College (343 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Montcalm County, MI is $101,000, and the homeownership rate is 77.9%. Most people in Montcalm County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Montcalm County, MI is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Montcalm County, MI employs 25.8k people. The largest industries in Montcalm County, MI are Manufacturing (5,604 people), Retail Trade (3,567 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,441 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,250), Public Administration ($50,570), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,000).

Median household income in Montcalm County, MI is $44,651. Males in Montcalm 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 Montcalm County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,651

2017 value

± $1,606

3.54%

1 Year Growth

± 4.53%

Households in Montcalm County, MI have a median annual income of $44,651, 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 $43,126 in 2016, which represents a 3.54% 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 Montcalm 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 9701

  2. Census Tract 9706

  3. Census Tract 9705

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montcalm County, MI was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $49,313, followed by Census Tract 9706 and Census Tract 9705, with respective values of $47,909 and $47,312.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montcalm County, MI (10.5k out of 60.1k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    9,939 ± 506

  2. Hispanic

    363 ± 114

  3. Two Or More

    356 ± 124

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Montcalm 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

25.8k

2017 Value

± 830

2.05%

1 Year growth

± 4.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Montcalm County, MI grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 25.3k employees to 25.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montcalm County, MI, are Production Occupations (3,702 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,349 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,645 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montcalm County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Montcalm County, MI, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,702 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,349 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,645 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Montcalm County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.48 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.95 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Montcalm County, MI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,417), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($56,169), and Protective Service Occupations ($55,988).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

25.8k

2017 Value

± 830

2.05%

1 Year growth

± 4.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Montcalm County, MI grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 25.3k employees to 25.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montcalm County, MI, are Manufacturing (5,604 people), Retail Trade (3,567 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,441 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montcalm County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Montcalm 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 Montcalm County, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (5,604 people), Retail Trade (3,567 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,441 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Montcalm County, MI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.57 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.15 times), and Construction (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Montcalm County, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($61,250), Public Administration ($50,570), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,000).

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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

91% of the population of Montcalm County, MI has health coverage, with 42.9% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.65% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Montcalm County, MI see 2248 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.48% decrease from the previous year (2329 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 562 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

2,248 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Montcalm County, MI see an average of 2,248 patients per year. This represents a 3.48% decrease from the previous year (2,329 patients).

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

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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

9.01%

Uninsured

42.9%

Employer Coverage

20.9%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

1.65%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montcalm County, MI declined by 12.7% from 10.3% to 9.01%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Montcalm 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%.

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Diversity

Montcalm County, MI is home to a population of 63k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.35% of Montcalm County, MI residents were born outside of the country (849 people).

In 2017, there were 36.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.9k people) in Montcalm County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.59k White (Hispanic) and 1.24k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Montcalm County, MI was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Montcalm County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Montcalm County, MI residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.35%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

849 people

1.23%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

774 people

As of 2017, 1.35% of Montcalm County, MI residents (849 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 Montcalm County, MI was 1.23%, 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

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Montcalm County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Montcalm County, MI was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Montcalm County, MI

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    57.9k ± 27

  2. White (Hispanic)

    1.59k ± 182

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.24k ± 111

In 2017, there were 36.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.9k people) in Montcalm County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.59k White (Hispanic) and 1.24k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Montcalm County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,669 ± 167

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    599 ± 134

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    564 ± 163

Montcalm County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Montcalm County, MI awarded 343 degrees. The student population of Montcalm County, MI is skewed towards women, with 636 male students and 1,055 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Montcalm County, MI are White (308 and 89.8%), followed by Two or More Races (12 and 3.5%), Unknown (12 and 3.5%), and Black or African American (6 and 1.75%).

The largest universities in Montcalm County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Montcalm Community College (343 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Montcalm County, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (150 and 43.7%), Pre-Nursing Studies (52 and 15.2%), and Registered Nursing (43 and 12.5%).

The median tuition costs in Montcalm 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. 72 degrees awarded

  2. 43 degrees awarded

  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Montcalm County, MI was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 72 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

343 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Montcalm County, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Montcalm Community College with 343 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

90

Degrees Awarded to Men

253

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 90 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Montcalm County, MI, which is 0.356 times less than the 253 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    308 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    12 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    12 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Montcalm County, MI were to White students. These 308 degrees mean that there were 25.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 12 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Montcalm County, MI was $101,000 in 2017, which is 0.44 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $96,500 to $101,000, a 4.66% increase. The homeownership rate in Montcalm County, MI is 77.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Montcalm County, MI have an average commute time of 28.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Montcalm County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$101,000

2017 Median

± $3,568

$96,500

2016 Median

± $2,657

In 2017, the median property value in Montcalm County, MI grew to to $101,000 from the previous year's value of $96,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Montcalm 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 Montcalm 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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$44,651

Median Household Income

± $1,606

23.6k

Number of Households

± 793

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.6k households in Montcalm County, MI grew to $44,651 from the previous year's value of $43,126.

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

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Rent vs Own

77.9%

2017 Homeownership

78.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.9% of the housing units in Montcalm County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.3%.

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

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Commute Time

28.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montcalm County, MI have a longer commute time (28.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.67% of the workforce in Montcalm County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.91%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Montcalm County, MI was Drove Alone (82.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.4%) and those who Worked At Home (3.91%).

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

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