Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI

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Population

154,638

0.15% growth

Median Age

45.7


Median Household Income

$55,617

5.46% growth

Poverty Rate

10.2%


Number of Employees

68,305

0.699% growth

Median Property Value

$176,500

3.88% growth

About

In 2017, Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI had a population of 155k people with a median age of 45.7 and a median household income of $55,617. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI grew from 154,406 to 154,638, a 0.15% increase and its median household income grew from $52,736 to $55,617, a 5.46% increase.

The population of Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI is 91.9% White Alone, 2.92% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.89% Two or More Races. 4.26% of the people in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI are Northwestern Michigan College (891 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI is $176,500, and the homeownership rate is 80.3%. Most people in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI employs 68.3k people. The largest industries in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI are Hospitals (4,890 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,777 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,663 people), and the highest paying industries are Air transportation ($241,476), Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers ($169,249), and Legal services ($168,549).

Median household income in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI is $55,617. Males in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,912. The income inequality in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,617

2017 value

± $1,341

5.46%

1 Year Growth

± 3.03%

Households in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI have a median annual income of $55,617, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,736 in 2016, which represents a 5.46% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$60,516

Average Male Salary

± $9,515

$41,912

Average Female Salary

± $6,614

In 2017, full-time male employees in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $43,913 ± $5,190

  2. Two or More Races

    $42,187 ± $39,560

  3. Other

    $30,823 ± $24,127

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.475

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.825% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI was Birmingham & Bloomfield Area PUMA, MI with a value of $112,116, followed by Oakland County (Northeast) PUMA, MI and Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI, with respective values of $95,855 and $94,911.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, 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

10.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI (15.4k out of 151k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    13,696 ± 726

  2. Hispanic

    542 ± 159

  3. Black

    301 ± 137

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, 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

68.3k

2017 Value

0.699%

1 Year growth

± 0.699%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI grew at a rate of 0.699%, from 67.8k employees to 68.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI, are Registered nurses (2,226 people), Retail salespersons (2,143 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,875 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI, by number of employees, are Registered nurses (2,226 people), Retail salespersons (2,143 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,875 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Graders & sorters, agricultural products (6.9 times higher than expected), Archivists, curators, & museum technicians (6.37 times), and Lodging managers (5.12 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI, by average salary, are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers ($244,889), Physicians & surgeons ($241,705), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($178,950).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

68.3k

2017 Value

0.699%

1 Year growth

± 0.699%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI grew at a rate of 0.699%, from 67.8k employees to 68.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI, are Hospitals (4,890 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,777 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,663 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI, though some of these residents may live in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, 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 Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI, by number of employees, are Hospitals (4,890 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,777 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,663 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI has an unusually high number of U. S Coast Guard (9.67 times higher than expected), Textile product mills, except carpets & rugs (8.84 times), and Recreational vehicle parks & camps and rooming & boarding houses (6.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI, by average salary, are Air transportation ($241,476), Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers ($169,249), and Legal services ($168,549).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $135B

  2. $35.4B

  3. $31.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $135B, followed by Mixed freight ($35.4B) and Machinery ($31.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$448B

2015 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

39.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Michigan trade was $448B. This is expected to increase 39.1% to $623B by 2045.

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

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Interstate Trade

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $35.1B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $20.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Indiana with $25.1B and Illinois and $20.4B.

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

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Health

91.2% of the population of Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 1.58% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1385 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 431 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

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1,254 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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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%).

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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

8.79%

Uninsured

44.9%

Employer Coverage

13.3%

Medicaid

15.9%

Medicare

15.5%

Non-Group

1.58%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 8.79%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, 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

Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI is home to a population of 155k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI is composed of 142k White Alone residents (91.9%), 4.52k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.92%), 2.92k Two or More Races residents (1.89%), 2.04k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.32%), 1.87k Black or African American Alone residents (1.21%), 918 Asian Alone residents (0.594%), 124 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0802%), and 91 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0588%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI are Spanish (2,906 speakers), German (617 speakers), and French (Incl. Cajun) (471 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI was 45.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

2.27%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.5k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI was 2.27%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    662 ± 630 people

  2. Ukraine

    627 ± 614 people

  3. Canada

    396 ± 488 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI was Mexico, the natal country of 662 Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI residents, followed by Ukraine with 627 and Canada with 396.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    142k ± 126

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.52k ± 381

  3. Two or More Races

    2.92k ± 335

In 2017, there were 31.5 times more White Alone residents (142k people) in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.52k Hispanic or Latino and 2.92k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    2,906 speakers (1.98%)

  2. German

    617 speakers (0.419%)

  3. French (Incl. Cajun)

    471 speakers (0.32%)

4.26% of Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI was Spanish. 1.98% of the overall population of Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI are native Spanish speakers. 0.419% speak German and 0.32% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,891 ± 329

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,397 ± 219

  3. Korea

    1,158 ± 152

Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI awarded 891 degrees. The student population of Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI is skewed towards women, with 2,019 male students and 2,145 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI are White (784 and 89.4%), followed by Unknown (27 and 3.08%), Hispanic or Latino (22 and 2.51%), and Two or More Races (20 and 2.28%).

The largest universities in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI by number of degrees awarded are Northwestern Michigan College (891 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (334 and 37.5%), General Studies (122 and 13.7%), and Registered Nursing (72 and 8.08%).

The median tuition costs in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,159 and $8,030 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 72 degrees awarded

  2. 72 degrees awarded

  3. 331 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI was Registered Nursing with 72 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

891 degrees awarded

$6,159

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwestern Michigan College with 891 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

391

Degrees Awarded to Men

500

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 391 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI, which is 0.782 times less than the 500 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    784 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    22 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI were to White students. These 784 degrees mean that there were 29 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 27 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI was $176,500 in 2017, which is 0.811 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $169,900 to $176,500, a 3.88% increase. The homeownership rate in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI is 80.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$55,617

Median Household Income

± $1,341

62.3k

Number of Households

± 1,410

In 2017, the median household income of the 62.3k households in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI grew to $55,617 from the previous year's value of $52,736.

The following chart displays the households in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, 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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Housing

Property Value

$176,500

2017 Median

± $3,318

$169,900

2016 Median

± $1,962

In 2017, the median property value in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI grew to to $176,500 from the previous year's value of $169,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, 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 Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

80.3%

2017 Homeownership

79.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.3% of the housing units in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.02% of the workforce in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.88%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.76%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Northwest Lower Peninsula (West) PUMA, MI was Drove Alone (79.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.88%) and those who Worked At Home (5.76%).

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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