Southgate, MI

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2022 Population
29,948
0.14% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.3
4.28% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.74%
8.78% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$62,792
4.39% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$152,400
14.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
14,485
2.9% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Southgate, MI had a population of 29.9k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $62,792. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Southgate, MI declined from 29,990 to 29,948, a −0.14% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,152 to $62,792, a 4.39% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Southgate, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.67%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.45%), White (Hispanic) (3.77%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.81%).

None of the households in Southgate, 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.

97.7% of the residents in Southgate, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Southgate, MI are Dorsey College (169761) (391 degrees awarded in 2022) and Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design-Hair Lab Detroit Barber School (23 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Southgate, MI was $152,400, and the homeownership rate was 68%.

Most people in Southgate, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Southgate, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Southgate, MI is home to a population of 29.9k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.88% of Southgate, MI residents were born outside of the country (1.76k people).

In 2022, there were 9.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.8k people) in Southgate, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.33k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Southgate, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Southgate, MI was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Southgate, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.8k ± 911
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.3k ± 840
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.33k ± 548
10.5%
Hispanic Population
3.16k people

In 2022, there were 9.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.8k people) in Southgate, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.33k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.5% of the people in Southgate, MI are hispanic (3.16k people).

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

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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

5.88%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.76k people
6.14%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.84k people

As of 2022, 5.88% of Southgate, MI residents (1.76k 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 Southgate, MI was 6.14%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    654 ± 155
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    228 ± 134
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    154 ± 61

Southgate, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Southgate, MI employs 14.5k people. The largest industries in Southgate, MI are Manufacturing (2,562 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,777 people), and Retail Trade (1,656 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($83,350), Utilities ($80,504), and Information ($70,893).

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

14.5k
2022 Value
± 963
−2.9%
1 Year decline
± 9.39%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Southgate, MI declined at a rate of −2.9%, from 14.9k employees to 14.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Southgate, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,999 people), Production Occupations (1,538 people), and Management Occupations (1,218 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Southgate, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.5k
2022 Value
± 963
−2.9%
1 Year decline
± 9.39%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Southgate, MI declined at a rate of −2.9%, from 14.9k employees to 14.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Southgate, MI, are Manufacturing (2,562 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,777 people), and Retail Trade (1,656 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Southgate, MI, though some of these residents may live in Southgate, 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

$51,023
Median earning men ± $5,132
$40,101
Median earning women ± $2,656

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($78,482), Wholesale Trade ($65,375), and Manufacturing ($62,816).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($60,275), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,153), and Manufacturing ($50,456).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Michigan went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Southgate, MI awarded 414 degrees. The student population of Southgate, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 127 male students and 403 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Southgate, MI are Black or African American (189 and 45.7%), followed by White (118 and 28.5%), Unknown (59 and 14.3%), and Two or More Races (26 and 6.28%).

The largest universities in Southgate, MI by number of degrees awarded are Dorsey College (169761) (391 and 94.4%) and Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design-Hair Lab Detroit Barber School (23 and 5.56%).

The most popular majors in Southgate, MI are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (111 and 26.8%), Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) (87 and 21%), and General Cosmetology (43 and 10.4%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 530 students enrolled in Southgate, MI, 24% men and 76% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 348 records, of which 80.2% were women and 19.8% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Southgate, MI was General Cosmetology with 43 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 391 degrees awarded
  2. 23 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dorsey College (169761) with 391 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 118 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Southgate, MI, which is 0.399 times less than the 296 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 189 degrees mean that there were 1.6 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 118 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($29,280) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($2,400) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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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 Southgate, MI was $152,400 in 2022, which is 0.541 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $133,300 to $152,400, a 14.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Southgate, MI is 68%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Southgate, MI have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Southgate, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Southgate, MI is $62,792. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Southgate, MI was Census Tract 5819 with a value of $76,193, followed by Census Tract 5815 and Census Tract 5821, with respective values of $74,653 and $74,597.

Property

$152,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,327
$8,533
Median Property Taxes
±$603

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Rent vs Own

68%
Homeownership
2022
61.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68% of the housing units in Southgate, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5819
  2. Census Tract 5815
  3. Census Tract 5821

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Southgate, MI was Census Tract 5819 with a value of $76,193, followed by Census Tract 5815 and Census Tract 5821, with respective values of $74,653 and $74,597.

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

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Household Income

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$62,792
Median Household Income
± $4,049
12.5k
Number of Households
± 846

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.5k households in Southgate, MI grew to $62,792 from the previous year's value of $60,152.

The following chart displays the households in Southgate, 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 Southgate, 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 (77.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.8%)
  3. Carpooled (8.75%)

In 2022, 77.8% of workers in Southgate, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.8%) and those who carpooled to work (8.75%).

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Commute Time

24 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Southgate, MI have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.951% of the workforce in Southgate, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Southgate, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Southgate, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.74% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Southgate, MI (2.9k out of 29.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Males 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Southgate, 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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Health

96.3% of the population of Southgate, MI has health coverage, with 53.4% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 0.8% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, MI see 1343 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.75% decrease from the previous year (1381 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1384 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 308 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,343 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wayne County, MI

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, MI see an average of 1,343 patients per year. This represents a 2.75% decrease from the previous year (1,381 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wayne 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 20.6% under 18 years, 22.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.71%
Uninsured
53.4%
Employer Coverage
15%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
0.8%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Southgate, MI grew by 1.8% from 3.65% to 3.71%.

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