Lake County, MI

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2022 Population
12,285
0.302% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
51.8
4.43% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
20.3%
4.53% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$45,946
12.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$117,100
19.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lake County, MI had a population of 12.3k people with a median age of 51.8 and a median household income of $45,946. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lake County, MI grew from 12,248 to 12,285, a 0.302% increase and its median household income grew from $40,753 to $45,946, a 12.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (81%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.87%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.33%), White (Hispanic) (1.4%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.822%).

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

99.6% of the residents in Lake County, MI are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Lake County, MI was $117,100, and the homeownership rate was 84.2%.

Most people in Lake County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake County, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lake County, MI is home to a population of 12.3k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.07% of Lake County, MI residents were born outside of the country (131 people).

In 2022, there were 8.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.95k people) in Lake County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.21k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 532 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Lake County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lake County, MI was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.95k ± 77
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.21k ± 148
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    532 ± 126
3.06%
Hispanic Population
376 people

In 2022, there were 8.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.95k people) in Lake County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.21k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 532 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.06% of the people in Lake County, MI are hispanic (376 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.07%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
131 people
0.947%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
116 people

As of 2022, 1.07% of Lake County, MI residents (131 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 Lake County, MI was 0.947%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    457 ± 85
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    115 ± 38
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    110 ± 32

Lake County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lake County, MI employs 4.04k people. The largest industries in Lake County, MI are Manufacturing (604 people), Retail Trade (512 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (511 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($102,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,732), and Transportation & Warehousing ($59,330).

Occupations

4.04k
2022 Value
± 282
8.04%
1 Year growth
± 8.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lake County, MI grew at a rate of 8.04%, from 3.74k employees to 4.04k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake County, MI, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (475 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (438 people), and Management Occupations (394 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.04k
2022 Value
± 282
8.04%
1 Year growth
± 8.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lake County, MI grew at a rate of 8.04%, from 3.74k employees to 4.04k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake County, MI, are Manufacturing (604 people), Retail Trade (512 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (511 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Lake County, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$33,257
Median earning men ± $3,926
$27,799
Median earning women ± $4,483

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($64,583), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,500), and Manufacturing ($50,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($65,625), Wholesale Trade ($57,969), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,750).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 39
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 39
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 38
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lake County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 62.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.03%).

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake County, MI was $117,100 in 2022, which is 0.415 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $98,300 to $117,100, a 19.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake County, MI is 84.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lake County, MI have an average commute time of 31.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lake County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lake County, MI is $45,946. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lake County, MI was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $51,520, followed by Census Tract 9613 and Census Tract 9611, with respective values of $47,656 and $47,552.

Property

$117,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,643
$3,832
Median Property Taxes
±$233

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

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lake County, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

84.2%
Homeownership
2022
62.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 84.2% of the housing units in Lake County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 84.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9601
  2. Census Tract 9613
  3. Census Tract 9611

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake County, MI was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $51,520, followed by Census Tract 9613 and Census Tract 9611, with respective values of $47,656 and $47,552.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$45,946
Median Household Income
± $2,357
4.55k
Number of Households
± 247

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.55k households in Lake County, MI grew to $45,946 from the previous year's value of $40,753.

The following chart displays the households in Lake 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

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

In 2022, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.473% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.72%)

In 2022, 76.7% of workers in Lake County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who worked at home (5.72%).

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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Commute Time

31.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake County, MI have a longer commute time (31.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 7.33% of the workforce in Lake County, 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 Lake County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lake County, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake County, MI (2.43k out of 12k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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

93% of the population of Lake County, MI has health coverage, with 24.2% on employee plans, 30.8% on Medicaid, 21.6% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 2.43% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lake County, MI see 11853 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.236% decrease from the previous year (11881 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1159 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1448 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 55.4% were men and 44.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

11,853 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lake County, MI

Primary care physicians in Lake County, MI see an average of 11,853 patients per year. This represents a 0.236% decrease from the previous year (11,881 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lake 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 16.6% under 18 years, 13.8% between 18 and 34 years, 41.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 55.4% were men and 44.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

7%
Uninsured
24.2%
Employer Coverage
30.8%
Medicaid
21.6%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
2.43%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake County, MI grew by 4.17% from 6.72% to 7%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.8% in Lake County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.17% in Lake County, MI.

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