Macomb County, MI

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2022 Population
878,453
0.0762% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41
0.244% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.82%
4.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$73,876
8.92% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$216,200
17.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
433,289
0.484% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Macomb County, MI had a population of 878k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $73,876. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Macomb County, MI declined from 879,123 to 878,453, a −0.0762% decrease and its median household income grew from $67,828 to $73,876, a 8.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Macomb County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.55%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.62%), and White (Hispanic) (1.21%).

None of the households in Macomb 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.

96.7% of the residents in Macomb County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Macomb County, MI are Macomb Community College (2,609 degrees awarded in 2022), U.S. Truck Driver Training School (395 degrees), and Dorsey College-Roseville (313 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Macomb County, MI was $216,200, and the homeownership rate was 74.8%.

Most people in Macomb County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Macomb County, MI was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Macomb County, MI is home to a population of 878k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.3% of Macomb County, MI residents were born outside of the country (99.1k people).

In 2022, there were 6.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (670k people) in Macomb County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 108k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 39.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
96.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Macomb County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Macomb County, MI was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Macomb County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    670k ± 1.12k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    108k ± 1.59k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    39.9k ± 798
2.87%
Hispanic Population
25.2k people

In 2022, there were 6.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (670k people) in Macomb County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 108k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 39.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.87% of the people in Macomb County, MI are hispanic (25.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Macomb County, 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

11.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
99.1k people
11.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
101k people

As of 2022, 11.3% of Macomb County, MI residents (99.1k 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 Macomb County, MI was 11.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    14,127 ± 789
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,174 ± 620
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,214 ± 535

Macomb County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Macomb County, MI employs 433k people. The largest industries in Macomb County, MI are Manufacturing (91,657 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (61,266 people), and Retail Trade (49,541 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,737), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($77,661), and Public Administration ($71,327).

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

433k
2022 Value
± 5,020
0.484%
1 Year growth
± 1.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Macomb County, MI grew at a rate of 0.484%, from 431k employees to 433k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Macomb County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (53,342 people), Sales & Related Occupations (41,850 people), and Production Occupations (41,457 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Macomb County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

433k
2022 Value
± 5,020
0.484%
1 Year growth
± 1.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Macomb County, MI grew at a rate of 0.484%, from 431k employees to 433k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Macomb County, MI, are Manufacturing (91,657 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (61,266 people), and Retail Trade (49,541 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Macomb County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Macomb 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

$54,666
Median earning men ± $936
$36,417
Median earning women ± $638

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($89,863), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,448), and Manufacturing ($71,295).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($59,088), Information ($51,534), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,499).

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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. 9,807
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 7,530
    Manufacturing
  3. 3,976
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Macomb County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 53.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.903%).

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 Macomb County, MI awarded 3,502 degrees. The student population of Macomb County, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,019 male students and 9,866 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Macomb County, MI are White (2,158 and 62.2%), followed by Black or African American (775 and 22.3%), Unknown (193 and 5.56%), and Asian (137 and 3.95%).

The largest universities in Macomb County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Macomb Community College (2,609 and 74.5%), U.S. Truck Driver Training School (395 and 11.3%), and Dorsey College-Roseville (313 and 8.94%).

The most popular majors in Macomb County, MI are General Studies (954 and 27.2%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (395 and 11.3%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (277 and 7.91%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 16,885 students enrolled in Macomb County, MI, 41.6% men and 58.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,774 records, of which 55.8% were women and 44.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 942 degrees awarded
  2. 277 degrees awarded
  3. 193 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Macomb County, MI was General Studies with 942 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,609 degrees awarded
  2. 395 degrees awarded
  3. 313 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Macomb Community College with 2,609 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,529 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Macomb County, MI, which is 0.775 times less than the 1,973 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,158 degrees mean that there were 2.78 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 775 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

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

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

Public, 2-year ($1,828) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Macomb County, MI was $216,200 in 2022, which is 0.767 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $184,600 to $216,200, a 17.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Macomb County, MI is 74.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Macomb County, MI have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Macomb County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Macomb County, MI is $73,876. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Macomb County, MI was Census Tract 2145 with a value of $131,597, followed by Census Tract 2150 and Census Tract 2264, with respective values of $128,427 and $122,031.

In 2022, 13.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Macomb County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.84%.

Property

$216,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$1,860
$264,921
Median Property Taxes
±$3,707

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 Macomb County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

74.8%
Homeownership
2022
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.8% of the housing units in Macomb County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2145
  2. Census Tract 2150
  3. Census Tract 2264

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Macomb County, MI was Census Tract 2145 with a value of $131,597, followed by Census Tract 2150 and Census Tract 2264, with respective values of $128,427 and $122,031.

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

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Household Income

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$73,876
Median Household Income
± $905
354k
Number of Households
± 4,496

In 2022, the median household income of the 354k households in Macomb County, MI grew to $73,876 from the previous year's value of $67,828.

The following chart displays the households in Macomb 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Macomb 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 (79.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.62%)
  3. Carpooled (8.17%)

In 2022, 79.5% of workers in Macomb County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.62%) and those who carpooled to work (8.17%).

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

27.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Macomb County, MI have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in Macomb 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 Macomb County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Macomb County, MI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Macomb County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.84%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.82% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Macomb County, MI (85.4k out of 870k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Macomb County, MI is White, followed by Black 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12.6% of the children was living in poverty in Macomb County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 293 in Macomb County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 23.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.9% of the population of Macomb County, MI has health coverage, with 51.8% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 0.76% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Macomb County, MI see 1836 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.77% decrease from the previous year (1869 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1121 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 472 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,836 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Macomb County, MI

Primary care physicians in Macomb County, MI see an average of 1,836 patients per year. This represents a 1.77% decrease from the previous year (1,869 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Macomb 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 22.1% under 18 years, 20.7% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.08%
Uninsured
51.8%
Employer Coverage
16.8%
Medicaid
13.4%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
0.76%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Macomb County, MI declined by 3.54% from 5.27% to 5.08%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 47.2 in Macomb County, MI.

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Health Behaviors

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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 36% in Macomb County, MI.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.28% in Macomb County, MI.

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