Manistee County, MI

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2022 Population
25,058
0.477% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
50
0.806% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.3%
3.38% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$59,467
9.26% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$157,800
11.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Manistee County, MI had a population of 25.1k people with a median age of 50 and a median household income of $59,467. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Manistee County, MI grew from 24,939 to 25,058, a 0.477% increase and its median household income grew from $54,428 to $59,467, a 9.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Manistee County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.95%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.15%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.67%), and White (Hispanic) (1.47%).

None of the households in Manistee 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.

98.9% of the residents in Manistee County, MI are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Manistee County, MI was $157,800, and the homeownership rate was 86.1%.

Most people in Manistee County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Manistee County, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Manistee County, MI is home to a population of 25.1k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.12% of Manistee County, MI residents were born outside of the country (532 people).

In 2022, there were 22.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22k people) in Manistee County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 991 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 790 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Manistee County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Manistee County, MI was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Manistee County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22k ± 84
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    991 ± 154
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    790 ± 112
3.6%
Hispanic Population
901 people

In 2022, there were 22.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22k people) in Manistee County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 991 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 790 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.6% of the people in Manistee County, MI are hispanic (901 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.12%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
532 people
2.05%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
511 people

As of 2022, 2.12% of Manistee County, MI residents (532 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 Manistee County, MI was 2.05%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    765 ± 113
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    280 ± 87
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    261 ± 77

Manistee County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Manistee County, MI employs 9.69k people. The largest industries in Manistee County, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,313 people), Manufacturing (1,232 people), and Retail Trade (1,089 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,016), Public Administration ($60,125), and Wholesale Trade ($59,844).

Occupations

9.69k
2022 Value
± 455
−0.432%
1 Year decline
± 6.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Manistee County, MI declined at a rate of −0.432%, from 9.73k employees to 9.69k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Manistee County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,090 people), Management Occupations (1,000 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (802 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Manistee County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.69k
2022 Value
± 455
−0.432%
1 Year decline
± 6.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Manistee County, MI declined at a rate of −0.432%, from 9.73k employees to 9.69k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Manistee County, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,313 people), Manufacturing (1,232 people), and Retail Trade (1,089 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Manistee County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Manistee 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

$44,971
Median earning men ± $2,935
$33,964
Median earning women ± $2,576

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($73,077), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,750), and Public Administration ($63,143).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,286), Public Administration ($49,620), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,250).

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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. 202
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 133
    Retail Trade
  3. 117
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Manistee County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.05%).

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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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 Manistee County, MI was $157,800 in 2022, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $141,300 to $157,800, a 11.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Manistee County, MI is 86.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Manistee County, MI have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Manistee County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Manistee County, MI is $59,467. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Manistee County, MI was Census Tract 3 with a value of $67,847, followed by Census Tract 8 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $67,270 and $65,132.

Property

$157,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,210
$8,547
Median Property Taxes
±$424

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 Manistee County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

86.1%
Homeownership
2022
62.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 86.1% of the housing units in Manistee County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 85.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. Census Tract 8
  3. Census Tract 7

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Manistee County, MI was Census Tract 3 with a value of $67,847, followed by Census Tract 8 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $67,270 and $65,132.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Manistee 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.
$59,467
Median Household Income
± $2,570
9.93k
Number of Households
± 451

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.93k households in Manistee County, MI grew to $59,467 from the previous year's value of $54,428.

The following chart displays the households in Manistee 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 Manistee 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 (79.3%)
  2. Carpooled (9.41%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.21%)

In 2022, 79.3% of workers in Manistee County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.41%) and those who worked at home (8.21%).

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

21.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Manistee County, MI have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Manistee 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 Manistee County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Manistee County, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Manistee County, MI (2.67k out of 23.7k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Manistee County, MI is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Health

95.5% of the population of Manistee County, MI has health coverage, with 38.1% on employee plans, 19% on Medicaid, 19.6% on Medicare, 17.3% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Manistee County, MI see 2046 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.43% increase from the previous year (1887 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1455 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 707 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,046 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Manistee County, MI

Primary care physicians in Manistee County, MI see an average of 2,046 patients per year. This represents a 8.43% increase from the previous year (1,887 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Manistee 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 19% under 18 years, 14.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.53%
Uninsured
38.1%
Employer Coverage
19%
Medicaid
19.6%
Medicare
17.3%
Non-Group
1.37%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Manistee County, MI declined by 10.7% from 5.08% to 4.53%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Manistee County, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 64.7 in Manistee 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 35.7% in Manistee County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.2% in Manistee County, MI.

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