Alpena, MI

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
28,911
0.00692% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
47.6
1.04% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.5%
10.7% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$49,133
9.52% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$128,000
15.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
12,174
0.338% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Alpena, MI had a population of 28.9k people with a median age of 47.6 and a median household income of $49,133. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Alpena, MI declined from 28,913 to 28,911, a −0.00692% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,864 to $49,133, a 9.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alpena, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.55%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.865%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.768%), and White (Hispanic) (0.591%).

None of the households in Alpena, 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.

99.3% of the residents in Alpena, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alpena, MI are Alpena Community College (295 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Alpena, MI was $128,000, and the homeownership rate was 79.1%.

Most people in Alpena, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Alpena, MI was 2 cars per household.

Alpena, MI borders .

Population & Diversity

Alpena, MI is home to a population of 28.9k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.51% of Alpena, MI residents were born outside of the country (437 people).

In 2022, there were 36.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.2k people) in Alpena, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 738 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 250 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Alpena, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Alpena, MI was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alpena, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27.2k ± 188
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    738 ± 173
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    250 ± 87.3
1.53%
Hispanic Population
442 people

In 2022, there were 36.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.2k people) in Alpena, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 738 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 250 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.53% of the people in Alpena, MI are hispanic (442 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Alpena, 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

1.51%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
437 people
1.55%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
448 people

As of 2022, 1.51% of Alpena, MI residents (437 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 Alpena, MI was 1.55%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,022 ± 145
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    496 ± 181
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    296 ± 99

Alpena, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Alpena, MI employs 12.2k people. The largest industries in Alpena, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,330 people), Retail Trade (1,667 people), and Manufacturing (1,606 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($74,063), Utilities ($70,000), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,125).

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

12.2k
2022 Value
± 654
0.338%
1 Year growth
± 7.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alpena, MI grew at a rate of 0.338%, from 12.1k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alpena, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,494 people), Management Occupations (1,134 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,080 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alpena, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.2k
2022 Value
± 654
0.338%
1 Year growth
± 7.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alpena, MI grew at a rate of 0.338%, from 12.1k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alpena, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,330 people), Retail Trade (1,667 people), and Manufacturing (1,606 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alpena, MI, though some of these residents may live in Alpena, 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

$43,144
Median earning men ± $4,407
$26,018
Median earning women ± $1,655

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($89,250), Information ($77,727), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,886).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($48,229), Public Administration ($47,578), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,696).

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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. 280
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 208
    Manufacturing
  3. 186
    Retail Trade

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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 Alpena, MI awarded 295 degrees. The student population of Alpena, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 717 male students and 819 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alpena, MI are White (276 and 93.6%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (12 and 4.07%), Black or African American (5 and 1.69%), and Asian (1 and 0.339%).

The largest universities in Alpena, MI by number of degrees awarded are Alpena Community College (295 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Alpena, MI are Lineworker (91 and 30.8%), Registered Nursing (21 and 7.12%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (19 and 6.44%).

The median tuition cost in Alpena, MI for a public four year colleges is $7,365 for in-state students and $7,365 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,536 students enrolled in Alpena, MI, 46.7% men and 53.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,383 records, of which 54% were women and 46% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 18 degrees awarded
  2. 35 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Alpena, MI was General Business Administration & Management with 18 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
295 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alpena Community College with 295 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 170 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alpena, MI, which is 1.36 times more than the 125 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 276 degrees mean that there were 23 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 12 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($7,365) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($630) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) 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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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 Alpena, MI was $128,000 in 2022, which is 0.454 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $111,200 to $128,000, a 15.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Alpena, MI is 79.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Alpena, MI have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Alpena, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Alpena, MI is $49,133. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Alpena, MI was Livingston County, MI with a value of $96,135, followed by Oakland County, MI and Washtenaw County, MI, with respective values of $92,620 and $84,245.

Property

$128,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,234
$10,056
Median Property Taxes
±$542

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

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

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Rent vs Own

79.1%
Homeownership
2022
64.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.1% of the housing units in Alpena, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alpena, MI was Livingston County, MI with a value of $96,135, followed by Oakland County, MI and Washtenaw County, MI, with respective values of $92,620 and $84,245.

The following map shows all of the counties in Alpena, 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.
$49,133
Median Household Income
± $2,119
12.7k
Number of Households
± 632

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.7k households in Alpena, MI grew to $49,133 from the previous year's value of $44,864.

The following chart displays the households in Alpena, 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 Alpena, 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 (80.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.96%)
  3. Carpooled (6.06%)

In 2022, 80.7% of workers in Alpena, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.96%) and those who carpooled to work (6.06%).

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

17.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alpena, MI have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.67% of the workforce in Alpena, 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 Alpena, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alpena, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alpena, MI (4.69k out of 28.4k 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 Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alpena, MI is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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

94.5% of the population of Alpena, MI has health coverage, with 34.6% on employee plans, 25.8% on Medicaid, 18.6% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 2.97% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Michigan see 1246 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1266 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1294 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 332 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,246 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Michigan

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,246 patients per year. This represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1,266 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Michigan 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% under 18 years, 16.6% between 18 and 34 years, 39.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.48%
Uninsured
34.6%
Employer Coverage
25.8%
Medicaid
18.6%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
2.97%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alpena, MI grew by 4.13% from 5.26% to 5.48%.

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

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