Isabella County, MI

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2022 Population
64,938
1.04% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
28.9
0.345% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
23.6%
0.734% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$52,638
7.78% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$159,500
13.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
31,640
1.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Isabella County, MI had a population of 64.9k people with a median age of 28.9 and a median household income of $52,638. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Isabella County, MI declined from 65,623 to 64,938, a −1.04% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,840 to $52,638, a 7.78% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Isabella County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.4%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.63%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.44%), and White (Hispanic) (1.74%).

None of the households in Isabella 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.

98.3% of the residents in Isabella County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Isabella County, MI are Central Michigan University (4,968 degrees awarded in 2022), M J Murphy Beauty College of Mount Pleasant (23 degrees), and Protege Academy (487083) (22 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Isabella County, MI was $159,500, and the homeownership rate was 61.7%.

Most people in Isabella County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Isabella County, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Isabella County, MI is home to a population of 64.9k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.84% of Isabella County, MI residents were born outside of the country (1.84k people).

In 2022, there were 19.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.7k people) in Isabella County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.86k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.71k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of Isabella County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Isabella County, MI was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Isabella County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    54.7k ± 250
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.86k ± 368
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.71k ± 168
4.37%
Hispanic Population
2.84k people

In 2022, there were 19.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.7k people) in Isabella County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.86k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.71k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.37% of the people in Isabella County, MI are hispanic (2.84k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Isabella 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

2.84%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.84k people
2.65%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.74k people

As of 2022, 2.84% of Isabella County, MI residents (1.84k 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 Isabella County, MI was 2.65%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,116 ± 158
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    705 ± 207
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    360 ± 105

Isabella County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Isabella County, MI employs 31.6k people. The largest industries in Isabella County, MI are Educational Services (4,997 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,141 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,800 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($68,333), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,889), and Utilities ($54,779).

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

31.6k
2022 Value
± 1,161
1.2%
1 Year growth
± 4.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Isabella County, MI grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 31.3k employees to 31.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Isabella County, MI, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3,494 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,473 people), and Management Occupations (2,993 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Isabella County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

31.6k
2022 Value
± 1,161
1.2%
1 Year growth
± 4.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Isabella County, MI grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 31.3k employees to 31.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Isabella County, MI, are Educational Services (4,997 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,141 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,800 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Isabella County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Isabella 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

$37,846
Median earning men ± $3,247
$22,446
Median earning women ± $1,725

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($65,893), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,125), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,180).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($48,125), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,947), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($37,800).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 689
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 338
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 269
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Isabella County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 50.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Isabella County, MI awarded 5,024 degrees. The student population of Isabella County, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,826 male students and 8,959 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Isabella County, MI are White (3,782 and 78%), followed by Black or African American (455 and 9.39%), Hispanic or Latino (243 and 5.01%), and Two or More Races (159 and 3.28%).

The largest universities in Isabella County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Central Michigan University (4,968 and 98.9%), M J Murphy Beauty College of Mount Pleasant (23 and 0.458%), and Protege Academy (487083) (22 and 0.438%).

The most popular majors in Isabella County, MI are General Business Administration & Management (311 and 6.19%), General Psychology (248 and 4.94%), and Educational & Instructional Technology (236 and 4.7%).

The median tuition cost in Isabella County, MI for a public four year colleges is $13,253 for in-state students and $13,253 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Isabella County, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 12.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 14,785 (39.4% men and 60.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 14,785 students enrolled in Isabella County, MI, 39.4% men and 60.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,187 records, of which 62.3% were women and 37.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 136 degrees awarded
  2. 132 degrees awarded
  3. 248 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Isabella County, MI was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 136 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,968 degrees awarded
  2. 23 degrees awarded
  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Michigan University with 4,968 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,945 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Isabella County, MI, which is 0.632 times less than the 3,079 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 3,782 degrees mean that there were 8.31 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 455 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($13,253) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($650) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

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 Isabella County, MI was $159,500 in 2022, which is 0.566 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $140,700 to $159,500, a 13.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Isabella County, MI is 61.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Isabella County, MI have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Isabella County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Isabella County, MI is $52,638. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Isabella County, MI was Census Tract 9406 with a value of $87,628, followed by Census Tract 9403 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $69,125 and $68,401.

In 2022, 19.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Isabella County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.4%.

Property

$159,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,975
$15,340
Median Property Taxes
±$607

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

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Rent vs Own

61.7%
Homeownership
2022
62.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.7% of the housing units in Isabella County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9406
  2. Census Tract 9403
  3. Census Tract 9

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Isabella County, MI was Census Tract 9406 with a value of $87,628, followed by Census Tract 9403 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $69,125 and $68,401.

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

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Household Income

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$52,638
Median Household Income
± $2,248
24.9k
Number of Households
± 940

In 2022, the median household income of the 24.9k households in Isabella County, MI grew to $52,638 from the previous year's value of $48,840.

The following chart displays the households in Isabella 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 Isabella 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 (77.7%)
  2. Carpooled (8.25%)
  3. Walked (6.86%)

In 2022, 77.7% of workers in Isabella County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.25%) and those who walked to work (6.86%).

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Isabella County, MI have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Isabella County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 19.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Isabella County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.4%.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Isabella County, MI (14k out of 59.3k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Isabella County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 17% of the children was living in poverty in Isabella County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 252 in Isabella County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 84.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.2% of the population of Isabella County, MI has health coverage, with 50.1% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Isabella County, MI see 2254 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.43% increase from the previous year (2138 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1545 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 341 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,254 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Isabella County, MI

Primary care physicians in Isabella County, MI see an average of 2,254 patients per year. This represents a 5.43% increase from the previous year (2,138 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Isabella 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 21.2% under 18 years, 35.3% between 18 and 34 years, 30.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.78%
Uninsured
50.1%
Employer Coverage
15.8%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
1.22%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Isabella County, MI declined by 4.14% from 8.11% to 7.78%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 69.9 in Isabella County, MI.

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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 40.7% in Isabella 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 9.32% in Isabella County, MI.

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