Kalkaska County, MI

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2020 Population
17,725
0.796% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
44.3
0.225% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
16.4%
1.4% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$49,402
5.34% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$127,600
10.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Kalkaska County, MI had a population of 17.7k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $49,402. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Kalkaska County, MI grew from 17,585 to 17,725, a 0.796% increase and its median household income grew from $46,898 to $49,402, a 5.34% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kalkaska County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.77%), White (Hispanic) (1.47%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.948%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.739%).

None of the households in Kalkaska 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.

99.8% of the residents in Kalkaska County, MI are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Kalkaska County, MI was $127,600, and the homeownership rate was 85%.

Most people in Kalkaska County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Kalkaska County, MI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Kalkaska County, MI is home to a population of 17.7k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.925% of Kalkaska County, MI residents were born outside of the country (164 people).

In 2020, there were 53.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.6k people) in Kalkaska County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 313 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 260 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.8% of Kalkaska County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Kalkaska County, MI was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kalkaska County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.6k ± 16
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    313 ± 70.8
  3. White (Hispanic)
    260 ± 44
2.13%
Hispanic Population
377 people

In 2020, there were 53.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.6k people) in Kalkaska County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 313 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 260 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.13% of the people in Kalkaska County, MI are hispanic (377 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.925%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
164 people
1.45%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
255 people

As of 2020, 0.925% of Kalkaska County, MI residents (164 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kalkaska County, MI was 1.45%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    658 ± 95
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    222 ± 90
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    210 ± 66

Kalkaska County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Kalkaska County, MI employs 7.39k people. The largest industries in Kalkaska County, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,142 people), Retail Trade (1,015 people), and Manufacturing (951 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,333), Utilities ($57,313), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,250).

Occupations

7.39k
2020 Value
± 382
0.435%
1 Year growth
± 7.05%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kalkaska County, MI grew at a rate of 0.435%, from 7.36k employees to 7.39k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kalkaska County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (873 people), Sales & Related Occupations (806 people), and Production Occupations (706 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kalkaska County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.39k
2020 Value
± 382
0.435%
1 Year growth
± 7.05%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kalkaska County, MI grew at a rate of 0.435%, from 7.36k employees to 7.39k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kalkaska County, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,142 people), Retail Trade (1,015 people), and Manufacturing (951 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kalkaska County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Kalkaska 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

$38,078
Median earning men ± $2,639
$25,205
Median earning women ± $1,696

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,443), and Public Administration ($51,563).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($34,583), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($31,488), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($31,397).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 76
    Retail Trade
  2. 68
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 60
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $193B
  2. $56.5B
  3. $49.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $193B, followed by Machinery ($56.5B) and Mixed freight ($49.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$638B
2020 Value in Michigan
$1.16T
Projected 2050 Value in Michigan
81.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $638B. This is expected to increase 81.2% to $1.16T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $34.4B
  3. $29.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Texas with $34.4B and Indiana and $29.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kalkaska County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 69.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.34%).

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 14 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 14 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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.713% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.711% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.28M), Some college (1.97M), and Bachelors Degree (1.34M).

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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The median property value in Kalkaska County, MI was $127,600 in 2020, which is 0.555 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $115,900 to $127,600, a 10.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Kalkaska County, MI is 85%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Kalkaska County, MI have an average commute time of 28.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kalkaska County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kalkaska County, MI is $49,402. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Kalkaska County, MI was Census Tract 9506.02 with a value of $54,464, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9506.01, with respective values of $52,045 and $48,438.

Property

$127,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,708
$6,096
Median Property Taxes
±$351

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 Kalkaska 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 Kalkaska County, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

85%
Homeownership
2020
64.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 85% of the housing units in Kalkaska County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 82.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9506.02
  2. Census Tract 9504
  3. Census Tract 9506.01

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kalkaska County, MI was Census Tract 9506.02 with a value of $54,464, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9506.01, with respective values of $52,045 and $48,438.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Kalkaska 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.
$49,402
Median Household Income
± $3,620
7.17k
Number of Households
± 387

In 2020, the median household income of the 7.17k households in Kalkaska County, MI grew to $49,402 from the previous year's value of $46,898.

The following chart displays the households in Kalkaska 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 Kalkaska County, MI is from Michigan.
0.471
2020 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.475
2019 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2020, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.801% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Michigan across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.3%)
  2. Carpooled (12%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.95%)

In 2020, 81.3% of workers in Kalkaska County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12%) and those who worked at home (3.95%).

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

28.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kalkaska County, MI have a longer commute time (28.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.66% of the workforce in Kalkaska 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 Kalkaska County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kalkaska County, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kalkaska County, MI (2.88k out of 17.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kalkaska County, MI is White, followed by Hispanic 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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91.3% of the population of Kalkaska County, MI has health coverage, with 38.6% on employee plans, 22.4% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Michigan was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Kalkaska County, MI see 3565 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.08% increase from the previous year (3527 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2577 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1640 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Michigan, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,565 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kalkaska County, MI

Primary care physicians in Kalkaska County, MI see an average of 3,565 patients per year. This represents a 1.08% increase from the previous year (3,527 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kalkaska County, MI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Michigan across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.1% under 18 years, 16.8% between 18 and 34 years, 40.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.66%
Uninsured
38.6%
Employer Coverage
22.4%
Medicaid
15.3%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
1.37%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kalkaska County, MI declined by 11% from 9.73% to 8.66%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Kalkaska County, MI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 34.9% in Kalkaska County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.45% in Kalkaska County, MI.

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