Monroe County, MI

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2020 Population
150,000
0.182% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
42.8
0.469% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.2%
0.988% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$65,453
5.22% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$167,400
3.53% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
70,351
0.107% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Monroe County, MI had a population of 150k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $65,453. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Monroe County, MI grew from 149,727 to 150,000, a 0.182% increase and its median household income grew from $62,203 to $65,453, a 5.22% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.9%), White (Hispanic) (2.69%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.37%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.11%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.517%).

None of the households in Monroe 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% of the residents in Monroe County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monroe County, MI are Monroe County Community College (443 degrees awarded in 2020) and Michigan College of Beauty-Monroe (62 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Monroe County, MI was $167,400, and the homeownership rate was 80.6%.

Most people in Monroe County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe County, MI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Monroe County, MI is home to a population of 150k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.4% of Monroe County, MI residents were born outside of the country (3.6k people).

In 2020, there were 33.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (136k people) in Monroe County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.04k White (Hispanic) and 3.56k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99% of Monroe County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe 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 Monroe County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    136k ± 211
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.04k ± 460
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.56k ± 363
3.68%
Hispanic Population
5.53k people

In 2020, there were 33.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (136k people) in Monroe County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.04k White (Hispanic) and 3.56k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.68% of the people in Monroe County, MI are hispanic (5.53k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    78,782 ± 6,864 people
  2. India
    74,611 ± 6,681 people
  3. Iraq
    57,515 ± 5,871 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 78,782 Michigan residents, followed by India with 74,611 and Iraq with 57,515.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.4%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.6k people
2.36%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.54k people

As of 2020, 2.4% of Monroe County, MI residents (3.6k 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 Monroe County, MI was 2.36%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,051 ± 305
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,365 ± 226
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,002 ± 213

Monroe County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Monroe County, MI employs 70.4k people. The largest industries in Monroe County, MI are Manufacturing (14,571 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,906 people), and Retail Trade (7,429 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($102,543), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,203), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($64,464).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,905. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

70.4k
2020 Value
± 1,872
0.107%
1 Year growth
± 3.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Monroe County, MI grew at a rate of 0.107%, from 70.3k employees to 70.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe County, MI, are Production Occupations (7,903 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,747 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,853 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

70.4k
2020 Value
± 1,872
0.107%
1 Year growth
± 3.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Monroe County, MI grew at a rate of 0.107%, from 70.3k employees to 70.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe County, MI, are Manufacturing (14,571 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,906 people), and Retail Trade (7,429 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Monroe 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

$52,736
Median earning men ± $1,296
$31,057
Median earning women ± $954

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,355), Manufacturing ($66,999), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,112).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($49,493), Wholesale Trade ($45,625), and Public Administration ($43,858).

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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. 963
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 578
    Manufacturing
  3. 506
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.67M
    Manufacturing
  2. $428k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $394k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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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 Monroe County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 60.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.25%).

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.

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 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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In 2020, universities in Monroe County, MI awarded 505 degrees. The student population of Monroe County, MI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 870 male students and 1,528 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monroe County, MI are White (426 and 84.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (24 and 4.75%), Black or African American (22 and 4.36%), and Unknown (21 and 4.16%).

The largest universities in Monroe County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Monroe County Community College (443 and 87.7%) and Michigan College of Beauty-Monroe (62 and 12.3%).

The most popular majors in Monroe County, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (161 and 31.9%), Registered Nursing (63 and 12.5%), and General Cosmetology (42 and 8.32%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 2,398 students enrolled in Monroe County, MI, 36.3% men and 63.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,851 records, of which 62.5% were women and 37.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 161 degree-majors awarded
  2. 63 degree-majors awarded
  3. 39 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Monroe County, MI was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 161 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 443 degrees awarded
  2. 62 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Monroe County Community College with 443 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 168 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Monroe County, MI, which is 0.499 times less than the 337 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 426 degrees mean that there were 17.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 24 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,844) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($680) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($936) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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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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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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Monroe County, MI was $167,400 in 2020, which is 0.728 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $161,700 to $167,400, a 3.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe County, MI is 80.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Monroe County, MI have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Monroe County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Monroe County, MI is $65,453. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Monroe County, MI was Census Tract 8302 with a value of $95,906, followed by Census Tract 8332 and Census Tract 8305, with respective values of $92,500 and $87,014.

In 2021, 11.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Monroe County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.1%.

Property

$167,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,751
$49,014
Median Property Taxes
±$1,526

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 Monroe County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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

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Rent vs Own

80.6%
Homeownership
2020
60.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 80.6% of the housing units in Monroe County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.7%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Monroe County, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8302
  2. Census Tract 8332
  3. Census Tract 8305

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monroe County, MI was Census Tract 8302 with a value of $95,906, followed by Census Tract 8332 and Census Tract 8305, with respective values of $92,500 and $87,014.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Monroe 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.
$65,453
Median Household Income
± $1,699
60.8k
Number of Households
± 1,737

In 2020, the median household income of the 60.8k households in Monroe County, MI grew to $65,453 from the previous year's value of $62,203.

The following chart displays the households in Monroe 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 Monroe 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (85.8%)
  2. Carpooled (6.73%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.15%)

In 2020, 85.8% of workers in Monroe County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.73%) and those who worked at home (5.15%).

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

25.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe County, MI have a shorter commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% of the workforce in Monroe 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 Monroe County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Monroe County, MI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 11.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Monroe County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.1%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe County, MI (16.7k out of 148k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Monroe County, MI is White, followed by Hispanic 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 2021, 14.3% of the children was living in poverty in Monroe County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 240 in Monroe County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 6.85 per 100,000 population.

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96% of the population of Monroe County, MI has health coverage, with 56.7% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 0.916% 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 Monroe County, MI see 3009 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.5% decrease from the previous year (3401 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2280 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 607 patients per year.

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

3,009 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Monroe County, MI

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, MI see an average of 3,009 patients per year. This represents a 11.5% decrease from the previous year (3,401 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Monroe 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 22.7% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 41% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

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

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

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Uninsured People

3.98%
Uninsured
56.7%
Employer Coverage
13.3%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
0.916%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe County, MI declined by 4.21% from 4.15% to 3.98%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Monroe 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 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45.8 in Monroe 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 38.9% in Monroe County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.78% in Monroe County, MI.

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