Van Buren County, MI

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2020 Population
75,416
0.077% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
41.1
1.2% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
14.8%
0.28% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$56,652
3.98% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$147,400
5.74% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
34,827
0.207% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Van Buren County, MI had a population of 75.4k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $56,652. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Van Buren County, MI grew from 75,358 to 75,416, a 0.077% increase and its median household income grew from $54,485 to $56,652, a 3.98% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Van Buren County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.7%), White (Hispanic) (4.85%), Other (Hispanic) (4.06%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.57%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.94%).

None of the households in Van Buren 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.

97% of the residents in Van Buren County, MI are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Van Buren County, MI was $147,400, and the homeownership rate was 77.6%. Most people in Van Buren County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Van Buren County, MI was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Van Buren County, MI is home to a population of 75.4k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.09% of Van Buren County, MI residents were born outside of the country (3.84k people).

In 2020, there were 16.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.9k people) in Van Buren County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.66k White (Hispanic) and 3.06k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Van Buren County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    60.9k ± 217
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.66k ± 567
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    3.06k ± 558
11.6%
Hispanic Population
8.75k people

In 2020, there were 16.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.9k people) in Van Buren County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.66k White (Hispanic) and 3.06k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.6% of the people in Van Buren County, MI are hispanic (8.75k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.09%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.84k people
5.21%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.93k people

As of 2020, 5.09% of Van Buren County, MI residents (3.84k 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 Van Buren County, MI was 5.21%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.5

In 2020, the median age of all people in Van Buren County, MI was 41.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Van Buren County, MI are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Van Buren County, MI residents was 42.

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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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Citizenship

97%
2020 Citizenship
96.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97% of Van Buren County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Van Buren County, MI was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,708 ± 210
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    696 ± 204
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    579 ± 142

Van Buren County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Michigan (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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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Economy

Median household income in Van Buren County, MI is $56,652. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Van Buren County, MI was Census Tract 119 with a value of $88,600, followed by Census Tract 103 and Census Tract 115, with respective values of $54,906 and $52,955.

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.

The economy of Van Buren County, MI employs 34.8k people. The largest industries in Van Buren County, MI are Manufacturing (7,479 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,557 people), and Retail Trade (4,112 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,279), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,353), and Transportation & Warehousing ($47,831).

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,652
2020 value
± $2,934
3.98%
1 Year Growth
± 5.89%

Households in Van Buren County, MI have a median annual income of $56,652, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,485 in 2019, which represents a 3.98% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$69,218
Average Male Salary in Michigan
± $1,189
$50,905
Average Female Salary in Michigan
± $910

In 2020, full-time male employees in Michigan made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Michigan by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Michigan
  1. Alaska Native
    $69,861 ± $68,251
  2. Asian
    $69,086 ± $4,593
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $54,704 ± $73,265

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Michigan workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Michigan.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Van Buren 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 119
  2. Census Tract 103
  3. Census Tract 115

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Van Buren County, MI was Census Tract 119 with a value of $88,600, followed by Census Tract 103 and Census Tract 115, with respective values of $54,906 and $52,955.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Van Buren County, MI (11k out of 74.4k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    7,897 ± 580
  2. Hispanic
    2,454 ± 304
  3. Black
    1,231 ± 226

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Van Buren 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

34.8k
2020 Value
± 1,215
0.207%
1 Year growth
± 4.74%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Van Buren County, MI grew at a rate of 0.207%, from 34.8k employees to 34.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Van Buren County, MI, are Production Occupations (4,336 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,798 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,211 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Van Buren County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Van Buren County, MI, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (4,336 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,798 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,211 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Van Buren County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.7 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.23 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Van Buren County, MI, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($78,906), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,250), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($73,315).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

34.8k
2020 Value
± 1,215
0.207%
1 Year growth
± 4.74%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Van Buren County, MI grew at a rate of 0.207%, from 34.8k employees to 34.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Van Buren County, MI, are Manufacturing (7,479 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,557 people), and Retail Trade (4,112 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Van Buren County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Van Buren County, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Van Buren County, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (7,479 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,557 people), and Retail Trade (4,112 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Van Buren County, MI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.59 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.14 times), and Utilities (1.78 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Van Buren County, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($72,279), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,353), and Transportation & Warehousing ($47,831).

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Domestic Trade

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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Van Buren County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 55.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%). The most partisan county was Missaukee County, MI with 75.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Van Buren County, MI
55.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Michigan
  1. 75.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 73.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 72.6% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Michigan was Missaukee County, MI with 75.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Michigan colored by their party leaning.

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Van Buren County, MI was $147,400 in 2020, which is 0.641 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $139,400 to $147,400, a 5.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Van Buren County, MI is 77.6%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Van Buren County, MI have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Van Buren County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$147,400
2020 Median
± $5,255
$139,400
2019 Median
± $5,338

In 2020, the median property value in Van Buren County, MI grew to to $147,400 from the previous year's value of $139,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Van Buren County, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Van Buren County, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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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.
$56,652
Median Household Income
± $2,934
29.9k
Number of Households
± 1,090

In 2020, the median household income of the 29.9k households in Van Buren County, MI grew to $56,652 from the previous year's value of $54,485.

The following chart displays the households in Van Buren 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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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Van Buren County, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Van Buren County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

77.6%
2020 Homeownership
77%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 77.6% of the housing units in Van Buren County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Van Buren County, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Van Buren County, MI have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.63% of the workforce in Van Buren County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.1%)
  2. Carpooled (12.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.84%)

In 2020, 78.1% of workers in Van Buren County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.3%) and those who worked at home (5.84%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Van Buren County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Van Buren County, MI have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

92% of the population of Van Buren County, MI has health coverage, with 44% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.3% 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 Van Buren County, MI see 2286 patients per year on average, which represents a 15.3% increase from the previous year (1983 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2523 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 764 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Montmorency County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.6%). Additionally, Gratiot County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,286 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Van Buren County, MI

Primary care physicians in Van Buren County, MI see an average of 2,286 patients per year. This represents a 15.3% increase from the previous year (1,983 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Michigan
$3,950
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,915
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,318
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Michigan (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,745 to $8,055.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.99%
Uninsured
44%
Employer Coverage
20.1%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.3%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Van Buren County, MI declined by 1.75% from 8.13% to 7.99%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 18.6% prevalence
  2. 18.3% prevalence
  3. 17.1% prevalence

Montmorency County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 18.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Michigan by county over multiple years.

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