Wayne County, MI

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2020 Population
1.75M
0.241% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
37.9
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
21.3%
4.39% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$49,359
4.35% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$122,700
8.58% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
747,847
0.491% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Wayne County, MI had a population of 1.75M people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $49,359. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Wayne County, MI declined from 1.76M to 1.75M, a −0.241% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,301 to $49,359, a 4.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wayne County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (38.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.39%), White (Hispanic) (3.12%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.61%).

None of the households in Wayne 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.

96.1% of the residents in Wayne County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wayne County, MI are Wayne State University (6,889 degrees awarded in 2020), Henry Ford College (4,398 degrees), and University of Michigan-Dearborn (2,343 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Wayne County, MI was $122,700, and the homeownership rate was 62.5%.

Most people in Wayne County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Wayne County, MI was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Crosswinds Marsh County Park was once farm fields but is now one of the largest man-made marshes in the country with more than 5 miles of foot trails.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Wayne County, MI is home to a population of 1.75M people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.13% of Wayne County, MI residents were born outside of the country (160k people).

In 2020, there were 1.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (863k people) in Wayne County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 667k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 59.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.1%
2020 Citizenship
96%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.1% of Wayne County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Wayne County, MI was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wayne County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    863k ± 831
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    667k ± 2.6k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    59.5k ± 1.3k
6.05%
Hispanic Population
106k people

In 2020, there were 1.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (863k people) in Wayne County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 667k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 59.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.05% of the people in Wayne County, MI are hispanic (106k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wayne 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

9.13%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
160k people
9.07%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
159k people

As of 2020, 9.13% of Wayne County, MI residents (160k 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 Wayne County, MI was 9.07%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    26,558 ± 1,039
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    10,338 ± 756
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    9,666 ± 797

Wayne County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Wayne County, MI employs 748k people. The largest industries in Wayne County, MI are Manufacturing (132,303 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (117,765 people), and Retail Trade (76,171 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,471), Utilities ($73,640), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($64,979).

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

748k
2020 Value
± 6,775
0.491%
1 Year growth
± 1.16%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wayne County, MI grew at a rate of 0.491%, from 744k employees to 748k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wayne County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (90,293 people), Production Occupations (68,031 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (67,358 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wayne County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

748k
2020 Value
± 6,775
0.491%
1 Year growth
± 1.16%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wayne County, MI grew at a rate of 0.491%, from 744k employees to 748k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wayne County, MI, are Manufacturing (132,303 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (117,765 people), and Retail Trade (76,171 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wayne County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Wayne 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

$41,755
Median earning men ± $420
$31,134
Median earning women ± $312

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($62,535), Manufacturing ($59,600), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,177).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($45,978), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,583), and Manufacturing ($43,063).

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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. 14,239
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 7,203
    Retail Trade
  3. 6,543
    Manufacturing

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. $23.5M
    Manufacturing
  2. $14M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $9.57M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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 Wayne County, MI went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 68.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (30.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.753%).

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 Wayne County, MI awarded 20,402 degrees. The student population of Wayne County, MI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 33,152 male students and 45,386 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wayne County, MI are White (11,739 and 61.6%), followed by Black or African American (3,375 and 17.7%), Unknown (1,264 and 6.63%), and Asian (1,132 and 5.94%).

The largest universities in Wayne County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Wayne State University (6,889 and 33.8%), Henry Ford College (4,398 and 21.6%), and University of Michigan-Dearborn (2,343 and 11.5%).

The most popular majors in Wayne County, MI are General Studies (2,731 and 13.4%), General Business Administration & Management (1,037 and 5.08%), and Registered Nursing (986 and 4.83%).

The median tuition costs in Wayne County, MI are $26,781 for private four year colleges, and $8,813 and $16,940 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Wayne County, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 78,538 (42.2% men and 57.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 78,538 students enrolled in Wayne County, MI, 42.2% men and 57.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 40,604 records, of which 55.9% were women and 44.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 536 degree-majors awarded
  2. 476 degree-majors awarded
  3. 383 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wayne County, MI was Registered Nursing with 536 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,889 degrees awarded
  2. 4,398 degrees awarded
  3. 2,343 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wayne State University with 6,889 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 8,732 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wayne County, MI, which is 0.748 times less than the 11,670 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 11,739 degrees mean that there were 3.48 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,375 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($26,781) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, less-than 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,472) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Wayne County, MI was $122,700 in 2020, which is 0.534 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $113,000 to $122,700, a 8.58% increase. The homeownership rate in Wayne County, MI is 62.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Wayne County, MI have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wayne County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wayne County, MI is $49,359. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wayne County, MI was Census Tract 5612 with a value of $184,180, followed by Census Tract 5506 and Census Tract 5503, with respective values of $184,063 and $183,571.

In 2021, 19.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wayne County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.89%.

Property

$122,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$1,229
$434,235
Median Property Taxes
±$4,658

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 Wayne County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

62.5%
Homeownership
2020
59.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 62.5% of the housing units in Wayne County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5612
  2. Census Tract 5506
  3. Census Tract 5503

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wayne County, MI was Census Tract 5612 with a value of $184,180, followed by Census Tract 5506 and Census Tract 5503, with respective values of $184,063 and $183,571.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Wayne 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.
$49,359
Median Household Income
± $485
695k
Number of Households
± 6,153

In 2020, the median household income of the 695k households in Wayne County, MI grew to $49,359 from the previous year's value of $47,301.

The following chart displays the households in Wayne 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 Wayne 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 (78.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.27%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.74%)

In 2020, 78.5% of workers in Wayne County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.27%) and those who worked at home (5.74%).

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

25.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wayne County, MI have a shorter commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.66% of the workforce in Wayne 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 Wayne County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wayne County, MI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 19.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wayne County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.89%.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wayne County, MI (370k out of 1.73M 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 Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wayne County, MI is Black, followed by White 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 2021, 29.1% of the children was living in poverty in Wayne County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 9.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 1.02k in Wayne County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 107 per 100,000 population.

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94% of the population of Wayne County, MI has health coverage, with 42.5% on employee plans, 29.3% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 0.811% 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 Wayne County, MI see 1381 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.16% decrease from the previous year (1426 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1384 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 326 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% 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

1,381 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wayne County, MI

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, MI see an average of 1,381 patients per year. This represents a 3.16% decrease from the previous year (1,426 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wayne 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 25% under 18 years, 21.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

5.97%
Uninsured
42.5%
Employer Coverage
29.3%
Medicaid
11.2%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
0.811%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wayne County, MI declined by 4.92% from 6.27% to 5.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wayne 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 76.2 in Wayne 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 34.7% in Wayne County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.93% in Wayne County, MI.

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