Wexford County, MI

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2022 Population
33,766
0.638% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.2
1.2% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.3%
2.03% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$58,652
8.39% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$146,100
18.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wexford County, MI had a population of 33.8k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $58,652. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wexford County, MI grew from 33,552 to 33,766, a 0.638% increase and its median household income grew from $54,114 to $58,652, a 8.39% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wexford County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (92%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.94%), White (Hispanic) (0.909%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.856%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.678%).

None of the households in Wexford 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.

99.3% of the residents in Wexford County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wexford County, MI are Cadillac Institute of Cosmetology-Cadillac Campus-Archive2022 (21 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Wexford County, MI was $146,100, and the homeownership rate was 80.8%.

Most people in Wexford County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Wexford County, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wexford County, MI is home to a population of 33.8k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.42% of Wexford County, MI residents were born outside of the country (480 people).

In 2022, there were 23.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.1k people) in Wexford County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.33k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 307 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Wexford County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wexford County, MI was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wexford County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.1k ± 338
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.33k ± 355
  3. White (Hispanic)
    307 ± 109
2.3%
Hispanic Population
778 people

In 2022, there were 23.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.1k people) in Wexford County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.33k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 307 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.3% of the people in Wexford County, MI are hispanic (778 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

1.42%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
480 people
1.23%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
413 people

As of 2022, 1.42% of Wexford County, MI residents (480 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wexford County, MI was 1.23%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    903 ± 131
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    573 ± 180
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    446 ± 106

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

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Economy

The economy of Wexford County, MI employs 14.1k people. The largest industries in Wexford County, MI are Manufacturing (3,241 people), Retail Trade (1,800 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,726 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($96,250), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,750), and Public Administration ($56,198).

Occupations

14.1k
2022 Value
± 621
−0.502%
1 Year decline
± 6.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wexford County, MI declined at a rate of −0.502%, from 14.1k employees to 14.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wexford County, MI, are Production Occupations (2,314 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,405 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,266 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wexford County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.1k
2022 Value
± 621
−0.502%
1 Year decline
± 6.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wexford County, MI declined at a rate of −0.502%, from 14.1k employees to 14.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wexford County, MI, are Manufacturing (3,241 people), Retail Trade (1,800 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,726 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wexford County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Wexford 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

$43,229
Median earning men ± $2,558
$32,426
Median earning women ± $1,376

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($73,165), Public Administration ($70,531), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,646).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($80,417), Construction ($58,750), and Public Administration ($48,958).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.16%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.37M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 2.16% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 23.6%.

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. 332
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 228
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 210
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wexford County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 66.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.42%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Wexford County, MI awarded 21 degrees. The student population of Wexford County, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 45 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wexford County, MI are White (16 and 76.2%), followed by Black or African American (1 and 4.76%), Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (1 and 4.76%), and Hispanic or Latino (1 and 4.76%).

The largest universities in Wexford County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Cadillac Institute of Cosmetology-Cadillac Campus-Archive2022 (21 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wexford County, MI are General Cosmetology (16 and 76.2%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (5 and 23.8%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.784% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.801% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.31M), Some college (1.92M), and Bachelors Degree (1.42M).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wexford County, MI was $146,100 in 2022, which is 0.518 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $123,600 to $146,100, a 18.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Wexford County, MI is 80.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wexford County, MI have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wexford County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wexford County, MI is $58,652. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wexford County, MI was Census Tract 3804 with a value of $79,625, followed by Census Tract 3805 and Census Tract 3802, with respective values of $62,417 and $61,020.

Property

$146,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,528
$10,633
Median Property Taxes
±$500

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

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Rent vs Own

80.8%
Homeownership
2022
61.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.8% of the housing units in Wexford County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3804
  2. Census Tract 3805
  3. Census Tract 3802

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wexford County, MI was Census Tract 3804 with a value of $79,625, followed by Census Tract 3805 and Census Tract 3802, with respective values of $62,417 and $61,020.

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

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Household Income

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$58,652
Median Household Income
± $3,406
13.2k
Number of Households
± 582

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.2k households in Wexford County, MI grew to $58,652 from the previous year's value of $54,114.

The following chart displays the households in Wexford 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 Wexford County, MI is from Michigan.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2022, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.473% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.8%)
  2. Carpooled (12.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.91%)

In 2022, 77.8% of workers in Wexford County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.3%) and those who worked at home (4.91%).

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

22.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wexford County, MI have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.61% of the workforce in Wexford 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 Wexford County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wexford County, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wexford County, MI (4.43k out of 33.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wexford County, MI is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.2% of the population of Wexford County, MI has health coverage, with 37.5% on employee plans, 24.4% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 1.64% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wexford County, MI see 1160 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.93% decrease from the previous year (1195 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1298 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 397 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,160 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wexford County, MI

Primary care physicians in Wexford County, MI see an average of 1,160 patients per year. This represents a 2.93% decrease from the previous year (1,195 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 17.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

6.83%
Uninsured
37.5%
Employer Coverage
24.4%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
14.5%
Non-Group
1.64%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wexford County, MI grew by 3.44% from 6.61% to 6.83%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wexford 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 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 70.8 in Wexford County, MI.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.1% in Wexford County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.81% in Wexford County, MI.

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