Gogebic County, MI

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Population

15,577

0.466% decline

Poverty Rate

20.4%


Median Age

48.7


Median Household Income

$36,689

2.39% growth

Number of Employees

5,968

2.14% growth

Median Property Value

$70,100

0.43% growth

About

In 2017, Gogebic County, MI had a population of 15.6k people with a median age of 48.7 and a median household income of $36,689. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gogebic County, MI declined from 15,650 to 15,577, a -0.466% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,833 to $36,689, a 2.39% increase.

The population of Gogebic County, MI is 89.6% White Alone, 4.22% Black or African American Alone, and 2.69% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Gogebic County, MI speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gogebic County, MI are Gogebic Community College (184 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Gogebic County, MI is $70,100, and the homeownership rate is 77.1%. Most people in Gogebic County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Gogebic County, MI is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Gogebic County, MI employs 5.97k people. The largest industries in Gogebic County, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,004 people), Manufacturing (920 people), and Retail Trade (667 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,250), Public Administration ($50,356), and Utilities ($44,167).

Median household income in Gogebic County, MI is $36,689. Males in Gogebic County, MI have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,762. The income inequality in Gogebic County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,689

2017 value

± $1,915

2.39%

1 Year Growth

± 6.63%

Households in Gogebic County, MI have a median annual income of $36,689, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,833 in 2016, which represents a 2.39% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,869

Average Male Salary

± $1,109

$46,762

Average Female Salary

± $850

In 2017, full-time male employees in Michigan made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-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

  1. Asian

    $62,263 ± $4,415

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $48,644 ± $58,127

  3. White

    $48,289 ± $702

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Michigan workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gogebic County, MI is from Michigan.

0.476

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9504

  2. Census Tract 9507

  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gogebic County, MI was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $49,706, followed by Census Tract 9507 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $48,365 and $40,709.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gogebic County, MI (2.87k out of 14k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    2,658 ± 249

  2. Native American

    126 ± 58

  3. Black

    35 ± 73

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gogebic County, MI is White, followed by Native American 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

5.97k

2017 Value

± 352

2.14%

1 Year growth

± 7.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gogebic County, MI grew at a rate of 2.14%, from 5.84k employees to 5.97k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gogebic County, MI, are Production Occupations (620 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (544 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (531 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gogebic County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gogebic County, MI, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (620 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (544 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (531 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gogebic County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.28 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.46 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.91 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gogebic County, MI, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,250), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($53,571), and Protective Service Occupations ($52,857).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.97k

2017 Value

± 352

2.14%

1 Year growth

± 7.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gogebic County, MI grew at a rate of 2.14%, from 5.84k employees to 5.97k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gogebic County, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,004 people), Manufacturing (920 people), and Retail Trade (667 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gogebic County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Gogebic 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 Gogebic County, MI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,004 people), Manufacturing (920 people), and Retail Trade (667 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gogebic County, MI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.8 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.77 times), and Public Administration (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gogebic County, MI, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,250), Public Administration ($50,356), and Utilities ($44,167).

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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. $138B

  2. $38.2B

  3. $36.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $138B, followed by Mixed freight ($38.2B) and Machinery ($36.1B).

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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$480B

2020 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

29.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $480B. This is expected to increase 29.8% to $623B by 2045.

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. $37.4B

  2. $27.2B

  3. $21.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $37.4B, followed by Indiana with $27.2B and Illinois and $21.6B.

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

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Health

89.4% of the population of Gogebic County, MI has health coverage, with 34.5% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 19.6% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 2.52% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Gogebic County, MI see 964 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.1% increase from the previous year (926 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2178 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 635 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Saginaw County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

964 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Gogebic County, MI see an average of 964 patients per year. This represents a 4.1% increase from the previous year (926 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Gogebic 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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

10.6%

Uninsured

34.5%

Employer Coverage

19.4%

Medicaid

19.6%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

2.52%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gogebic County, MI declined by 7.07% from 11.4% to 10.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gogebic 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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.1% prevalence

  3. 14.1% prevalence

Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 14.5%.

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Diversity

Gogebic County, MI is home to a population of 15.6k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.1% of Gogebic County, MI residents were born outside of the country (172 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Gogebic County, MI is composed of 14k White Alone residents (89.6%), 658 Black or African American Alone residents (4.22%), 419 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.69%), 276 Two or More Races residents (1.77%), 195 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.25%), 43 Asian Alone residents (0.276%), 12 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.077%), and 11 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0706%).

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

64

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gogebic County, MI was 48.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 64. But people in Gogebic County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Gogebic County, MI residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

172 people

1.31%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

205 people

As of 2017, 1.1% of Gogebic County, MI residents (172 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gogebic County, MI was 1.31%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Gogebic County, MI compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    76,763 ± 6,776 people

  2. India

    66,881 ± 6,328 people

  3. Iraq

    54,355 ± 5,708 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 76,763 Michigan residents, followed by India with 66,881 and Iraq with 54,355.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Gogebic County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gogebic County, MI was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    14k ± 15

  2. Black or African American Alone

    658 ± 71

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    419 ± 58

In 2017, there were 21.2 times more White Alone residents (14k people) in Gogebic County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 658 Black or African American Alone and 419 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Gogebic County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    636 ± 98

  2. Korea

    182 ± 53

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    129 ± 51

Gogebic County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Gogebic County, MI awarded 184 degrees. The student population of Gogebic County, MI is skewed towards women, with 456 male students and 586 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gogebic County, MI are White (169 and 91.8%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (6 and 3.26%), Black or African American (4 and 2.17%), and Hispanic or Latino (2 and 1.09%).

The largest universities in Gogebic County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Gogebic Community College (184 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Gogebic County, MI are Registered Nursing (38 and 20.7%), Welding Technology (25 and 13.6%), and General Studies (16 and 8.7%).

The median tuition costs in Gogebic County, MI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 38 degrees awarded

  2. 16 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Gogebic County, MI was Registered Nursing with 38 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

184 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Gogebic County, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Gogebic Community College with 184 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

88

Degrees Awarded to Men

96

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 88 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gogebic County, MI, which is 0.917 times less than the 96 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Gogebic County, MI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    169 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    6 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    4 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Gogebic County, MI were to White students. These 169 degrees mean that there were 28.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 6 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gogebic County, MI was $70,100 in 2017, which is 0.305 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $69,800 to $70,100, a 0.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Gogebic County, MI is 77.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gogebic County, MI have an average commute time of 16.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gogebic County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$70,100

2017 Median

± $5,660

$69,800

2016 Median

± $3,988

In 2017, the median property value in Gogebic County, MI grew to to $70,100 from the previous year's value of $69,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gogebic 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 Gogebic County, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Household Income

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$36,689

Median Household Income

± $1,915

6.66k

Number of Households

± 365

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.66k households in Gogebic County, MI grew to $36,689 from the previous year's value of $35,833.

The following chart displays the households in Gogebic 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 - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Gogebic County, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gogebic County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.1%

2017 Homeownership

78%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.1% of the housing units in Gogebic County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Gogebic County, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gogebic County, MI have a shorter commute time (16.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.68% of the workforce in Gogebic County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Walked

    3.68%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Gogebic County, MI was Drove Alone (80.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Walked (3.68%).

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 Gogebic County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gogebic County, MI have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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