Grand Traverse County, MI

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Population

91,222

0.559% growth

Poverty Rate

9.71%


Median Age

42.8


Median Household Income

$58,229

4.73% growth

Number of Employees

45,390

1.17% growth

Median Property Value

$183,000

5.23% growth

About

In 2017, Grand Traverse County, MI had a population of 91.2k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $58,229. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Grand Traverse County, MI grew from 90,715 to 91,222, a 0.559% increase and its median household income grew from $55,597 to $58,229, a 4.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grand Traverse County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.6%), White (Hispanic) (2.11%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.75%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.13%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.941%). N/A% of the people in Grand Traverse County, MI speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grand Traverse County, MI are Northwestern Michigan College (852 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Grand Traverse County, MI is $183,000, and the homeownership rate is 76.6%. Most people in Grand Traverse County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Grand Traverse 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 Grand Traverse County, MI employs 45.4k people. The largest industries in Grand Traverse County, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,319 people), Retail Trade (6,700 people), and Manufacturing (5,004 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,447), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,197), and Finance & Insurance ($50,371).

Median household income in Grand Traverse County, MI is $58,229. Males in Grand Traverse 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 Grand Traverse County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,229

2017 value

± $1,878

4.73%

1 Year Growth

± 4.35%

Households in Grand Traverse County, MI have a median annual income of $58,229, 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 $55,597 in 2016, which represents a 4.73% 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 Grand Traverse 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.

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 5509

  2. Census Tract 5515

  3. Census Tract 5501.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grand Traverse County, MI was Census Tract 5509 with a value of $81,815, followed by Census Tract 5515 and Census Tract 5501.01, with respective values of $75,536 and $74,813.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.71% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grand Traverse County, MI (8.64k out of 89k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 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

    7,739 ± 644

  2. Two Or More

    502 ± 196

  3. Hispanic

    163 ± 167

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grand Traverse 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

45.4k

2017 Value

± 1,436

1.17%

1 Year growth

± 4.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grand Traverse County, MI grew at a rate of 1.17%, from 44.9k employees to 45.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grand Traverse County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,070 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,662 people), and Management Occupations (4,707 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grand Traverse County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Grand Traverse County, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,070 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,662 people), and Management Occupations (4,707 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grand Traverse County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.71 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.27 times), and Sales & Related Occupations (1.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Grand Traverse County, MI, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($85,114), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,499), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($57,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

45.4k

2017 Value

± 1,436

1.17%

1 Year growth

± 4.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grand Traverse County, MI grew at a rate of 1.17%, from 44.9k employees to 45.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grand Traverse County, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,319 people), Retail Trade (6,700 people), and Manufacturing (5,004 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grand Traverse County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Grand Traverse 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 Grand Traverse County, MI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,319 people), Retail Trade (6,700 people), and Manufacturing (5,004 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grand Traverse County, MI has an unusually high number of Health Care & Social Assistance (1.32 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.29 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Grand Traverse County, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($66,447), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,197), and Finance & Insurance ($50,371).

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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

92.6% of the population of Grand Traverse County, MI has health coverage, with 48.6% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 1.69% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Grand Traverse County, MI see 722 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.18% increase from the previous year (693 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1071 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 260 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

722 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Grand Traverse County, MI see an average of 722 patients per year. This represents a 4.18% increase from the previous year (693 patients).

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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%).

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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

7.37%

Uninsured

48.6%

Employer Coverage

13.2%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

15.6%

Non-Group

1.69%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grand Traverse County, MI declined by 12.9% from 8.46% to 7.37%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grand Traverse 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

Grand Traverse County, MI is home to a population of 91.2k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.47% of Grand Traverse County, MI residents were born outside of the country (2.26k people).

In 2017, there were 43.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84.5k people) in Grand Traverse County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.92k White (Hispanic) and 1.6k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Grand Traverse County, MI was 42.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Grand Traverse County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Grand Traverse County, MI residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.47%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.26k people

2.42%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.2k people

As of 2017, 2.47% of Grand Traverse County, MI residents (2.26k 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 Grand Traverse County, MI was 2.42%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Grand Traverse County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Grand Traverse County, MI was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grand Traverse County, MI

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    84.5k ± 111

  2. White (Hispanic)

    1.92k ± 248

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    1.6k ± 279

In 2017, there were 43.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84.5k people) in Grand Traverse County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.92k White (Hispanic) and 1.6k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,428 ± 265

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    844 ± 197

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    694 ± 186

Grand Traverse County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Grand Traverse County, MI awarded 852 degrees. The student population of Grand Traverse County, MI is skewed towards women, with 1,922 male students and 2,032 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grand Traverse County, MI are White (741 and 87.7%), followed by Two or More Races (30 and 3.55%), Hispanic or Latino (27 and 3.2%), and Unknown (24 and 2.84%).

The largest universities in Grand Traverse County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Northwestern Michigan College (852 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Grand Traverse County, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (280 and 32.9%), General Studies (98 and 11.5%), and Registered Nursing (74 and 8.69%).

The median tuition costs in Grand Traverse County, MI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,468 and $8,430 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 64 degrees awarded

  2. 254 degrees awarded

  3. 74 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Grand Traverse County, MI was General Studies with 64 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

852 degrees awarded

$6,468

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Grand Traverse County, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwestern Michigan College with 852 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

424

Degrees Awarded to Men

428

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 424 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grand Traverse County, MI, which is 0.991 times less than the 428 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    741 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    30 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    27 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Grand Traverse County, MI were to White students. These 741 degrees mean that there were 24.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 30 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grand Traverse County, MI was $183,000 in 2017, which is 0.797 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $173,900 to $183,000, a 5.23% increase. The homeownership rate in Grand Traverse County, MI is 76.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Grand Traverse County, MI have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Grand Traverse County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$183,000

2017 Median

± $4,533

$173,900

2016 Median

± $3,292

In 2017, the median property value in Grand Traverse County, MI grew to to $183,000 from the previous year's value of $173,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Grand Traverse 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 Grand Traverse County, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$58,229

Median Household Income

± $1,878

36.5k

Number of Households

± 1,213

In 2017, the median household income of the 36.5k households in Grand Traverse County, MI grew to $58,229 from the previous year's value of $55,597.

The following chart displays the households in Grand Traverse 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

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.6%

2017 Homeownership

76.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.6% of the housing units in Grand Traverse County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.5%.

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

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grand Traverse County, MI have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.89% of the workforce in Grand Traverse County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.95%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.46%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Grand Traverse County, MI was Drove Alone (80.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.95%) and those who Worked At Home (5.46%).

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 Grand Traverse County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grand Traverse County, MI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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