St. Clair County, MI

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Population

159,761

0.192% decline

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Median Age

43.2


Median Household Income

$53,641

5.32% growth

Number of Employees

72,419

1.97% growth

Median Property Value

$135,000

6.38% growth

About

In 2017, St. Clair County, MI had a population of 160k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $53,641. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of St. Clair County, MI declined from 160,069 to 159,761, a -0.192% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,930 to $53,641, a 5.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Clair County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.3%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.43%), White (Hispanic) (2.22%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.05%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.675%). N/A% of the people in St. Clair County, MI speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Clair County, MI are St Clair County Community College (716 degrees awarded in 2017), Ross Medical Education Center-Port Huron (60 degrees), and Paul Mitchell the School-Great Lakes (43 degrees).

The median property value in St. Clair County, MI is $135,000, and the homeownership rate is 76.1%. Most people in St. Clair County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Clair County, MI is 2 cars per household.

St. Clair County, MI borders Lapeer County, MI, Macomb County, MI, and Sanilac County, MI.

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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 St. Clair County, MI employs 72.4k people. The largest industries in St. Clair County, MI are Manufacturing (17,205 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,378 people), and Retail Trade (8,492 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($89,732), Public Administration ($59,436), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,972).

Median household income in St. Clair County, MI is $53,641. Males in St. Clair 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 St. Clair County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,641

2017 value

± $1,312

5.32%

1 Year Growth

± 2.94%

Households in St. Clair County, MI have a median annual income of $53,641, 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 $50,930 in 2016, which represents a 5.32% 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Michigan by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Clair 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 6410

  2. Census Tract 6401

  3. Census Tract 6402

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Clair County, MI was Census Tract 6410 with a value of $84,848, followed by Census Tract 6401 and Census Tract 6402, with respective values of $84,837 and $84,622.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Clair County, MI (21.1k out of 158k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    18,168 ± 830

  2. Two Or More

    1,776 ± 257

  3. Hispanic

    1,085 ± 193

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Clair 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

72.4k

2017 Value

± 1,484

1.97%

1 Year growth

± 2.84%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Clair County, MI grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 71k employees to 72.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Clair County, MI, are Production Occupations (10,681 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,691 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,231 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Clair County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of St. Clair County, MI, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (10,681 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,691 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,231 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Clair County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.54 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.57 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of St. Clair County, MI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,021), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($74,063), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($69,191).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

72.4k

2017 Value

± 1,484

1.97%

1 Year growth

± 2.84%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Clair County, MI grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 71k employees to 72.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Clair County, MI, are Manufacturing (17,205 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,378 people), and Retail Trade (8,492 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Clair County, MI, though some of these residents may live in St. Clair 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 St. Clair County, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (17,205 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,378 people), and Retail Trade (8,492 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Clair County, MI has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.35 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.86 times), and Construction (1.11 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in St. Clair County, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($89,732), Public Administration ($59,436), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,972).

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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

93.3% of the population of St. Clair County, MI has health coverage, with 48.7% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in St. Clair County, MI see 1998 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.36% increase from the previous year (1952 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1813 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 429 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

1,998 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in St. Clair County, MI see an average of 1,998 patients per year. This represents a 2.36% increase from the previous year (1,952 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

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

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

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

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

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

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

6.66%

Uninsured

48.7%

Employer Coverage

16.5%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

1.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Clair County, MI declined by 17.5% from 8.08% to 6.66%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in St. Clair 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%.

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

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Diversity

St. Clair County, MI is home to a population of 160k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.75% of St. Clair County, MI residents were born outside of the country (4.4k people).

In 2017, there were 37.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (146k people) in St. Clair County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.89k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 3.55k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in St. Clair County, MI was 43.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in St. Clair County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all St. Clair County, MI residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.75%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.4k people

2.74%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.39k people

As of 2017, 2.75% of St. Clair County, MI residents (4.4k 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 St. Clair County, MI was 2.74%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in St. Clair 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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of St. Clair County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in St. Clair County, MI was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in St. Clair County, MI

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    146k ± 125

  2. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    3.89k ± 308

  3. White (Hispanic)

    3.55k ± 310

In 2017, there were 37.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (146k people) in St. Clair County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.89k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 3.55k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,256 ± 254

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,224 ± 187

  3. Korea

    1,110 ± 134

St. Clair County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in St. Clair County, MI awarded 840 degrees. The student population of St. Clair County, MI is skewed towards women, with 1,417 male students and 2,342 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Clair County, MI are White (744 and 88.8%), followed by Unknown (30 and 3.58%), Hispanic or Latino (25 and 2.98%), and Black or African American (16 and 1.91%).

The largest universities in St. Clair County, MI by number of degrees awarded are St Clair County Community College (716 and 85.2%), Ross Medical Education Center-Port Huron (60 and 7.14%), and Paul Mitchell the School-Great Lakes (43 and 5.12%).

The most popular majors in St. Clair County, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (411 and 48.9%), Registered Nursing (78 and 9.29%), and Medical Assistant (51 and 6.07%).

The median tuition costs in St. Clair 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. 411 degrees awarded

  2. 78 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in St. Clair County, MI was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 411 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 716 degrees awarded

  2. 60 degrees awarded

  3. 43 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the St. Clair County, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was St Clair County Community College with 716 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

271

Degrees Awarded to Men

569

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 271 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Clair County, MI, which is 0.476 times less than the 569 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    744 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    30 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    25 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in St. Clair County, MI were to White students. These 744 degrees mean that there were 24.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 30 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Clair County, MI was $135,000 in 2017, which is 0.588 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $126,900 to $135,000, a 6.38% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Clair County, MI is 76.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in St. Clair County, MI have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in St. Clair County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$135,000

2017 Median

± $2,879

$126,900

2016 Median

± $2,766

In 2017, the median property value in St. Clair County, MI grew to to $135,000 from the previous year's value of $126,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in St. Clair 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 St. Clair County, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$53,641

Median Household Income

± $1,312

64.4k

Number of Households

± 1,372

In 2017, the median household income of the 64.4k households in St. Clair County, MI grew to $53,641 from the previous year's value of $50,930.

The following chart displays the households in St. Clair County, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.1%

2017 Homeownership

75.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.1% of the housing units in St. Clair County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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

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Commute Time

28.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Clair County, MI have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.39% of the workforce in St. Clair County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.7%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.39%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in St. Clair County, MI was Drove Alone (83.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Worked At Home (2.39%).

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

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