Baraga County, MI

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2022 Population
8,245
0.0485% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.5
0.868% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.2%
9.8% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$51,911
13.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$121,700
13.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,995
0.531% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Baraga County, MI had a population of 8.25k people with a median age of 46.5 and a median household income of $51,911. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Baraga County, MI declined from 8,249 to 8,245, a −0.0485% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,792 to $51,911, a 13.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baraga County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.1%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (11.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.75%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.37%), and White (Hispanic) (0.946%).

None of the households in Baraga 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.

99.8% of the residents in Baraga County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Baraga County, MI are Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (17 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Baraga County, MI was $121,700, and the homeownership rate was 76.9%.

Most people in Baraga County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Baraga County, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Baraga County, MI is home to a population of 8.25k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.473% of Baraga County, MI residents were born outside of the country (39 people).

In 2022, there were 6.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.95k people) in Baraga County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 916 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 639 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Baraga County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Baraga County, MI was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baraga County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.95k ± 19
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    916 ± 86
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    639 ± 119
1.83%
Hispanic Population
151 people

In 2022, there were 6.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.95k people) in Baraga County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 916 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 639 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.83% of the people in Baraga County, MI are hispanic (151 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    79,402 ± 6,891 people
  2. India
    76,527 ± 6,766 people
  3. Iraq
    57,451 ± 5,868 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 79,402 Michigan residents, followed by India with 76,527 and Iraq with 57,451.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.473%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
39 people
0.812%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
67 people

As of 2022, 0.473% of Baraga County, MI residents (39 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 Baraga County, MI was 0.812%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    236 ± 48
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    112 ± 40
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    50 ± 25

Baraga County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Baraga County, MI employs 3k people. The largest industries in Baraga County, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (527 people), Retail Trade (377 people), and Manufacturing (319 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($113,750), Wholesale Trade ($68,750), and Utilities ($68,750).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,244. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3k
2022 Value
± 225
−0.531%
1 Year decline
± 10.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Baraga County, MI declined at a rate of −0.531%, from 3.01k employees to 3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baraga County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (283 people), Sales & Related Occupations (281 people), and Production Occupations (275 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baraga County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3k
2022 Value
± 225
−0.531%
1 Year decline
± 10.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Baraga County, MI declined at a rate of −0.531%, from 3.01k employees to 3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baraga County, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (527 people), Retail Trade (377 people), and Manufacturing (319 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baraga County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Baraga 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

$51,641
Median earning men ± $5,575
$31,806
Median earning women ± $4,683

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($82,813), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,500), and Wholesale Trade ($61,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($95,625), Public Administration ($55,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,250).

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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. 87
    Manufacturing
  2. 65
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 35
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Baraga County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 62.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.768%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Baraga County, MI awarded 17 degrees. The student population of Baraga County, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 33 male students and 118 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Baraga County, MI are American Indian or Alaska Native (8 and 47.1%), followed by White (8 and 47.1%), Asian (1 and 5.88%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Baraga County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (17 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Baraga County, MI are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (7 and 41.2%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (3 and 17.6%), and General Business Administration & Management (2 and 11.8%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 151 students enrolled in Baraga County, MI, 21.9% men and 78.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in American Indian or Alaska Native with 80 records, of which 75% were women and 25% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Baraga County, MI was Early Childhood Education & Teaching with 3 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College with 17 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 2 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Baraga County, MI, which is 0.133 times less than the 15 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 8 degrees mean that there were 1 times more degrees awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 8 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,840) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($800) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,266) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baraga County, MI was $121,700 in 2022, which is 0.432 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $107,100 to $121,700, a 13.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Baraga County, MI is 76.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Baraga County, MI have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Baraga County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Baraga County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 4.19%.

Property

$121,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,327
$2,491
Median Property Taxes
±$177

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

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Rent vs Own

76.9%
Homeownership
2022
60.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.9% of the housing units in Baraga County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.4%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1
  2. Census Tract 2

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

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Household Income

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$51,911
Median Household Income
± $2,904
3.24k
Number of Households
± 219

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.24k households in Baraga County, MI grew to $51,911 from the previous year's value of $45,792.

The following chart displays the households in Baraga 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 Baraga 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 (83.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.47%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.26%)

In 2022, 83.8% of workers in Baraga County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.47%) and those who worked at home (4.26%).

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

19.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baraga County, MI have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.77% of the workforce in Baraga 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 Baraga County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Baraga County, MI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Baraga County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 4.19%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baraga County, MI (877 out of 7.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.1% of the children was living in poverty in Baraga County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 333 in Baraga County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 10.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.3% of the population of Baraga County, MI has health coverage, with 40.2% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 17.4% on Medicare, 17.2% on non-group plans, and 2.42% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Baraga County, MI see 1026 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.35% decrease from the previous year (1040 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1361 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 628 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,026 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Baraga County, MI

Primary care physicians in Baraga County, MI see an average of 1,026 patients per year. This represents a 1.35% decrease from the previous year (1,040 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Baraga 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 20.1% under 18 years, 16.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.65%
Uninsured
40.2%
Employer Coverage
18.1%
Medicaid
17.4%
Medicare
17.2%
Non-Group
2.42%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baraga County, MI declined by 12.9% from 5.34% to 4.65%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 40.5% in Baraga County, MI.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.17% in Baraga County, MI.

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