Marquette County, MI

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2022 Population
66,376
0.00603% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.1
0.255% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.6%
10.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,115
8.85% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$184,300
13.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
31,091
1.88% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Marquette County, MI had a population of 66.4k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $63,115. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Marquette County, MI declined from 66,380 to 66,376, a −0.00603% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,981 to $63,115, a 8.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Marquette County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.35%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.57%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.11%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.07%).

None of the households in Marquette 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.

99.2% of the residents in Marquette County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marquette County, MI are Northern Michigan University (1,790 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Marquette County, MI was $184,300, and the homeownership rate was 71.2%.

Most people in Marquette County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Marquette County, MI was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Marquette County, MI is home to a population of 66.4k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.23% of Marquette County, MI residents were born outside of the country (1.48k people).

In 2022, there were 27.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.7k people) in Marquette County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.23k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.04k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Marquette County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Marquette County, MI was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Marquette County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    60.7k ± 118
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.23k ± 234
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.04k ± 114
1.7%
Hispanic Population
1.13k people

In 2022, there were 27.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.7k people) in Marquette County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.23k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.04k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.7% of the people in Marquette County, MI are hispanic (1.13k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Marquette 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

2.23%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.48k people
2.06%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.37k people

As of 2022, 2.23% of Marquette County, MI residents (1.48k 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 Marquette County, MI was 2.06%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,970 ± 222
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    717 ± 163
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    711 ± 154

Marquette County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Marquette County, MI employs 31.1k people. The largest industries in Marquette County, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,148 people), Retail Trade (4,247 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,356 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($105,122), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,313), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($82,015).

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

31.1k
2022 Value
± 1,163
1.88%
1 Year growth
± 5.18%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Marquette County, MI grew at a rate of 1.88%, from 30.5k employees to 31.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marquette County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,757 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,950 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,912 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marquette County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

31.1k
2022 Value
± 1,163
1.88%
1 Year growth
± 5.18%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Marquette County, MI grew at a rate of 1.88%, from 30.5k employees to 31.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marquette County, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,148 people), Retail Trade (4,247 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,356 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marquette County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Marquette 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

$44,452
Median earning men ± $2,895
$26,154
Median earning women ± $1,781

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($85,912), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,649), and Public Administration ($61,421).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($50,921), Public Administration ($41,974), and Wholesale Trade ($41,667).

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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. 709
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 411
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 347
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Marquette County, MI went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

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 Marquette County, MI awarded 1,790 degrees. The student population of Marquette County, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,817 male students and 4,153 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marquette County, MI are White (1,555 and 87.9%), followed by Two or More Races (77 and 4.35%), Hispanic or Latino (59 and 3.34%), and Black or African American (29 and 1.64%).

The largest universities in Marquette County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Northern Michigan University (1,790 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Marquette County, MI are General Biological Sciences (108 and 6.03%), General Studies (103 and 5.75%), and Registered Nursing (103 and 5.75%).

The median tuition cost in Marquette County, MI for a public four year colleges is $12,096 for in-state students and $17,718 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Marquette County, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 70.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 32.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 6,970 (40.4% men and 59.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 6,970 students enrolled in Marquette County, MI, 40.4% men and 59.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,916 records, of which 60.1% were women and 39.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 103 degrees awarded
  2. 99 degrees awarded
  3. 67 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Marquette County, MI was Registered Nursing with 103 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,790 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northern Michigan University with 1,790 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 704 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Marquette County, MI, which is 0.648 times less than the 1,086 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,555 degrees mean that there were 20.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 77 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($12,096) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($852) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($750) 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 Marquette County, MI was $184,300 in 2022, which is 0.654 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $162,100 to $184,300, a 13.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Marquette County, MI is 71.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Marquette County, MI have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Marquette County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Marquette County, MI is $63,115. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Marquette County, MI was Census Tract 11 with a value of $95,089, followed by Census Tract 15 and Census Tract 21, with respective values of $91,464 and $80,811.

In 2022, 13.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Marquette County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.314%.

Property

$184,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,820
$19,473
Median Property Taxes
±$767

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

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Rent vs Own

71.2%
Homeownership
2022
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.2% of the housing units in Marquette County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 11
  2. Census Tract 15
  3. Census Tract 21

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marquette County, MI was Census Tract 11 with a value of $95,089, followed by Census Tract 15 and Census Tract 21, with respective values of $91,464 and $80,811.

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

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Household Income

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$63,115
Median Household Income
± $2,533
27.3k
Number of Households
± 988

In 2022, the median household income of the 27.3k households in Marquette County, MI grew to $63,115 from the previous year's value of $57,981.

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

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

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.86%)
  3. Walked (5.87%)

In 2022, 77.5% of workers in Marquette County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.86%) and those who walked to work (5.87%).

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marquette County, MI have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.62% of the workforce in Marquette 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 Marquette County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marquette County, MI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Marquette County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.314%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marquette County, MI (8.54k out of 62.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marquette County, MI is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 13.8% of the children was living in poverty in Marquette County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 193 in Marquette County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 29.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.9% of the population of Marquette County, MI has health coverage, with 49.8% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 1.61% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Marquette County, MI see 855 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.47% decrease from the previous year (924 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1097 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 229 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

855 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Marquette County, MI

Primary care physicians in Marquette County, MI see an average of 855 patients per year. This represents a 7.47% decrease from the previous year (924 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Marquette 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, 25.1% between 18 and 34 years, 35.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.14%
Uninsured
49.8%
Employer Coverage
14.5%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
16%
Non-Group
1.61%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marquette County, MI declined by 3.8% from 4.31% to 4.14%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 39.9 in Marquette County, MI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 35.7% in Marquette County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.4% in Marquette County, MI.

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