St. Clair County, MI

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2022 Population
160,257
0.119% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.1
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
11.9%
1.14% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,887
6.43% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$197,300
15.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
73,964
0.507% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, St. Clair County, MI had a population of 160k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $66,887. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of St. Clair County, MI grew from 160,067 to 160,257, a 0.119% increase and its median household income grew from $62,847 to $66,887, a 6.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Clair County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.06%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.26%), White (Hispanic) (1.82%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.02%).

None of the households in St. Clair 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.

99.1% of the residents in St. Clair County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Clair County, MI are St Clair County Community College (864 degrees awarded in 2022), Paul Mitchell the School-Great Lakes (38 degrees), and Ross Medical Education Center-Port Huron (31 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in St. Clair County, MI was $197,300, and the homeownership rate was 80.3%.

Most people in St. Clair County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.1 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Clair County, MI was 2 cars per household.

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

Population & Diversity

St. Clair County, MI is home to a population of 160k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.92% of St. Clair County, MI residents were born outside of the country (3.08k people).

In 2022, there were 29.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (145k people) in St. Clair County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.9k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.63k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of St. Clair County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in St. Clair County, MI was 99.1%, 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)
    145k ± 223
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.9k ± 414
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.63k ± 333
3.64%
Hispanic Population
5.83k people

In 2022, there were 29.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (145k people) in St. Clair County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.9k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.63k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.64% of the people in St. Clair County, MI are hispanic (5.83k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in St. Clair 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

1.92%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.08k people
2.09%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.35k people

As of 2022, 1.92% of St. Clair County, MI residents (3.08k 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 St. Clair County, MI was 2.09%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,477 ± 267
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,451 ± 243
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,148 ± 183

St. Clair County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of St. Clair County, MI employs 74k people. The largest industries in St. Clair County, MI are Manufacturing (15,447 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,019 people), and Retail Trade (8,495 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($115,000), Utilities ($90,000), and Public Administration ($67,846).

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

74k
2022 Value
± 1,835
0.507%
1 Year growth
± 3.44%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Clair County, MI grew at a rate of 0.507%, from 73.6k employees to 74k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Clair County, MI, are Production Occupations (8,533 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,076 people), and Management Occupations (6,674 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Clair County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

74k
2022 Value
± 1,835
0.507%
1 Year growth
± 3.44%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Clair County, MI grew at a rate of 0.507%, from 73.6k employees to 74k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Clair County, MI, are Manufacturing (15,447 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,019 people), and Retail Trade (8,495 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,030
Median earning men ± $2,336
$31,782
Median earning women ± $1,281

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($80,013), Wholesale Trade ($65,135), and Manufacturing ($62,562).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($55,096), Wholesale Trade ($51,406), and Information ($47,802).

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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. 1,368
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,033
    Manufacturing
  3. 654
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in St. Clair County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 64.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.2%).

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 St. Clair County, MI awarded 949 degrees. The student population of St. Clair County, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,108 male students and 2,197 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Clair County, MI are White (822 and 86.6%), followed by Unknown (57 and 6.01%), Hispanic or Latino (25 and 2.63%), and Black or African American (17 and 1.79%).

The largest universities in St. Clair County, MI by number of degrees awarded are St Clair County Community College (864 and 91%), Paul Mitchell the School-Great Lakes (38 and 4%), and Ross Medical Education Center-Port Huron (31 and 3.27%).

The most popular majors in St. Clair County, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (551 and 58.1%), Registered Nursing (94 and 9.91%), and General Cosmetology (33 and 3.48%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,305 students enrolled in St. Clair County, MI, 33.5% men and 66.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,748 records, of which 67% were women and 33% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 551 degrees awarded
  2. 94 degrees awarded
  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in St. Clair County, MI was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 551 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 864 degrees awarded
  2. 38 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was St Clair County Community College with 864 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 314 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Clair County, MI, which is 0.494 times less than the 635 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 822 degrees mean that there were 14.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 57 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($9,300) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,248) 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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Clair County, MI was $197,300 in 2022, which is 0.7 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $170,200 to $197,300, a 15.9% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Clair County, MI is 80.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in St. Clair County, MI have an average commute time of 29.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in St. Clair County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in St. Clair County, MI is $66,887. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in St. Clair County, MI was Census Tract 6585 with a value of $98,813, followed by Census Tract 6406 and Census Tract 6402, with respective values of $97,887 and $94,427.

In 2022, 12.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in St. Clair County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.65%.

Property

$197,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,733
$52,974
Median Property Taxes
±$1,466

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 St. Clair County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in St. Clair County, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

80.3%
Homeownership
2022
62.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.3% of the housing units in St. Clair County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6585
  2. Census Tract 6406
  3. Census Tract 6402

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Clair County, MI was Census Tract 6585 with a value of $98,813, followed by Census Tract 6406 and Census Tract 6402, with respective values of $97,887 and $94,427.

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

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Household Income

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$66,887
Median Household Income
± $1,727
66k
Number of Households
± 1,628

In 2022, the median household income of the 66k households in St. Clair County, MI grew to $66,887 from the previous year's value of $62,847.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Clair 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 (82.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.99%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.65%)

In 2022, 82.6% of workers in St. Clair County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.99%) and those who worked at home (5.65%).

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

29.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Clair County, MI have a longer commute time (29.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.99% of the workforce in St. Clair 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 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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in St. Clair County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.65%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Clair County, MI (18.8k out of 158k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

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 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, 18.1% of the children was living in poverty in St. Clair County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 319 in St. Clair County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 52.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.3% of the population of St. Clair County, MI has health coverage, with 47.6% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 0.925% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in St. Clair County, MI see 2122 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.79% decrease from the previous year (2183 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1677 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 385 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,122 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in St. Clair County, MI

Primary care physicians in St. Clair County, MI see an average of 2,122 patients per year. This represents a 2.79% decrease from the previous year (2,183 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22% under 18 years, 17.8% between 18 and 34 years, 41.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.72%
Uninsured
47.6%
Employer Coverage
18.7%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
0.925%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Clair County, MI declined by 8.03% from 5.14% to 4.72%.

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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 47 in St. Clair County, MI.

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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 36.5% in St. Clair 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 6.28% in St. Clair County, MI.

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