Van Buren County, MI

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2022 Population
75,636
0.114% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.8
0.246% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.2%
3.36% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$65,531
6.47% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$172,100
10.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Van Buren County, MI had a population of 75.6k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $65,531. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Van Buren County, MI grew from 75,550 to 75,636, a 0.114% increase and its median household income grew from $61,549 to $65,531, a 6.47% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Van Buren County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.8%), Other (Hispanic) (3.97%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.88%), and White (Hispanic) (3.69%).

None of the households in Van Buren 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.

96.7% of the residents in Van Buren County, MI are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Van Buren County, MI was $172,100, and the homeownership rate was 80.1%.

Most people in Van Buren County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Van Buren County, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Van Buren County, MI is home to a population of 75.6k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.27% of Van Buren County, MI residents were born outside of the country (3.98k people).

In 2022, there were 20.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.4k people) in Van Buren County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3k Other (Hispanic) and 2.96k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
97%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Van Buren County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Van Buren County, MI was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Van Buren County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    60.4k ± 326
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    3k ± 527
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.96k ± 475
11.9%
Hispanic Population
8.97k people

In 2022, there were 20.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.4k people) in Van Buren County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3k Other (Hispanic) and 2.96k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.9% of the people in Van Buren County, MI are hispanic (8.97k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

5.27%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.98k people
5.01%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.78k people

As of 2022, 5.27% of Van Buren County, MI residents (3.98k 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 Van Buren County, MI was 5.01%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,544 ± 209
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    665 ± 173
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    648 ± 164

Van Buren County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Van Buren County, MI employs 34.4k people. The largest industries in Van Buren County, MI are Manufacturing (7,864 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,564 people), and Retail Trade (3,758 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,341), Wholesale Trade ($68,326), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,469).

Occupations

34.4k
2022 Value
± 1,224
0.28%
1 Year growth
± 5.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Van Buren County, MI grew at a rate of 0.28%, from 34.3k employees to 34.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Van Buren County, MI, are Production Occupations (4,270 people), Management Occupations (3,636 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,549 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Van Buren County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

34.4k
2022 Value
± 1,224
0.28%
1 Year growth
± 5.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Van Buren County, MI grew at a rate of 0.28%, from 34.3k employees to 34.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Van Buren County, MI, are Manufacturing (7,864 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,564 people), and Retail Trade (3,758 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Van Buren County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Van Buren 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

$47,063
Median earning men ± $2,273
$33,124
Median earning women ± $2,212

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($71,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,222), and Public Administration ($67,763).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($50,517), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,476), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,855).

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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. 379
    Manufacturing
  2. 318
    Retail Trade
  3. 277
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Van Buren County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 55.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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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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).

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 Van Buren County, MI was $172,100 in 2022, which is 0.611 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $155,500 to $172,100, a 10.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Van Buren County, MI is 80.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Van Buren County, MI have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Van Buren County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Van Buren County, MI is $65,531. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Van Buren County, MI was Census Tract 119 with a value of $96,713, followed by Census Tract 103 and Census Tract 115, with respective values of $72,262 and $59,031.

Property

$172,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,952
$23,731
Median Property Taxes
±$886

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

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Rent vs Own

80.1%
Homeownership
2022
61.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.1% of the housing units in Van Buren County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 119
  2. Census Tract 103
  3. Census Tract 115

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Van Buren County, MI was Census Tract 119 with a value of $96,713, followed by Census Tract 103 and Census Tract 115, with respective values of $72,262 and $59,031.

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

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Household Income

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$65,531
Median Household Income
± $3,396
29.6k
Number of Households
± 1,085

In 2022, the median household income of the 29.6k households in Van Buren County, MI grew to $65,531 from the previous year's value of $61,549.

The following chart displays the households in Van Buren 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 Van Buren 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 (78.3%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.12%)

In 2022, 78.3% of workers in Van Buren County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (8.12%).

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

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Van Buren County, MI have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.79% of the workforce in Van Buren 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 Van Buren County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Van Buren County, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Van Buren County, MI (10.6k out of 74.8k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Van Buren County, MI is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Health

92.5% of the population of Van Buren County, MI has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.21% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Van Buren County, MI see 2045 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.5% decrease from the previous year (2286 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2795 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 755 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,045 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Van Buren County, MI

Primary care physicians in Van Buren County, MI see an average of 2,045 patients per year. This represents a 10.5% decrease from the previous year (2,286 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Van Buren 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 24.4% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.5%
Uninsured
44.2%
Employer Coverage
20.1%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.21%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Van Buren County, MI declined by 6.76% from 8.04% to 7.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Van Buren County, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 35.7 in Van Buren 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 Van Buren County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.13% in Van Buren County, MI.

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