Allegan County, MI

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2022 Population
120,189
0.646% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.4
0.748% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.51%
6.82% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$75,543
7.51% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$225,000
18.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Allegan County, MI had a population of 120k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $75,543. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Allegan County, MI grew from 119,418 to 120,189, a 0.646% increase and its median household income grew from $70,269 to $75,543, a 7.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Allegan County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.2%), White (Hispanic) (3.99%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.44%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.15%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.46%).

None of the households in Allegan 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.

98% of the residents in Allegan County, MI are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Allegan County, MI was $225,000, and the homeownership rate was 85.1%.

Most people in Allegan County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Allegan County, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Allegan County, MI is home to a population of 120k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.05% of Allegan County, MI residents were born outside of the country (3.67k people).

In 2022, there were 21.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Allegan County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.8k White (Hispanic) and 4.13k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Allegan County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Allegan County, MI was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Allegan County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    104k ± 757
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.8k ± 614
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.13k ± 793
7.74%
Hispanic Population
9.3k people

In 2022, there were 21.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Allegan County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.8k White (Hispanic) and 4.13k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.74% of the people in Allegan County, MI are hispanic (9.3k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.05%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.67k people
3.26%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.89k people

As of 2022, 3.05% of Allegan County, MI residents (3.67k 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 Allegan County, MI was 3.26%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,041 ± 287
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    598 ± 192
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    598 ± 162

Allegan County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Allegan County, MI employs 57k people. The largest industries in Allegan County, MI are Manufacturing (14,255 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,690 people), and Retail Trade (6,018 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($88,750), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($85,536), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,465).

Occupations

57k
2022 Value
± 1,609
1.28%
1 Year growth
± 3.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Allegan County, MI grew at a rate of 1.28%, from 56.3k employees to 57k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Allegan County, MI, are Production Occupations (8,155 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,251 people), and Management Occupations (5,674 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Allegan County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

57k
2022 Value
± 1,609
1.28%
1 Year growth
± 3.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Allegan County, MI grew at a rate of 1.28%, from 56.3k employees to 57k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Allegan County, MI, are Manufacturing (14,255 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,690 people), and Retail Trade (6,018 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Allegan County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Allegan 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

$54,558
Median earning men ± $1,736
$34,417
Median earning women ± $1,051

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,023), Information ($69,265), and Wholesale Trade ($63,512).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($58,344), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,750), and Manufacturing ($44,482).

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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. 917
    Manufacturing
  2. 602
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 423
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Allegan County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 61.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.41%).

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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Allegan County, MI was $225,000 in 2022, which is 0.798 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $189,700 to $225,000, a 18.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Allegan County, MI is 85.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Allegan County, MI have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Allegan County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Allegan County, MI is $75,543. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Allegan County, MI was Census Tract 302 with a value of $95,714, followed by Census Tract 307.02 and Census Tract 304.02, with respective values of $87,115 and $86,788.

Property

$225,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,683
$37,991
Median Property Taxes
±$1,288

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

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Rent vs Own

85.1%
Homeownership
2022
63.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 85.1% of the housing units in Allegan County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 85.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 302
  2. Census Tract 307.02
  3. Census Tract 304.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Allegan County, MI was Census Tract 302 with a value of $95,714, followed by Census Tract 307.02 and Census Tract 304.02, with respective values of $87,115 and $86,788.

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

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Household Income

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$75,543
Median Household Income
± $2,369
44.6k
Number of Households
± 1,483

In 2022, the median household income of the 44.6k households in Allegan County, MI grew to $75,543 from the previous year's value of $70,269.

The following chart displays the households in Allegan 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 Allegan 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 (81.4%)
  2. Carpooled (7.85%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.37%)

In 2022, 81.4% of workers in Allegan County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.85%) and those who worked at home (7.37%).

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

23.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Allegan County, MI have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Allegan 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 Allegan County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Allegan County, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.51% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Allegan County, MI (11.3k out of 119k 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 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Allegan 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

94.9% of the population of Allegan County, MI has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 0.58% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Allegan County, MI see 4542 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.643% increase from the previous year (4513 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2973 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1052 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,542 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Allegan County, MI

Primary care physicians in Allegan County, MI see an average of 4,542 patients per year. This represents a 0.643% increase from the previous year (4,513 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Allegan 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 25.2% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 17% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.12%
Uninsured
54.1%
Employer Coverage
13.3%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
0.58%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Allegan County, MI grew by 4.26% from 4.91% to 5.12%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 46 in Allegan 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 36.1% in Allegan 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 7.07% in Allegan County, MI.

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