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Benzie County, Michigan; Kalamazoo County, Michigan; Osceola County, Michigan; Allegan County, Michigan; Gratiot County, Michigan

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Benzie County, Michigan
Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Osceola County, Michigan
Allegan County, Michigan
Gratiot County, Michigan
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 17,753 264,870 23,341 117,327 40,599
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 17,766 265,066 23,460 118,081 40,711
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 17,753 264,870 23,341 117,327 40,599
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 17,526 250,327 23,526 111,400 42,478
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 17,524 250,327 23,528 111,407 42,476
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.4% 5.9% -0.3% 6.0% -4.2%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1.3% 5.8% -0.8% 5.3% -4.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 17,525 250,331 23,528 111,408 42,476
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.7%
6.0%
5.4%
6.2%
4.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.2%
21.6%
22.3%
24.2%
19.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
26.1%
15.0%
21.2%
16.5%
17.5%
Female persons, percent
50.4%
51.0%
49.6%
50.0%
46.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
95.7%
81.3%
96.0%
94.9%
91.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.7%
11.8%
0.9%
1.5%
5.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.5%
0.5%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.5%
2.8%
0.3%
0.9%
0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.1%
Z
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
3.5%
2.0%
1.9%
1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.6%
5.0%
2.0%
7.4%
6.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
93.5%
77.2%
94.3%
88.2%
85.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,785 13,654 1,996 5,425 2,469
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.6% 5.0% 0.9% 3.1% 1.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 12,611 112,800 13,815 51,523 16,348
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 89.7% 63.8% 81.7% 82.3% 72.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $172,000 $153,800 $93,500 $157,400 $94,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,151 $1,289 $972 $1,236 $1,035
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $439 $520 $380 $452 $439
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $755 $794 $622 $794 $667
Building permits, 2018 72 460 20 436 29
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 6,733 102,809 9,100 43,000 15,177
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.56 2.46 2.50 2.65 2.33
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 90.6% 79.0% 88.4% 90.3% 85.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 3.6% 7.1% 3.8% 5.8% 3.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 88.1% 91.0% 81.0% 84.3% 83.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 80.8% 84.9% 65.1% 75.6% 67.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 93.5% 93.6% 88.2% 90.7% 90.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 29.3% 38.1% 13.8% 22.7% 14.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.4% 9.9% 13.5% 7.3% 10.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.4%
5.6%
8.0%
5.5%
5.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 56.3% 66.4% 51.9% 62.8% 50.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 53.1% 63.1% 48.2% 56.9% 53.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 50,405 477,872 25,381 131,893 42,504
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 2,261,873 89,984 265,933 236,692
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 7,385,629 968,493 5,286,560 809,686
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 1,553,731 134,712 609,441 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 128,039 3,129,384 176,149 949,923 344,209
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $7,331 $12,292 $7,568 $8,479 $8,183
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 25.4 20.4 24.9 23.9 23.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $56,639 $54,431 $42,689 $59,883 $44,991
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $27,866 $30,555 $22,142 $28,073 $22,027
Persons in poverty, percent
10.3%
14.4%
17.6%
10.7%
16.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 467 5,641 438 2,384 736
Total employment, 2017 3,391 109,826 6,176 38,008 11,280
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 112,947 5,193,069 251,342 1,790,363 416,362
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 -5.5% 2.4% 1.7% 4.5% 5.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 1,761 16,404 1,412 8,263 2,220
All firms, 2012 2,162 20,816 1,874 9,835 2,397
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,094 11,131 988 5,366 1,353
Women-owned firms, 2012 688 7,438 527 2,942 645
Minority-owned firms, 2012 59 3,163 69 523 106
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,065 16,849 1,743 9,078 2,161
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 247 1,869 181 691 266
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,859 17,819 1,606 8,681 1,984
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 54.8 445.7 41.5 135.0 74.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 319.70 561.66 566.39 825.23 568.46
FIPS Code 26019 26077 26133 26005 26057
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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