Clare County, MI

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2022 Population
30,998
0.555% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
48.2
0.837% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
22.1%
6.47% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$47,816
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$112,400
18.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
11,041
2.75% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Clare County, MI had a population of 31k people with a median age of 48.2 and a median household income of $47,816. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Clare County, MI grew from 30,827 to 30,998, a 0.555% increase and its median household income grew from $43,069 to $47,816, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clare County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.36%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1%), White (Hispanic) (0.839%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.684%).

None of the households in Clare 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.

99.7% of the residents in Clare County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clare County, MI are Mid Michigan College (419 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Clare County, MI was $112,400, and the homeownership rate was 85.1%.

Most people in Clare County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Clare County, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Clare County, MI is home to a population of 31k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.894% of Clare County, MI residents were born outside of the country (277 people).

In 2022, there were 39.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.1k people) in Clare County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 732 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 311 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Clare County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Clare County, MI was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clare County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29.1k ± 114
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    732 ± 130
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    311 ± 123
2.3%
Hispanic Population
713 people

In 2022, there were 39.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.1k people) in Clare County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 732 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 311 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.3% of the people in Clare County, MI are hispanic (713 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Clare 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

0.894%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
277 people
1.19%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
366 people

As of 2022, 0.894% of Clare County, MI residents (277 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 Clare County, MI was 1.19%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,109 ± 184
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    170 ± 61
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    133 ± 49

Clare County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 6.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Clare County, MI employs 11k people. The largest industries in Clare County, MI are Manufacturing (1,673 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,526 people), and Retail Trade (1,365 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,893), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,424), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,159).

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

11k
2022 Value
± 569
2.75%
1 Year growth
± 7.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clare County, MI grew at a rate of 2.75%, from 10.7k employees to 11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clare County, MI, are Production Occupations (1,176 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,167 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,142 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clare County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11k
2022 Value
± 569
2.75%
1 Year growth
± 7.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clare County, MI grew at a rate of 2.75%, from 10.7k employees to 11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clare County, MI, are Manufacturing (1,673 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,526 people), and Retail Trade (1,365 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clare County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Clare 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

$39,571
Median earning men ± $3,809
$25,744
Median earning women ± $1,150

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($65,588), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,656), and Public Administration ($55,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($250,001), Information ($41,612), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($37,629).

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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. 216
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 140
    Retail Trade
  3. 104
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Clare County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 66.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.995%).

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 Clare County, MI awarded 419 degrees. The student population of Clare County, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,211 male students and 2,171 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clare County, MI are White (364 and 86.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (22 and 5.25%), Two or More Races (10 and 2.39%), and Black or African American (9 and 2.15%).

The largest universities in Clare County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Mid Michigan College (419 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Clare County, MI are General Business Administration & Management (92 and 22%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (86 and 20.5%), and Registered Nursing (52 and 12.4%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,382 students enrolled in Clare County, MI, 35.8% men and 64.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,823 records, of which 65% were women and 35% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 86 degrees awarded
  2. 84 degrees awarded
  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Clare County, MI was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 86 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
419 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mid Michigan College with 419 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 149 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clare County, MI, which is 0.552 times less than the 270 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 364 degrees mean that there were 16.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 22 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($8,808) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($100) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,210) 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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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 Clare County, MI was $112,400 in 2022, which is 0.399 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $95,000 to $112,400, a 18.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Clare County, MI is 85.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Clare County, MI have an average commute time of 27.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clare County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Clare County, MI is $47,816. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Clare County, MI was Census Tract 5 with a value of $63,188, followed by Census Tract 8 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $61,630 and $54,559.

In 2022, 15.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Clare County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.14%.

Property

$112,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,924
$10,151
Median Property Taxes
±$489

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

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

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Rent vs Own

85.1%
Homeownership
2022
62.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 85.1% of the housing units in Clare County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 83.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5
  2. Census Tract 8
  3. Census Tract 7

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clare County, MI was Census Tract 5 with a value of $63,188, followed by Census Tract 8 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $61,630 and $54,559.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,816
Median Household Income
± $2,071
11.9k
Number of Households
± 558

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.9k households in Clare County, MI grew to $47,816 from the previous year's value of $43,069.

The following chart displays the households in Clare 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clare 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 (76.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.72%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.6%)

In 2022, 76.5% of workers in Clare County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.72%) and those who worked at home (8.6%).

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

27.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clare County, MI have a longer commute time (27.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.36% of the workforce in Clare 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 Clare County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clare County, MI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Clare County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.14%.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clare County, MI (6.77k out of 30.6k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clare County, MI is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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, 26.7% of the children was living in poverty in Clare County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 350 in Clare County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 194 per 100,000 population.

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Health

88.3% of the population of Clare County, MI has health coverage, with 27.5% on employee plans, 28% on Medicaid, 17.6% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.49% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Clare County, MI see 3439 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.8% increase from the previous year (3076 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3846 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 789 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

3,439 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clare County, MI

Primary care physicians in Clare County, MI see an average of 3,439 patients per year. This represents a 11.8% increase from the previous year (3,076 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clare 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 20.9% under 18 years, 16.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.3% 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

11.7%
Uninsured
27.5%
Employer Coverage
28%
Medicaid
17.6%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
1.49%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clare County, MI grew by 0.607% from 11.7% to 11.7%.

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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 53.4 in Clare 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 41.6% in Clare 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 9.68% in Clare County, MI.

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