Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI

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2022 Population
172,104
0.2% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.3
0.471% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.7%
4.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,079
8.67% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$137,900
13.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
72,288
1.67% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI had a population of 172k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $57,079. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI declined from 172,449 to 172,104, a −0.2% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,527 to $57,079, a 8.67% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.86%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.56%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.38%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.07%).

3.47% of the households in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, 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.

98.6% of the residents in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI are Northern Michigan University (1,790 degrees awarded in 2022), Michigan Technological University (1,754 degrees), and Gogebic Community College (180 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI was $137,900, and the homeownership rate was 76%.

Most people in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18 minutes. The average car ownership in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Sunset over Lake Superior east of Marquette near Chocolay, MI.

Population & Diversity

Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI is home to a population of 172k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.54% of Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI residents were born outside of the country (4.37k people).

In 2022, there were 31.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (157k people) in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.93k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.69k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI are Spanish (1,175 households), Other & Unspecified Languages (453 households), and German (409 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
82,289
Women
47.7%
90,106
Men
52.3%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 172,395 inhabitants, with 52.3% men, and 47.7% women.

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Citizenship

98.6%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.6% of Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    157k ± 365
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.93k ± 412
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.69k ± 193
1.79%
Hispanic Population
3.08k people

In 2022, there were 31.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (157k people) in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.93k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.69k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.79% of the people in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI are hispanic (3.08k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    528 ± 563 people
  2. Poland
    374 ± 474 people
  3. China
    346 ± 456 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI was India, the natal country of 528 Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI residents, followed by Poland with 374 and China with 346.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.54%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.37k people
2.37%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.09k people

As of 2022, 2.54% of Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI residents (4.37k 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 Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI was 2.37%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    1,175 households (0.715%)
  2. Other & Unspecified Languages
    453 households (0.275%)
  3. German
    409 households (0.249%)

3.47% of the households in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI was Spanish. 0.715% of the households in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,106 ± 310
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,029 ± 258
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,735 ± 278

Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI employs 72.3k people. The largest industries in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI are Restaurants & Food Services (5,130 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,023 people), and Construction (4,654 people), and the highest paying industries are Wired telecommunications carriers ($104,610), Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services ($100,194), and Metal ore mining ($98,093).

Males in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,519. The income inequality in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
33,808
Women
48.2%
36,317
Men
51.8%

The workforce of Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI in 2020 was 70,125 people, with 48.2% woman, and 51.8% men.

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Occupations

72.3k
2022 Value
1.67%
1 Year growth
± 1.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI grew at a rate of 1.67%, from 71.1k employees to 72.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI, are Registered nurses (1,810 people), Janitors & building cleaners (1,747 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,707 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

72.3k
2022 Value
1.67%
1 Year growth
± 1.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI grew at a rate of 1.67%, from 71.1k employees to 72.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,130 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,023 people), and Construction (4,654 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI, though some of these residents may live in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, 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

$43,668
Median earning men ± $1,876
$28,377
Median earning women ± $872

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($74,701), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,761), and Public Administration ($61,091).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($49,524), Public Administration ($45,236), and Wholesale Trade ($39,844).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Michigan went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI awarded 3,826 degrees. The student population of Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 8,354 male students and 7,117 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI are White (3,165 and 88.3%), followed by Two or More Races (130 and 3.63%), Hispanic or Latino (88 and 2.45%), and Unknown (60 and 1.67%).

The largest universities in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI by number of degrees awarded are Northern Michigan University (1,790 and 46.8%), Michigan Technological University (1,754 and 45.8%), and Gogebic Community College (180 and 4.7%).

The most popular majors in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI are Mechanical Engineering (378 and 9.88%), Registered Nursing (155 and 4.05%), and General Biological Sciences (142 and 3.71%).

The median tuition costs in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI are $25,436 for private four year colleges, and $15,344 and $29,324 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 15,471 (54% men and 46% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 15,471 students enrolled in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI, 54% men and 46% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,341 records, of which 47.1% were women and 52.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 266 degrees awarded
  2. 126 degrees awarded
  3. 112 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI was Mechanical Engineering with 266 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,790 degrees awarded
  2. 1,754 degrees awarded
  3. 180 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northern Michigan University with 1,790 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,018 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI, which is 1.12 times more than the 1,808 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 3,165 degrees mean that there were 24.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 130 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($25,436) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,044) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.254% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.323% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (45.3k), Some college (37.5k), and Bachelors Degree (23.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI was $137,900 in 2022, which is 0.489 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $121,700 to $137,900, a 13.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI is 76%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI is $57,079. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI was Oakland County (Central)--Birmingham & Bloomfield Area PUMA, MI with a value of $138,062, followed by Oakland County (East Central)--Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI and Oakland County (Northeast) PUMA, MI, with respective values of $115,047 and $111,400.

Property

$137,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,744
$54,989
Median Property Taxes
±$1,222

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Rent vs Own

76%
Homeownership
2022
62.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76% of the housing units in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI was Oakland County (Central)--Birmingham & Bloomfield Area PUMA, MI with a value of $138,062, followed by Oakland County (East Central)--Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI and Oakland County (Northeast) PUMA, MI, with respective values of $115,047 and $111,400.

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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.
$57,079
Median Household Income
± $1,260
72.4k
Number of Households
± 1,518

In 2022, the median household income of the 72.4k households in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI grew to $57,079 from the previous year's value of $52,527.

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Wage Distribution

0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI
0.454
2021 Wage GINI in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI

In 2022, the income inequality in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.77% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.82%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.91%)

In 2022, 75.9% of workers in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.82%) and those who worked at home (6.91%).

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Commute Time

18 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI have a shorter commute time (18 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.2% of the workforce in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, 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 Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI (22.3k out of 163k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, 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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Health

95% of the population of Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 2.04% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Michigan see 1246 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1266 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1294 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 332 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Wisconsin see 1255 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.947% decrease from the previous year (1267 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1395 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 441 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,246 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Michigan
1,255 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wisconsin

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,246 patients per year. This represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1,266 patients).

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see an average of 1,255 patients per year. This represents a 0.947% decrease from the previous year (1,267 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.2% under 18 years, 22.4% between 18 and 34 years, 35.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.3% were men and 48.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.99%
Uninsured
44.9%
Employer Coverage
16.5%
Medicaid
15.4%
Medicare
16.2%
Non-Group
2.04%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Western Upper Peninsula PUMA, MI declined by 11.7% from 5.65% to 4.99%.

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