Arenac County, MI

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2020 Population
15,013
0.378% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
50
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
14.5%
15.5% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$45,679
8.01% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$98,600
4.45% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
6,045
2.35% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Arenac County, MI had a population of 15k people with a median age of 50 and a median household income of $45,679. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Arenac County, MI declined from 15,070 to 15,013, a −0.378% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,290 to $45,679, a 8.01% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Arenac County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.54%), White (Hispanic) (1.38%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.29%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.506%).

None of the households in Arenac 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.

99.6% of the residents in Arenac County, MI are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Arenac County, MI was $98,600, and the homeownership rate was 84.8%. Most people in Arenac County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Arenac County, MI was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Arenac County, MI is home to a population of 15k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.01% of Arenac County, MI residents were born outside of the country (152 people).

In 2020, there were 61.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.2k people) in Arenac County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 231 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 207 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Arenac County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.2k ± 10
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    231 ± 50.2
  3. White (Hispanic)
    207 ± 38
2.02%
Hispanic Population
304 people

In 2020, there were 61.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.2k people) in Arenac County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 231 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 207 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.02% of the people in Arenac County, MI are hispanic (304 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.01%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
152 people
1.15%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
173 people

As of 2020, 1.01% of Arenac County, MI residents (152 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Arenac County, MI was 1.15%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

50
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
63
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.4

In 2020, the median age of all people in Arenac County, MI was 50. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 63. But people in Arenac County, MI are getting staying the same age. In 2019, the average age of all Arenac County, MI residents was 50.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    78,782 ± 6,864 people
  2. India
    74,611 ± 6,681 people
  3. Iraq
    57,515 ± 5,871 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 78,782 Michigan residents, followed by India with 74,611 and Iraq with 57,515.

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Citizenship

99.6%
2020 Citizenship
99.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.6% of Arenac County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Arenac County, MI was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    456 ± 54
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    157 ± 54
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    153 ± 37

Arenac County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Michigan, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Michigan (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Michigan across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Arenac County, MI is $45,679. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Arenac County, MI was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $53,239, followed by Census Tract 9704 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $46,507 and $45,000.

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,905. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Arenac County, MI employs 6.05k people. The largest industries in Arenac County, MI are Manufacturing (1,111 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (943 people), and Retail Trade (710 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,554), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,000), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,375).

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,679
2020 value
± $2,893
8.01%
1 Year Growth
± 6.78%

Households in Arenac County, MI have a median annual income of $45,679, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,290 in 2019, which represents a 8.01% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$69,218
Average Male Salary in Michigan
± $1,189
$50,905
Average Female Salary in Michigan
± $910

In 2020, full-time male employees in Michigan made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Michigan by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Michigan
  1. Alaska Native
    $69,861 ± $68,251
  2. Asian
    $69,086 ± $4,593
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $54,704 ± $73,265

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Michigan workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Michigan.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Arenac County, MI is from Michigan.
0.471
2020 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.475
2019 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2020, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.801% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Michigan across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9702
  2. Census Tract 9704
  3. Census Tract 9703

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Arenac County, MI was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $53,239, followed by Census Tract 9704 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $46,507 and $45,000.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Arenac County, MI (2.15k out of 14.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    1,949 ± 150
  2. Two Or More
    88 ± 68
  3. Hispanic
    75 ± 67

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

Employment by Occupations

6.05k
2020 Value
± 286
2.35%
1 Year growth
± 6.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Arenac County, MI grew at a rate of 2.35%, from 5.91k employees to 6.05k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Arenac County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (688 people), Production Occupations (669 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (628 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Arenac County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Arenac County, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (688 people), Production Occupations (669 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (628 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Arenac County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.06 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.01 times), and Production Occupations (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Arenac County, MI, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,833), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,750), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($51,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.05k
2020 Value
± 286
2.35%
1 Year growth
± 6.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Arenac County, MI grew at a rate of 2.35%, from 5.91k employees to 6.05k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Arenac County, MI, are Manufacturing (1,111 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (943 people), and Retail Trade (710 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Arenac County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Arenac County, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Arenac County, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,111 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (943 people), and Retail Trade (710 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Arenac County, MI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.8 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.83 times), and Utilities (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Arenac County, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($79,554), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,000), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,375).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $193B
  2. $56.5B
  3. $49.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $193B, followed by Machinery ($56.5B) and Mixed freight ($49.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$638B
2020 Value in Michigan
$1.16T
Projected 2050 Value in Michigan
81.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $638B. This is expected to increase 81.2% to $1.16T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $34.4B
  3. $29.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Texas with $34.4B and Indiana and $29.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arenac County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 67.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%). The most partisan county was Missaukee County, MI with 75.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Arenac County, MI
67.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Michigan
  1. 75.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 73.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 72.6% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Michigan was Missaukee County, MI with 75.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Michigan colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 14 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Arenac County, MI was $98,600 in 2020, which is 0.429 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $94,400 to $98,600, a 4.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Arenac County, MI is 84.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Arenac County, MI have an average commute time of 29.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Arenac County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$98,600
2020 Median
± $4,800
$94,400
2019 Median
± $3,021

In 2020, the median property value in Arenac County, MI grew to to $98,600 from the previous year's value of $94,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Arenac County, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Arenac County, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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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.
$45,679
Median Household Income
± $2,893
6.59k
Number of Households
± 297

In 2020, the median household income of the 6.59k households in Arenac County, MI grew to $45,679 from the previous year's value of $42,290.

The following chart displays the households in Arenac 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Arenac County, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Arenac County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

84.8%
2020 Homeownership
83.8%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 84.8% of the housing units in Arenac County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 83.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Arenac County, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

29.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Arenac County, MI have a longer commute time (29.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.44% of the workforce in Arenac County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84%)
  2. Carpooled (7.24%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.5%)

In 2020, 84% of workers in Arenac County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.24%) and those who worked at home (5.5%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Arenac County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Arenac County, MI have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

94.3% of the population of Arenac County, MI has health coverage, with 37.4% on employee plans, 23.1% on Medicaid, 19.8% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.67% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Michigan was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Arenac County, MI see 3008 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0332% decrease from the previous year (3009 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2126 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 465 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Montmorency County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.6%). Additionally, Gratiot County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,008 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arenac County, MI

Primary care physicians in Arenac County, MI see an average of 3,008 patients per year. This represents a 0.0332% decrease from the previous year (3,009 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arenac County, MI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Michigan
$3,950
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,915
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,318
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Michigan (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,745 to $8,055.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.73%
Uninsured
37.4%
Employer Coverage
23.1%
Medicaid
19.8%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.67%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Arenac County, MI declined by 4.67% from 6.01% to 5.73%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 18.6% prevalence
  2. 18.3% prevalence
  3. 17.1% prevalence

Montmorency County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 18.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Michigan by county over multiple years.

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