Ionia County, MI

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2022 Population
66,663
0.149% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.1
0.256% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.3%
3.51% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$71,720
11.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$169,600
14.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ionia County, MI had a population of 66.7k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $71,720. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ionia County, MI grew from 66,564 to 66,663, a 0.149% increase and its median household income grew from $64,436 to $71,720, a 11.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ionia County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.25%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.9%), White (Hispanic) (2.55%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.69%).

None of the households in Ionia 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.

99.3% of the residents in Ionia County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ionia County, MI are School of Missionary Aviation Technology (34 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Ionia County, MI was $169,600, and the homeownership rate was 77.1%.

Most people in Ionia County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Ionia County, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ionia County, MI is home to a population of 66.7k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.33% of Ionia County, MI residents were born outside of the country (889 people).

In 2022, there were 20.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.3k people) in Ionia County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.83k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Ionia County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ionia County, MI was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ionia County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    57.3k ± 193
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.83k ± 466
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.6k ± 403
5.19%
Hispanic Population
3.46k people

In 2022, there were 20.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.3k people) in Ionia County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.83k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.19% of the people in Ionia County, MI are hispanic (3.46k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

1.33%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
889 people
1.53%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.02k people

As of 2022, 1.33% of Ionia County, MI residents (889 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 Ionia County, MI was 1.53%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,152 ± 177
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    740 ± 217
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    444 ± 112

Ionia County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ionia County, MI employs 30.5k people. The largest industries in Ionia County, MI are Manufacturing (6,571 people), Retail Trade (3,877 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,918 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,833), Public Administration ($66,262), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($58,750).

Occupations

30.5k
2022 Value
± 1,181
0.27%
1 Year growth
± 5.41%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ionia County, MI grew at a rate of 0.27%, from 30.4k employees to 30.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ionia County, MI, are Production Occupations (4,402 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,455 people), and Management Occupations (2,442 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ionia County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

30.5k
2022 Value
± 1,181
0.27%
1 Year growth
± 5.41%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ionia County, MI grew at a rate of 0.27%, from 30.4k employees to 30.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ionia County, MI, are Manufacturing (6,571 people), Retail Trade (3,877 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,918 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ionia County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Ionia 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

$47,182
Median earning men ± $1,299
$33,763
Median earning women ± $1,197

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($71,551), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,186), and Information ($57,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($62,292), Information ($53,075), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,340).

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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. 313
    Manufacturing
  2. 300
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 256
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ionia County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 64.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.52%).

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 Ionia County, MI awarded 34 degrees. The student population of Ionia County, MI in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 21 male students and 8 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ionia County, MI are White (24 and 77.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (4 and 12.9%), Asian (1 and 3.23%), and Two or More Races (1 and 3.23%).

The largest universities in Ionia County, MI by number of degrees awarded are School of Missionary Aviation Technology (34 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ionia County, MI are Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology (28 and 82.4%) and Airline Professional Pilot & Flight Crew (6 and 17.6%).

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.

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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 Ionia County, MI was $169,600 in 2022, which is 0.602 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $147,600 to $169,600, a 14.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Ionia County, MI is 77.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ionia County, MI have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ionia County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ionia County, MI is $71,720. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ionia County, MI was Census Tract 314 with a value of $92,589, followed by Census Tract 312 and Census Tract 319, with respective values of $79,506 and $68,145.

Property

$169,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,772
$17,552
Median Property Taxes
±$767

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

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Rent vs Own

77.1%
Homeownership
2022
64.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.1% of the housing units in Ionia County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 314
  2. Census Tract 312
  3. Census Tract 319

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ionia County, MI was Census Tract 314 with a value of $92,589, followed by Census Tract 312 and Census Tract 319, with respective values of $79,506 and $68,145.

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

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Household Income

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$71,720
Median Household Income
± $2,440
22.8k
Number of Households
± 924

In 2022, the median household income of the 22.8k households in Ionia County, MI grew to $71,720 from the previous year's value of $64,436.

The following chart displays the households in Ionia 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 Ionia 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%)
  2. Carpooled (7.73%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.21%)

In 2022, 81% of workers in Ionia County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.73%) and those who worked at home (7.21%).

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

27.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ionia County, MI have a longer commute time (27.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.68% of the workforce in Ionia County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ionia County, MI (6.51k out of 62.9k 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 Females 55 - 64.

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

93.3% of the population of Ionia County, MI has health coverage, with 53.4% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 0.971% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ionia County, MI see 3806 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.16% decrease from the previous year (4013 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2391 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 694 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.4% were men and 48.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,806 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ionia County, MI

Primary care physicians in Ionia County, MI see an average of 3,806 patients per year. This represents a 5.16% decrease from the previous year (4,013 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ionia 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 23.5% under 18 years, 21.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.4% were men and 48.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.7%
Uninsured
53.4%
Employer Coverage
15.8%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
0.971%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ionia County, MI grew by 7.47% from 6.24% to 6.7%.

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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 40.3 in Ionia 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 38.5% in Ionia County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.98% in Ionia County, MI.

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