Genesee County, MI

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2022 Population
405,280
0.276% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.5
0.248% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.2%
3.85% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,594
8.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$158,400
18.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
173,444
0.845% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Genesee County, MI had a population of 405k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $58,594. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Genesee County, MI declined from 406,400 to 405,280, a −0.276% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,052 to $58,594, a 8.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Genesee County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.11%), White (Hispanic) (2.03%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.988%).

None of the households in Genesee 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.

98.9% of the residents in Genesee County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Genesee County, MI are University of Michigan-Flint (1,551 degrees awarded in 2022), Mott Community College (1,114 degrees), and Kettering University (545 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Genesee County, MI was $158,400, and the homeownership rate was 70.4%.

Most people in Genesee County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Genesee County, MI was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Genesee County, MI is home to a population of 405k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.66% of Genesee County, MI residents were born outside of the country (10.8k people).

In 2022, there were 3.68 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (288k people) in Genesee County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 78.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 16.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Genesee County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Genesee County, MI was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Genesee County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    288k ± 806
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    78.3k ± 1.41k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    16.7k ± 1.52k
3.79%
Hispanic Population
15.4k people

In 2022, there were 3.68 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (288k people) in Genesee County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 78.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 16.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.79% of the people in Genesee County, MI are hispanic (15.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Genesee 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

2.66%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10.8k people
2.77%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.3k people

As of 2022, 2.66% of Genesee County, MI residents (10.8k 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 Genesee County, MI was 2.77%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,038 ± 626
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,511 ± 471
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,179 ± 435

Genesee County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Genesee County, MI employs 173k people. The largest industries in Genesee County, MI are Manufacturing (30,157 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (28,688 people), and Retail Trade (22,969 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($102,750), Public Administration ($59,841), and Wholesale Trade ($58,750).

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

173k
2022 Value
± 3,268
0.845%
1 Year growth
± 2.63%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Genesee County, MI grew at a rate of 0.845%, from 172k employees to 173k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Genesee County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,875 people), Production Occupations (16,974 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (16,489 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Genesee County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

173k
2022 Value
± 3,268
0.845%
1 Year growth
± 2.63%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Genesee County, MI grew at a rate of 0.845%, from 172k employees to 173k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Genesee County, MI, are Manufacturing (30,157 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (28,688 people), and Retail Trade (22,969 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Genesee County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Genesee 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

$47,212
Median earning men ± $843
$32,136
Median earning women ± $1,052

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($67,036), Manufacturing ($61,820), and Information ($61,218).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($54,458), Public Administration ($53,812), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,240).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,450
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,753
    Retail Trade
  3. 1,719
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Genesee County, MI went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 53.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%).

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 Genesee County, MI awarded 3,375 degrees. The student population of Genesee County, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,567 male students and 8,347 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Genesee County, MI are White (2,357 and 71.4%), followed by Black or African American (401 and 12.2%), Hispanic or Latino (206 and 6.24%), and Two or More Races (117 and 3.55%).

The largest universities in Genesee County, MI by number of degrees awarded are University of Michigan-Flint (1,551 and 46%), Mott Community College (1,114 and 33%), and Kettering University (545 and 16.1%).

The most popular majors in Genesee County, MI are Registered Nursing (506 and 15%), General Studies (334 and 9.9%), and Mechanical Engineering (233 and 6.9%).

The median tuition costs in Genesee County, MI are $43,935 for private four year colleges, and $12,234 and $24,450 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Genesee County, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 13,914 (40% men and 60% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 13,914 students enrolled in Genesee County, MI, 40% men and 60% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,404 records, of which 58.2% were women and 41.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 233 degrees awarded
  2. 110 degrees awarded
  3. 258 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Genesee County, MI was Mechanical Engineering with 233 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,551 degrees awarded
  2. 1,114 degrees awarded
  3. 545 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Michigan-Flint with 1,551 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,289 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Genesee County, MI, which is 0.618 times less than the 2,086 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 2,357 degrees mean that there were 5.88 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 401 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 ($43,935) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($755) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,100) 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.

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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 Genesee County, MI was $158,400 in 2022, which is 0.562 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $133,700 to $158,400, a 18.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Genesee County, MI is 70.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Genesee County, MI have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Genesee County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Genesee County, MI is $58,594. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Genesee County, MI was Census Tract 116.01 with a value of $139,773, followed by Census Tract 131.10 and Census Tract 131.12, with respective values of $116,429 and $113,824.

In 2022, 15.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Genesee County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.34%.

Property

$158,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,254
$116,882
Median Property Taxes
±$2,415

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 Genesee County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

70.4%
Homeownership
2022
60.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.4% of the housing units in Genesee County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 116.01
  2. Census Tract 131.10
  3. Census Tract 131.12

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Genesee County, MI was Census Tract 116.01 with a value of $139,773, followed by Census Tract 131.10 and Census Tract 131.12, with respective values of $116,429 and $113,824.

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

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Household Income

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$58,594
Median Household Income
± $1,313
166k
Number of Households
± 3,178

In 2022, the median household income of the 166k households in Genesee County, MI grew to $58,594 from the previous year's value of $54,052.

The following chart displays the households in Genesee 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 Genesee 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 (80.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.42%)

In 2022, 80.4% of workers in Genesee County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.1%) and those who worked at home (7.42%).

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Commute Time

26.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Genesee County, MI have a longer commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.92% of the workforce in Genesee County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Genesee County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.34%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Genesee County, MI (65.1k out of 400k 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 Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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, 24.3% of the children was living in poverty in Genesee County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 653 in Genesee County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 155 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.2% of the population of Genesee County, MI has health coverage, with 41.6% on employee plans, 27% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.03% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Genesee County, MI see 1124 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.35% decrease from the previous year (1163 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1354 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 318 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,124 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Genesee County, MI

Primary care physicians in Genesee County, MI see an average of 1,124 patients per year. This represents a 3.35% decrease from the previous year (1,163 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Genesee 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 23.7% under 18 years, 19.9% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.83%
Uninsured
41.6%
Employer Coverage
27%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.03%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Genesee County, MI declined by 9.88% from 5.36% to 4.83%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 62.8 in Genesee County, MI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 40.2% in Genesee County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.63% in Genesee County, MI.

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