Ingham County, MI

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2022 Population
282,540
1.09% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
33
0.917% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.5%
5.35% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$62,548
7.42% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$173,600
13.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
141,130
0.23% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Ingham County, MI had a population of 283k people with a median age of 33 and a median household income of $62,548. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ingham County, MI declined from 285,660 to 282,540, a −1.09% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,226 to $62,548, a 7.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ingham County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.31%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.16%), and White (Hispanic) (3.43%).

None of the households in Ingham 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.

94.6% of the residents in Ingham County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ingham County, MI are Michigan State University (13,090 degrees awarded in 2022), Lansing Community College (170657) (2,226 degrees), and Douglas J Aveda Institute (798 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Ingham County, MI was $173,600, and the homeownership rate was 58.8%.

Most people in Ingham County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Ingham County, MI was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Ingham County, MI is home to a population of 283k people, from which 94.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.23% of Ingham County, MI residents were born outside of the country (26.1k people).

In 2022, there were 6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (192k people) in Ingham County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 17.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.6%
2022 Citizenship
94.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.6% of Ingham County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ingham County, MI was 94.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ingham County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    192k ± 663
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    32.1k ± 1.02k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    17.8k ± 500
8.24%
Hispanic Population
23.3k people

In 2022, there were 6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (192k people) in Ingham County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 17.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.24% of the people in Ingham County, MI are hispanic (23.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Ingham 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

9.23%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
26.1k people
9.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
27.7k people

As of 2022, 9.23% of Ingham County, MI residents (26.1k 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 Ingham County, MI was 9.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,756 ± 433
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,354 ± 337
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,606 ± 259

Ingham County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ingham County, MI employs 141k people. The largest industries in Ingham County, MI are Educational Services (24,434 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (17,931 people), and Retail Trade (14,183 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,781), Utilities ($70,573), and Public Administration ($67,675).

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

141k
2022 Value
± 2,975
−0.23%
1 Year decline
± 2.92%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ingham County, MI declined at a rate of −0.23%, from 141k employees to 141k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ingham County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (16,697 people), Management Occupations (13,093 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (13,060 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ingham County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

141k
2022 Value
± 2,975
−0.23%
1 Year decline
± 2.92%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ingham County, MI declined at a rate of −0.23%, from 141k employees to 141k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ingham County, MI, are Educational Services (24,434 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (17,931 people), and Retail Trade (14,183 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ingham County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Ingham 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

$45,880
Median earning men ± $852
$33,281
Median earning women ± $771

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($78,438), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,401), and Information ($54,138).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($59,013), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,070), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,762).

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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. 3,151
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,595
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,367
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ingham County, MI went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.3%).

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 Ingham County, MI awarded 16,463 degrees. The student population of Ingham County, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 28,000 male students and 33,095 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ingham County, MI are White (11,318 and 74%), followed by Black or African American (1,258 and 8.22%), Asian (920 and 6.01%), and Hispanic or Latino (899 and 5.88%).

The largest universities in Ingham County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Michigan State University (13,090 and 79.5%), Lansing Community College (170657) (2,226 and 13.5%), and Douglas J Aveda Institute (798 and 4.85%).

The most popular majors in Ingham County, MI are General Psychology (547 and 3.32%), General Biological Sciences (539 and 3.27%), and Law (529 and 3.21%).

The median tuition cost in Ingham County, MI for a public four year colleges is $16,437 for in-state students and $42,427 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Ingham County, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 88%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 61,095 (45.8% men and 54.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 61,095 students enrolled in Ingham County, MI, 45.8% men and 54.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 40,079 records, of which 54.8% were women and 45.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 361 degrees awarded
  2. 521 degrees awarded
  3. 476 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ingham County, MI was General Finance with 361 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 13,090 degrees awarded
  2. 2,226 degrees awarded
  3. 798 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Michigan State University with 13,090 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 6,999 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ingham County, MI, which is 0.74 times less than the 9,464 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 11,318 degrees mean that there were 9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,258 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($16,437) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($500) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,168) 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 Ingham County, MI was $173,600 in 2022, which is 0.616 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $153,200 to $173,600, a 13.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Ingham County, MI is 58.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ingham County, MI have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ingham County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ingham County, MI is $62,548. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ingham County, MI was Census Tract 50.02 with a value of $160,755, followed by Census Tract 46 and Census Tract 52.02, with respective values of $120,119 and $112,071.

In 2022, 17.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ingham County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.63%.

Property

$173,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,410
$67,988
Median Property Taxes
±$1,616

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

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Rent vs Own

58.8%
Homeownership
2022
62.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.8% of the housing units in Ingham County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 50.02
  2. Census Tract 46
  3. Census Tract 52.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ingham County, MI was Census Tract 50.02 with a value of $160,755, followed by Census Tract 46 and Census Tract 52.02, with respective values of $120,119 and $112,071.

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

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Household Income

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$62,548
Median Household Income
± $1,854
116k
Number of Households
± 2,559

In 2022, the median household income of the 116k households in Ingham County, MI grew to $62,548 from the previous year's value of $58,226.

The following chart displays the households in Ingham 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 Ingham 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 (69.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.8%)
  3. Carpooled (8.77%)

In 2022, 69.1% of workers in Ingham County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.8%) and those who carpooled to work (8.77%).

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Commute Time

20.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ingham County, MI have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.58% of the workforce in Ingham 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, 17.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ingham County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.63%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ingham County, MI (43.8k out of 265k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ingham 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, 14.9% of the children was living in poverty in Ingham County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 14.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 609 in Ingham County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 47.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95% of the population of Ingham County, MI has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 17% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 0.665% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ingham County, MI see 952 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.833% decrease from the previous year (960 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1315 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 237 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

952 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ingham County, MI

Primary care physicians in Ingham County, MI see an average of 952 patients per year. This represents a 0.833% decrease from the previous year (960 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ingham 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 22.2% under 18 years, 30.5% between 18 and 34 years, 33.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 14% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.99%
Uninsured
54.1%
Employer Coverage
17%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
0.665%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ingham County, MI grew by 3.47% from 4.83% to 4.99%.

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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 56.9 in Ingham 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 37.4% in Ingham County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.48% in Ingham County, MI.

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