Statewide Claims to Fame

Isabella County is 1st in Michigan out of 83 other counties in Income below poverty line

Isabella County is 2nd in Michigan out of 83 other counties in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Isabella County is 6th in Michigan out of 83 other counties in Female residents

Isabella County is 8th in Michigan out of 83 other counties in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Isabella County is 14th in Michigan out of 83 other counties in Race - Asian

Isabella County is 14th in Michigan out of 83 other counties in Race - Two or More

Isabella County is 15th in Michigan out of 83 other counties in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

Isabella County is 20th in Michigan out of 83 other counties in People per household

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Isabella County Rank Michigan US
Current population (2012) 70,617 27th 9,883,360 313,914,040
Size in square miles 572.7 38th 56,538.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 122.8 28th 174.8 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Isabella County Rank Michigan US
Residents younger than 5 5.0% 48th 5.8% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 17.6% 69th 22.9% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 10.2% 83rd 14.6% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Isabella County Rank Michigan US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 89.6% 25th 88.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 25.7% 15th 25.3% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Isabella County Rank Michigan US
Race - White 89.4% 62nd 80.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 2.6% 29th 14.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 3.7% 8th 0.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.7% 14th 2.6% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 40th 0.0% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.6% 14th 2.2% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 3.5% 28th 4.6% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 86.9% 59th 76.2% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Isabella County Rank Michigan US
Female residents 51.4% 6th 50.9% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 2.7% 21st 6.0% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Isabella County Rank Michigan US
Housing units 28,256 29th 4,525,480 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 30.2% 2nd 18.1% 25.9%
Households 24,746 29th 3,825,182 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 59.2% 83rd 73.5% 66.1%
Home median value $124,100 28th $137,300 $186,200
People per household 2.6 20th 2.5 2.6
Building permits (last year) 56 34th 11,692 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Isabella County Rank Michigan US
Income per capita $18,738 77th $25,482 $27,915
Income per household $36,815 70th $48,669 $52,762
Income below poverty line 31.4% 1st 15.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Isabella County Rank Michigan US
Non-farm private establishments 1,412 27th 217,344 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 19,928 25th 3,379,035 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 4,533 31st 816,972 27,092,908
Retail sales $705,401 26th $109,102,594 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $10,577 30th $10,855 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $117,754 23rd $14,536,648 $613,795,732

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