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Barry County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2014: 59,281 (23% urban, 77% rural); it was 56,755 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 13,080
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,811
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 18,061
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,660 (it was 2,974 in 2000)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

28%

Land area: 556 sq. mi.

Water area: 20.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 107 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Barry County: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.6%), Construction (14.2%), Educational, health and social services (12.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 44%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Barry County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years
Males: 29,759  (50.2%)
Females: 29,522  (49.8%)
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Barry County,MI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Barry County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,192 ($46,820 in 1999)

This county:

$52192
Michigan:

$48273

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $570 (lower quartile is $445, upper quartile is $703)
This county:

$570
State:

$629


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $129,279 (it was $109,600 in 2000)
Barry:

$129,279
Michigan:

$117,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,188 - $199,276
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,170
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $400

Institutionalized population: 549

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 45
  • Thefts: 157
  • Auto thefts: 16

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 32
  • Burglaries: 40
  • Thefts: 117
  • Auto thefts: 17
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 371 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2005: 341 buildings, average cost: $148,400
  • 2006: 307 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2007: 197 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 2008: 105 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2009: 80 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 2010: 84 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 2011: 71 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2012: 86 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2013: 85 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2014: 86 buildings, average cost: $168,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,889 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,558 (1.4%)

Barry County household income distribution in 2009 Barry County home values distribution Barry County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.6%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.8% for Black residents, 6.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.6% for American Indian residents, 0.3% for other race residents, 6.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.4%
Barry County:

11.4%
Michigan:

17.0%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.5% for Black residents, 6.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.6% for American Indian residents, 7.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 22 years old, American Indian residents: 53 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Barry County is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $567 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $817 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hastings, Middleville, Nashville, Delton, Woodland, Freeport, Dowling, Hickory Corners.

Barry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Barry County: Fox Woods Golf Course (A), Bonnie View Golf Course (B), Twin Brook Golf Club (C), Olivet Station (D), Woodbury Station (E), Potterville Rest Area (F), Millett Station (G), Smithville Dam (H), Ledge Meadows Golf Course (I), Grand Ledge Country Club (J), Olivet Country Club (K), Eaton Rapids Township Fire Department (L), Hamlin Township Fire Rescue (M), Delta Township Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (N), Delta Township Fire Department Station 2 Storage (O), Charlotte Aquatic Center (P), Charlotte City Hall (Q), Dimondale Nursing Care Center (R), MacKay Gymnasium (S), Harbor Springs Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Barry County include: Eaton Center Church (A), Grace Church (B), The Local Church (C), Needmore Church (D), Oneida Gospel Church (E), Chester Gospel Church (F), Who-Wit-Tah Church (G), West Carmel Church (H), Five Corners Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Brickyard Cemetery (1), Bunker Cemetery (2), Green Cemetery (3), Patterson Cemetery (4), Welch Cemetery (5), Benton Township Cemetery (6), Pinch Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Lovell Pond (A), Lost Lake (B), Loomis Lake (C), Lookingglass Lake (D), Pine Lake (E), Lacey Lake (F), King Lake (G), Narrow Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Thompson Creek (A), Big Creek (B), Harris Drain (C), Hayon Creek (D), Fish Creek (E), Indian Creek (F), Willow Creek (G), Owen Drain (H), Spicer Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Barry County include: Carlos Weber Roadside Park (1), Lincoln Brick Park (2), Fox Memorial Park (3), Woldumar Nature Center (4), Erickson Park (5), Westland Park (6), Anderson Nature Park (7), Hunters Orchard Park (8), Delta Mills Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Franklin County, Idaho , Ingham County , Ionia County , Jackson County , Livingston County , Shiawassee County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,195
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 463 (66% naturalized citizens)

Barry County:

0.8%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 55
  • 1990 to 1994: 42
  • 1985 to 1989: 36
  • 1980 to 1984: 25
  • 1975 to 1979: 9
  • 1970 to 1974: 14
  • 1970 to 1974: 44
  • 1965 to 1969: 238

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 40.8%

Barry County marital status for males Barry County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 19,891
  • One, attached: 180
  • Two: 417
  • 3 or 4: 391
  • 5 to 9: 212
  • 10 to 19: 192
  • 20 or more: 169
  • Mobile homes: 2,372
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 52

Housing units in Barry County with a mortgage: 8,725 (790 second mortgage, 1,119 home equity loan, 56 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,486

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Barry County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,02030
Mainline Protestant4,33020
Catholic2,6814
Other5263
None45,616-
Barry County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Barry County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Barry County:

2.88 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 38
This county:

6.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Barry County:

9.1%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Barry County:

30.1%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.4%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Barry County:

Average size of farms: 171 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $45,007
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $186.83
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.56%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 60.11%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $49,392
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 56.20%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.61%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $54,139
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.60%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.65
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 33.04%
Corn for grain: 33435 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6001 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 30838 harvested acres
Vegetables: 82 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 46 acres

Tornado activity:

Barry County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 1731353.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 58 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/2/1977, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 44 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Barry County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 224.4 miles away from Barry County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 264.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 317.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 151.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 294.4 miles away from Barry County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 313.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MichiganSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 6, 2008 to July 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1777): July 14, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1777, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MichiganHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3225): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MichiganSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 20, 2004 to June 8, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1527): June 30, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1527, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MichiganSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared (EM-3160): January 10, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MichiganWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 2, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3137): January 27, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3137, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MichiganBlizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared (EM-3057): January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • MichiganSnowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3030): February 5, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3030, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • MichiganSevere Storms, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: April 26, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-465): April 26, 1975, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-465, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • MichiganSevere Storm, Freezing, Incident Period: April 5, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-330): April 5, 1972, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-330, Natural disaster type: Storm, Freeze
  • MichiganTORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, Incident Period: April 14, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-190): April 14, 1965, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-190, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Barry County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Netherlands (15%)
  • United Kingdom (12%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Italy (7%)
  • Other Northern Europe (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Barry County (%):

  • German (22%)
  • English (14%)
  • Dutch (13%)
  • United States or American (12%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Barry County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 22,396 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 2,799 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 19 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 19 (0%)
  • Walked: 455 (2%)
  • Other means: 52 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,177 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Barry County, Michigan in 2000:

  • 213 people in nursing homes
  • 98 people in other group homes
  • 65 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 26 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Barry County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 270 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 200 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 79 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 37 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,398.

5.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,641 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Michigan average:

5.09%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.08% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($33,080 average AGI)
1.05% relocated from other states ($8,561 average AGI)
Barry County:

1.05%
Michigan average:

1.52%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kent County, MI  1.09% ($42,992 average AGI)
from Kalamazoo County, MI  0.63% ($42,711)
from Calhoun County, MI  0.55% ($48,242)
from Allegan County, MI  0.38% ($30,718)
from Eaton County, MI  0.35% ($29,962)
from Ionia County, MI  0.22% ($35,120)
from Ottawa County, MI  0.13% ($32,071)


5.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
Michigan average:

5.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.43% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($23,876 average AGI)
1.35% relocated to other states ($7,836 average AGI)
Barry County:

1.35%
Michigan average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kent County, MI  1.20% ($36,237 average AGI)
to Kalamazoo County, MI  0.69% ($29,359)
to Calhoun County, MI  0.53% ($27,941)
to Allegan County, MI  0.41% ($26,344)
to Eaton County, MI  0.35% ($27,910)
to Ionia County, MI  0.26% ($30,119)
to Ottawa County, MI  0.14% ($32,563)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Births per 1000 population in Barry County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Barry County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Barry County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Barry County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Barry County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,013 (7,635 aged, 1,378 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 517 (3%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Barry County, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (521)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (484)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (482)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (380)
  • Congestive heart failure (264)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (237)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (234)
  • Unspecified dementia (226)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (187)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (140)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.68
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5625.640
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 148.220
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32616.93

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1155.410
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 871.570
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.01

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25.67
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 41.74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.68

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 147.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 66.4
  • Other - 81.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 58,570
  • In family households: 51,258 (12,956 male householders, 3,631 female householders)
    13,570 spouses, 17,264 children (15,565 natural, 572 adopted, 1,127 stepchildren), 1,063 grandchildren, 285 brothers or sisters, 293 parents, 399 other relatives, 1,481 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,312 (3,009 male householders (2,343 living alone)), 2,955 female householders (2,551 living alone)), 1,348 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 603 (549 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 7,782 2-persons, 3,360 3-persons, 3,033 4-persons, 1,514 5-persons, 588 6-persons, 310 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,894 1-person, 893 2-persons, 118 3-persons, 34 4-persons, 18 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

11,558 married couples with children.
2,703 single-parent households (907 men, 1,796 women).

97.8% of residents of Barry County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $197,533,000 ($3327 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,263,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $112,440,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $40,583,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,818,000
Federal grants: $28,575,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,847,000 ($2,285,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,269,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,171,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $26,768,000
Federal Government insurance: $22,754,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,665
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,448
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +56
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,942
Here +32 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Barry County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.64 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 91
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,456
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,555
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,405
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,371
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,149
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,965
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,670
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,328
Rooms in houses/apartments in Barry County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 105
  • 3 rooms: 391
  • 4 rooms: 1,708
  • 5 rooms: 3,656
  • 6 rooms: 4,090
  • 7 rooms: 3,590
  • 8 rooms: 2,217
  • 9+ rooms: 2,280
  • 1 room: 46
  • 2 rooms: 153
  • 3 rooms: 542
  • 4 rooms: 715
  • 5 rooms: 638
  • 6 rooms: 388
  • 7 rooms: 212
  • 8 rooms: 144
  • 9+ rooms: 136
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Barry County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 52
  • 1 bedroom: 426
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,826
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,676
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,224
  • 5+ bedrooms: 857
  • no bedroom: 64
  • 1 bedroom: 712
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,198
  • 3 bedrooms: 777
  • 4 bedrooms: 172
  • 5+ bedrooms: 51
Cars and other vehicles available in Barry County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 493
  • 1 vehicle: 3,647
  • 2 vehicles: 8,722
  • 3 vehicles: 3,433
  • 4 vehicles: 1,185
  • 5+ vehicles: 581
  • no vehicle: 319
  • 1 vehicle: 1,408
  • 2 vehicles: 911
  • 3 vehicles: 247
  • 4 vehicles: 73
  • 5+ vehicles: 16

62% of Barry County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Michigan.

Barry County:

61.6%
State average:

58.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 47365
  • Northeast: 1233
  • Midwest: 4114
  • South: 2219
  • West: 1097

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $97,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Barry County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (47.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.7%)
  • Wood (5.4%)
  • Electricity (3.6%)
  • Utility gas (55.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.5%)
  • Electricity (12.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.0%)
  • Wood (2.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 649
Here:

9.1%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 245
Here:

7.0%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 254
Here:

13.6%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Barry County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $8,802,000
    Health Services - Other: $5,669,000
    Regular Highways: $5,144,000
    General - Other: $2,471,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,322,000
    Police Protection: $2,009,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,497,000
    Parks & Recreation: $944,000
    Central Staff Services: $708,000
    Transit Utilities: $552,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $544,000
    Housing & Community Development: $466,000
    General Public Buildings: $357,000
    Financial Administration: $347,000
    Air Transportation: $209,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $88,000
    Sewerage: $39,000
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $530,000
    Withdrawals: $334,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $447,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $221,000
    Health - Other: $200,000
    Regular Highways: $143,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,464,000

Barry County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $9,000
  • Charges - All Other: $9,969,000
    Parks & Recreation: $162,000
    Solid Waste Management: $53,000
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $180,000
    From Local Government: $151,000
    Interest Revenue: $123,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $616,000
    All Other: $276,000
    Public Welfare: $66,000
    Transit Utilities: $47,000
    Highways: $38,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,285,000
    Highways: $1,740,000
    Health & Hospitals: $125,000
    Transit Utilities: $36,000
    Public Welfare: $29,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $713,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $589,000
    Rents: $173,000
    Special Assessments: $126,000
    Property Sale Other: $29,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $116,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,480,000
    Health & Hospitals: $3,873,000
    All Other: $2,238,000
    General Support: $1,219,000
    Public Welfare: $978,000
    Transit Utilities: $320,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,253,000
    NEC: $163,000

Barry County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $8,335,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $3,250,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $7,448,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,632,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,505,000

Barry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,399,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $4,299,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,719,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $102,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 686
  • Number of aged recipients: 40
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 646
  • Number of recipients under 18: 105
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 486
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 95
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 276
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 327
Barry County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Barry County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED167$103,575201$119,1641,398$138,721102$40,5591$140,000152$144,61846$66,565
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$109,40010$133,800130$141,7387$52,7140$09$107,1118$87,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED45$96,06754$96,481528$143,89458$23,9140$044$163,27347$82,660
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN37$94,54120$86,400333$146,94010$42,8000$023$127,95710$95,800
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$98,5002$90,00048$139,4587$24,2860$06$126,0001$31,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED21$151,00025$162,8800$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$163,33318$179,8892$51,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$123,33316$172,4380$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$52,5004$171,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$89,5001$108,0001$117,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Barry County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert18772.4 years
William17875.8 years
Mary14179.7 years
Charles13976.3 years
John13376.5 years
James11369.9 years
Richard11269.0 years
George9577.6 years
Donald9269.7 years
Dorothy8379.1 years
Most common last names in Barry County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9480.8 years
Miller8377.4 years
Johnson6881.0 years
Williams4778.5 years
Wilson3475.4 years
Moore3275.0 years
Brown3174.7 years
Thompson3172.3 years
Martin2975.4 years
Davis2877.7 years
Businesses in Barry County, MI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Applebee's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Curves2Sears1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel1
Fashion Bug1Subway3
FedEx3Taco Bell1
Goodwill2U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS3
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Kmart1YMCA2
Little Caesars Pizza1

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