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Eaton County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2014: 108,579 (62% urban, 38% rural); it was 103,655 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 22,856
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,727
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 29,770
Renter-occupied apartments: 11,911 (it was 10,397 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

28%

Land area: 576 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 188 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Eaton County: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (34.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Eaton County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (84.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Asian alone (1.7%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years
Males: 52,995  (48.8%)
Females: 55,584  (51.2%)
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Eaton County,MI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Eaton County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $53,328 ($49,588 in 1999)

This county:

$53328
Michigan:

$48273

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $674 (lower quartile is $548, upper quartile is $806)
This county:

$674
State:

$629


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $134,400 (it was $112,400 in 2000)
Eaton:

$134,400
Michigan:

$117,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,500 - $174,200

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $154,910
Here:

$154,910
State:

$159,597

Townhouses or other attached units: $130,306
Here:

$130,306
State:

$138,735

In 2-unit structures: $125,987
Here:

$125,987
State:

$89,877

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $106,155
Here:

$106,155
State:

$110,373

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $94,207
Here:

$94,207
State:

$119,825

Mobile homes: $28,673
Here:

$28,673
State:

$33,033
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,247
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $519

Institutionalized population: 554

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 23
  • Robberies: 23
  • Assaults: 84
  • Burglaries: 314
  • Thefts: 1285
  • Auto thefts: 106
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 197 buildings, average cost: $183,000
  • 2008: 84 buildings, average cost: $204,600
  • 2009: 78 buildings, average cost: $198,500
  • 2010: 121 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2011: 67 buildings, average cost: $191,400
  • 2012: 87 buildings, average cost: $191,300
  • 2013: 97 buildings, average cost: $207,000
  • 2014: 91 buildings, average cost: $209,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,332 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,167 (1.8%)

Eaton County household income distribution in 2009 Eaton County home values distribution Eaton County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.8%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.9% for Black residents, 21.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.4% for American Indian residents, 30.4% for other race residents, 17.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.8%
Eaton County:

11.8%
Michigan:

17.0%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.1% for Black residents, 19.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.5% for American Indian residents, 31.2% for other race residents, 18.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 60 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Area name: Lansing-East Lansing, MI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Eaton County is $532 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $659 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $835 a month.

Cities in this county include: Waverly, Charlotte, Grand Ledge, Eaton Rapids, Potterville, Olivet, Bellevue, Dimondale, Vermontville, Sunfield.

Eaton 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 Eaton County: Oval Beach (A), Old Saugatuck Light House (B), South Haven Country Club (C), Camp Kaskitowa (D), Cheshire Hills Golf Course (E), Eagle Creek Golf Club (F), Camp Sears (G), Warner Memorial Camp (H), Camp Beechpoint (I), Martin US 131 Raceway (J), Ely Lake Campground (K), Horsemans Campground (L), Swan Creek Campground (M), Lansing Environmental Center (N), Lake Doster Golf Club (O), Camp Halcyon (P), Hemlock Point Gun Club (Q), Camp Channing (R), Eureka Park (S), Ridgewood Beach (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Eaton County include: Unity Reformed Church (A), Green Lake Calvary Church (B), Diamond Chapel (C), East Saugatuck Church (D), Ebenezer Church (E), Gingerbread Church (F), Gun Lake Chapel (G), Trinity Church (H), Kingdom Hall (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Immanuel Cemetery (1), Brookside Cemetery (2), Pierceson Cemetery (3), Bradley Indian Mission Cemetery (4), Ingerson Cemetery (5), McDowell Cemetery (6), Ives Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Manitt Lake (A), Lower Scott Lake (B), Pratt Lake (C), Upper Scott Lake (D), Pike Lake (E), Pickerel Lake (F), Little Tom Lake (G), Little Spec Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pine Creek (A), Elm Creek Drain (B), Pigeon Creek (C), Barber Creek (D), Base Line Creek (E), Pier Cove Creek (F), Glenn Creek (G), Fenner Creek (H), Greggs Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Eaton County include: Saugatuck Dunes State Park (1), Laketown Park (2), River Bluff Park (3), West Side County Park (4), Bysterveld County Park (5), Wolters Woods Park (6), Dorr Township Park (7), Silver Creek County Park (8), Littlejohn Lake County Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bennington County, Vermont , Hillsborough County, New Hampshire , Calhoun County , Ingham County , Kalamazoo County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 5,893
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,266 (49% naturalized citizens)

Eaton County:

2.2%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 605
  • 1990 to 1994: 293
  • 1985 to 1989: 223
  • 1980 to 1984: 161
  • 1975 to 1979: 232
  • 1970 to 1974: 203
  • 1970 to 1974: 132
  • 1965 to 1969: 417

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 44.5%

Eaton County marital status for males Eaton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 28,690
  • One, attached: 1,744
  • Two: 977
  • 3 or 4: 1,218
  • 5 to 9: 1,615
  • 10 to 19: 2,479
  • 20 or more: 2,588
  • Mobile homes: 2,800
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Eaton County with a mortgage: 16,932 (1,306 second mortgage, 2,695 home equity loan, 80 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,483

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Eaton County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant23,29958
Mainline Protestant7,84730
Catholic6,4204
Other4815
None69,712-
Eaton 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: 11
Eaton County:

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Eaton County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 63
This county:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Eaton County:

9.1%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Eaton County:

30.5%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Eaton County:

Average size of farms: 195 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $43,435
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $235.91
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.25%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.83%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $41,216
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 71.89%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.99%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $64,233
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.55%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.50
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 15.91%
Corn for grain: 65025 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 13106 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 70885 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,390 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 118 acres

Tornado activity:

Eaton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 2730694.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 18 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/11/1965, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Eaton 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 198.7 miles away from Eaton 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 238.3 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 145.4 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 331.0 miles away from the 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 308.3 miles away from Eaton 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 308.8 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
  • MichiganPower Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 17, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3189): September 23, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3189, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • 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
  • 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 Eaton 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 (21%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

  • India (12%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Vietnam (10%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)

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

  • German (24%)
  • English (13%)
  • United States or American (11%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Dutch (4%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Eaton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 43,707 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 5,559 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 358 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 37 (0%)
  • Taxi: 25 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 11 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 104 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,051 (2%)
  • Other means: 163 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,687 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 665 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 462 people in nursing homes
  • 217 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 194 people in other group homes
  • 89 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 73 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 662 people in college/university student housing
  • 321 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 282 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 207 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 34 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 21 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 20 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,980.

7.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,078 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.26%
Michigan average:

5.09%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($112 average AGI)
Eaton County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.03%

5.85% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($26,589 average AGI)
1.38% relocated from other states ($7,377 average AGI)
Eaton County:

1.38%
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 Ingham County, MI  3.09% ($32,402 average AGI)
from Clinton County, MI  0.52% ($34,049)
from Calhoun County, MI  0.29% ($31,312)
from Ionia County, MI  0.22% ($32,853)
from Barry County, MI  0.18% ($27,910)
from Kent County, MI  0.16% ($34,304)
from Jackson County, MI  0.14% ($35,597)


7.72% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.72%
Michigan average:

5.58%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($173 average AGI)
Eaton County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.05%

5.74% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($25,032 average AGI)
1.96% relocated to other states ($10,548 average AGI)
Eaton County:

1.96%
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 Ingham County, MI  2.94% ($29,775 average AGI)
to Clinton County, MI  0.47% ($50,019)
to Calhoun County, MI  0.25% ($26,954)
to Ionia County, MI  0.21% ($30,363)
to Kent County, MI  0.20% ($41,826)
to Barry County, MI  0.18% ($29,962)
to Jackson County, MI  0.14% ($31,355)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.6

Births per 1000 population in Eaton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Eaton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Eaton County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Eaton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Eaton County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 15,445 (13,044 aged, 2,401 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,059 (4%)

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 Eaton County, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1293)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (856)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (648)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (626)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (592)
  • Congestive heart failure (449)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (431)
  • Unspecified dementia (387)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (240)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (237)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.87
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1902.740
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 48.57
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 25314.79

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1053.130
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 798
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.59

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 57.37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67.04

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.17
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 116.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 74.2
  • Other - 41.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 106,200
  • In family households: 88,888 (21,244 male householders, 7,981 female householders)
    22,443 spouses, 30,345 children (27,422 natural, 988 adopted, 1,935 stepchildren), 1,933 grandchildren, 672 brothers or sisters, 539 parents, 730 other relatives, 2,558 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,312 (6,503 male householders (5,059 living alone)), 7,766 female householders (6,738 living alone)), 3,043 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,559 (554 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 13,612 2-persons, 6,552 3-persons, 5,390 4-persons, 2,365 5-persons, 842 6-persons, 464 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,797 1-person, 2,108 2-persons, 233 3-persons, 85 4-persons, 26 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

19,248 married couples with children.
5,848 single-parent households (1,376 men, 4,472 women).

95.1% of residents of Eaton County speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $430,939,000 ($4025 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $33,723,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $173,830,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $73,639,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,470,000
Federal grants: $139,894,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,544,000 ($249,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $35,562,000 ($25,779,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,652,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $55,899,000
Federal Government insurance: $41,244,000

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

Births: 6,526
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,213
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +516
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,027
Here +10 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Eaton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.30 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 506
  • 2000 to 2004: 6,611
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,077
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,948
  • 1970 to 1979: 8,980
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,252
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,702
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,533
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,310
Rooms in houses/apartments in Eaton County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 20
  • 2 rooms: 63
  • 3 rooms: 496
  • 4 rooms: 1,747
  • 5 rooms: 5,692
  • 6 rooms: 7,430
  • 7 rooms: 6,310
  • 8 rooms: 4,039
  • 9+ rooms: 3,973
  • 1 room: 358
  • 2 rooms: 848
  • 3 rooms: 2,379
  • 4 rooms: 2,811
  • 5 rooms: 2,330
  • 6 rooms: 961
  • 7 rooms: 380
  • 8 rooms: 195
  • 9+ rooms: 135
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Eaton County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 40
  • 1 bedroom: 384
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,301
  • 3 bedrooms: 16,907
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,995
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,143
  • no bedroom: 417
  • 1 bedroom: 3,410
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,608
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,537
  • 4 bedrooms: 323
  • 5+ bedrooms: 102
Cars and other vehicles available in Eaton County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 659
  • 1 vehicle: 6,707
  • 2 vehicles: 14,302
  • 3 vehicles: 5,732
  • 4 vehicles: 1,743
  • 5+ vehicles: 627
  • no vehicle: 1,185
  • 1 vehicle: 5,515
  • 2 vehicles: 3,020
  • 3 vehicles: 569
  • 4 vehicles: 71
  • 5+ vehicles: 37

57% of Eaton County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Michigan.

Eaton County:

57.3%
State average:

58.3%

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

  • This state: 84535
  • Northeast: 2424
  • Midwest: 7227
  • South: 5353
  • West: 1381

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $95,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Eaton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (68.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.0%)
  • Electricity (3.2%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Utility gas (65.3%)
  • Electricity (24.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.1%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,263
Here:

9.8%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 428
Here:

6.4%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,109
Here:

22.0%
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)

Eaton County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $5,332,000
    Water Utilities: $1,649,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $12,630,000
    Health - Other: $8,198,000
    Police Protection: $7,345,000
    General - Other: $7,065,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $6,306,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,308,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,812,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,595,000
    Financial Administration: $1,771,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,441,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,081,000
    Central Staff Services: $767,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $600,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $574,000
    Parks and Recreation: $458,000
    Housing and Community Development: $367,000
    Solid Waste Management: $201,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,302,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $420,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,767,000
    Correctional Institutions: $49,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $33,000
    Police Protection: $24,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,228,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $436,000

Eaton County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $13,510,000
    Solid Waste Management: $241,000
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,922,000
    Highways: $1,875,000
    All Other: $1,788,000
    Housing and Community Development: $270,000
    Public Welfare: $216,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,736,000
    Highways: $1,606,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,247,000
    Public Welfare: $32,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $6,209,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,938,000
    Interest Earnings: $675,000
    Rents: $204,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $159,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,943,000
    All Other: $2,805,000
    Public Welfare: $1,944,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,158,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,668,000
    Other License: $1,286,000

Eaton County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,380,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,841,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,036,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,497,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $945,000

Eaton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,666,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $50,241,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,367
  • Number of aged recipients: 100
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,267
  • Number of recipients under 18: 267
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 906
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 194
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 447
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 660
Eaton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Eaton 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 20 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 ORIGINATED473$110,932306$106,9871,866$131,377184$32,5605$1,814,00073$82,11049$52,469
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED25$96,36030$78,333189$143,76222$11,5910$05$65,00019$46,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED92$106,06572$89,375679$147,200110$35,4820$027$76,33326$65,962
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN58$107,98327$120,778490$133,30633$48,7580$09$88,2228$116,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$87,90914$131,14383$158,2778$20,7500$01$110,0001$41,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED47$141,10632$160,7190$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$156,50019$166,1051$84,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$157,33324$165,9580$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$176,2004$155,7501$86,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$137,4001$187,0001$110,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Eaton County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary46979.9 years
Robert45772.0 years
John41075.5 years
William37776.2 years
James32670.7 years
Charles31376.2 years
Helen26380.0 years
George26277.2 years
Ruth25380.4 years
Dorothy25279.0 years
Most common last names in Eaton County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith33675.1 years
Miller16276.2 years
Johnson14977.7 years
Brown10974.0 years
Williams9575.4 years
Davis8978.5 years
Jones8678.2 years
Clark7976.8 years
Moore6977.2 years
Baker6976.3 years
Businesses in Eaton County, MI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza3
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Applebee's1McDonald's5
Arby's1Meijer2
AutoZone1Nike3
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King2Penske1
CVS1Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet2Quiznos1
Comfort Inn2Rite Aid2
Curves1Sprint Nextel1
Dairy Queen1Subway7
Dennys1Super 81
FedEx6T-Mobile1
Ford2Taco Bell2
GNC2True Value1
H&R Block3U-Haul5
Holiday Inn1UPS10
KFC1Walmart1
Lane Furniture3Wendy's3

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