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Hillsdale County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2016: 46,268 (31% urban, 69% rural); it was 46,527 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,031
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,903
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,849
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,858 (it was 3,486 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%

Land area: 599 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 77 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Hillsdale County: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 48%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Hillsdale County, MI (2017)
    • 43,68893.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,0362.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7211.5%Two or more races
    • 2630.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1410.3%Asian alone
    • 1390.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 110.02%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

42.2 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Males: 23,139  (50.0%)
Females: 23,129  (50.0%)
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Average household size:
Hillsdale County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,051 ($40,396 in 1999)
This county:

$48,051
Michigan:

$54,909

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $549 (lower quartile is $389, upper quartile is $661)
This county:

$549
State:

$693


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $123,657 (it was $87,600 in 2000)
Hillsdale:

$123,657
Michigan:

$155,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $69,770 - $182,697
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,028
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $380

Institutionalized population: 342

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 17
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 32
  • Burglaries: 84
  • Thefts: 122
  • Auto thefts: 12

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 14
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 22
  • Burglaries: 117
  • Thefts: 157
  • Auto thefts: 18
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 301 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 1998: 286 buildings, average cost: $79,900
  • 1999: 307 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 2000: 263 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 2001: 249 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 2002: 258 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 2003: 274 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2004: 241 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2005: 199 buildings, average cost: $111,600
  • 2006: 134 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2007: 91 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2008: 46 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2009: 36 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2010: 46 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2011: 28 buildings, average cost: $171,100
  • 2012: 35 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2013: 38 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2014: 34 buildings, average cost: $193,700
  • 2015: 54 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2016: 55 buildings, average cost: $187,700
  • 2017: 48 buildings, average cost: $193,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Hillsdale, MI residents
Average permit cost in Hillsdale, MI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,506 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,344 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Hillsdale, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hillsdale, MI in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Hillsdale, MI in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.2%
Hillsdale County:

16.2%
Michigan:

14.2%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.7% for Black residents, 24.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.9% for American Indian residents, 24.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.2 years old
(Males: 41.4 years old, Females: 43.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.3 years old, Black residents: 35.0 years old, American Indian residents: 52.2 years old, Asian residents: 32.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.0 years old, Other race residents: 27.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hillsdale County is $437 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $521 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $733 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hillsdale, Jonesville, Litchfield, Reading, Waldron, Camden, North Adams, Montgomery, Allen.

Hillsdale County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hillsdale County: Butler Speedway (A), Powatomie Recreation Area Campground (B), Capri Drive-In Theater (C), Waffle Farm Campgrounds (D), Iyopawa Island Golf Course (E), Narrows Resort and Campground (F), Green Acres Campground (G), Golf Club of Coldwater (H), Blackberry Patch Golf Club (I), Quincy Golf Course (J), Prairie River Golf Club (K), Batavia Station (L), Sequoia Campground (M), Lakeland Fire Department (N), Coldwater Welcome Center (O), Branch County Sheriff Department (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hillsdale County include: Dayburg Church (A), Dorrance Church (B), East Alganssee Church (C), East Ovid Church (D), First Congregational Church (E), Pleasant Hill Church (F), Matteson Church (G), Lockwood Church (H), Juddville United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Blossom Cemetery (1), Lake View Cemetery (2), Card Cemetery (3), Knauss Cemetery (4), Ovid Cemetery (5), Dutch Settlement Cemetery (6), Adams Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: River Lake (A), Marl Lake (B), Marble Lake (C), Red Water Lake (D), Mallow Lake (E), Tuttle Lake (F), Randall Lake (G), Quaker Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Bagley Creek (A), Fisher Creek (B), Hog Creek (C), Little Fawn River (D), Spencer Creek (E), Tallahassee Creek (F), Bowen Creek (G), Burnett Creek (H), Cold Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hillsdale County include: Riverbend County Park (1), Waldron County Park (2), Creal Soccer Complex (3), Angel Cove Park (4), Memorial Park (5), Coldwater Lake State Park (6), Methodist Episcopal Church Historical Marker (7), Harriet Quimby Historical Marker (8), Chicago Road Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Branch County , Calhoun County , Dutchess County, New York , Jackson County , LaPorte County, Indiana , Steuben County, Indiana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Michigan:

4.4%

Unemployment by year in Hillsdale, MI
County total employment by year in Hillsdale, MI
County average yearly wages by year in Hillsdale, MI

Current college students: 2,261
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 482 (59.1% naturalized citizens)

Hillsdale County:

1.0%
Whole state:

7.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1322010 or later
  • 682000 to 2009
  • 1191990 to 1999
  • 1111980 to 1989
  • 541970 to 1979
  • 220Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.5%

Hillsdale County marital status for males Hillsdale County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,747
  • One, attached: 225
  • Two: 348
  • 3 or 4: 267
  • 5 to 9: 543
  • 10 to 19: 224
  • 20 to 49: 118
  • 50 or more: 243
  • Mobile homes: 2,233
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Housing units in Hillsdale County with a mortgage: 8,009 (147 second mortgage, 765 home equity loan, 26 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,089

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

60.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hillsdale County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,30651
Catholic2,1981
Mainline Protestant2,18720
Other3664
None35,631-
Hillsdale 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: 9
Hillsdale County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Hillsdale County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hillsdale County:

9.1%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Hillsdale County:

29.3%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.3%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Hillsdale County:

Average size of farms: 182 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $52,296
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $236.04
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 48.19%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $48,812
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 62.91%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $52,741
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.11%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.65
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 42.79%
Corn for grain: 64651 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 11041 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 71220 harvested acres
Vegetables: 447 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 190 acres

Tornado activity:

Hillsdale County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 2614321.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 22 fatalities and 294 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/11/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 21 people and injured 293 people

Earthquake activity:

Hillsdale County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 85% 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 178.5 miles away from Hillsdale 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 218.7 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 94.8 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 294.9 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 257.7 miles away from Hillsdale 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 274.4 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:

  • Michigan Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3225: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Michigan Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 17, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3189: September 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3189, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • Michigan Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3160: January 10, 2001, FEMA Id: 3160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Michigan Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3030: February 05, 1977, FEMA Id: 3030, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Michigan TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 12, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-429: April 12, 1974, FEMA Id: 429, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • Michigan TORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, Incident Period: April 14, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-190: April 14, 1965, FEMA Id: 190, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Hillsdale County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hillsdale

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,997 (78.2%)
  • Carpooled: 1,534 (9.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 44 (0.3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0.0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 105 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 949 (5.7%)
  • Worked at home: 1,008 (6.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (14%)
  • Philippines (13%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (9%)
  • Iraq (7%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • England (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hillsdale County


  • German (25%)
  • American (16%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 826 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 235 people in nursing homes
  • 118 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 101 people in other group homes
  • 66 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 61 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 16 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 15 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents

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

  • 987 people in college/university student housing
  • 179 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 147 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 124 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 64 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 50 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 36 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 21 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 13 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,754.

5.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,251 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Michigan average:

5.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.90% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($28,253 average AGI)
1.74% relocated from other states ($12,998 average AGI)
Hillsdale County:

1.74%
Michigan average:

1.59%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jackson County, MI  0.85% ($42,029 average AGI)
from Lenawee County, MI  0.81% ($33,545)
from Branch County, MI  0.63% ($36,163)
from Wayne County, MI  0.33% ($65,964)
from Calhoun County, MI  0.21% ($32,794)
from Williams County, OH  0.17% ($28,536)
from Monroe County, MI  0.14% ($45,043)


5.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,183 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Michigan average:

5.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.84% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($23,660 average AGI)
1.99% relocated to other states ($14,523 average AGI)
Hillsdale County:

1.99%
Michigan average:

1.85%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jackson County, MI  0.78% ($41,543 average AGI)
to Lenawee County, MI  0.75% ($33,145)
to Branch County, MI  0.63% ($33,419)
to Calhoun County, MI  0.37% ($33,258)
to Williams County, OH  0.24% ($39,475)
to Wayne County, MI  0.20% ($27,909)
to Washtenaw County, MI  0.14% ($37,348)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7

Births per 1000 population in Hillsdale County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Hillsdale County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Hillsdale County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hillsdale County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Hillsdale County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hillsdale County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hillsdale County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hillsdale County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Hillsdale County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,956 (6,490 aged, 1,466 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 528 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (533)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (493)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (366)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (364)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (331)
  • Congestive heart failure (243)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (211)
  • Unspecified dementia (190)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (152)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (151)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.11
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,554
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 143
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49,926

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,222
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 914
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 51

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 113.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 70.3
  • Other - 42.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 46,268
  • In family households: 36,873 (6,439 male householders, 5,518 female householders)
    9,631 spouses, 12,107 children (10,820 natural, 454 adopted, 845 stepchildren), 810 grandchildren, 349 brothers or sisters, 440 parents, 501 other relatives, 1,112 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,789 (3,201 male householders (2,710 living alone)), 2,920 female householders (2,502 living alone)), 1,674 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,591

Size of family households: 6,222 2-persons, 2,350 3-persons, 1,741 4-persons, 887 5-persons, 464 6-persons, 332 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,201 1-person, 739 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 78 4-persons, 65 5-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons.

6,453 married couples with children.
2,447 single-parent households (954 men, 1,493 women).

95.7% of residents of Hillsdale speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (88% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 37% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $206,490,000 ($4,350 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,555,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $107,986,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $43,853,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,207,000
Federal grants: $37,387,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,064,000 ($279,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,994,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $725,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,756,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,241,000

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

Births: 3,050
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,336
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +82
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -196
Here -4 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Hillsdale County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.11 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.4

Year house built in Hillsdale County, Michigan
  • Year house built in Hillsdale County, Michigan
  • 1642014 or later
  • 2082010 to 2013
  • 2,1722000 to 2009
  • 2,9481990 to 1999
  • 2,2561980 to 1989
  • 3,4261970 to 1979
  • 1,9201960 to 1969
  • 1,5931950 to 1959
  • 1,0611940 to 1949
  • 6,0581939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hillsdale County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hillsdale County, Michigan
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hillsdale County, Michigan
  • 291 room
  • 242 rooms
  • 2353 rooms
  • 1,1614 rooms
  • 2,6745 rooms
  • 2,9346 rooms
  • 2,4727 rooms
  • 1,9558 rooms
  • 2,5829+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hillsdale County, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hillsdale County, Michigan
  • 1061 room
  • 1332 rooms
  • 5973 rooms
  • 8574 rooms
  • 8195 rooms
  • 6066 rooms
  • 4467 rooms
  • 1748 rooms
  • 2939+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hillsdale County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hillsdale County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hillsdale County, Michigan
  • 34no bedroom
  • 2871 bedroom
  • 2,8212 bedrooms
  • 7,3483 bedrooms
  • 2,7264 bedrooms
  • 8155+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hillsdale County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hillsdale County, Michigan
  • 105no bedroom
  • 7491 bedroom
  • 1,3972 bedrooms
  • 1,2133 bedrooms
  • 3824 bedrooms
  • 1855+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Hillsdale County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Hillsdale County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hillsdale County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 626no vehicle
  • 3,7681 vehicle
  • 6,2002 vehicles
  • 2,2563 vehicles
  • 8444 vehicles
  • 3765+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Hillsdale County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hillsdale County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 639no vehicle
  • 1,9761 vehicle
  • 9892 vehicles
  • 2953 vehicles
  • 1314 vehicles
  • 445+ vehicles

88.2% of Hillsdale County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Michigan.

Hillsdale County:

88.2%
State average:

85.8%

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

  • This state: 35,124
  • Other state: 10,175
  • Northeast: 743
  • Midwest: 6,427
  • South: 1,908
  • West: 1,111
Year householders moved into unit in Hillsdale County, MI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hillsdale County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 42.5%Utility gas
  • 32.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.9%Wood
  • 4.6%Electricity
  • 3.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 49.8%Utility gas
  • 29.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.0%Electricity
  • 5.4%Wood
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 718
Here:

16.5%
Michigan:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 203
Here:

8.5%
Michigan:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,666
Here:

58.9%
Michigan:

15.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Hillsdale County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $14,428,000
    Regular Highways: $1,624,000
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $16,034,000
    Regular Highways: $7,691,000
    General - Other: $6,141,000
    Police Protection: $2,169,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,893,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,534,000
    Health - Other: $904,000
    Correctional Institutions: $826,000
    Financial Administration: $446,000
    Central Staff Services: $360,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $350,000
    General Public Buildings: $275,000
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $991,000
    Highways: $844,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $735,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $269,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $742,000
    Other: $163,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,715,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,930,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,985,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,200,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $564,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $304,000
    Rents: $266,000
    Interest Earnings: $258,000
    Special Assessments: $253,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $156,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare Institutions: $1,061,000
    General - Other: $153,000
    Police Protection: $67,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,042,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,221,000
    Other: $3,957,000
    General Local Government Support: $955,000
    Public Welfare: $446,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,197,000
    Other License: $91,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $37,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,175,000

Hillsdale County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $14,428,000
    Regular Highways: $1,624,000
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $16,034,000
    Regular Highways: $7,691,000
    General - Other: $6,141,000
    Police Protection: $2,169,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,893,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,534,000
    Health - Other: $904,000
    Correctional Institutions: $826,000
    Financial Administration: $446,000
    Central Staff Services: $360,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $350,000
    General Public Buildings: $275,000
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $991,000
    Highways: $844,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $735,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $269,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $742,000
    Other: $163,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,715,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,930,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,985,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,200,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $564,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $304,000
    Rents: $266,000
    Interest Earnings: $258,000
    Special Assessments: $253,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $156,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare Institutions: $1,061,000
    General - Other: $153,000
    Police Protection: $67,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,042,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,221,000
    Other: $3,957,000
    General Local Government Support: $955,000
    Public Welfare: $446,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,197,000
    Other License: $91,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $37,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,175,000

Hillsdale County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $14,428,000
    Regular Highways: $1,624,000
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $16,034,000
    Regular Highways: $7,691,000
    General - Other: $6,141,000
    Police Protection: $2,169,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,893,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,534,000
    Health - Other: $904,000
    Correctional Institutions: $826,000
    Financial Administration: $446,000
    Central Staff Services: $360,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $350,000
    General Public Buildings: $275,000
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $991,000
    Highways: $844,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $735,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $269,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $742,000
    Other: $163,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,715,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,930,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,985,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,200,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $564,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $304,000
    Rents: $266,000
    Interest Earnings: $258,000
    Special Assessments: $253,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $156,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare Institutions: $1,061,000
    General - Other: $153,000
    Police Protection: $67,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,042,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,221,000
    Other: $3,957,000
    General Local Government Support: $955,000
    Public Welfare: $446,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,197,000
    Other License: $91,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $37,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,175,000

Hillsdale County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $14,428,000
    Regular Highways: $1,624,000
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $16,034,000
    Regular Highways: $7,691,000
    General - Other: $6,141,000
    Police Protection: $2,169,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,893,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,534,000
    Health - Other: $904,000
    Correctional Institutions: $826,000
    Financial Administration: $446,000
    Central Staff Services: $360,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $350,000
    General Public Buildings: $275,000
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $991,000
    Highways: $844,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $735,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $269,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $742,000
    Other: $163,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,715,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,930,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,985,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,200,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $564,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $304,000
    Rents: $266,000
    Interest Earnings: $258,000
    Special Assessments: $253,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $156,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare Institutions: $1,061,000
    General - Other: $153,000
    Police Protection: $67,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,042,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,221,000
    Other: $3,957,000
    General Local Government Support: $955,000
    Public Welfare: $446,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,197,000
    Other License: $91,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $37,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,175,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,025
  • Number of aged recipients: 44
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 981
  • Number of recipients under 18: 201
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 694
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 130
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 382
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 461
Most common first names in Hillsdale County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William19775.1 years
Mary18479.1 years
John18074.3 years
Robert17973.0 years
Charles16075.6 years
George14977.7 years
Harold12375.9 years
James11568.3 years
Donald11071.0 years
Ruth10980.2 years
Most common last names in Hillsdale County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12075.6 years
Miller8977.3 years
Brown6677.6 years
Clark5880.9 years
Johnson5475.2 years
Taylor4277.2 years
Baker4176.3 years
Jones4077.3 years
Moore3776.8 years
Cook3679.5 years
Businesses in Hillsdale County, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Nike1
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1Rite Aid1
Blockbuster1Sears1
Burger King1Sprint Nextel1
ColorTyme1Taco Bell1
Curves1True Value2
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul3
FedEx2UPS6
GNC1Walgreens1
H&R Block2Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
McDonald's2