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Macomb County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2014: 860,112 (97% urban, 3% rural); it was 788,149 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 181,560
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 71,908
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 243,887
Renter-occupied apartments: 78,199 (it was 65,316 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%

Land area: 480 sq. mi.

Water area: 89.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 1790 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Macomb County: 89.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.2%), Educational, health and social services (16.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Macomb County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (83.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.6%)
  • Asian alone (3.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years
Males: 418,011  (48.6%)
Females: 442,101  (51.4%)
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Macomb County,MI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Macomb County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $54,640 ($52,102 in 1999)

This county:

$54,640
Michigan:

$51,084

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $739 (lower quartile is $607, upper quartile is $917)
This county:

$739
State:

$660


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $149,000 (it was $134,900 in 2000)
Macomb:

$149,000
Michigan:

$137,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,600 - $221,700

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $168,712
Here:

$168,712
State:

$180,906

Townhouses or other attached units: $135,268
Here:

$135,268
State:

$159,351

In 2-unit structures: $118,605
Here:

$118,605
State:

$99,779

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $116,496
Here:

$116,496
State:

$124,845

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $95,249
Here:

$95,249
State:

$145,414

Mobile homes: $46,668
Here:

$46,668
State:

$50,337

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $338,112
Here:

$338,112
State:

$112,194
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,279
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $487

Institutionalized population: 5,842

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 24
  • Robberies: 33
  • Assaults: 223
  • Burglaries: 349
  • Thefts: 1966
  • Auto thefts: 256

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 26
  • Robberies: 20
  • Assaults: 171
  • Burglaries: 219
  • Thefts: 1414
  • Auto thefts: 157
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Health of residents in Macomb County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
73.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
51.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
83.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
78.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is about average.
29.9% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 5093 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 2001: 3793 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2002: 4296 buildings, average cost: $135,100
  • 2003: 4634 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2004: 4621 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2005: 3717 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2006: 2089 buildings, average cost: $164,700
  • 2007: 1134 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2008: 418 buildings, average cost: $201,200
  • 2009: 338 buildings, average cost: $224,900
  • 2010: 795 buildings, average cost: $214,100
  • 2011: 852 buildings, average cost: $247,400
  • 2012: 1141 buildings, average cost: $234,300
  • 2013: 1499 buildings, average cost: $254,400
  • 2014: 1180 buildings, average cost: $259,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,686 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,372 (1.8%)

Macomb County household income distribution in 2009 Macomb County home values distribution Macomb County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 11.7%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.1% for Black residents, 10.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.1% for American Indian residents, 10.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.8% for other race residents, 16.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 11.7%
Macomb County:

11.7%
Michigan:

15.8%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.1% for Black residents, 10.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.0% for American Indian residents, 10.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 27.5% for other race residents, 16.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Area name: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Macomb County is $644 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $770 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $921 a month.

Cities in this county include: Warren, Sterling Heights, Shelby, St. Clair Shores, Roseville, Eastpointe, Mount Clemens, Fraser, Center Line, New Baltimore.

Macomb County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Macomb County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Essex County, Massachusetts , Cherry County, Nebraska , Cuming County, Nebraska , Lafayette County, Wisconsin , Keya Paha County, Nebraska , Pierce County, Nebraska , Thomas County, Nebraska , Wheeler County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 45,059
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 69,007 (53% naturalized citizens)

Macomb County:

8.8%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 14,309
  • 1990 to 1994: 9,451
  • 1985 to 1989: 5,589
  • 1980 to 1984: 5,164
  • 1975 to 1979: 5,155
  • 1970 to 1974: 5,743
  • 1970 to 1974: 5,597
  • 1965 to 1969: 17,999
Note: State values scaled to Macomb County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.6%

Macomb County marital status for males Macomb County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 219,955
  • One, attached: 23,967
  • Two: 3,103
  • 3 or 4: 9,535
  • 5 to 9: 20,635
  • 10 to 19: 12,908
  • 20 or more: 15,569
  • Mobile homes: 14,452
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 152

Housing units in Macomb County with a mortgage: 155,065 (9,123 second mortgage, 27,449 home equity loan, 626 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 61,306

Here:

71.7% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Macomb County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic249,43957
Evangelical Protestant72,383188
Mainline Protestant21,22165
Orthodox8,9256
Other7,48228
Black Protestant2,67012
None478,858-
Macomb 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: 174
Macomb County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 134
This county:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 189
Macomb County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 593
This county:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Macomb County:

8.9%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Macomb County:

29.4%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Macomb County:

Average size of farms: 133 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $85,532
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $771.54
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 53.76%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.82%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $66,185
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 76.15%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.61%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $104,880
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.16%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.85
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 16.45%
Corn for grain: 9790 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2539 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 25086 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,944 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 654 acres

Earthquake activity:

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

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 151.7 miles away from Macomb County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 114.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 118.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 159.9 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 307.8 miles away from Macomb 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 386.2 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 Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 11, 2014 to August 13, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4195: September 25, 2014, FEMA Id: 4195, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 20, 2004 to June 08, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1527: June 30, 2004, FEMA Id: 1527, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 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 Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 02, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3137: January 27, 1999, FEMA Id: 3137, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan Severe Storm, Incident Period: July 21, 1998 to July 22, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1237: August 05, 1998, FEMA Id: 1237, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Michigan Severe Storms/Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 02, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1181: July 11, 1997, FEMA Id: 1181, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 10, 1986 to October 10, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-774: September 18, 1986, FEMA Id: 774, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Michigan Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Macomb County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

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

  • Iraq (12%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Italy (10%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (7%)
  • Yugoslavia (6%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • India (6%)

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

  • German (18%)
  • Polish (17%)
  • Italian (14%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (4%)

Macomb County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 341,300 (89%)
  • Carpooled: 28,738 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,707 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 60 (0%)
  • Railroad: 10 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 140 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 101 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 370 (0%)
  • Walked: 3,546 (1%)
  • Other means: 1,340 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 6,343 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 3,935 people in nursing homes
  • 1,253 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,239 people in state prisons
  • 1,177 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 279 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 260 people in other group homes
  • 177 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 128 people in religious group quarters
  • 92 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 90 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 66 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 48 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 39 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 16 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 15 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 10 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 9 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 5 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 5 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 3 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 3,278 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,265 people in state prisons
  • 1,140 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,084 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 149 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 144 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 117 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 114 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 99 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 30 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,348.

4.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,461 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Michigan average:

5.09%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($527 average AGI)
Macomb County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.03%

3.75% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($26,468 average AGI)
0.97% relocated from other states ($8,466 average AGI)
Macomb County:

0.97%
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 Wayne County, MI  1.73% ($29,720 average AGI)
from Oakland County, MI  1.25% ($37,627)
from St. Clair County, MI  0.28% ($33,934)
from Lapeer County, MI  0.06% ($43,014)
from Genesee County, MI  0.05% ($40,685)
from Washtenaw County, MI  0.04% ($33,211)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.03% ($30,486)


4.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,607 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.77%
Michigan average:

5.58%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($533 average AGI)
Macomb County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.05%

3.35% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($26,786 average AGI)
1.38% relocated to other states ($14,288 average AGI)
Macomb County:

1.38%
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 Oakland County, MI  1.42% ($43,561 average AGI)
to Wayne County, MI  1.08% ($27,796)
to St. Clair County, MI  0.26% ($38,052)
to Lapeer County, MI  0.08% ($48,862)
to Cook County, IL  0.06% ($42,142)
to Washtenaw County, MI  0.06% ($42,208)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.05% ($36,752)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Macomb County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Macomb County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Macomb County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Macomb County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Macomb County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 129,449 (111,070 aged, 18,379 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 11,978 (6%)

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 Macomb County, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (14,854)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (8,339)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (7,066)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (4,505)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (2,860)
  • Congestive heart failure (2,846)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2,802)
  • Unspecified dementia (2,799)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (2,392)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,227)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.61
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,371
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 152
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 25,962

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,177
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 898
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 63
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 3,991

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 28.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 17.3
  • Other - 11.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 104.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 47.2
  • Suffocation - 25.9
  • Poisoning - 23.9
  • Other - 7.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 833,546
  • In family households: 704,594 (157,909 male householders, 64,440 female householders)
    164,768 spouses, 259,372 children (243,468 natural, 5,162 adopted, 10,742 stepchildren), 13,500 grandchildren, 8,519 brothers or sisters, 8,548 parents, 7,541 other relatives, 15,395 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 128,952 (49,238 male householders (39,884 living alone)), 60,080 female householders (53,109 living alone)), 19,634 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7,432 (5,842 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 91,236 2-persons, 52,330 3-persons, 46,355 4-persons, 21,234 5-persons, 7,383 6-persons, 3,811 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 92,993 1-person, 14,096 2-persons, 1,517 3-persons, 463 4-persons, 154 5-persons, 83 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons.

144,010 married couples with children.
33,190 single-parent households (7,637 men, 25,553 women).

87.6% of residents of Macomb County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
7.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other language at home (58% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $5,275,705,000 ($6,413 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,828,688,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,851,905,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,069,798,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,368,000
Federal grants: $398,750,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,562,447,000 ($1,523,596,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $388,436,000 ($267,998,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,656,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $615,982,000
Federal Government insurance: $478,022,000

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

Births: 53,207
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 38,158
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10,947
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +14,398
Here +17 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Macomb County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.22 millions of gallons per day (24% from ground, 76% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 844
  • 2010 to 2013: 6,051
  • 2000 to 2009: 41,301
  • 1990 to 1999: 52,746
  • 1980 to 1989: 42,189
  • 1970 to 1979: 56,107
  • 1960 to 1969: 61,462
  • 1950 to 1959: 63,840
  • 1940 to 1949: 18,755
  • 1939 or earlier: 19,221
Note: State values scaled to Macomb population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Macomb County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Macomb County population
  • 1 room: 94
  • 2 rooms: 1,210
  • 3 rooms: 6,294
  • 4 rooms: 21,255
  • 5 rooms: 72,017
  • 6 rooms: 68,490
  • 7 rooms: 36,846
  • 8 rooms: 21,459
  • 9+ rooms: 16,222
  • 1 room: 2,114
  • 2 rooms: 6,204
  • 3 rooms: 16,691
  • 4 rooms: 20,633
  • 5 rooms: 12,457
  • 6 rooms: 4,515
  • 7 rooms: 1,461
  • 8 rooms: 796
  • 9+ rooms: 445
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Macomb County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Macomb County population
  • no bedroom: 615
  • 1 bedroom: 4,702
  • 2 bedrooms: 47,323
  • 3 bedrooms: 149,379
  • 4 bedrooms: 38,153
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,715
  • no bedroom: 2,467
  • 1 bedroom: 25,490
  • 2 bedrooms: 27,164
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,726
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,257
  • 5+ bedrooms: 212
Cars and other vehicles available in Macomb County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Macomb County population
  • no vehicle: 8,308
  • 1 vehicle: 67,964
  • 2 vehicles: 113,498
  • 3 vehicles: 38,498
  • 4 vehicles: 11,448
  • 5+ vehicles: 4,171
  • no vehicle: 9,421
  • 1 vehicle: 34,724
  • 2 vehicles: 17,590
  • 3 vehicles: 2,760
  • 4 vehicles: 525
  • 5+ vehicles: 296

59% of Macomb County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Michigan.

Macomb County:

59.4%
State average:

58.3%

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

  • This state: 618,636
  • Northeast: 21,258
  • Midwest: 30,301
  • South: 34,463
  • West: 9,969

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $139,400


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 Macomb County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (95.8%)
  • Electricity (2.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (80.2%)
  • Electricity (16.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 9,813
Here:

11.2%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4,203
Here:

9.7%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,656
Here:

15.0%
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)

Macomb County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,000,000
    General - Other: $8,465,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $3,557,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $169,193,000
    Regular Highways: $66,003,000
    Police Protection: $44,256,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $35,369,000
    General - Other: $27,315,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $25,478,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $17,818,000
    General Public Buildings: $15,868,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,752,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,426,000
    Financial Administration: $8,234,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $4,360,000
    Sewerage: $3,518,000
    Libraries: $2,904,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,817,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,131,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $338,700,000
    Corporate Bonds: $45,949,000
    Benefit Payments: $32,555,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $28,167,000
    Other Investments - Other: $18,124,000
    Withdrawals: $257,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,050,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $10,552,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $6,972,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,738,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,010,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $765,000
    Health - Other: $639,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $376,000
    Police Protection: $124,000
    Parks and Recreation: $90,000
    Parking Facilities: $22,000
    Housing and Community Development: $14,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $147,448,000

Macomb County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $167,087,000
    Regular Highways: $13,522,000
    Parks and Recreation: $264,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $83,523,000
    From Parent Local Government: $14,854,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $5,399,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,800,000
    Public Welfare: $10,256,000
    All Other: $9,880,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,822,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,677,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,161,000
    All Other: $287,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,488,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,312,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,791,000
    Rents: $81,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $44,800,000
    Health and Hospitals: $39,402,000
    All Other: $24,257,000
    Public Welfare: $10,189,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,674,000
    Housing and Community Development: $54,000
  • Tax - Property: $153,326,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $812,000
    Other License: $312,000

Macomb County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $171,925,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $169,316,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $156,930,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $151,325,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,374,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,765,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,605,000

Macomb County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,731,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $294,564,000
    Total Federal Securities: $20,664,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $206,638,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $159,029,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 11,235
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,621
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 9,614
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,598
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 6,724
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 2,913
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 3,098
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 5,269
Macomb County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Macomb 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 212 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 ORIGINATED3,769$109,4592,441$113,57810,004$147,345484$44,91110$810,300496$83,171139$43,791
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED289$107,367266$99,4251,162$152,209124$19,9110$079$83,20369$26,290
APPLICATIONS DENIED880$111,525719$94,9224,387$154,384712$20,9371$103,000280$79,311149$38,047
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN470$110,615277$115,0872,169$154,18381$47,5683$4,002,000105$87,95218$49,889
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS88$130,54588$136,239624$159,91325$47,2000$028$105,3575$22,600
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 179 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED350$151,177189$182,1592$97,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED156$165,699139$183,9784$107,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED100$154,36074$172,7030$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN42$121,71427$176,8151$102,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS25$186,4005$207,0002$102,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Macomb County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4,12874.0 years
Mary3,82879.8 years
Joseph2,69674.7 years
William2,69572.7 years
Helen2,19880.3 years
Robert2,18868.7 years
James1,86769.4 years
Frank1,80676.4 years
Edward1,80474.9 years
George1,72275.4 years
Most common last names in Macomb County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith85573.9 years
Miller63376.5 years
Johnson40774.7 years
Brown39973.3 years
Jones34072.3 years
Williams31774.7 years
Martin29974.0 years
Moore28674.0 years
Davis27374.1 years
Wilson26375.0 years
Businesses in Macomb County, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven50KFC12
ALDI5Kincaid1
ALDO1Kmart8
AMF Bowling1Knights Inn1
AT&T12Kohl's3
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kroger19
Abercrombie Kids1LA Fitness3
Ace Hardware6La Quinta2
Advance Auto Parts8La-Z-Boy4
Aeropostale2Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters2Lane Furniture8
Ann Taylor1LensCrafters3
Applebee's4Little Caesars Pizza23
Arby's11Long John Silver's1
AutoZone11Lowe's3
Avenue3Macy's1
BMW1Marriott6
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Marshalls3
Bakers1MasterBrand Cabinets30
Bally Total Fitness3Mazda1
Barnes & Noble1McDonald's36
Baskin-Robbins10Meijer7
Bath & Body Works4Men's Wearhouse3
Baymont Inn2Microtel1
Bebe1Motel 61
Bed Bath & Beyond2Motherhood Maternity4
Best Western2New Balance2
Blockbuster13New York & Co2
Brookstone1Nike24
Budget Car Rental2Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings4Office Depot2
Burger King22OfficeMax4
Buybuy BABY1Old Country Buffet2
CVS32Old Navy2
Cache1Olive Garden3
Caribou Coffee1Outback2
Casual Male XL2Outback Steakhouse2
Catherines2Pac Sun2
Charlotte Russe2Panera Bread4
Chevrolet5Papa John's Pizza1
Chipotle1Payless11
Chuck E. Cheese's2Penske7
Church's Chicken2PetSmart2
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery5Pizza Hut9
Comfort Inn2Plato's Closet2
Comfort Suites1Popeyes3
Costco2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Cracker Barrel1Quality1
Curves8Quiznos5
DHL5RadioShack7
Dairy Queen16Red Lobster2
Deb2Red Robin1
Dennys2Red Roof Inn2
Discount Tire5Rite Aid23
Domino's Pizza2Ruby Tuesday2
DressBarn3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dressbarn3SAS Shoes4
Dunkin Donuts10SONIC Drive-In3
Econo Lodge1Sam's Club2
Ethan Allen1Sears6
Express1Sephora1
Extended Stay America2Spencer Gifts2
Extended Stay Deluxe1Sprint Nextel13
Famous Footwear2Staples1
Fashion Bug5Starbucks10
FedEx56Steak 'n Shake1
Finish Line1Subway43
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Super 82
Foot Locker3T-Mobile24
Ford2T.G.I. Driday's2
Forever 211T.J.Maxx2
GNC16Taco Bell19
GameStop14Target6
Goodwill2The Limited1
Gymboree1Tim Hortons20
H&M1Torrid1
H&R Block27Toyota2
Hardee's1Toys"R"Us6
Hawthorn1True Value3
Hilton2U-Haul33
Hobby Lobby1UPS60
Holiday Inn6Value City Furniture2
Hollister Co.1Vans2
Home Depot5Verizon Wireless3
Honda1Victoria's Secret2
Hot Topic2Volkswagen1
IHOP2Walgreens21
JCPenney3Walmart4
Jimmy John's11Wendy's15
Jones New York9Wet Seal2
Journeys1White Castle7
Justice2YMCA2

Macomb County on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"