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Wexford County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2016: 33,003 (36% urban, 64% rural); it was 30,484 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,409
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,479
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,362
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,133 (it was 2,462 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%

Land area: 565 sq. mi.

Water area: 10.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 58 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Wexford County: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (16.8%), Retail trade (14.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.9%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 51%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Wexford County, MI (2017)
    • 31,044101.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6162.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5361.8%Two or more races
    • 2240.7%Asian alone
    • 1950.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1940.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 40.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.01%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

42.2 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Males: 16,558  (50.2%)
Females: 16,445  (49.8%)
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Average household size:
Wexford County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,683 ($35,363 in 1999)
This county:

$43,683
Michigan:

$54,909

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $570 (lower quartile is $416, upper quartile is $691)
This county:

$570
State:

$693


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $110,529 (it was $78,300 in 2000)
Wexford:

$110,529
Michigan:

$155,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,581 - $171,830

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $169,764
Here:

$169,764
State:

$200,684

Townhouses or other attached units: $171,007
Here:

$171,007
State:

$176,879

In 2-unit structures: $91,065
Here:

$91,065
State:

$141,485

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $142,751
Here:

$142,751
State:

$150,425

Mobile homes: $35,907
Here:

$35,907
State:

$52,615

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $969
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $395

Institutionalized population: 221

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 22
  • Burglaries: 97
  • Thefts: 250
  • Auto thefts: 9

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 64
  • Thefts: 274
  • Auto thefts: 7
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 159 buildings, average cost: $91,500
  • 1998: 161 buildings, average cost: $88,500
  • 1999: 170 buildings, average cost: $96,100
  • 2000: 164 buildings, average cost: $87,100
  • 2001: 172 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2002: 189 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2003: 206 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2004: 212 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2005: 227 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2006: 144 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 2007: 93 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2008: 58 buildings, average cost: $125,900
  • 2009: 26 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2010: 39 buildings, average cost: $119,900
  • 2011: 27 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 2012: 20 buildings, average cost: $154,900
  • 2013: 17 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 2014: 31 buildings, average cost: $174,100
  • 2015: 33 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2016: 26 buildings, average cost: $138,200
  • 2017: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Wexford, MI residents
Average permit cost in Wexford, MI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,566 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,411 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Wexford, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wexford, MI in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Wexford, MI in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.3%
Wexford County:

16.3%
Michigan:

14.2%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.2% for Black residents, 19.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.3% for American Indian residents, 25.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.5% for other race residents, 29.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.2 years old
(Males: 40.6 years old, Females: 43.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.6 years old, Black residents: 23.2 years old, American Indian residents: 46.8 years old, Asian residents: 30.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.3 years old, Other race residents: 33.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wexford County is $469 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $547 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $724 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cadillac, Manton, Buckley, Mesick, Haring, Wedgewood, Harrietta, Boon, Caberfae.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wexford County: Lakeside School (A), Lucas Station (B), Missaukee Mountain Ski Area (C), Long Lake State Forest Campground (D), Goose Lake State Forest Campground (E), Merritt Speedway (F), Reedsburg Dam State Forest Campground (G), Stoney Creek Golf Course (H), Hopkins Creek Trail Campground (I), Whitlock Lake Campground (J), Missaukee Golf Course (K), Pleasant Hill School (L), Clam Union Township Fire Department (M), Norwich Township Fire Department (N), Caldwell Township Hall (O), Falmouth Area Library (P), Enterprise Township Hall (Q), Butterfield Township Hall (R), Merritt Area Fire Department (S), Forest Township Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wexford County include: Nazarene Church (A), Kingdom Hall (B), Christian Reformed Church (C), Reformed Church (D), Falmouth Reformed Church (E), Vogel Center Christian Church (F), Lucas Christian Reformed Church (G), Rehoboth Reformed Church (H), Northland Community Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Vogel Center Cemetery (1), Butterfield Cemetery (2), Caldwell Cemetery (3), West Branch Cemetery (4), Clam Union Cemetery (5), Aetna Cemetery (6), East Moddersville Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Twin Lake (A), Lost Lake (B), Loon Lake (C), Long Lake (D), Big Cannon Creek Swamp (E), Little Goose Lake (F), Whitlock Lake (G), Horseshoe Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Branch Muskegon River (A), Bear Creek (B), Taylor Creek (C), Willow Run (D), Stick Creek (E), Addis Creek (F), Butterfield Creek (G), Marks Creek (H), Cole Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wexford County include: Butterfield Township Park (1), Pioneer Township Park (2), Ben Jeffs River Park (3), Crooked Lake Park (4), Missaukee County Park (5), Hoekwater Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Alcona County , Sagadahoc County, Maine , Grant County, Oregon , Iosco County , Pierce County, Wisconsin , Manistee County , Osceola County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Michigan:

4.4%

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

Current college students: 914
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 418 (66.1% naturalized citizens)

Wexford County:

1.3%
Whole state:

7.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 622010 or later
  • 952000 to 2009
  • 851990 to 1999
  • 561980 to 1989
  • 831970 to 1979
  • 251Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.1%

Wexford County marital status for males Wexford County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,636
  • One, attached: 338
  • Two: 225
  • 3 or 4: 374
  • 5 to 9: 227
  • 10 to 19: 136
  • 20 to 49: 149
  • 50 or more: 250
  • Mobile homes: 2,520
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Wexford County with a mortgage: 5,702 (98 second mortgage, 391 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,356

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

60.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wexford County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,59448
Mainline Protestant3,16414
Catholic2,0153
Other4703
None20,492-
Wexford 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: 8
Wexford County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Wexford County:

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 30
This county:

9.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wexford County:

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Wexford County:

29.9%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.8%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Wexford County:

Average size of farms: 116 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $24,101
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $346.14
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.63%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.10%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $20,144
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.13%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $26,412
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.71%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.76
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 23.02%
Corn for grain: 1316 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 484 harvested acres
Vegetables: 191 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 24 acres

Tornado activity:

Wexford County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 14257403.4 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Wexford County-area historical earthquake activity is near Michigan state average. It is 89% 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 326.7 miles away from Wexford County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 291.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 269.2 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 424.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 116.2 miles away from Wexford 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 399.8 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:

  • Michigan Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 06, 2008 to July 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1777: July 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 1777, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, 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 Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Michigan Drought, Incident Period: March 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3035: March 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3035, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Wexford County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wexford

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,938 (81.1%)
  • Carpooled: 1,755 (11.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 61 (0.4%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 135 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 51 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 427 (2.7%)
  • Worked at home: 577 (3.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

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


  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (15%)
  • Philippines (13%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (5%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (4%)
  • Russia (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wexford County


  • American (18%)
  • German (14%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (7%)
  • Dutch (6%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Swedish (3%)

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

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

  • 180 people in nursing homes
  • 66 people in other group homes
  • 44 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 32 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in halfway houses
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 138 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 83 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 81 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 68 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 13 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,141.

7.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,505 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.08%
Michigan average:

5.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.76% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($29,186 average AGI)
1.32% relocated from other states ($8,319 average AGI)
Wexford County:

1.32%
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 Grand Traverse County, MI  1.07% ($35,119 average AGI)
from Missaukee County, MI  0.88% ($31,946)
from Osceola County, MI  0.64% ($28,457)
from Kent County, MI  0.27% ($43,324)
from Oakland County, MI  0.22% ($30,393)
from Mecosta County, MI  0.21% ($36,000)
from Manistee County, MI  0.20% ($32,080)


6.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,581 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.92%
Michigan average:

5.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.63% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($28,217 average AGI)
1.29% relocated to other states ($8,364 average AGI)
Wexford County:

1.29%
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 Missaukee County, MI  1.05% ($32,015 average AGI)
to Grand Traverse County, MI  0.88% ($42,198)
to Osceola County, MI  0.68% ($31,686)
to Kent County, MI  0.32% ($30,049)
to Manistee County, MI  0.17% ($24,667)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Wexford County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Wexford County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Wexford County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wexford County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Wexford County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wexford County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wexford County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wexford County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Wexford County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,008 (4,810 aged, 1,198 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 420 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (396)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (348)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (327)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (303)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (210)
  • Congestive heart failure (130)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (130)
  • Unspecified dementia (101)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (87)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (80)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.18
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,066
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 251
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 66,822

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,377
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 944
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 85

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 25

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 156.4. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,003
  • In family households: 27,244 (4,711 male householders, 4,191 female householders)
    6,909 spouses, 9,210 children (8,208 natural, 435 adopted, 575 stepchildren), 505 grandchildren, 219 brothers or sisters, 248 parents, 296 other relatives, 992 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,406 (2,283 male householders (1,775 living alone)), 2,011 female householders (1,768 living alone)), 1,118 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 334

Size of family households: 4,633 2-persons, 1,805 3-persons, 1,324 4-persons, 587 5-persons, 384 6-persons, 196 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,539 1-person, 523 2-persons, 166 3-persons, 37 4-persons, 4 6-persons.

4,502 married couples with children.
2,353 single-parent households (819 men, 1,534 women).

97.0% of residents of Wexford speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (46% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $293,857,000 ($9,331 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $137,511,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $86,369,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $33,307,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $327,000
Federal grants: $28,335,000
Federal procurement contracts: $135,796,000 ($133,956,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,722,000 ($669,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $532,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $16,277,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,946,000

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

Births: 2,010
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,561
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +57
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +929
Here +29 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Wexford County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.91 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4

Year house built in Wexford County, Michigan
  • Year house built in Wexford County, Michigan
  • 532014 or later
  • 1392010 to 2013
  • 1,8952000 to 2009
  • 2,8131990 to 1999
  • 2,1001980 to 1989
  • 3,3291970 to 1979
  • 1,5001960 to 1969
  • 1,3741950 to 1959
  • 8631940 to 1949
  • 2,6611939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wexford County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wexford County, Michigan
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wexford County, Michigan
  • 331 room
  • 732 rooms
  • 2643 rooms
  • 1,1484 rooms
  • 1,9795 rooms
  • 1,9006 rooms
  • 1,8217 rooms
  • 1,1938 rooms
  • 1,6059+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wexford County, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wexford County, Michigan
  • 1101 room
  • 942 rooms
  • 4603 rooms
  • 7084 rooms
  • 7745 rooms
  • 5816 rooms
  • 2707 rooms
  • 978 rooms
  • 949+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wexford County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wexford County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wexford County, Michigan
  • 48no bedroom
  • 3001 bedroom
  • 2,0492 bedrooms
  • 5,2123 bedrooms
  • 1,7864 bedrooms
  • 6075+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wexford County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wexford County, Michigan
  • 109no bedroom
  • 6201 bedroom
  • 1,2262 bedrooms
  • 1,0243 bedrooms
  • 1654 bedrooms
  • 495+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Wexford County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Wexford County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wexford County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 304no vehicle
  • 2,7981 vehicle
  • 4,5602 vehicles
  • 1,6843 vehicles
  • 4894 vehicles
  • 1905+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Wexford County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wexford County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 510no vehicle
  • 1,6381 vehicle
  • 8592 vehicles
  • 1363 vehicles
  • 284 vehicles
  • 215+ vehicles

86.1% of Wexford County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Michigan.

Wexford County:

86.1%
State average:

85.8%

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

  • This state: 28,321
  • Other state: 3,889
  • Northeast: 570
  • Midwest: 1,675
  • South: 1,035
  • West: 612
Year householders moved into unit in Wexford County, MI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wexford County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 46.1%Utility gas
  • 30.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.4%Wood
  • 4.6%Electricity
  • 1.7%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 52.9%Utility gas
  • 20.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.1%Electricity
  • 4.9%Wood
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 389
Here:

11.7%
Michigan:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 152
Here:

9.6%
Michigan:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 136
Here:

13.6%
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

Wexford County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $2,041,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,880,000
    Regular Highways: $1,314,000
    Sewerage: $478,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,394,000
    Water Utilities: $36,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,658,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,767,000
    General - Other: $2,668,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,597,000
    Police Protection: $2,564,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,749,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,695,000
    Health - Other: $1,503,000
    Libraries: $891,000
    Financial Administration: $705,000
    Central Staff Services: $664,000
    Sewerage: $581,000
    General Public Buildings: $512,000
    Housing and Community Development: $188,000
    Parks and Recreation: $157,000
    Water Utilities: $146,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $136,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,211,000
    Other: $1,546,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,382,000
    Housing and Community Development: $151,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $411,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $232,000
    Highways: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,354,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,801,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,582,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,601,000
    Interest Earnings: $557,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $339,000
    Rents: $89,000
    Special Assessments: $36,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $660,000
    General - Other: $443,000
    Libraries: $178,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,214,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $347,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $254,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,143,000
    Public Welfare: $1,368,000
    Other: $860,000
    General Local Government Support: $383,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,709,000
    Other License: $8,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,545,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $36,000

Wexford County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $2,041,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,880,000
    Regular Highways: $1,314,000
    Sewerage: $478,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,394,000
    Water Utilities: $36,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,658,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,767,000
    General - Other: $2,668,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,597,000
    Police Protection: $2,564,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,749,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,695,000
    Health - Other: $1,503,000
    Libraries: $891,000
    Financial Administration: $705,000
    Central Staff Services: $664,000
    Sewerage: $581,000
    General Public Buildings: $512,000
    Housing and Community Development: $188,000
    Parks and Recreation: $157,000
    Water Utilities: $146,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $136,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,211,000
    Other: $1,546,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,382,000
    Housing and Community Development: $151,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $411,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $232,000
    Highways: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,354,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,801,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,582,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,601,000
    Interest Earnings: $557,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $339,000
    Rents: $89,000
    Special Assessments: $36,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $660,000
    General - Other: $443,000
    Libraries: $178,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,214,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $347,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $254,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,143,000
    Public Welfare: $1,368,000
    Other: $860,000
    General Local Government Support: $383,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,709,000
    Other License: $8,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,545,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $36,000

Wexford County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $2,041,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,880,000
    Regular Highways: $1,314,000
    Sewerage: $478,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,394,000
    Water Utilities: $36,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,658,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,767,000
    General - Other: $2,668,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,597,000
    Police Protection: $2,564,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,749,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,695,000
    Health - Other: $1,503,000
    Libraries: $891,000
    Financial Administration: $705,000
    Central Staff Services: $664,000
    Sewerage: $581,000
    General Public Buildings: $512,000
    Housing and Community Development: $188,000
    Parks and Recreation: $157,000
    Water Utilities: $146,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $136,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,211,000
    Other: $1,546,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,382,000
    Housing and Community Development: $151,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $411,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $232,000
    Highways: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,354,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,801,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,582,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,601,000
    Interest Earnings: $557,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $339,000
    Rents: $89,000
    Special Assessments: $36,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $660,000
    General - Other: $443,000
    Libraries: $178,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,214,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $347,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $254,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,143,000
    Public Welfare: $1,368,000
    Other: $860,000
    General Local Government Support: $383,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,709,000
    Other License: $8,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,545,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $36,000

Wexford County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $2,041,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,880,000
    Regular Highways: $1,314,000
    Sewerage: $478,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,394,000
    Water Utilities: $36,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,658,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,767,000
    General - Other: $2,668,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,597,000
    Police Protection: $2,564,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,749,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,695,000
    Health - Other: $1,503,000
    Libraries: $891,000
    Financial Administration: $705,000
    Central Staff Services: $664,000
    Sewerage: $581,000
    General Public Buildings: $512,000
    Housing and Community Development: $188,000
    Parks and Recreation: $157,000
    Water Utilities: $146,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $136,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,211,000
    Other: $1,546,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,382,000
    Housing and Community Development: $151,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $411,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $232,000
    Highways: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,354,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,801,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,582,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,601,000
    Interest Earnings: $557,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $339,000
    Rents: $89,000
    Special Assessments: $36,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $660,000
    General - Other: $443,000
    Libraries: $178,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,214,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $347,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $254,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,143,000
    Public Welfare: $1,368,000
    Other: $860,000
    General Local Government Support: $383,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,709,000
    Other License: $8,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,545,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $36,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 810
  • Number of aged recipients: 36
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 774
  • Number of recipients under 18: 129
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 595
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 86
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 341
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 342
Most common first names in Wexford County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John19175.4 years
William16874.2 years
Mary15377.0 years
Robert13070.6 years
Charles12376.1 years
James11773.4 years
George11275.7 years
Helen9579.4 years
Dorothy8777.8 years
Donald8569.9 years
Most common last names in Wexford County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson12777.2 years
Smith8075.7 years
Anderson7577.3 years
Peterson5776.6 years
Miller4873.3 years
Nelson4673.9 years
Carlson4178.8 years
Williams4175.5 years
Brown3976.8 years
Thompson3375.2 years
Businesses in Wexford County, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets7
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Meijer1
Bath & Body Works1Nike2
Burger King2OfficeMax1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Comfort Inn1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Rite Aid2
Econo Lodge1Rodeway Inn1
Fashion Bug1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx5Sears1
Ford1Super 81
GNC2Taco Bell1
Goodwill2Toyota1
H&R Block3U-Haul4
Holiday Inn1UPS9
Home Depot1Vans1
JCPenney1Walgreens1
Jimmy John's1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1