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Wexford County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2014: 32,886 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wexford County: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (17.4%), Manufacturing (12.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 37%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 59%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Wexford County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years
Males: 16,384  (49.8%)
Females: 16,502  (50.2%)
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Wexford County,MI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Wexford County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,661 ($35,363 in 1999)

This county:

$41661
Michigan:

$48273

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $533 (lower quartile is $396, upper quartile is $654)
This county:

$533
State:

$629


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $96,645 (it was $78,300 in 2000)
Wexford:

$96,645
Michigan:

$117,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,800 - $160,896

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $135,008
Here:

$135,008
State:

$159,597

Townhouses or other attached units: $134,130
Here:

$134,130
State:

$138,735

In 2-unit structures: $57,848
Here:

$57,848
State:

$89,877

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $109,760
Here:

$109,760
State:

$119,825

Mobile homes: $22,544
Here:

$22,544
State:

$33,033
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $990
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $375

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:

  • 2004: 212 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,535 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,373 (1.5%)

Wexford County household income distribution in 2009 Wexford County home values distribution Wexford County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.2%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.3% for Black residents, 42.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.7% for American Indian residents, 18.2% for other race residents, 33.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.8%
Wexford County:

18.8%
Michigan:

17.0%
(18.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.8% for Black residents, 39.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.7% for American Indian residents, 15.0% for other race residents, 34.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, American Indian residents: 38 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 6 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:

5.2%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 914
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 559 (61% naturalized citizens)

Wexford County:

1.8%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 108
  • 1990 to 1994: 61
  • 1985 to 1989: 38
  • 1980 to 1984: 18
  • 1975 to 1979: 42
  • 1970 to 1974: 41
  • 1970 to 1974: 63
  • 1965 to 1969: 188

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: 10,782
  • One, attached: 84
  • Two: 292
  • 3 or 4: 302
  • 5 to 9: 245
  • 10 to 19: 87
  • 20 or more: 269
  • Mobile homes: 2,646
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 165

Housing units in Wexford County with a mortgage: 3,758 (240 second mortgage, 479 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,930

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wexford County

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:

  • MichiganSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 6, 2008 to July 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1777): July 14, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1777, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MichiganHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3225): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MichiganBlizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared (EM-3057): January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • MichiganDrought, Incident Period: March 2, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3035): March 2, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3035, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Wexford County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

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

  • Canada (19%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • India (13%)
  • Mexico (13%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Hungary (3%)

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

  • German (21%)
  • English (11%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Dutch (6%)
  • Swedish (6%)
  • Polish (5%)

Wexford County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,728 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,824 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 55 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 4 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 12 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 33 (0%)
  • Walked: 359 (3%)
  • Other means: 84 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 507 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $41,458.

6.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Michigan average:

5.09%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.30% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($22,753 average AGI)
1.46% relocated from other states ($7,193 average AGI)
Wexford County:

1.46%
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 Missaukee County, MI  0.96% ($26,847 average AGI)
from Osceola County, MI  0.71% ($23,170)
from Grand Traverse County, MI  0.69% ($24,847)
from Kent County, MI  0.23% ($36,536)
from Manistee County, MI  0.19% ($35,913)
from Wayne County, MI  0.15% ($29,684)
from Oakland County, MI  0.15% ($52,944)


6.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,584 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
Michigan average:

5.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.07% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($20,179 average AGI)
1.71% relocated to other states ($8,405 average AGI)
Wexford County:

1.71%
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 Grand Traverse County, MI  0.92% ($26,947 average AGI)
to Missaukee County, MI  0.75% ($28,892)
to Osceola County, MI  0.54% ($32,866)
to Kent County, MI  0.33% ($22,756)
to Isabella County, MI  0.13% ($17,688)
to Wayne County, MI  0.13% ($16,688)
to Manistee County, MI  0.12% ($34,600)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 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 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: 13065.98
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 250.840
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 66822.25

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1377.210
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 944.280
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.55

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44.54
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84.7

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 25.1

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 32,346
  • In family households: 27,333 (6,581 male householders, 2,374 female householders)
    6,789 spouses, 9,101 children (8,189 natural, 310 adopted, 602 stepchildren), 589 grandchildren, 198 brothers or sisters, 174 parents, 253 other relatives, 1,104 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,013 (2,055 male householders (1,600 living alone)), 2,011 female householders (1,706 living alone)), 947 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 389 (221 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,301 2-persons, 1,900 3-persons, 1,524 4-persons, 768 5-persons, 285 6-persons, 177 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,306 1-person, 631 2-persons, 90 3-persons, 28 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

5,529 married couples with children.
1,939 single-parent households (556 men, 1,383 women).

96.9% of residents of Wexford County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (79% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (53% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $293,857,000 ($9331 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:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 57
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,041
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,060
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,037
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,160
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,524
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,459
  • 1940 to 1949: 880
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,429
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wexford County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 62
  • 3 rooms: 292
  • 4 rooms: 1,091
  • 5 rooms: 2,341
  • 6 rooms: 2,181
  • 7 rooms: 1,444
  • 8 rooms: 977
  • 9+ rooms: 963
  • 1 room: 45
  • 2 rooms: 183
  • 3 rooms: 482
  • 4 rooms: 605
  • 5 rooms: 523
  • 6 rooms: 334
  • 7 rooms: 159
  • 8 rooms: 79
  • 9+ rooms: 52
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wexford County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 289
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,316
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,880
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,446
  • 5+ bedrooms: 408
  • no bedroom: 51
  • 1 bedroom: 731
  • 2 bedrooms: 941
  • 3 bedrooms: 556
  • 4 bedrooms: 137
  • 5+ bedrooms: 46
Cars and other vehicles available in Wexford County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 420
  • 1 vehicle: 2,584
  • 2 vehicles: 4,322
  • 3 vehicles: 1,434
  • 4 vehicles: 455
  • 5+ vehicles: 147
  • no vehicle: 423
  • 1 vehicle: 1,226
  • 2 vehicles: 672
  • 3 vehicles: 101
  • 4 vehicles: 26
  • 5+ vehicles: 14

56% of Wexford County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Michigan.

Wexford County:

56.1%
State average:

58.3%

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

  • This state: 25615
  • Northeast: 555
  • Midwest: 1792
  • South: 1107
  • West: 729

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $72,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wexford County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (49.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33.7%)
  • Wood (7.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.2%)
  • Electricity (3.0%)
  • Utility gas (60.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.9%)
  • Electricity (12.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.1%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • Other fuel (2.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 243
Here:

6.4%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 128
Here:

6.3%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 195
Here:

24.2%
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)

Wexford County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Health Services - Other: $11,089,000
    Regular Highways: $6,109,000
    General - Other: $3,279,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,910,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,698,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,659,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,416,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,212,000
    Police Protection: $1,210,000
    Libraries: $778,000
    Parks & Recreation: $520,000
    Sewerage: $515,000
    Central Staff Services: $495,000
    Financial Administration: $459,000
    Air Transportation: $350,000
    General Public Buildings: $268,000
    Housing & Community Development: $241,000
    Water Utilities: $171,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $183,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $599,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,791,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $53,000

Wexford County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $229,000
  • Charges - All Other: $5,370,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,259,000
    Regular Highways: $1,389,000
    Parks & Recreation: $458,000
    Sewerage: $366,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $458,000
    Highways: $189,000
    Public Welfare: $167,000
    Housing & Community Development: $163,000
    Transit Utilities: $119,000
    Health & Hospitals: $107,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $311,000
    Highways: $118,000
    Public Welfare: $49,000
    All Other: $28,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,025,000
    Rents: $725,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $341,000
    Property Sale Other: $254,000
    Special Assessments: $185,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $230,000
    Water Utilities: $219,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,920,000
    Health & Hospitals: $3,264,000
    All Other: $897,000
    General Support: $860,000
    Public Welfare: $802,000
    Transit Utilities: $508,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,021,000
    NEC: $10,000

Wexford County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $990,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,405,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $965,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,106,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $299,000
    Water Utilities: $25,000

Wexford County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $899,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $16,641,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $378,000

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
Wexford County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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