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Barry County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2019: 60,671 (23% urban, 77% rural); it was 56,755 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 13,080
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,811
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 18,061
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,660 (it was 2,974 in 2000)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

28%

Land area: 556 sq. mi.

Water area: 20.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 109 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Barry County: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.5%), Manufacturing (12.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.1%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Barry County, MI (2019)
    • 56,83193.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,8513.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8261.4%Two or more races
    • 3810.6%Asian alone
    • 3040.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2550.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 650.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

42.6 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Males: 30,530  (50.3%)
Females: 30,141  (49.7%)
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Average household size:
Barry County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $67,243 ($46,820 in 1999)
This county:

$67,243
Michigan:

$59,584

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $681 (lower quartile is $522, upper quartile is $871)
This county:

$681
State:

$740


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $173,432 (it was $109,600 in 2000)
Barry:

$173,432
Michigan:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $118,698 - $270,740

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $223,820
Here:

$223,820
State:

$219,912

Townhouses or other attached units: $217,407
Here:

$217,407
State:

$199,940

In 2-unit structures: $76,459
Here:

$76,459
State:

$142,994

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $146,935
Here:

$146,935
State:

$170,137

Mobile homes: $45,037
Here:

$45,037
State:

$56,186

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,235
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $435

Institutionalized population: 549

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 45
  • Thefts: 157
  • Auto thefts: 16

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 32
  • Burglaries: 40
  • Thefts: 117
  • Auto thefts: 17
Barry County, MI map from a distance

Health of residents in Barry County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
76.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
41.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
60.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
76.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 200 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 346 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 1998: 357 buildings, average cost: $130,900
  • 1999: 347 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2000: 319 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2001: 342 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2002: 381 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2003: 381 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 2004: 371 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2005: 341 buildings, average cost: $148,400
  • 2006: 307 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2007: 197 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 2008: 105 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2009: 80 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 2010: 84 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 2011: 71 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2012: 86 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2013: 85 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2014: 86 buildings, average cost: $168,200
  • 2015: 153 buildings, average cost: $204,000
  • 2016: 149 buildings, average cost: $200,200
  • 2017: 217 buildings, average cost: $211,800
  • 2018: 216 buildings, average cost: $211,600
  • 2019: 212 buildings, average cost: $246,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Barry, MI residents
Average permit cost in Barry, MI
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,279 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,860 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Barry, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Barry, MI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Barry, MI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.0%
Barry County:

7.0%
Michigan:

13.0%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.4% for Black residents, 6.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.6% for American Indian residents, 75.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.9% for other race residents, 19.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.6 years old
(Males: 42.1 years old, Females: 43.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.7 years old, Black residents: 27.5 years old, American Indian residents: 36.3 years old, Asian residents: 39.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.6 years old, Other race residents: 32.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Barry County is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $567 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $817 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hastings, Middleville, Nashville, Delton, Woodland, Freeport, Dowling, Hickory Corners.

Barry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Barry County: Fox Woods Golf Course (A), Bonnie View Golf Course (B), Twin Brook Golf Club (C), Olivet Station (D), Woodbury Station (E), Potterville Rest Area (F), Millett Station (G), Smithville Dam (H), Ledge Meadows Golf Course (I), Grand Ledge Country Club (J), Olivet Country Club (K), Eaton Rapids Township Fire Department (L), Hamlin Township Fire Rescue (M), Delta Township Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (N), Delta Township Fire Department Station 2 Storage (O), Charlotte Aquatic Center (P), Charlotte City Hall (Q), Dimondale Nursing Care Center (R), MacKay Gymnasium (S), Harbor Springs Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Barry County include: Eaton Center Church (A), Grace Church (B), The Local Church (C), Needmore Church (D), Oneida Gospel Church (E), Chester Gospel Church (F), Who-Wit-Tah Church (G), West Carmel Church (H), Five Corners Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Brickyard Cemetery (1), Bunker Cemetery (2), Green Cemetery (3), Patterson Cemetery (4), Welch Cemetery (5), Benton Township Cemetery (6), Pinch Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Lovell Pond (A), Lost Lake (B), Loomis Lake (C), Lookingglass Lake (D), Pine Lake (E), Lacey Lake (F), King Lake (G), Narrow Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Thompson Creek (A), Big Creek (B), Harris Drain (C), Hayon Creek (D), Fish Creek (E), Indian Creek (F), Willow Creek (G), Owen Drain (H), Spicer Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Barry County include: Carlos Weber Roadside Park (1), Lincoln Brick Park (2), Fox Memorial Park (3), Woldumar Nature Center (4), Erickson Park (5), Westland Park (6), Anderson Nature Park (7), Hunters Orchard Park (8), Delta Mills Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Franklin County, Idaho , Ingham County , Ionia County , Jackson County , Livingston County , Shiawassee County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Michigan:

6.3%

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

Current college students: 2,195
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,024 (50.0% naturalized citizens)

Barry County:

1.7%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2682010 or later
  • 2652000 to 2009
  • 1321990 to 1999
  • 611980 to 1989
  • 231970 to 1979
  • 282Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 40.8%

Barry County marital status for males Barry County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,044
  • One, attached: 370
  • Two: 235
  • 3 or 4: 332
  • 5 to 9: 236
  • 10 to 19: 296
  • 20 to 49: 149
  • 50 or more: 60
  • Mobile homes: 1,975

Housing units in Barry County with a mortgage: 12,638 (310 second mortgage, 1,439 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,924

Here:

63.2% with mortgage
State:

59.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Barry County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,02030
Mainline Protestant4,33020
Catholic2,6814
Other5263
None45,616-
Barry 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: 13
Barry County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Barry County:

2.88 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 38
This county:

6.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Barry County:

9.1%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Barry County:

30.1%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.4%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Barry County:

Average size of farms: 171 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $45,007
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $186.83
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.56%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 60.11%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $49,392
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 56.20%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.61%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $54,139
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.60%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.65
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 33.04%
Corn for grain: 33435 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6001 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 30838 harvested acres
Vegetables: 82 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 46 acres

Tornado activity:

Barry County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 1731353.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 58 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/2/1977, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 44 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Barry County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 26.3 miles away from Barry County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 224.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 264.3 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) earthquake occurred 317.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 151.4 miles away from Barry 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 294.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Michigan Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4494, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Michigan Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2013 to May 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4121: June 18, 2013, FEMA Id: 4121, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 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 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 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 Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Michigan Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3030: February 05, 1977, FEMA Id: 3030, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Michigan Severe Storms, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: April 26, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-465: April 26, 1975, FEMA Id: 465, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Barry County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Barry

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,497 (79.0%)
  • Carpooled: 1,310 (8.3%)
  • Bus: 106 (0.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 117 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 46 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 385 (2.4%)
  • Worked at home: 1,426 (9.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (17%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Albania (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • England (5%)
  • Indonesia (4%)
  • Netherlands (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Barry County


  • American (20%)
  • German (16%)
  • English (12%)
  • Dutch (11%)
  • European (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Polish (2%)

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

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

  • 213 people in nursing homes
  • 98 people in other group homes
  • 65 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 26 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 270 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 200 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 79 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 37 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $67,836.

7.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($52,022 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.29%
Michigan average:

5.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.07% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($43,291 average AGI)
1.22% relocated from other states ($8,732 average AGI)
Barry County:

1.22%
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 Kent County, MI  1.92% ($59,303 average AGI)
from Allegan County, MI  0.84% ($50,564)
from Kalamazoo County, MI  0.75% ($53,634)
from Calhoun County, MI  0.65% ($52,470)
from Eaton County, MI  0.38% ($42,182)
from Ionia County, MI  0.32% ($41,333)
from Ottawa County, MI  0.21% ($32,160)


6.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,973 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Michigan average:

5.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.41% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($36,281 average AGI)
1.13% relocated to other states ($11,692 average AGI)
Barry County:

1.13%
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 Kent County, MI  1.30% ($51,087 average AGI)
to Allegan County, MI  0.76% ($39,250)
to Kalamazoo County, MI  0.76% ($50,389)
to Calhoun County, MI  0.69% ($32,818)
to Eaton County, MI  0.45% ($36,876)
to Ionia County, MI  0.34% ($38,544)
to Ottawa County, MI  0.20% ($61,565)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Births per 1000 population in Barry County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Barry County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Barry County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Barry County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Barry County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Barry County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Barry County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Barry County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Barry County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,013 (7,635 aged, 1,378 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 517 (3%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Barry County, Michigan in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (701)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (640)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (599)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (529)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (379)
  • Congestive heart failure (368)
  • Unspecified dementia (303)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (259)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (167)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (133)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.68
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,626
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 148
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32,617

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,155
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 872
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 42

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 147.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 66.4
  • Other - 81.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 60,671
  • Male householders: 13,067 (3,136 living alone), Female householders: 11,444 (2,806 living alone)
  • 13,939 spouses (13,891 opposite-sex spouses), 1,496 unmarried partners, (1,442 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 16,209 children (14,778 natural, 532 adopted, 898 stepchildren), 1,412 grandchildren, 236 brothers or sisters, 228 parents, 92 foster children, 512 other relatives, 1,328 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 678

Size of family households: 8,646 2-persons, 2,996 3-persons, 3,063 4-persons, 1,371 5-persons, 508 6-persons, 486 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,934 1-person, 1,246 2-persons, 63 3-persons, 71 4-persons, 54 5-persons.

8,953 married couples with children.
2,803 single-parent households (1,034 men, 1,769 women).

97.3% of residents of Barry speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (53% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $197,533,000 ($3,327 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,263,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $112,440,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $40,583,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,818,000
Federal grants: $28,575,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,847,000 ($2,285,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,269,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,171,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $26,768,000
Federal Government insurance: $22,754,000

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

Births: 3,665
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,448
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +56
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,942
Here +32 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Barry County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.64 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.4

Year house built in Barry County, Michigan
  • Year house built in Barry County, Michigan
  • 1,0582014 or later
  • 3092010 to 2013
  • 3,7572000 to 2009
  • 4,5421990 to 1999
  • 2,7941980 to 1989
  • 3,3081970 to 1979
  • 3,0071960 to 1969
  • 2,4341950 to 1959
  • 1,2431940 to 1949
  • 5,5401939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Barry County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Barry County, Michigan
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Barry County, Michigan
  • 551 room
  • 212 rooms
  • 4243 rooms
  • 1,6904 rooms
  • 4,0215 rooms
  • 4,5266 rooms
  • 3,5287 rooms
  • 2,1118 rooms
  • 4,2159+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Barry County, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Barry County, Michigan
  • 1511 room
  • 1762 rooms
  • 4443 rooms
  • 8074 rooms
  • 1,0235 rooms
  • 6966 rooms
  • 2627 rooms
  • 1918 rooms
  • 2189+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Barry County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Barry County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Barry County, Michigan
  • 70no bedroom
  • 5341 bedroom
  • 3,7332 bedrooms
  • 10,5863 bedrooms
  • 4,3374 bedrooms
  • 1,3285+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Barry County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Barry County, Michigan
  • 150no bedroom
  • 5521 bedroom
  • 1,5382 bedrooms
  • 1,1543 bedrooms
  • 4774 bedrooms
  • 955+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Barry County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Barry County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Barry County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 402no vehicle
  • 4,8911 vehicle
  • 8,6512 vehicles
  • 4,2063 vehicles
  • 1,5254 vehicles
  • 9105+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Barry County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Barry County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 443no vehicle
  • 1,6841 vehicle
  • 1,5052 vehicles
  • 2853 vehicles
  • 444 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

89.7% of Barry County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Michigan.

Barry County:

89.7%
State average:

86.2%

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

  • This state: 51,055
  • Other state: 8,226
  • Northeast: 1,074
  • Midwest: 3,767
  • South: 2,117
  • West: 1,278
Year householders moved into unit in Barry County, MI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Barry County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 46.3%Utility gas
  • 26.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.8%Wood
  • 5.9%Other fuel
  • 5.7%Electricity
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 59.8%Utility gas
  • 15.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.6%Electricity
  • 5.2%Other fuel
  • 4.9%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 700
Here:

11.3%
Michigan:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 222
Here:

7.1%
Michigan:

9.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 279
Here:

16.8%
Michigan:

14.3%

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

Barry County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $31,240,000
    Air Transportation: $289,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $34,877,000
    Health - Other: $11,697,000
    Regular Highways: $10,103,000
    General - Other: $9,285,000
    Police Protection: $3,529,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,130,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,067,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,380,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,102,000
    Financial Administration: $1,080,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $775,000
    Parks and Recreation: $624,000
    Air Transportation: $355,000
    Sewerage: $168,000
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,384,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,229,000
    Public Welfare: $214,000
    Housing and Community Development: $149,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $737,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $265,000
    Transit Utilities: $84,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,775,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,368,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,588,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,181,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,872,000
    General Revenue - Other: $890,000
    Sale of Property: $194,000
    Interest Earnings: $144,000
    Rents: $72,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $42,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $153,000
    Health - Other: $132,000
    General - Other: $85,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $71,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,969,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,863,000
    Other: $2,327,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,151,000
    Public Welfare: $319,000
    Health and Hospitals: $259,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,249,000
    Other License: $128,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,458,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $120,000

Barry County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $31,240,000
    Air Transportation: $289,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $34,877,000
    Health - Other: $11,697,000
    Regular Highways: $10,103,000
    General - Other: $9,285,000
    Police Protection: $3,529,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,130,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,067,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,380,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,102,000
    Financial Administration: $1,080,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $775,000
    Parks and Recreation: $624,000
    Air Transportation: $355,000
    Sewerage: $168,000
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,384,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,229,000
    Public Welfare: $214,000
    Housing and Community Development: $149,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $737,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $265,000
    Transit Utilities: $84,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,775,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,368,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,588,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,181,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,872,000
    General Revenue - Other: $890,000
    Sale of Property: $194,000
    Interest Earnings: $144,000
    Rents: $72,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $42,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $153,000
    Health - Other: $132,000
    General - Other: $85,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $71,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,969,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,863,000
    Other: $2,327,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,151,000
    Public Welfare: $319,000
    Health and Hospitals: $259,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,249,000
    Other License: $128,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,458,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $120,000

Barry County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $31,240,000
    Air Transportation: $289,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $34,877,000
    Health - Other: $11,697,000
    Regular Highways: $10,103,000
    General - Other: $9,285,000
    Police Protection: $3,529,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,130,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,067,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,380,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,102,000
    Financial Administration: $1,080,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $775,000
    Parks and Recreation: $624,000
    Air Transportation: $355,000
    Sewerage: $168,000
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,384,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,229,000
    Public Welfare: $214,000
    Housing and Community Development: $149,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $737,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $265,000
    Transit Utilities: $84,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,775,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,368,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,588,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,181,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,872,000
    General Revenue - Other: $890,000
    Sale of Property: $194,000
    Interest Earnings: $144,000
    Rents: $72,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $42,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $153,000
    Health - Other: $132,000
    General - Other: $85,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $71,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,969,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,863,000
    Other: $2,327,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,151,000
    Public Welfare: $319,000
    Health and Hospitals: $259,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,249,000
    Other License: $128,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,458,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $120,000

Barry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $31,240,000
    Air Transportation: $289,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $34,877,000
    Health - Other: $11,697,000
    Regular Highways: $10,103,000
    General - Other: $9,285,000
    Police Protection: $3,529,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,130,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,067,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,380,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,102,000
    Financial Administration: $1,080,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $775,000
    Parks and Recreation: $624,000
    Air Transportation: $355,000
    Sewerage: $168,000
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,384,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,229,000
    Public Welfare: $214,000
    Housing and Community Development: $149,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $737,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $265,000
    Transit Utilities: $84,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,775,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,368,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,588,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,181,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,872,000
    General Revenue - Other: $890,000
    Sale of Property: $194,000
    Interest Earnings: $144,000
    Rents: $72,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $42,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $153,000
    Health - Other: $132,000
    General - Other: $85,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $71,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,969,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,863,000
    Other: $2,327,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,151,000
    Public Welfare: $319,000
    Health and Hospitals: $259,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,249,000
    Other License: $128,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,458,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $120,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 686
  • Number of aged recipients: 40
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 646
  • Number of recipients under 18: 105
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 486
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 95
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 276
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 327
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 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 ORIGINATED167$103,575201$119,1641,398$138,721102$40,5591$140,000152$144,61846$66,565
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$109,40010$133,800130$141,7387$52,7140$09$107,1118$87,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED45$96,06754$96,481528$143,89458$23,9140$044$163,27347$82,660
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN37$94,54120$86,400333$146,94010$42,8000$023$127,95710$95,800
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$98,5002$90,00048$139,4587$24,2860$06$126,0001$31,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED21$151,00025$162,8800$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$163,33318$179,8892$51,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$123,33316$172,4380$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$52,5004$171,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$89,5001$108,0001$117,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Barry, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Barry, MI - Value
Most common first names in Barry County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert18772.4 years
William17875.8 years
Mary14179.7 years
Charles13976.3 years
John13376.5 years
James11369.9 years
Richard11269.0 years
George9577.6 years
Donald9269.7 years
Dorothy8379.1 years
Most common last names in Barry County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9480.8 years
Miller8377.4 years
Johnson6881.0 years
Williams4778.5 years
Wilson3475.4 years
Moore3275.0 years
Brown3174.7 years
Thompson3172.3 years
Martin2975.4 years
Davis2877.7 years
Businesses in Barry County, MI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Applebee's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Curves2Sears1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel1
Fashion Bug1Subway3
FedEx3Taco Bell1
Goodwill2U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS3
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Kmart1YMCA2
Little Caesars Pizza1

Barry County on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"