Demographics & Economic Indicators:

Population/Labor Force:

2018 Marquette County population 66,272
2017 Marquette County population 66,492
2018 Upper Peninsula Population 300,338
2017 Upper Peninsula Population 302,053
2017 Unemployment Rate (Annual Average) 5.7%
2017 City of Marquette population 20,629
2017 City of Ishpeming population 6,445
2017 City of Negaunee population 4,556
2018 Marquette County Labor Force (Annual Average) 32,150


Marquette County Resource Management Department Unemployment Map – This unemployment map visually demonstrates Marquette County’s economic stability through 2012.


Population by Gender and Minority Group – 2018:

Female 49.7%
White 92%
Black 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 2%

 


Population by Age – 2018:

Persons under 5 years old 5%
Persons under 18 years old 23%
Persons 65 years old and over 19%
Median Age 39.3

 


Population by Township 2018:

Champion Township 297 Powell Township 816
Chocolay Township 5,903 Republic Township 1,060
Ely Township 1,952 Richmond Township 3,665
Ewing Township 160 Sands Township 2,285
Forsyth Township 6,164 Skandia Township 826
Humboldt Township 464 Tilden Township 1,013
Ishpeming Township 3,513 Turin Township 153
Marquette Township 603 Wells Township 231
Michigamme Township 349 West Branch 1,623
Negaunee Township 3,088
Source: https://www.michigantownships.org/find_a_township.asp?PDBsearch=setdo

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Passenger Traffic at Sawyer International Airport:

2017 Passengers 88,791
2016 Passengers 89,126
2015 Passengers 84,734
2014 Passengers 80,728
2013 Passengers 84,264
2012 Passengers 76,001
2011 Passengers 104,985
2010 Passengers 114,295

Sawyer Passenger and Air Cargo Statistics


Education

2017 High School Graduates, percent of persons age 18+ 32%
2017 Bachelor’s Degree or Higher, percent of persons age 25+ 21.1%
K-12 Schools (Marquette & Alger Counties) students 2018-2019 school year 9,229
Northern Michigan University students 2016-2017 8,279

 


Marquette County Income

2017 Median Household Income $49,008
2016 Median Household Income $51,275
2015 Median Household Income $45,409
2014 Median Household Income $45,066
2013 Median Household Income $45,622
2012 Median Household Income $45,349
2011 Median Household Income $45,495

2017 Per Capita Income $26,374
2016 Per Capita Income $24,275
2015 Per Capita Income $24,871
2014 Per Capita Income $22,681
2013 Per Capita Income $24,529
2012 Per Capita Income $22,621
2011 Per Capita Income $23,464

 


Housing

2017 Median Home Sales Price $149,500
2017 Number of Home Sales 875
2017 Total Homes Listed 665

 


2018 Occupational Wage Estimates-Upper Peninsula

SOC Code * Description Median Hourly Earnings Avg. Hourly Earnings
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations $10.08 $11.59
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations $10.71 $15.04
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations $10.89 $12.38
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations $10.90 $12.13
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations $12.91 $13.48
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations $13.79 $14.69
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations $14.67 $16.35
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations $14.79 $16.03
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations $14.82 $18.67
51-0000 Production Occupations $18.19 $20.16
55-0000 Military-only occupations $18.35 $22.94
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations $18.70 $20.89
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations $19.52 $20.33
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations $19.97 $22.89
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations $21.54 $21.73
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations $22.96 $21.76
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations $24.66 $26.85
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations $25.11 $26.39
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations $25.57 $28.50
23-0000 Legal Occupations $26.01 $29.67
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations $26.20 $34.01
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations $31.57 $32.55
11-0000 Management Occupations $33.48 $37.32

*Standard Occupational Code
Source: Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth, Office of Labor Market Information

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