Demographics & Economic Indicators:

Population/Labor Force:

2015 Marquette County population 67,203
2016 Marquette County population 67,386
2015 Upper Peninsula Population 305,707
2016 Upper Peninsula Population 304,899
2015 Unemployment Rate (Annual Average) 5.8%
2015 City of Marquette population 21,415
2015 City of Ishpeming population 6,497
2015 City of Negaunee population 4,616
2015 Labor Force (Annual Average) 33,681


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 – 2016:

Female 50%
White 92%
Black 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 2%

 


Population by Age – 2015:

Persons under 5 years old 4.69%
Persons under 18 years old 22.01%
Persons 65 years old and over 17.95%
Median Age 39

 


Population by Township 2015:

Champion Township 295 Powell Township 810
Chocolay Township 5,950 Republic Township 1,058
Ely Township 1,961 Richmond Township 893
Ewing Township 158 Sands Township 2,290
Forsyth Township 6,176 Skandia Township 821
Humboldt Township 474 Tilden Township 1,005
Ishpeming Township 3,467 Turin Township 147
Marquette Township 3,898 Wells Township 231
Michigamme Township 355 West Branch 1,619
Negaunee Township 3,067

 


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Passenger Traffic at Sawyer International Airport:

2014 Passengers 80,657
2013 Passengers 84,264
2012 Passengers 76,001
2011 Passengers 104,985
2010 Passengers 114,295

Sawyer Passenger and Air Cargo Statistics


Education

2015 High School Graduates, percent of persons age 18+ 94%
2015Bachelor’s Degree or Higher, percent of persons age 25+ 29.3%
K-12 Schools (Marquette & Alger Counties) students 9,352
Northern Michigan University students 8,303

 


Marquette County Income

2015 Median Household Income $48,259
2014 Median Household Income $44,267
2013 Median Household Income $45,011
2012 Median Household Income $45,149
2011 Median Household Income $41,663

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 $21,669

 


Housing

2015 Median Home Sales Price $135,000
2015 Number of Home Sales 767
2015 Total Homes Listed 1,376

 


2016 Occupational Wage Estimates-Upper Peninsula

SOC Code * Occupational Title Median Hourly Wage
11-9051 Food Service Managers $15.60
11-9081 Lodging Manager $12.28
13-2011 Accountants & Auditors $24.22
13-2099 Financial Specialists $19.89
15-1151 Computer Support Specialist $20.41
17-2071 Electrical Engineers $31.77
17-2112 Industrial Engineers $35.27
19-4093 Forest & Conservation Technicians $19.88
21-1021 Child, Family & School Social Workers $21.14
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $15.12
29-1021 General Dentists $65.88
29-1062 Family & General Practitioners $90.66
29-2021 Dental Hygienists $29.43
29-2061 Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurses $17.49
33-2011 Fire Fighters $16.78
33-3051 Police & Sheriff’s Officers $23.16
39-9011 Child Care Workers $8.58
43-9061 Office Clerks, General $13.93
47-2031 Carpenters $15.82
47-2111 Electricians $24.73
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics $14.07
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics $25.78

 

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

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