Demographics & Economic Indicators:

Population/Labor Force:

2017 Marquette County population 66,477
2016 Marquette County population 68,004
2017 Upper Peninsula Population 302,037
2016 Upper Peninsula Population 304,899
2017 Unemployment Rate (Annual Average) 6.4%
2017 City of Marquette population 21,282
2017 City of Ishpeming population 6,509
2017 City of Negaunee population 4,606
2017 Marquette County Labor Force (Annual Average) 33,250


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 – 2017:

Female 46.6%
White 92%
Black 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 2%

 


Population by Age – 2017:

Persons under 5 years old 4.9%
Persons under 18 years old 22%
Persons 65 years old and over 18.6%
Median Age 40.1

 


Population by Township 2017:

Champion Township 249 Powell Township 507
Chocolay Township 5,916 Republic Township 1,034
Ely Township 1,939 Richmond Township 1,069
Ewing Township 109 Sands Township 2,596
Forsyth Township 6,025 Skandia Township 767
Humboldt Township 507 Tilden Township 1,122
Ishpeming Township 3,518 Turin Township 77
Marquette Township 3,855 Wells Township 281
Michigamme Township 338 West Branch 1,556
Negaunee Township 3,047
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

2016 High School Graduates, percent of persons age 18+ 94.5%
2016 Bachelor’s Degree or Higher, percent of persons age 25+ 30.1%
K-12 Schools (Marquette & Alger Counties) students 2016 9,521
Northern Michigan University students 2016 7,865

 


Marquette County Income

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

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 $137,500
2017 Number of Home Sales 816
2017 Total Homes Listed 665

 


2017 Occupational Wage Estimates-Upper Peninsula

SOC Code * Occupational Title Median Hourly Wage
11-9051 Food Service Managers $21.95
11-9081 Lodging Manager $14.85
13-2011 Accountants & Auditors $29.93
13-2099 Financial Specialists $22.30
15-1151 Computer Support Specialist $23.25
17-2071 Electrical Engineers $36.92
17-2112 Industrial Engineers $37.72
19-4093 Forest & Conservation Technicians $17.11
21-1021 Child, Family & School Social Workers $22.77
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $17.44
29-1021 General Dentists $76.12
29-1062 Family & General Practitioners $109.52
29-2021 Dental Hygienists $28.59
29-2061 Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurses $19.07
33-2011 Fire Fighters $17.41
33-3051 Police & Sheriff’s Officers $25.54
39-9011 Child Care Workers $10.10
43-9061 Office Clerks, General $15.89
47-2031 Carpenters $17.12
47-2111 Electricians $23.24
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics $15.94
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics $26.54

 

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

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