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Statistics and Facts of Macomb County Michigan

Cities in this county include: Warren, Sterling Heights, Clinton, Shelby, St. Clair Shores, Roseville, Eastpointe, Mount Clemens, Fraser, Center Line.

County population in 2005: 829,453 (97% urban, 3% rural)
County owner-occupied houses and condos: 243,887
Renter-occupied apartments: 65,316
% of renters here: 21%
State: 26%

Land area: 480 sq. mi.
Water area: 89.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 1726 people per square mile (very high).

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2005: 8.6%
Macomb County: 8.6%
Michigan: 13.2%

Median age of residents in 2005: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 39 years old)

Type of workers:
Private wage or salary: 88%
Government: 8%
Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
Unpaid family work: 0%

Median resident age: 36.9 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Males: 386,088 (49.0%)
Females: 402,061 (51.0%)

Average wage per job in 2003: $42,386
County population in 2003: 815,562
Jobs in 2003: 342,117

Total labor force in 2004: 422,696
Unemployment rate in 2004: 6.7%

Average household size:
Macomb County: 2.5 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Median household income in 2005: $53,321
2005 median house value: $169,300
Median contract rent in 2005: $603
Median monthly housing costs in 2005: $908

Estimated median household income in 2005: $53,702 ($52,102 in 2000)
This county $53,702
Michigan: $46,039

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $188,418
Macomb County $188,418
Michigan: $149,300

Median montly rent in 2000: $603

Median monthly costs for houses with a mortgage in Macomb County in 2000: $1062

Neighboring counties: Lapeer County , Oakland County , St. Clair County , Wayne County.

Current college students: 45,059
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%

Mean travel time to work: 26.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.6%

Agriculture in Macomb County
Average size of farms: 133 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $85532
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $771.54
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 53.76%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.82%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $66185
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 76.15%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.61%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $104880
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.16%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.85
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 16.45%
Corn for grain: 9790 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2539 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 25086 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3944 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 654 acres

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.22 millions of gallons per day (24% from ground, 76% from surface)

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $139,400

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Private vs. public school enrollment:
Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 9,813
Here: 11.2%
Michigan: 11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4,203
Here: 9.7%
Michigan: 8.7%

Students in private undegraduate colleges: 5,656
Here: 15.0%
Michigan: 16.5%

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