This section shows the ZIP code 48202 Michigan economy using the most recent economic analysis from the 2022 Census Bureau. Starting with Figure 1 which shows the median earnings per worker, 48202 shows it has a Median earnings of $42,944 which is in the mid range of other zip codes in the greater region. The zip code with the highest median earnings per worker in the area is 48226 which depicts a median earnings of $74,493 (73.5% larger). Comparing median earnings per worker to the United States average of $53,269, ZIP code 48202 is about 24.0% smaller. Also, compared to the state of Michigan, median earnings per worker of $52,738, ZIP code 48202 is about 22.8% smaller.
In Figure 2 a more complete view of income is shown which aggregates income from all members in the household and it has a Median household income of $31,269 which is in the center range of other zip codes in the metro area. The zip code with the highest median household income in the area is 48226 which depicts a median income of $75,236 (approximately 2.4 times bigger). Comparing median household income to the United States average of $69,021, ZIP code 48202 is approximately half the size. Also, in comparison with the state of Michigan, median household income of $63,202, ZIP code 48202 is approximately half the size. Dividing median annual worker earnings by the average number of hours worked in a year in Figure 4 shows that it has a Avg Hrly Earnings of $23.20 which is the third most average hourly earnings of all other zip codes in the greater ZIP code 48202 region. The zip code with the highest average hourly earnings in the area is 48226 which depicts an average hourly earnings of $32.86 (41.6% larger). Comparing average hourly earnings to the United States average of $26.40, ZIP code 48202 is about 13.8% smaller. Also, in contrast to the state of Michigan, average hourly earnings of $26.48, ZIP code 48202 is about 14.1% smaller.
Figure 5 examines the number of self employed people in the ZIP code 48202 metro area based on the number of people who reported any self employment income. 48202 shows it has a Self Employed of 8.9% which is more than all other zip codes in the greater ZIP code 48202 region.
Figure 6 breaks down the source of income and 48202 has the largest proportion of self employment income at 13.8% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next chart (Figure 7) shows the percentage of households that had retirement income over the last 12 months and it has a With Retirement Income of 15.9% which is the second most households with retirement income of all the zip codes in the greater ZIP code 48202 region. The zip code with the highest households with retirement income in the area is 48206 which depicts a households with retirement income of 17.3% (9.0% larger).
The percentage of full-time workers are compared to the number of part-time workers in Figure 8. 48202 shows full time employees about twice as large as the part time employees.
Similar to the last chart is Figure 9 which shows the number of people who are self employed but in more detailed industry categories such as manufacturing, retail sales, residential real estate, commercial real estate, health care, exports/imports, and advanced industries, etc. ZIP code 48202 shows it has the hightest entrepreneurs of 25% for the self employed in professional, scientific, management, administrative services grouping.
Figure 10 shows the cost of living and other consumer spending categories for a variety of cost components from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 48202 shows it has the hightest cost of 129.5 for the cost of utilities category.
ZIP code 48202 Poverty Charts
In Figure 11 the percentage of people earning less than the poverty level is shown and compared across the group of places. 48202 depicts it has a Percent of Population In Poverty of 31.8% which is the second smallest as measured by percent of people earning less than the poverty level of all the other zip codes in the local area. The zip code with the highest percent of people earning less than the poverty level in the area is 48211 which shows a percent of people in poverty of 45.0% (41.1% larger).
Additionally, Figure 12 looks at the percentage of people who receive some form of public assistance including general assistance, temporary assistance or food stamps (i.e. SNAP.) ZIP code 48202 shows it has a Public Assistance Percent of 30.9% which is the second smallest when ranked by households with public assistance of all the other zip codes in the metropolitan area. The zip code with the highest households with public assistance in the area is 48212 which indicates a households with public assistance of 43.8% (41.6% larger).
ZIP code 48202 Labor Force Charts
The table in Figure 13, shows ZIP code 48202 employment data in terms of job categories and salary data.
The next two charts look at monthly trended employment related performance using data estimated by economists at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS tracks unemployment statistics for a large number of areas throughout the country on a month to month basis. However, not every location in the U.S. is tracked by the BLS so the chart will only show the closest location available (which may be the same location.) Figure 14 shows the monthly unemployment rate for the area as well as a comparison to the overall national economy measure for the United States. Note that in March to April 2022, the Covid 19 recession occurred and affects this metric. The monthly unemployment rate depicts that from February 2017 to before the disasterous Covid-19 virus Pandemic it went from 10.7% to 7.7% in December 2019. This represents a decrease in the monthly unemployment rate of 28.0%. Since that time, the monthly unemployment rate has gone to 7.7%. This represents an increase in the monthly unemployment rate of very little.
ZIP code 48202 Jobs Charts
In the jobs section of economic activity charts in Figure 15 shows the average annual earnings for very high level job industry categories for full time and year round employed.
Figure 16 shows the average median earnings for different categories of jobs.
ZIP code 48202 Work Commute Charts
Figure 18 shows a more detailed view of how the population commutes to work for (for example to downtown ZIP code 48202 or elsewhere.) ZIP code 48202 has the largest proportion of people who bike at 2% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 19 is provided for comparison purposes to the previous chart. It shows how people get to work overall on average in the United States.
The average commute time is shown in Figure 21. ZIP code 48202 shows it has a Avg Commute Time of 22 which is less than most other zip codes in the metropolitan area.
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