This section shows the ZIP code 49969 Michigan economy using the most recent economic analysis from the 2022 Census Bureau. Starting with Figure 1 which shows the median earnings per worker, 49969 depicts it has a Median earnings of $40,500 which is the second smallest in order of median earnings per worker of all the other zip codes in the metro area. The zip code with the highest median earnings per worker in the area is 54540 which depicts a median earnings of $48,036 (18.6% larger). Comparing median earnings per worker to the United States average of $53,269, ZIP code 49969 is approximately three-fourths the size. Also, measured against the state of Michigan, median earnings per worker of $52,738, ZIP code 49969 is approximately three-fourths the size.
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 $48,170 which is the third most of all other zip codes in the local area. The zip code with the highest median household income in the area is 54519 which depicts a median income of $53,068 (10.2% larger). Comparing median household income to the United States average of $69,021, ZIP code 49969 is approximately three-fourths the size. Also, compared to the state of Michigan, median household income of $63,202, ZIP code 49969 is approximately three-fourths the size.
The next section examines a variety of different income statistics for the ZIP code 49969 metropolitan area. In Figure 3 we see that it it has the largest proportion of earnings less than $10,000 at 13.6% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the largest proportion of earnings between $10,000 and $14,999 at 9.4% of the total and is ranked #1. Third, it has the smallest proportion of earnings between $20,000 and $49,999 at 6.2% of the total. Also, it has the largest proportion of earnings between $75,000 and $99,999 at 10.6% of the total and is ranked #1. 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 $21.69 which is less than most other zip codes in the metro area. The zip code with the highest average hourly earnings in the area is 54540 which shows an average hourly earnings of $25.66 (18.3% larger). Comparing average hourly earnings to the United States average of $26.40, ZIP code 49969 is about 21.7% smaller. Also, benchmarked against the state of Michigan, average hourly earnings of $26.48, ZIP code 49969 is about 22.1% smaller.
Figure 5 examines the number of self employed people in the ZIP code 49969 metro area based on the number of people who reported any self employment income. 49969 depicts it has a Self Employed of 9.5% which is the second smallest as measured by percentage of people self employed of all the other zip codes in the area. The zip code with the highest percentage of people self employed in the area is 54554 which indicates a percentage self employed of 19.6% (about twice as large).
Figure 6 breaks down the source of income and 49969 has the smallest proportion of income from wages at 2.3% of the total. Second, it has the largest proportion of self employment income at 37.6% 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 40.2% which is the second smallest as measured by households with retirement income of all the other zip codes in the local area. The zip code with the highest households with retirement income in the area is 49947 which shows a households with retirement income of 53.1% (32.0% larger).
The percentage of full-time workers are compared to the number of part-time workers in Figure 8. 49969 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 49969 shows it has the hightest entrepreneurs of 42% for the self employed in transportation, warehousing, and utilities category.
Figure 10 shows the cost of living and other consumer spending categories for a variety of cost components from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 49969 shows it has the hightest cost of 101.3 for the cost of healthcare group.
ZIP code 49969 Poverty Charts
In Figure 11 the percentage of people earning less than the poverty level is shown and compared across the group of places. 49969 indicates it has a Percent of Population In Poverty of 16.6% which is the second most percent of people earning less than the poverty level of all the zip codes in the greater ZIP code 49969 region. The zip code with the highest percent of people earning less than the poverty level in the area is 49967 which shows a percent of people in poverty of 25.4% (52.9% 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 49969 depicts it has a Public Assistance Percent of 7.5% which is less than most other zip codes in the greater region. The zip code with the highest households with public assistance in the area is 54554 which depicts a households with public assistance of 16.0% (about twice as large).
ZIP code 49969 Labor Force Charts
The table in Figure 13, shows ZIP code 49969 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 shows that from January 2017 to before the Coronavirus Pandemic it went from 4.8% to 4.4% in March 2020. This represents a decrease in the monthly unemployment rate of 8.3%. Since that time, the monthly unemployment rate has gone to 3.5%. This represents a decrease in the monthly unemployment rate of 20.5%.
ZIP code 49969 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 49969 Work Commute Charts
Figure 18 shows a more detailed view of how the population commutes to work for (for example to downtown ZIP code 49969 or elsewhere.) ZIP code 49969 has the smallest proportion of people who carpooled at 2% of the total.
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 49969 depicts it has a Avg Commute Time of 18 which is the smallest when sorted by average commute time of all the other zip codes in the area.
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