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population & demographics

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overview (2017)

Total Population (2017)302,077
Growth Rate for Previous 5 Years (2013-2017)-2.27%
Jobs (2017)129,636
Average Earning (2017)$37,180
Gross Regional Product (2015)$10,726,054,000

race and ethnicity (2023)

  • White – 88.4%
  • Black – 1.8%
  • Asian – 0.5%
  • Native American – 5.8%
  • All Other Races – 0.5%

age distribution (2023)

  • under 18 – 17.5%
  • 18 and older – 82.5%

educational attainment (2023)

Education LevelPopulation NumberPopulation Percentage
Graduate Degree and Higher19,1159%
Bachelor's Degree35,80916%
Associate's Degree25,47011%
Some College49,65223%
High School Diploma74,34235%
9th-12th Grade10,1845%
Less Than 9th Grade3,2662%

languages spoken (2017)

Speak only English281,734
Other Indo-European Languages2,930
Asian and Pacific Islander1,761

citations and data sources

The Upper Peninsula consists of the following counties: Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, and Schoolcraft

Languages Spoken: U.S. Census Bureau

All other data: Department of Technology Management and Budget, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives

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