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Ionia County Economic Profile

Population (2016) 64,326
5 Year % Population Growth (2012-2016) 0.6%
20-34 Yr Old Population (2016) 13,155
Median Age (2015) 37.9
Households (2015) 22,092
Civilian Labor Force (2016) 29,849
Jobs (2016) 22,084

Top 10 Industries by Total Jobs (2016)

Industry Jobs Percentage
Admin & Support/Waste Mangagement 5,478 25%
Manufacturing 3,410 16%
Government 3,330 15%
Retail Trade 2,138 10%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 1,717 8%
Health Care & Social Assistance 1,089 5%
Construction 1,006 5%
Accommodation & Food Services 972 4%
Other Services (except Public Admin.) 876 4%
Finance and Insurance 610 3%

Top 10 Occupations (2016)

Industry Jobs Median Hourly Earnings
Production 3,389 $13.12
Office and Admin. Support 3,111 $13.55
Transportation & Material Moving 1,777 $12.78
Sales and Related 1,629 $11.80
Food Prep & Serving Related 1,407 $9.23
Education, Training & Library 1,259 $15.17
Management 1,250 $23.28
Construction and Extraction 987 $15.26
Personal Care and Service 986 $10.04
Farming, Fishing, Forestry 817 $12.81

Educational Attainment (2015)

Income

Avg. Household Income (2015) $58,200
Median Household Income (2015) $49,100
Per Capita Income (2015) $20,900
Average Earnings (2016) $38,000

Top 10 Employers in Ionia County (2017)

Company Employees
Ventra Ionia Main, LLC 1300
Herbrucks Poultry Ranch Inc 810
Independent Bank 800
Bellamy Creek Facility 447
Michigan Reformatory Prison 340
Richard A Handlon MI Training Unit Facility 320
Sparrow Ionia Hospital 300
Cargill Kitchen Solutions 285
THK RHYTHM CO 250
Portland Products, Inc. 185

Data Source

Data source: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) / www.economicmodeling.com.