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Newaygo County Economic Profile

Population (2016) 47,911
5 Year % Population Growth (2012-2016) -0.10%
20-34 Year Old Population (2016) 7,947
Median Age (2015) 42.4
Households (2015) 18,339
Civilian Labor Force (2016) 23,597
Jobs (2016) 13,712

Top 10 Industries by Jobs (2016)

Industry Jobs Percentage of Total
Manufacturing 2,610 19%
Government 2,106 15%
Retail Trade 2,007 15%
Health Care and Social Assistance 1,221 9%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting 913 7%
Accommodation and Food Service 830 6%
Finance and Insurance 766 6%
Construction 755 6%
Other Services (except Pub. Admin) 753 5%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 430 3%

Top 10 Occupations (2016)

Occupation Jobs Median Hourly Earnings
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 1,660 $14.85
Production Occupations 1,509 $15.08
Sales and Related Occupations 1,491 $12.08
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 1,003 $9.16
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 980 $14.45
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 942 $16.51
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 856 $26.65
Management Occupations 854 $26.57
Construction and Extraction Occupations 636 $14.40
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 601 $17.94

Educational Attainment (2015)

Top 10 Employers

Company Local Employees
Gerber Products Company 1,300
Magna Mirrors Newaygo Division 1,100
Spectrum Health, Gerber Heath 600
Bucher Hydraulics - Newaygo 290
Harbison Walker International 114
G-M Wood Products Inc 110
MPH Trucking and Logistics 105
HI-Lites Graphics 33
SandMold Systems Inc 30

Income

Average Household Income (2015) $54,400
Median Household Income (2015) $43,700
Per Capita Income (2015) $21,200
Average Earnings (2016) $44,400

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