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Newaygo County Economic Profile

Population (2019) 48,987
5 Year % Population Growth (2014-2019) 2.5%
25-39 Year Old Population (2019) 8,372
Median Age (2018) 42.5
Households (2018) 19,007
Civilian Labor Force (2019) 23,709
Jobs (2019) 13,494

Top 10 Industries by Jobs (2019)

Industry Jobs Percentage of Total
Manufacturing 2,450 20%
Government 2,076 17%
Retail Trade 1,831 15%
Health Care and Social Assistance 1,248 10%
Finance and Insurance 775 6%
Accommodation and Food Service 764 6%
Other Services (except Pub. Admin) 582 5%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 563 5%
Construction 406 3%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 372 3%

Top 10 Occupations (2018)

Occupation Jobs Median Hourly Earnings
Production Occupations 1,519 $15.94
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 1,479 $15.56
Sales and Related Occupations 1,345 $12.14
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 982 $15.42
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 956 $9.96
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 861 $17.45
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 848 $26.09
Management Occupations 574 $37.57
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 540 $19.22
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 456 $12.34

Educational Attainment (2015)

Income

Average Household Income (2018) $60,384
Median Household Income (2019) $46,724
Per Capita Income (2019) $24,005
Average Earnings (2018) $50,267

Top 10 Employers (2020)

Company Local Employees
Magna Mirrors Newaygo Division 868
Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial 692
Gerber Products & Nestle Nutrition 564
Gerber Life 355
Bucher Hydraulics - Newaygo 262
MPH Trucking and Logistics 210
Fremont Insurance 165
Family Healthcare 163
HarbisonWalker International 115
G-M Wood Products Inc. 110

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

Data source: US Census Bureau, ACS 2018 5-year