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Ionia County Economic Profile

Centrally located between Grand Rapids and Lansing, Ionia County is home to nearly 65,000 residents within its 25+ cities, villages and townships

The Right Place's Research and Business Development team has compiled the information below to paint a picture of Ionia County's economic profile. Data provided is updated annually with the most recent figures from its respective sources.

Ionia County Economic Profile

Category
Data
Category
Population (2019)
Data
64,293
Category
5 Year % Population Growth (2014-2019)
Data
0.1%
Category
25-39 Year Old Population
Data
13,040
Category
Median Age (2018)
Data
38.7
Category
Households (2018)
Data
22,858
Category
Civilian Labor Force (2019)
Data
30,166
Category
Jobs (2019)
Data
22,584

Data sources:

Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)
U.S. Census Bureau, ACS 2018 5-year

Ionia County Top 10 Industries by Total Jobs (2019)

Industry
Jobs
Percentage
Industry
Admin & Support/Waste Management
Jobs
4,676
Percentage
23%
Industry
Manufacturing
Jobs
4,044
Percentage
20%
Industry
Government
Jobs
3,274
Percentage
16%
Industry
Retail Trade
Jobs
1,889
Percentage
9%
Industry
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Jobs
1,314
Percentage
6%
Industry
Health Care & Social Assistance
Jobs
1,025
Percentage
5%
Industry
Accommodation & Food Services
Jobs
885
Percentage
4%
Industry
Other Services (excluding Public Admin.)
Jobs
743
Percentage
4%
Industry
Construction
Jobs
686
Percentage
3%
Industry
Finance and Insurance
Jobs
598
Percentage
3%
Industry
Jobs
Percentage

Data source: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)


Ionia County Top 10 Occupations (2018)

Industry
Jobs
Median Hourly Earnings
Industry
Production
Jobs
3,972
Median Hourly Earnings
$13.84
Industry
Office and Admin. Support
Jobs
2,762
Median Hourly Earnings
$14.56
Industry
Transportation & Material Moving
Jobs
1,968
Median Hourly Earnings
$13.53
Industry
Sales and Related
Jobs
1,460
Median Hourly Earnings
$11.71
Industry
Food Prep & Serving Related
Jobs
1,367
Median Hourly Earnings
$9.94
Industry
Education, Training & Library
Jobs
1,086
Median Hourly Earnings
$16.18
Industry
Management
Jobs
884
Median Hourly Earnings
$38.53
Industry
Farming, Fishing, Forestry
Jobs
867
Median Hourly Earnings
$13.76
Industry
Construction & Extraction
Jobs
718
Median Hourly Earnings
$18.98
Industry
Installation, Maintenance and Repair Occupations
Jobs
700
Median Hourly Earnings
$18.73

Data source: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)


Ionia County Income Data

Category
Amount
Category
Average Household Income (2018)
Amount
$65,383
Category
Median Household Income (2019)
Amount
$54,343
Category
Per Capita Income (2019)
Amount
$23,956
Category
Average Earnings (2018)
Amount
$49,423

Data source: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)

Ionia County Educational Attainment (2015)

Ionia County Top 10 Employers (2020)

Company
# of Employees
Company
Ventra Ionia Main, LLC
# of Employees
1,468
Company
Herbrucks Poultry Ranch, Inc.
# of Employees
970
Company
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
# of Employees
750
Company
THK RHYTHM Co.
# of Employees
300
Company
Cargill Kitchen Solutions
# of Employees
300
Company
Sparrow Ionia Hospital
# of Employees
250
Company
Matcor Automotive Inc.
# of Employees
230
Company
Portland Products, Inc.
# of Employees
185
Company
Twin City Foods, Inc.
# of Employees
185
Company
Extruded Aluminum Corp.
# of Employees
150

*Data Source: The Right Place, Inc.

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