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Lake County Economic Profile

Located just over an hour north of Grand Rapids, Lake County is home to more than 12,000 residents within its 20+ cities, villages and townships

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

Lake County Economic Profile

Category
Data
Category
Population (2019)
Data
12,005
Category
5 Year % Population Growth (2014-2019)
Data
5.4%
Category
25-39 Year Old Population
Data
1,513
Category
Median Age (2018)
Data
52.7
Category
Households (2018)
Data
4,517
Category
Civilian Labor Force (2019)
Data
3,829
Category
Jobs (2019)
Data
1,983

Data sources:

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

Lake County Top 10 Industries by Total Jobs (2019)

Industry
Jobs
Percentage
Industry
Health Care & Social Assistance
Jobs
470
Percentage
28%
Industry
Accommodation & Food Services
Jobs
459
Percentage
27%
Industry
Government
Jobs
202
Percentage
12%
Industry
Retail Trade
Jobs
170
Percentage
10%
Industry
Other Services (excluding Public Admin.)
Jobs
95
Percentage
6%
Industry
Construction
Jobs
60
Percentage
4%
Industry
Manufacturing
Jobs
58
Percentage
3%
Industry
Finance and Insurance
Jobs
52
Percentage
3%
Industry
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Jobs
32
Percentage
2%
Industry
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Jobs
31
Percentage
2%

Data source: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)


Lake County Top 10 Occupations (2018)

Industry
Jobs
Median Hourly Earnings
Industry
Office and Admin. Support
Jobs
258
Median Hourly Earnings
$14.52
Industry
Food Prep & Serving Related
Jobs
248
Median Hourly Earnings
$9.99
Industry
Healthcare Support
Jobs
169
Median Hourly Earnings
$13.21
Industry
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical
Jobs
163
Median Hourly Earnings
$27.22
Industry
Sales and Related
Jobs
128
Median Hourly Earnings
$11.06
Industry
Education, Training & Library
Jobs
88
Median Hourly Earnings
$19.71
Industry
Protective Services
Jobs
82
Median Hourly Earnings
$20.69
Industry
Transportation & Material Moving
Jobs
67
Median Hourly Earnings
$15.78
Industry
Installation, Maintenance and Repair Occupations
Jobs
63
Median Hourly Earnings
$17.99
Industry
Management
Jobs
57
Median Hourly Earnings
$34.09

Data source: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)


Lake County Income Data

Category
Amount
Category
Average Household Income (2018)
Amount
$44,472
Category
Median Household Income (2019)
Amount
$34,631
Category
Per Capita Income (2019)
Amount
$19,012
Category
Average Earnings (2016)
Amount
$43,552

Data source: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)

Lake County Educational Attainment (2019)

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Jodi Nichols

Business Development Coordinator - Lake & Oceana

Jodi serves as Business Development Coordinator for Lake and Oceana Counties. In this role, she provides business support services to prospective and existing companies. She works to improve the overall economic state of Lake and Oceana Counties through business retention, expansion, and attraction.

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