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Newaygo County Economic Profile

Located just 35 miles north of Grand Rapids, Newaygo County is home to more than 48,500 residents within four cities, one village, and 25+ townships

The Newaygo County community takes pride in its breadth of local talent, and invests heavily in its students. The award-winning Career Tech Center offers 14 top-tier programs, supporting the area's talent pipeline and careers of tomorrow. Students also benefit from the Newaygo County Promise Zone, offering 2 years of free college education. Additionally, upon beginning Kindergarten, every student is provided with a children’s savings account through the Kickstart to Career program, to assist with career or college expenses.

Businesses benefit from Newaygo County's advantageous location, situated just 30 minutes from Metro Grand Rapids. Its three industrial parks are each located 20 miles or less from a U.S. Highway, and Newaygo County's busiest road boasts nearly 20,000 cars daily.

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

Newaygo County Economic Profile

Category
Data
Category
Population (2020)
Data
49,348
Category
5 Year % Population Growth (2015-2020)
Data
3%
Category
25-39 Year Old Population (2020)
Data
8,685
Category
Median Age (2019)
Data
42.4
Category
Households (2019)
Data
19,161
Category
Civilian Labor Force (2020)
Data
23,042
Category
Jobs (2020)
Data
13,003

Data sources:

Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI 2020)
U.S. Census Bureau, ACS 2019 5-year

Newaygo County Top 10 Industries by Total Jobs (2020)

Industry
Jobs
Percentage
Industry
Retail Trade
Jobs
2,164
Percentage
19%
Industry
Manufacturing
Jobs
2,073
Percentage
18%
Industry
Government
Jobs
2,023
Percentage
17%
Industry
Health Care and Social Assistance
Jobs
1,140
Percentage
10%
Industry
Finance and Insurance
Jobs
782
Percentage
7%
Industry
Other Services (except Pub. Admin)
Jobs
590
Percentage
5%
Industry
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Jobs
572
Percentage
5%
Industry
Accommodation and Food Services
Jobs
554
Percentage
5%
Industry
Construction
Jobs
393
Percentage
3%
Industry
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Jobs
382
Percentage
3%

Data source: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) 2020


Newaygo County Top 10 Occupations (2020)

Industry
Jobs
Percentage
Industry
Sales and Related Occupations
Jobs
1,498
Percentage
13%
Industry
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Jobs
1,313
Percentage
11%
Industry
Production Occupations
Jobs
1,246
Percentage
11%
Industry
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Jobs
1,159
Percentage
10%
Industry
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Jobs
915
Percentage
8%
Industry
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Jobs
734
Percentage
6%
Industry
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Jobs
680
Percentage
6%
Industry
Management Occupations
Jobs
612
Percentage
5%
Industry
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Jobs
505
Percentage
4%
Industry
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Jobs
473
Percentage
4%

Data source: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) 2020


Newaygo County Income Data

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

Data source: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)

Newaygo County Top 10 Employers (2021)

Company
# of Employees
Company
Magna Mirrors Newaygo Division
# of Employees
936
Company
Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial
# of Employees
682
Company
Gerber Products & Nestle Nutrition
# of Employees
564
Company
Gerber Life
# of Employees
418
Company
G-M Wood Products Inc.
# of Employees
160
Company
Bucher Hydraulics - Newaygo
# of Employees
150
Company
Fremont Insurance
# of Employees
150
Company
MPH Trucking and Logistics
# of Employees
140
Company
Family Healthcare
# of Employees
132
Company
HarbisonWalker International
# of Employees
130

*Data Source: The Right Place, Inc.

Newaygo County Educational Attainment (2020)

Data source: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) 2020

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Julie Burrell

Economic Development Director - Newaygo County | Regional Partner Lead

Julie serves as the Economic Development Director for the Newaygo County Economic Development Partnership. In this role, she provides business support services to companies in Newaygo County.

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