Leelanau County Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Leelanau County?

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There are 56,632 residents in Leelanau County, with a median age of 56. Of this, 49.06% are males and 50.94% are females. US-born citizens make up 96.54% of the resident pool in Leelanau County, while non-US-born citizens account for 2.31%. Additionally, 1.15% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 49,089 people in Leelanau County currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 56,632 -0.3%
Male Population 27,781 0.2%
Female Population 28,851 -0.8%
Male population 49.06%
Female population 50.94%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 56 0.0%
Citizen US Born 54,670 0.0%
Citizen not US Born 1,310 4.7%
Not Citizen 652 -27.6%
Citizen US Born 96.54%
Citizen not US Born 2.31%
Not Citizen 1.15%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 54 -36.5%
Moved from Same County 3,481 8.7%
Moved from Same State 2,691 6.0%
Moved from Different State 808 -13.9%
Same House as Last Year 49,089 -0.5%
Moved from Abroad 0.1%
Moved from Same County 6.2%
Moved from Same State 4.79%
Moved from Different State 1.44%
Same House as Last Year 87.47%

What are the employment statistics in Leelanau County?

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White-collar workers make up 80.68% of the working population in Leelanau County, while blue-collar employees account for 19.32%. There are also 4,057 entrepreneurs in Leelanau County (14.77% of the workforce); 17,456 workers employed in private companies (63.54%); and 2,627 people working in governmental institutions (9.56%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 22,164 -0.4%
Blue Collar 5,309 -0.7%
White Collar 80.68%
Blue Collar 19.32%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 4,057 0.3%
Private Companies 17,456 -1.6%
Governmental Workers 2,627 -2.1%
Not for Profit Companies 3,333 6.4%
Self Employees 14.77%
Private Companies 63.54%
Governmental Workers 9.56%
Not for Profit Companies 12.13%

How many households are there in Leelanau County?

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There are a total of 23,795 households in Leelanau County, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 62.13% of these Leelanau County households, while non-family units account for the remaining 37.87%. Additionally, 23.58% of households have children and 76.42% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 23,795 0.5%
Average People Per Household 2 -4.2%
Family Households 14,785 -2.0%
Non-family Households 9,010 4.9%
Family Households 62.13%
Non-family Households 37.87%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 5,611 -4.4%
Households without Children 18,184 2.1%
Households with Children 23.58%
Households without Children 76.42%

What are the median and average incomes in Leelanau County?

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The average annual household income in Leelanau County is $99,420, while the median household income sits at $68,182 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $61,375, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $73,688. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $29,522 and $66,563, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $99,420 2.1%
Median Household Income $68,182 3.3%
People below Poverty Level 5,260 5.9%
People above Poverty Level 49,935 -0.5%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Leelanau County?

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There are 31,664 housing units in Leelanau County, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1986. Of the 23,795 occupied housing units in Leelanau County, 77.5% are owner-occupied, while 22.5% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 60.95% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $280,400. In general, housing costs reach $979 per month in Leelanau County.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 31,664 0.0%
Median Year Built 1986 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 4,195 1.6%
Built between 1940 and 1949 939 -6.4%
Built between 1950 and 1959 1,166 -11.7%
Built between 1960 and 1969 1,878 6.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 5,032 -0.1%
Built between 1980 and 1989 4,210 -9.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 6,452 -2.2%
Built between 2000 and 2009 5,597 4.3%
Built in 2010 or Later 2,195 22.6%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 23,795 0.5%
Owner Occupied 18,441 0.1%
Renter Occupied 5,354 1.9%
Owner Occupied 77.5%
Renter Occupied 22.5%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 11,240 0.0%
Without Mortgage 7,201 0.3%
Median Value with Mortgage $280,400 13.5%
Median Value without Mortgage $359,400 13.5%
Median Housing Costs per Month $979 0.8%
With Mortgage 60.95%
Without Mortgage 39.05%

What is the level of education in Leelanau County?

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Approximately 24.8% of the population in Leelanau County holds a high school degree (that's 12,012 residents), while 27.42% have attained a college certificate (13,280 locals) and 22.16% have a bachelor's degree (10,730 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 620 -6.1%
Some High School 12,012 -5.8%
Some College 13,280 -2.9%
Associate Degree 4,445 -2.2%
Bachelor's Degree 10,730 7.0%
Graduate Degree 7,342 9.2%
No High School 1.28%
Some High School 24.8%
Some College 27.42%
Associate Degree 9.18%
Bachelor's Degree 22.16%
Graduate Degree 15.16%

What is the marital status of Leelanau County residents?

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A total of 12,704 people in Leelanau County have never been married (which represents 26.36% of the total population), while 25,648 of them are wedded (53.22%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 428 (0.89%) and 6,710 (13.92%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 12,704 1.9%
Married 25,648 -3.5%
Separated 428 -34.9%
Widowed 2,702 -6.8%
Divorced 6,710 12.9%
Never Married 26.36%
Married 53.22%
Separated 0.89%
Widowed 5.61%
Divorced 13.92%

What are the most common means of transportation in Leelanau County?

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The top three means of transportation people in Leelanau County use to get to work are: car, walking and bicycle. A total of 23,682 residents commute by car, 655 prefer going to work by walking and 391 by bicycle.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 23,682 -1.6%
Bus or TrolleyBus 227 -8.5%
Bicycle 391 124.7%
Motorcycle 56 -17.7%
Walk 655 -12.4%

What is the median and average household income in Leelanau County by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
49653 1,863 756 $72,227.00 $106,403.00
49654 572 283 $62,824.00 $76,363.00
49664 1,798 759 $72,788.00 $83,224.00
49670 2,060 946 $68,182.00 $105,621.00
49674 44 11 $0.00 $0.00
49682 4,224 1,871 $69,135.00 $90,359.00
49684 40,363 16,748 $63,197.00 $82,327.00
49621 3,833 1,513 $64,663.00 $82,460.00
49630 1,441 696 $64,167.00 $79,606.00
49636 434 212 $88,750.00 $188,420.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
Zip codes included in this demographic data: 49621 49630 49636 49653 49654 49664 49670 49674 49682 49684

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