Allegan County, Michigan Wage Gap Statistics

The wage gap, also called the gender pay gap, is pervasive in the United States. Men make more than women in every state, at every education level, and in every major occupation category.

The data here is from the American Community Survey (ACS), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS publishes estimates on median earnings in Allegan County each year—that is, income earned as wages, salaries, tips, and bonuses from work (or receipts minus expenses for self-employment).  

Unlike the Census—which is an exact count of people and households every ten years—ACS statistics are estimated based on a representative survey sample. This report uses ACS 5-year estimates for Allegan County wage data, rather than single-year periods. The 5-year estimates provide greater geographical granularity but a less granular time period.

How has Allegan County, Michigan wage gap changed over time?

How does wage gap in Allegan County compare to Michigan and the United States?

Note: Use the time sliders beneath the charts to view data from different time periods. 

How does the wage gap vary by education in Allegan County, Michigan?

Education refers to the highest level of schooling attained.

How does the wage gap vary by occupation in Allegan County, Michigan?

Occupation refers to the description of the kind of work an individual does on the job. 

About the Data

Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), 5-year estimates. The following tables are used:

• Median Earnings by Sex: Table B20002

• Median Earnings by Sex and Education: Table B20004

• Median Earnings by Sex and Occupation: Table B24022

This report uses the Census Bureau Data API but is not endorsed or certified by the Census Bureau.