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Bad Axe, Michigan

Bad Axe is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, located in what is popularly called the Thumb portion of the Lower Peninsula. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 3,462. It is the county seat of Huron County 6 . The city's unusual name dates to the time of its settlement. While surveying the first state road through the Huron County wilderness in 1861, Rudolph Papst and George Willis Pack made camp at the future site of the city and found a much-used and badly damaged axe. At Pack’s suggestion, Papst used the name “Bad Axe Camp� in the minutes of the survey and on a sign he placed along the main trail .

Bad Axe Careers

Among the most common occupations in Bad Axe are Management, professional, and related occupations, 29%; Sales and office occupations, 23%; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 21%. Approximately 71 percent of workers in Bad Axe, Michigan work for companies, 17 percent work for the government and 6 percent are self-employed.

Bad Axe Industries

The leading industries in Bad Axe, Michigan are Educational, health and social services, 24%; Manufacturing, 24%; and Retail trade, 12%. Simply Hired's Bad Axe job listings indicate that the following industries in Bad Axe are hiring the most workers:

Bad Axe Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Bad Axe, Michigan is $27,523, and the median income of households in Bad Axe was $32,125.

Average Salaries in Bad Axe, MI

Bad Axe, MI


According to our Bad Axe Trends data, the number of Bad Axe, Michigan jobs has decreased by 18% since October 2013.
Bad Axe job trends

Bad Axe Employment Statistics

Population of Bad Axe
Total population 3,462
Male 46.68%
Female 53.32%
Median age 38.7
Bad Axe Housing
Owner-occupied homes 68.2%
Median cost of a home $70,800
Median mortgage payment $454
Renter-occupied homes 31.8%
Vacant housing 8.2%
Median monthly rent $333
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $34,758
Median for all female full-time $20,288
Household Income
Less than $10,000 14%
$10,000 to $14,999 12%
$15,000 to $24,999 16%
$25,000 to $34,999 12%
$35,000 to $49,999 17%
$50,000 to $74,999 16%
$75,000 to $99,999 8%
$100,000 to $149,999 4%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 0%
Less than 9th grade 10%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 14%
High school graduate 38%
Some college, no degree 16%
Associate's degree 6%
Bachelor's degree 12%
Graduate degree 5%
Marital Status
Never married 26%
Currently married 50%
Separated 2%
Widowed 11%
Divorced 11%
White 99%
Black or African American 0%
Asian 1%
Other 1%
Bad Axe Commute
Carpool 10.9%
Public transportation 1.3%
Average travel time 14 minutes

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